Online Therapy

At Back on Track we offer two different types of online therapy: Skype therapy or Back Online. Skype is a live video platform where you and your therapist can meet for therapy at a time to suit you. Back Online is an interactive platform where you complete therapy modules in your own time and your therapist then provides feedback later on. 

Welcome to ‘Back Online’ 

Welcome to our interactive online therapy programme, Back Online – a more flexible and modern way of delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. More information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can be found here.

The programme consists of various therapeutic modules – all of which can be personalised for you and your needs by your therapist.

What is Back Online?

Back Online is designed to help you access therapy in new and convenient ways that fit around busy lifestyles and the demands of work and home. Back Online has various modules available (listed below), and offers a personalised online course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The modules are interactive, with your therapist tracking your progress along the way and offering feedback on a weekly basis, at an agreed upon day. You do not need to be available on this day, as feedback will be in written format.

As well as accessing the service online and on smartphones and tablets, you will be able to download an app where you can complete certain between session tasks in order to make this therapy as accessible for those on the go as possible.

Our modules include:

    • Overcoming Depression
    • Managing Stress
    • Managing Long-Term Health Conditions
    • Managing work stress
    • Overcoming Rumination
    • Overcoming Social Anxiety
    • Mindfulness
    • Building Self-Esteem
    • Learning to Relax
    • Overcoming Health Anxiety
    • Overcoming Generalised Anxiety
    • Overcoming OCD
    • Managing with Diabetes
    • Managing with COPD
    • Overcoming phobias
    • Improving sleep
    • Overcoming Panic


Who is Back Online for?

Back Online is most suitable to people who are confident in the use of computers and online materials, are committed to making changes to help improve their current situation, but would find it difficult to make weekly face to face appointments due to hectic schedules.

It is important to be aware that should you start therapy with Back Online, you will also need to find time to complete between-session tasks that you will be asked to complete each session. This is a vital component of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


Why try Back Online?

  •  It has been found to be as effective as face to face or telephone therapy.
  • It’s flexible, and can be completed anywhere and at any time – all you need is an internet connection. If you would struggle with 9am-5pm appointments this could be an option for you.
  • All of your information is in one place, so it becomes easier to keep track of your progress week-by-week.
  • The modules are accessible to use for up to a year after the start of treatment, meaning that you can continue to make and maintain progress following the ending of your feedback sessions with your therapist. We want to empower you to be your own therapist.


What does it look like?

It can be quite hard to imagine how therapy might be delivered via an online platform. As such, we thought it might be helpful to provide a couple of screenshots of what you might expect to see:

Below is a screenshot of what your homepage would look like if using Back Online. This is taken from our training platform for confidentiality reasons. There are a few key areas to highlight:

1 – The taskbar at the top of this home page offers various actions that you can take:

  • The home button will bring you back to this page.
  • The catalogue button allows you to explore ‘free’ modules which you can undertake if they seem helpful to you, at your own pace, as these are not monitored by your therapist.
  • The Tasks button will show a number (as below) when you have therapy tasks to complete – this will alert you when the therapist has provided their feedback, so that you can read it, and move forwards with the modules you are working on
  • The Contact button is a way in which you can send a message to your therapist, if you have any queries

2 – The ‘tasks’ (continuing with the next steps of the module) are displayed in the main home page, with a continue button for quick access

3 – Your therapist is listed on the right hand side of the home page


Below is a screenshot of what a session may look like for you. We have developed the sessions to be as interactive and reflective as possible. As you can see below, this tends to involve providing information about the condition you are working on with your therapist, as well as examples of how this impacts on other people to read about. We then ask you to provide your own reflections and thoughts – this can be in written format (as below), or sometimes with multiple choice questions. This information will then help your therapist to provide you with feedback – which will be in written format, and you will be alerted to when ready on your homepage.


Interested? Please see our How To Self-Refer page for further information.