Psychotherapy provides a private and confidential space for clients to discuss whatever challenges they might be facing, with a professionally skilled therapist. The therapist does not tell the client what to do; rather, they hold a space for the client to share their thoughts and feelings. Identifying feelings and ways of thinking helps the person to learn to cope with situations they previously found difficult. The aim is to assist a person in understanding what makes them feel positive or anxious and in the development of this, accept their strengths and weaknesses.
Psychotherapy is designed to encourage the communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being the relief of symptoms and changes in behaviour, which eventually lead to improved social and vocational functioning, as well as personal growth.
Psychotherapy is a process that seeks to help the person gain an increased capacity for choice, through which the individual becomes more autonomous and self determined.
Psychotherapy is a joint venture between the client and the therapist. Success factors rely on the quality of the relationship established between both the client and the therapist, and the quality of their motivation and commitment to change.
It is an effective resource that can be used to support an individual through difficult and traumatic experiences; whilst also providing richness to our lives by offering the opportunity to explore your motivations and sense of ‘self’.
There are many different approaches in Psychotherapy, with each psychotherapist practicing their own individual style. The methodology can be combined with therapeutic approaches such as ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), to create an all encompassing intervention.
It is useful for a wide range of issues, which may be long-standing or which may have surfaced more recently in response to a traumatic life event.
Psychotherapy can be used to help with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship and sexual problems, Child-related issues, Eating disorders and substance misuse, Bereavement and loss, Trauma and abuse, Self-harm and Physical conditions that are thus far unresponsive to medical treatment.
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