Psychotherapy is a term used to refer to the myriad of techniques that psychologists use in the therapeutic relationship with the client in order to assist with the difficulties they are facing. Psychotherapy is the purposeful building of a professional, yet intimate, relationship between client and therapist to aid clients in reaching their full potential or to cope better with problems in life.
Psychotherapy often includes techniques to increase awareness about self and others, to enable other choices of thought, feeling or action, to increase a sense of well-being and to better manage emotional distress. Psychotherapy can be provided on a one-to-one basis, to couples, families or in group contexts. Its time frame may be a matter of weeks or many years and it adresses a range of problems from diagnosable mental illnesses to everyday problems in meeting personal goals and managing relationships.
The various techniques used, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, systemic therapy, strategic therapy, psychodynamic therapy and so forth are used to gently influence or persuade the client into awareness and change
Psychotherapy is useful for:
Diagnosable mental illnesses such as, but not limited to, depression, anxiety (including phobias), bipolar disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and more
Dealing with recent and past traumatic incidents such as car accidents, assaults, hi-jackings and past childhood abuse
Managing stress (work related or personal) and Managing anger
Assisting with family or relationship problems and conflicts
If you have a difficult decision to make
Assisting in adjusting to life changessuch as re-location, career changes, marriage, re-marriage and divorce, retirement, loss of a loved one and retrenchment
Self exploration and personal growth
Coping skills training and problem solving
Cultivating more satisfying and meaningful relationships
We provide psychotherapy for the following psychological disorders: Mood disorders Trauma Disorders Anxiety Disorders Stress Management Anger Management Relationship Problems Adjustment and Support Personal Growth The therapy process is often customized for each individual client. Therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Narrative Therapy are often used in our practice.