Therapy comes from the greek work therapeiawhich means healing.
Thus psychotherapy means healing of the psyche or the mind.
In contrast to the symptomatic treatment of medications, psychotherapy aims to understand “why” and not just the “what” of a person’s problems. It aims to heal the emotional wounds that give rise to the symptoms !
Psychotherapy is conducted with individuals, groups, couples and families.
Psychotherapists help people to overcome stress, emotional and relationship problems or troublesome habits.
There are many different approaches in psychotherapy, or talking therapies.
Why counselling or therapy?
Counselling and Therapy maybe interchangeably used and can be sought by individuals who experience any psycho-social issues ranging from serious disorders such as psychosis, personality disorders, severe mood disorders, phobias, anxiety, childhood and adolescent disorders.
However our doors our also open to individuals who seek guidance and counselling regarding career selection, aptitude testing, relationship problems, individuals wanting to change some aspect of their personality, anger issues, assertiveness issues or simply support through overwhelming life transitions.
Friends and family serve a different role- an invested, emotionally involved view.
Sometimes the best thing a person requires is an objective third party support and insight and unconditional positive regard and acceptance (not approval) in the realms of a professional relationship.
Psychotherapy focuses on the here and now and also on the past and is client-centred and personalised taking into consideration the individuality of each person.
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