What is Psychotherapy?

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise” – Sigmund Freud

“The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them” — Albert Einstein

Many people experience emotional difficulties that cause distress both to themselves and to those around them. Psychotherapy is a clinical treatment that helps to make sense of patterns of behaviour, thoughts and emotions that cause the distress. Psychotherapy does not put anything into you, but helps you to become more self-aware and conscious and more able to understand yourself and the things you do.

Psychotherapy is a process of talking but it is also more than that. Many of our behaviours, thoughts and emotions are out of our awareness, and therefore not accessible to our normal “rational” minds the therapeutic relationship formed between therapist and client enables new understandings to take place. The therapist will be able to initiate conversations that relate to these out-of-awareness areas, and both therapist and client enter into an exploration or an inquiry into the client’s psychic world, as it is at this present time and re-visits the past when something there is hindering the growth. Successful therapeutic process leads to the client experiencing the freedom to be able to lead their lives to the full.

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NB. Some people’s ailments have a hereditary/biological component and might require medication in conjunction with psychotherapy.

When would you benefit from seeing a therapist?

When you are:

  • Depressed
  • Anxious
  • In a crisis
  • Feeling that life is not worth living
  • Are having difficulties in your relationship(s), including sex and sexuality issues
  • Have experienced/are experiencing loss or separation
  • Grieving
  • Have experienced/are experiencing trauma (emotional, sexual, physical)
  • Having difficulties in changing old patterns of behaviour
  • Feel that you lack self-esteem
  • In a transition in your life
  • Feeling empty
  • Not sure who you are
  • When ‘everything is fine’ but you feel that your life has no meaning
  • When you are curious to understand more about yourself

Duration of therapy

Short or long-term therapy, depending on need. Psychotherapy usually takes time, from months to years.

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