We use psychotherapy in response to a variety of specific or non-specific manifestations of clinically diagnosable and/or existential crises. Treatment of everyday problems is more often referred to as counselling (a distinction originally adopted by Carl Rogers). However, the term counselling is sometimes used interchangeably with “psychotherapy”.
Psychotherapy is the collective term for a number of therapies regarding emotional and mental health issues. There are many types of psychotherapy, most of which use one on one or group spoken conversation as their basis. Some therapies are based in other forms of communication such as written word, art, music and dramatisation.
During psychotherapy, you might learn about your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviours, which can result in insights on how to better respond to life’s challenges. We aim to increase your sense of well being. To do this, we employ a range of techniques based on relationship building, communication and changes to behaviour, that are designed to support your mental health, or to better group relationships (such as in a family or a couple).
The most common therapies available are:
- Cognitive Analytical Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Systemic Therapy (Family and couples therapy)
- Humanistic Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
It is imperative to build a trusting relationship with your psychologist, as this will help you feel that you are open to discuss deep-seated problems.
Due to the sensitive nature of psychotherapy every psychologist will be expected, and usually required by law, to abide by Doctor-Patient Confidentiality.