What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a general term which implies the process of improving mental health and treatment of mental and emotional disorders through conversations with a qualified individual – psychotherapist.
Who are the clients and who are the psychotherapists?
A psychotherapist is an individual who has completed an appropriate university degree, followed by education on psychotherapy and has been granted a special license granted by a professional association. Given that a significant number of people who come for therapy do not have a mental illness, they are called clients (rather than patients), while the psychotherapy meeting is called a session.
Sessions can be held for children, adolescents or adults. Sessions imply individual work; work with couples, families or groups that share similar issues. Sessions usually last from 50 to 60 minutes.
Why contact us?
There are many reasons for seeking out the support of a psychotherapist. The following represent some of them:
- Whenever you feel stagnation in your personal development, whether it is related to your emotional, social, family or professional life;
- Whenever you or your environment notices that you are no longer functional in a domain of your life;
- When experiencing mood swings, depression symptoms, panic attacks, inappropriate reactions;
- When facing life crises, losses, divorce, change of residence;
- When taking on new roles – beginning your studies, starting a new job, getting married, becoming pregnant, becoming a parent;
- When your child experiences adjustment issues at school, whether these be behavioural or related to mastering the school syllabus;
- You can also visit a psychotherapist any time you need a professional and objective individual to listen to you and assist you in defining your goals.