What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a tool used by therapist/clinicians to help individuals of all demographic patterns to lead a more constructive and healthier behaviours.
There are several techniques to psychotherapy — incorporating cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal, whereby clinicians/therapist apply suitable strategies to help individuals develop an efficient routine.
Psychotherapy provides a supportive atmosphere that supports you to communicate with someone who’s objective, neutral and non-judgmental.
You and your therapist will work to establish and change the thought and behaviour sequences that is disrupting your daily patterns.
You will solve the problem you are facing as well you will also could learn new skills so you can better cope with challenges.
Types of Treatment
Psychotherapy is sometimes called a “talking treatment” because it uses talking, rather than medication. Some forms of psychotherapy last only a few sessions, while others are long-term, lasting for weeks or months. Sessions are usually for 1 hour, once a week, and they follow a carefully structured process. Psychotherapy is a dynamic process involving a mutual trust relationship between the client and the therapist.
No therapist can ever predict when an unpleasant memory will resurface, but if it does, the therapist is skilled in addressing the recalled memory.
To benefit from the process, a person must first want to participate. They should then attend appointments as set, be honest when describing symptoms, and be willing to complete any assignments set.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Disruptive emotions such as depression, anxiety or angry , causing unproductive lifestyle, could be reasons someone would want seek for help.
Some people have temporary problems they need help managing. They may be going through a divorce, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member’s death, or work performance anxiety.
Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:
- You feel an overwhelming depression.
- Your problems don’t seem to get better despite conventional councelling or family support.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst.