What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is used to help treat emotional problems and mental health conditions.
Sessions involve talking to the therapist allowing the client to delve deeper into personal problems and worries to deal with unhelpful habits. Psychotherapy aims to help treat a wide range of mental disorders, such as addiction, depression and schizophrenia. It may also be used as a method to re-establish your life on a more positive path or simply as a method to discover more about yourself.
Sessions are usually conducted one-to-one however sessions may also utilise other formats such as a family group or partners.
Psychotherapy usually involves talking, but sometimes other expressive modalities may be used – for example, art, music and movement.
Psychotherapy can help you discuss feelings you have about yourself and other people, particularly family and those close to you. It may allow you to become aware of unconscious problematic behavioural patterns, poorly formulated paradigms and cognitive distortions which affect your quality of life.
Jungian Psychotherapy aims to allow individuals to become consciously aware of unconscious drives, impulses and actions allowing greater ability to make positive life choices and re-orientate yourself in order to achieve your goals.
Clients usually meet the therapist regularly, most often once a week, for several months. Individual sessions last about 50 minutes, but group sessions are sometimes longer.
During your first session a client-therapist treatment 'contract' will be established establishing agreements concerning, amongst other things, preliminary treatment length, aims and goals.