Psychotherapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of treating psychology disorders and mental distress through the use of verbal and psychological techniques.
When do you need to meet a Psychologist?
The signs that you could benefit from therapy include:
- You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
- Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
- You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
- Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
The kind of treatment you receive will depend on a variety of factors: current psychological research, psychologist’s theoretical orientation and what works best for your situation.
We have a practical approach, psychoanalytic and humanistic approaches typically focusing more on talking than doing. You might spend your sessions discussing your early experiences to help you and we better understand the root causes of your current problems. We blend elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each client’s needs.
For the clients: The main thing to know is whether your psychologist has expertise in the area you need help with and whether your psychologist feels he or she can help you.