Psychotherapy is best known as a form of treatment for psychological, emotional, or behavioural problems and is a process that allows you to come to a fuller understanding of your abilities, difficulties, motivations or worries. The process involves talking about issues or problems that cause difficulty for you, and that perhaps have been around for quite a while.
Using a more in-depth approach than counselling, psychotherapy often looks at your life as a whole rather than focusing on specific concerns in the here and now. Some approaches to psychotherapy pay a lot of attention to our upbringing, as patterns set while we are young create some of the difficulties we encounter when older.
To summarise, psychotherapy gives you the tools you need to solve your problems and realise your dreams. It helps you to reconnect to the source of power, pride, and confidence in yourself that will enable you to do anything you want.
Research on psychotherapy can be difficult as its very nature is about change. However studies do show that many clients gain considerable benefit from psychotherapy with the right person. With an effective therapist, science has shown that psychotherapy even works better in the long-term, and is more enduring, than medication. In fact, not only is it more cost-effective, but psychotherapy leads to fewer relapses of anxiety and mild to moderate depression than medication use alone
Psychotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions and signs that you could benefit from therapy include:
The following are just a few alternative therapies available at The Heath: