Psychotherapy is a process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues within your life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, such as starting a new career or going through a divorce.
Most psychotherapy today is short-term. Most common mental disorders can often be successfully treated, often with a combination of psychotherapy, medication (if required) and various other modalities.
Generally psychotherapy is recommended whenever a person is grappling with a life, relationship or work issue or a specific mental health concern, and these issues or concerns are causing the individual a great deal of pain or upset for longer than a few days. There are exceptions to this general rule, but for the most part, there is no harm to going into therapy even if you’re not entirely certain you would benefit from it. Millions of people visit a psychotherapist every year, and most research shows that people who do so benefit from the interaction.
Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychologicaltechniques design to encourage communication of conflicts and providing insight into the problems, regarding the causes, with goal of bringing about a relief from the symptoms. The ultimate aim of psychotherapy is to bring about changes in behaviour leading to improve the social and vocational functioning, as well as contribute to the personality growth Psychotherapy or a personal counselling with a psychotherapist is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapist to aid the client in problems of living. It aims to increase the individual’s sense of their own well being.
We tend to focus on problem solving and is goal-oriented. That means at the onset of treatment, we jointly decide upon which specific changes you would like to make in your life. These goals will often be broken down into smaller attainable objectives and put into a formal treatment plan.
Psychotherapy is most successful when the individual enters therapy on their own and has a strong desire to change. If you don’t want to change, change will be slow in coming. Change means altering those aspects of your life that aren’t working for you any longer, or are contributing to your problems or on-going issues. It is also best to keep an open mind while in psychotherapy, and be willing to try out new things that ordinarily you may not do. Psychotherapy is often about challenging one’s existing set of beliefs and often, one’s very self. It is most successful when a person is able and willing to try to do this in a safe and supportive environment.
At Mind Ocean we employ range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialog, communication and behavioural change that are design to improve the mental health of our clients, or to improve group relationships. Psychotherapy will usually look into the subconscious, or unconscious, mind and into past events, to become aware of how these aspects are affecting the present, and then help you to remove any unwanted mental, or emotional and limitations.