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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a therapy practised by a range of mental health practitioners. It uses the interaction between you and your therapist to help you obtain insight and greater control of your situation. Your therapist will use a variety of techniques to build a relationship with you and help you to change or to find suitable methods of coping with your situation.

How does Psychotherapy work?

Psychotherapy focusses on you and on obtaining insight into the difficulties you are experiencing. A psychotherapist will help you to consider you thoughts, feelings and different events in your life that are relevant to the problems you face. Your therapist may suggest strategies you can use to manage the issues you are facing. Some therapists will teach you specific skills that will help you to tolerate or change difficult situations. You may also be assisted to find your own solutions.

The benefits of Psychotherapy

  • It provides you with the space and time supported by an objective, non-judgemental and trained person to truly gain insight into your life issues or mental health problems.
  • It provides you with specific techniques for managing symptoms, emotions and difficult situations, or to create change in your own life.
  • It can be used to treat a number of mental health problems over the short or long-term.
Updated 03 January 2019