This type of therapy is over a longer period of time and in more depth. We have more time to look at past issues that are still troubling you. This is a collaborative process and will help you gain a clearer understanding of how you think, feel and behave.
“Psychotherapy is a type of therapy used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions.” NHS Choices
It allows you to look deeper into the issues that you may bring to a counsellor, as well as helping with personality disorders and schizophrenia.
Psychotherapy can help you discuss feelings you have about yourself and other people, particularly family and those close to you.
It involves meeting regularly, usually once a week, for several months, or sometimes even years.
What is a Psychotherapist?
Psychotherapists are mental health professionals who are trained to listen to a person’s problems to try to find out what’s causing them and help them find a solution.
As well as listening and discussing important issues with you, a psychotherapist can suggest strategies for resolving problems and, if necessary, help you change your attitudes and behaviour.
A therapist will treat sessions as confidential, within legal and ethical boundaries. This means you can trust them with information that may be personal or embarrassing.