What is Therapy?

The term “psychotherapy” comes from the Greek words for ‘soul’ and ‘healing.’  Therapy begins with a conversation, using encouraging words by a non-judgmental and objective individual trained specifically, in the Art of Counselling, to facilitate personal and interpersonal functioning.  It can be a process of exploration, so that you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your world and the relationships around you.  The therapist will help you to draw insights or conclusions, recognize patterns and identify changes you would like to make.  This happens in a supportive and safe place that the therapist curates. Psychotherapists serve persons of all ages and cultural backgrounds in both individual and group settings. Overall, talking about issues with a therapist who acts as a guide, can help people achieve self-awareness, self-empowerment, and more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

How Does Therapy Work?

Utilizing a variety of approaches* or modes the professional therapist/counsellor gathers information from the individual through a series of questions and discussion points.  These guided conversations may be used to gather information about the person’s past, current situation and perhaps some goals the client may have already established.  Once the therapist has an idea about the concerns, goals and challenges the therapist and client would develop a plan of action or treatment plan.  This is a collaborative exercise with the therapist as a guide and the client as a committed participant – one who does not want to continue with the current situations or difficulties.  One who is ready for change.