Psychotherapy is a collaborative exploration aiming to build a trusting and supportive relationship over time. This relationship provides the opportunity for understanding and personal insight that can lead to the resolution of the client’s problems.
It is commonly used for difficulties that have accumulated over a number of years and explores patterns of behaviour that, although once effective, now cause problems. Often, for this reason, it involves thinking about earlier experiences as these often contribute to the current situation. Together we seek to understand the impact these past events have had upon current ones.
One-to-one psychotherapy treatment can be short-term, continue for several months, or may sometimes be open-ended. Sessions generally occur about once a week and last fifty minutes.