Individual PsychotherapyPsychotherapy means to listen to oneself under the guidance of an expert. It offers a framework in which can be spoken and practised in a safe and continuous way. People undergoing therapy are often seeking change and stability at the same time (the complaint should disappear, but they want to stay the way they are). The difficulties are shared and examined respectfully, while attention is directed towards problems as well as solutions.
The following questions could arise during the process:
What is the matter with me?
Why do I feel trapped?
What tensions exist in my life?
I suffer but I don’t know why?
What may help me?
Questions, which are aimed at improving the quality of life, may also arise:
How can I live more harmoniously?
Who am I really?
Can I give purpose to my life?
During this common search, the responsibility for finding answers is shared, because it is the patient himself, together with the therapist, who has to find answers. In this way, psychotherapy, which starts from a participation model, clearly differs from the medical or diagnosis-prescription model, where the doctor, on the basis of the symptoms, makes a diagnosis and prescribes a treatment. A number of patients do not anticipate having to take this degree of responsibility for their own lives, when in fact this is what lies at the very core of psychotherapy.