Psychotherapy is a formal relationship between a psychotherapist and a client. The client’s mental health is improved through an exploration of thoughts and feelings. Typically this involves a series of meetings over the course of weeks, months or sometimes years.
Psychotherapy was originally developed around the turn of the last century by Sigmund Freud, a neurologist from Vienna. Nowadays, it is considered to be an effective and proven treatment for mental ill-health, and has diverged into more than 400 different styles.
Which Style of Psychotherapy?
With so many styles, how is anyone supposed to choose the right one for them? It is true that there are some forms of psychotherapy that suit certain forms of mental ill-health, but nearly all research into psychotherapy suggests that the style of has a negligible impact on the outcome. What matters more is that you choose a psychotherapist with whom you can form a strong bond – as a client you should feel that you have a close and trusting relationship with your psychotherapist. If you feel uncomfortable in their sessions purely because of who they are, then maybe you should find another therapist.
For those who want to know more about the theory of my particular work as a psychotherapist, I would invite you to click on the links below and explore some of the schools of thought that have influenced my practice:
Psychotherapy in Brighton & Hove
If you live in the Brighton & Hove and would like to book in for Psychotherapy then e-mail me at email@example.com or call 07714 324542 to arrange your first counselling session. I also offer online counselling for those who wish increased privacy or to work over distance.