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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy

In “Clinic Dzintari” everyone can receive the professional psychiatric and psychological help.

Psychotherapy and psychological counseling is a process similar to learning. People learn for themselves. They discover ways to overcome difficulties, internal forces to develop the skills to make changes, how to make changes in themselves or situation. Sometimes it is simply a valuable, if there is a person, to whom you can openly express your feelings. Sometimes it is sufficient, if you can learn a variety of techniques, to help cope with stress.

What does a psychologist do?

Most forms of psychotherapy includes negotiations, listening, confidence building, getting support. When you are talking to a psychologist about yourself or things difficult situation, that you are concerned about, psychologist assess the situation, and determine the factors that work “wrong.” The psychologist and the client are working together – by making treatment goals, looking for solutions, what could allow a person to feel better. A very important part of treatment is trust, to be open and honest about sensitive topics, like – feelings, ideas, relationships, problems, frustrations and hopes.

What a person can receive from the therapy?

What the client can receive from the therapy depends on the reason – why he has looked for help. For example, some people go to therapy to deal with specific problems, others – begin to make better choices for themselves, and others – begin to heal themselves after a difficult life situations.

 

Therapy can help people feel better, be stronger, and to make better choices as well as parallel to uncover yourself, can learn, discover, understand – what is his motivation, exactly what makes him run on certain routes, or – by its own internal resources. There is an opportunity to learn new coping skills, develop more patience, or learn to love yourself. You may find new ways to cope with problems or to deal with them in difficult situations, therapy helps to “grow up” and mature.

What happens in therapy?

The psychologist will talk to you about your feelings, thoughts, relationships, important values. Initiation of therapy focuses on the discussion of what you want to solve, reach or revise and ambitions. Some of the goals of therapy could be:

  • building self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • solutions how to reduce anxiety and depression;
  • learn to manage anger and frustration;
  • make healthier choices (for example, on relationships, eating),
  • finish destructive behavior.

On the first visit to the psychologist he will ask you to talk about yourself. The first time may take a little longer. It helps to understand you better, and gives you the opportunity to assess, do you feel comfortable with the psychologist. The psychologist will ask you about your problems, concerns and symptoms. Consequently, the psychologist could tell you about his understanding, which is not as it should, and how therapy might help. Together, you and your psychologist will decide on treatment goals and how often to meet. A better understanding of your situation psychologist can teach you new skills or help to think about your situation in a new way.

Is it confidential?

Psychologist respects the person’s privacy and adhere to confidentiality. Psychologist will not tell anyone else, including the person’s family, about what is being discussed in therapy, unless the client himself has given permission or asked for it. The only exception is, if the specialist in the particular case sees a threat to the client’s or other people’s life / health.

 

If you are concerned about the issue of confidentiality, be sure to ask about the psychologist in your first meeting. It is important to feel comfortable with your psychologist to talk openly about your situation and your work would be productive.

 

*Materials used from: BBC learningenglish.com, what is therapy?