Psychotherapy and counselling draw on the healing power of the client-therapist relationship to help people make positive changes in their lives, and develop greater self-understanding. There are many different types of psychotherapy and counselling, however all therapists are trained in how to be with another person in a way that is conducive to that person’s healing, wholeness, and psychological wellbeing. Psychotherapists/counsellors are trained in both psychological theory and practice, and utilise a broad range of therapeutic interventions to assist clients in exploring and resolving issues of a personal or interpersonal nature.
The foundation of any counselling or psychotherapy is the development of a safe, respectful, therapeutic relationship within which the client’s psychological and emotional wellbeing is the focus.
In some instances, one or two sessions will be enough to find resolution, but more commonly clients will see their therapist regularly over an extended period of time in order to develop a healing therapeutic relationship.