This list could be even longer. Have you faced any similar thoughts and feelings? If you have, it’s time to get rid of such thoughts and feelings and move on with freedom and new energy.
I base my approach on integrative relational therapy, which integrates the findings and methods of different psychotherapeutic schools: psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural, gestalt therapy, and transactional analysis. Integrative relational psychotherapy provides a holistic approach to treating the individual, as it addresses the mental, emotional, behavioural, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the individual. Above all, it respects a person individuality.
In addition, I include elements of emotion-focused therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and elements of mindfulness, which help us become more aware of ourselves and our primary needs, and create a strong and compassionate relationship with ourselves and others – so that we know how to and are able to get in touch with ourselves and others, know how to set boundaries, and decide by ourselves on the next steps in our lives, because we have the ability to make a choice.
Therapy can last for a few sessions or for several years: depending on the problems the individual is facing and their goals – what they want to achieve or develop. Sessions are held once a week for 60 minutes, or every 14 days for 60 or 90 minutes.
Psychotherapy is a science about change – about a personal change. We can change who we are and start living the life we have dreamt about, or have not even dared to dream about (Leonida Kobal).
Psychotherapy is a dialogue between the client and the therapist in which the therapist helps the client to better understand him/herself (attitude towards oneself) and establish better relations with others (attitude towards others), which consequently leads to a better and more fulfilling life. The therapist helps the client identify causes for existing problems, and together they work towards eliminating the causes. The therapist thus helps the client understand, realise, accept and analyse his/her burdens of the past better, so that he/she would be able to live a full life and look towards the future more confidently. The therapist and the client build their relationship on trust. This intimate relationship enables the client to talk about him/herself, his/her problems, dissatisfaction, wishes, and similar, freely and openly.
Therapy is intended for clients who wish to get rid of psychological/physiological symptoms (tension, restlessness, fear, emotional maladies, etc.); which is why it involves discussing and understanding past experiences.