WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
IS IT THE SAME AS COUNSELLING?
WHAT IS SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY?
HOW CAN I CHOOSE A THERAPIST BEST SUITED TO MY NEEDS?
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process between you and a therapist to enable you to explore and resolve issues that may be blocking you from having the quality of life that you want.
Somatic psychotherapy is based on the understanding that your mental, emotional and physical states are interconnected, and that emotional and mental changes affect your body, and vice-versa.
Issues that may lead you to seek the help of a psychotherapist include
- stress, anxiety and depression
- challenges at work or in relationships
- loss and grief
- separation and divorce
- low energy
- lack of enthusiasm
- recurring physical problems such as back pain and digestive difficulties, especially when these do not appear to have a physical cause
- a general feeling of dissatisfaction with one’s life.
Whilst somatic psychotherapy can be of great help with all the above difficulties, you do not have to have a problem to benefit from this approach. You can also benefit if you wish to have a more fulfilling and meaningful life, and a better relationship with yourself and others.