The individual psychotherapy aims at a positive change towards increasing the quality of life to achieve satisfaction and happiness; it can also be a therapeutic choice in treating some illnesses. In this context, it is a part of the high health awareness and psycho-hygiene of an individual.
Very often we ask ourselves questions, such as:
What stops me from feeling relaxed and full of joy?
» Why do I fail? What is I am doing wrong?
» What makes me worried, tense or depressed without any apparent reason?
» Why can’t I find a partner nor have a happy relationship?
» Why do I have a constant feeling of guilt and why is it so hard for me to refuse, to say NO! I don’t want to! I don’t like it! I do not agree!…
» What do I want from my life, where am I going to…?
» Why do I overeat, drink, need medicines, in order to be able to endure?
And many other questions and events that make us think about how we live, what do we do with ourselves, what stops us from changing. When friends, books, holidays, etc. can’t help us, it is good to seek help from a professional (and even before that). Without shame, without guilt, without thinking that this is luxury and in some way makes us unable to cope with the situation by ourselves.
My practice in individual psychotherapy is directed towards:
Individual psychotherapy for personal growth and self-knowledge. The goal is to become aware of deficiencies in behavior and way of thinking, and make a consequent change in order for an individual to improve their adaptability, enhance their capabilities, their personal qualities and social competence.
This type of psychotherapy helps people with difficulties in communication and in creating stable relationships; problems with a partner, and with family members.
For people with difficulties in choosing a profession, professional carrier and development.
The way of life of modern people is dynamic, stressed, difficult, demanding. This exhausts, tires and influences our emotional condition, pushes us towards dangerous addictions. Psychotherapy /sometimes combined also with medication treatment/ is a good therapeutic choice in case of:
» Anxiety disorders; panic disorder, obsessive and compulsive disorder, phobias;
» Depressive disorders.
» Addictions – alcohol, drugs, anorexia, bulimia, obesity, gambling, internet addiction, compulsive shopping.
Psychotherapy should not only be seen as a means to achieve emotional comfort, spiritual and mental health. It is a part of a complex treatment of all psychosomatic and somatic /physical/ disorders. Very often the reason for us to be ill lies in our way of life, experienced traumas, intensive stress or unconscious psychic mechanisms. Then, along with ‘the sick organ’, it is the human personality/soul that also suffers. In many cases, the effectiveness of a medical treatment is influenced by the psychological condition of the person.
There is a need for supportive psychotherapy also in cases of hard times, traumatizing events and experiences in our lives /like severe illness of a family member, death of a loved one, violence experiences…/.
» Confidentiality and empathy are mandatory in psychotherapy! Innermost and intimate experiences are shared during the sessions.
» Psychotherapy has no healing effect and is inapplicable in case of a lack of verbal contact, altered states, overwhelming psychotic production (e.g. heavy intellectual deficit, dementias, chronic psychosis).
» Psychotherapy is only effective and meaningful when a person is truly motivated. When he/she believes and does not quit when faced with hardships and challenges during the therapeutic process.
The therapy duration and frequency are determined strictly individually. A session is done within 45-60 minutes approximately.