Psychotherapy and counselling

My duty as a therapist is to become useless at some point – to help the client become their own father and their own mother. Irvin Yalom

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can be useful for you if you:

  • want to know yourself better, to improve your relationships with others or the way in which you deal with your inner experience;
  • suffer from psychological, somatic, or psychosomatic ailments, and aim to to change the psychological aspects involved in this suffering;
  • are at risk and want to manage it.

During psychotherapy, we face the pain from the past in the present so that we can become free to live our future. We learn to recognize in ourselves old patterns which we have developed because they were once useful, maybe even necessary for us, but which are currently limiting us, and we learn to find healthier ways to live, by using all the resources we now have available. We find new options to live with more awareness, creativity, spontaneity, and availability for intimacy.

Psychotherapy sessions can take place individually, in a group, or with a couple / family.


Psychological counselling

Psychological counselling might help you if you:

  • want to know yourself better, to improve how you manage your psychological and social life;
  • are facing emotional, cognitive, or behavioural difficulties, without having a psychological ailment.

Unlike psychotherapy, counselling does not treat psychopathology, but is aimed at the client’s personal growth, development of their personal strengths, resources, and functioning. The focus is on the present, in order to raise the level of autonomy through awareness and through the increase of options and of skills for problem solving.

Similar to psychotherapy, counselling can take place in individual, couple / family, or group sessions.