an experiential journey guided by a qualified mental health care professional. It focuses to a varied extent on emotions, thoughts, bodily sensations and behaviour, depending on the orientation of the therapist. Psychotherapy rests on a good therapeutic alliance, safe boundaries, confidentiality and commitment to the welfare of the client. I see it as a healing journey where both partners are active and knowledgeable, change and are affected by the other through a state of openness, curiosity and kindness. Psychotherapy can be long or short depending on the issue, the interest of the client and financial capacity.
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Psychotherapy is for those
who experience difficulties in their lives because of current conditions or from unresolved hurtful experiences in the past. But one does not need to experience a problem to work with a psychotherapist. Curiosity and a desire to further develop and grow, to deepen contact with one self and others, are good enough reasons.
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