Psychotherapy is a process by which an individual enters into a collaborative project of work on the disruptive and intrusive patterns of thinking which may be inhibiting or preventing fulfillment and happiness in their lives.
By maintaining an alliance with a therapist, trained in cognitive processes and in dealing effectively with emotional states, the two work together to find solutions and reconstruct some of the unwanted patterns of thinking and behavior into more healthy ways of coping with the world.
There are many variations in the types of treatment which can aid in this process. Studies have not held one style of therapy to be more effective than another, but there are some common factors which are present to aid in successful outcomes.
As the therapist and client begin to work together, they are at first strangers. As the relationship begins to form, the alliance becomes stronger, and bonds of trust begin to form. Through this atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, it becomes safer to open up to past painful experiences which may have significantly altered thinking, emotional expression, behavior patterns and attitudes about safety and security.
There are many experiences we have, particularly while growing up, which were processed with the thinking of a child. With negative or traumatic experiences, there are associated emotions which may have been carried throughout one's life, but with no meaning or understanding about why they were present.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to stop and take stock, to look at how we were influenced by the past, and to develop coping skills to have more control over life in the future. The process offers the opportunity to begin to feel differently about life by the analysis of learning why we are who we are. An anticipated outcome of therapy might be a new outlook and appreciation of who you are and what you are capable of, after learning more about your worth.
E-Therapy is another way to carry out the exchanges of communication which are present in traditional therapy. Some therapists say this is not possible, but rapidly we are all learning that medical and mental health services are adapting readily to the ease of access of the web, the valued privacy it affords, and the way in which web communication can fit into everyone's busy schedule.
E-Therapy is a new way to communicate with one another, and just as the telephone seemed odd many years ago, it does take some getting use to. But after a little practice the keyboard no longer interferes with the process of therapy. The costs are lower and the results can be equally as effective. This is being demonstrated with thousands of individuals returning, after finding value in the help they have received through e-therapy.
Please read our agreement about e-Therapy.