How Can Individual Psychotherapy Help You

Are you feeling overcome with anxiety in your personal life and at your workplace? Do you frequently feel rejected, hurt and criticized? Do you fear commitment or intimacy in your relationships? If you’re feeling dissatisfied in one or more of these areas in your life and these feelings have been going on for longer than expected then psychotherapy can be extremely helpful to you.

Understanding Psychotherapy

The choice to seek out psychotherapy begins with desiring to function better in everyday life. Individual psychotherapy entails getting together with a therapist by means of one-on-one counselling. It’s important to understand that individual psychotherapy is not a means to obtain guidance from a professional on your problems, but rather it is a way of evaluating and understanding your thoughts, behaviour, emotions, physical feelings and relationship habits as a way to obtain greater self-awareness and empathy for yourself and others, as well as to reveal the ways you may unconsciously deny yourself the full potential to live your life healthy and complete.

In individual psychotherapy, you learn how to tune in to yourself and other people in new ways, developing an understanding of how you observe the world and your relationships, fortifying your strength for dealing with life’s challenges and accepting personal responsibility for your experiences in an effort to decrease your participation in your own struggling. By dealing with problematic behaviours, negative core beliefs, unexpressed or challenging emotions, unresolved turmoil, along with your emotional and physical reactions to all of these areas, psychotherapy can assist you in achieving positive mental health and emotional well-being.

Psychotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of different issues including the following:

  • Addictions and substance abuse
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Depression/ Mood disorders
  • Distress/ Duress during physical illness
  • Divorce and /or separation
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Existential crisis/Spirituality
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Job stress
  • Loss or Grief
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Exploring your inner being is an act of trust, and the general idea of psychotherapy is to feel safe and comfortable in an environment of trust, a room to speak freely and feel judgment free. Counselling and therapy is a collaborative journey that provides support and guidance, where you and your psychotherapist can explore the challenges and obstacles in your life together, helping you overcome them and heal. Finding a therapeutic doctor/patient relationship that’s a good fit is vital to anyone’s healing process

If you reside in the Gauteng region and are in search for an exceptional psychotherapist to help you explore your inner process; change your critical or harmful behaviour, thoughts and emotions; develop insights about the reasons why you feel and think the way you do, and help you to overcome the different traumatic incidences that can happen in life then it’s time to take the first step and make an appointment with Dr Tienie Maritz. For more information on our practice organisation and fees, contact us today. We are happy in knowing that we have previously helped so many people and really hope that you will also give us the amazing and unique opportunity to help you too.

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