The aim of psychotherapy is to heal or alleviate symptoms and conditions that are a cause for concern. To this end, psychotherapists work with clients affected by difficulties such as depression, phobias, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, and physical or psychosomatic disorders (feelings in the body caused by emotions). The main tool of the psychotherapist is dialogue. The therapist will provide a supportive environment in which you can talk openly and be heard without judgement.
Often, there are blocks or fears that prevent us from thinking clearly and being our authentic selves. Therapy is a way of exploring this inner world so we might discover a more satisfying way of life. Talking to someone like this can help you to build self-awareness, understanding, and acceptance towards yourself and others. It can help you to identify and change thought and behaviour patterns that keep you from feeling your best. This process can feel unusual at first, even challenging, but it can also feel exciting to be on a journey of discovery and hope.