Psychotherapy helps the client tackle a specific or general problem such as a particular mental illness or a source of life stress.
A wide range of techniques and strategies can be used. However, almost all types of psychotherapy involve developing a therapeutic relationship, communicating and creating a dialogue and working to overcome problematic thoughts or behaviours.
I mainly use the following models:
Client-Centred Therapy, also known as Person-Centred Therapy, is a non-directive form of talk therapy which strives to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable, non-judgemental and empathetic.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps clients to understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviours. To work on the negative consequences of behaviours and develop ways to change the actions and behaviours to lead to positive consequences and outcomes. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addiction, depression and anxiety.