What is Psychotherapy

Often we all want to live a fully energized, happy and satisfied life. However, there are times and circumstances that may bring pain and disturb our lives. This is where psychotherapy can be useful.

Psychotherapy is about creating a space and environment for change and management of difficulties. Life at times can become overwhelming and complex. Therapy helps as a therapeutic treatment, supportive space, self discovery journey as well as symptom relief when in distress or emotionally overwhelmed.

Many people come to therapy or bring loved one for therapy, for a variety of reasons.

These are some of the reasons for therapy:

  • Psychiatric and Psychological disorders (e.g. Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc)
  • Personal growth and development
  • Feeling stuck in life- Need to find meaning in life
  • Attention difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual abuse as well as emotional and physical abuse
  • Coping with illness (e.g. Cancer, HIV/AIDS etc)
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Children Behavioural difficulties: identifying and working through the difficulties with children
  • Adolescents experiencing difficulties in emotional changes and peer pressure in their ever changing world
  • Bullying
  • Trauma (e.g. Accidents, rape, hi-jacking, burglary, etc)
  • Body Image Difficulties and related issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship/interpersonal difficulties
  • Stress management
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Divorce/separation