What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy put simply is the healing of the mind. Just as doctors treat and heal physical ailments of the body, so psychotherapists treat and heal the mind. Though therapists work on the emotions and responses, it is also worth remembering that mental disorders may also have physical as well as emotional causes.
Psychotherapy is a professional therapeutic relationship built on confidentiality and honesty.
The relationship, as with normal health issues, is between the client and the therapist - the patient and the healer. The psychotherapist works within the disciplines of accepted professional practice and theory.
The psychotherapist will therefore adopt explicit techniques, moving from hypothesis to treatment and solution, so the client can reach their goal of positive emotional change.