Elements of Psychotherapy |
Settings of Therapy |
The Focus of Therapies |
Things That Improve Safety
Psychotherapy is an ongoing relationship where a "therapeutic
alliance" based on trust and closeness and openness is created
between the therapist and client and maintain for a period of time.
The purpose of this therapeutic alliance is to help you deal with
your problems and making the changes you want to make.
The therapeutic relationship is unique because:
- it is focused on understanding and change
- it is based on confidentiality and therapist are bound by ethics
to maintain confidentiality (with some exceptions)
- it has (in some jurisdictions) privileged communications
- it focuses on you and your challenges.
Psychotherapy is educational.
Psychotherapy helps you to learn about how you think, feel, and
act in ways that are not functional and find new ways to think,
act, and feel that will serve you better.
Therapy can provide safety from harsh judgment so that you can explore
your new awareness's, thoughts, and feelings and try new behavior.
The goal of many therapies is to help you become more creative and
true to yourself.