Individual collaboration can take the form of psychotherapy or counseling. It can be face-to-face or online. Here you meet with your therapist to discuss what is bothering you, about your needs, emotions and behaviors. You will learn new skills that will help you cope with difficult times, make healthy decisions and achieve your goals.
The therapy I practice is collaborative style, my role being to guide you to your own answers and to the techniques that suit you best. I like to have a red thread that I follow, thus having a structure, but I leave the freedom and creativity to explore your present needs. Sometimes you will be given easy tasks to do at home, because the real progress actually happens between sessions.
Psychotherapy is the classic form of collaboration between psychologist and client. During these meetings the client is supported in a safe and empathetic space to discover the source of negative feelings and is taught ways to manage them. This collaboration is usually structured in the form of weekly meetings. Counseling is a form of collaboration similar to psychotherapy, the difference being that it focuses more on personal/professional development and achieving goals. It usually takes place weekly. Individual meetings last 50 minutes.
Individuals can have different topics of discussion such as:
- Personal Development
- Abuse / trauma
- Sexual dysfunctions
- Anxiety / depression
- Relations / loneliness
- You can’t find your place / you’re looking for meaning
- Attachment issues
These are just examples, they are not the only reasons why you can come to therapy.