The therapist and the patient work together, based on the request and the difficulties each patient "brings" and the knowledge and experience of the therapist. Together we create an appropriate treatment plan, according to each patients needs, and step by step we achieve the goals we will set.
When one decides to start one-to-one therapy, research has shown that he usually chooses individual therapy. In a group therapy (quite often, but not always) we can see people who share a common problem such as addictions or victims of abuse, people suffering from a serious illness such as cancer or parents talking about raising their children. Also, in the meantime, during their participation in the group therapy, we can see some of its members doing individual therapy. Some advantages of individual therapy are:
You have all the healing time of your own. This is very important as it gives you the opportunity to explore yourself in depth and also the therapist has the chance to get to know you better and help you effectively.