ndividual psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy

The most common form of psychotherapy

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.

  • In the case of a severe crisis in the person's life or when the patient reports suicidal ideation, this type of treatment is recommended at an initial stage so that the problem can be addressed in a timely manner.
  • It is easier to adjust the time of the treatment according to how it suits you and your schedule since the time is arranged jointly with the therapist.
  • The treatment context is generally calm and predictable. This stability is especially helpful for everyone and especially for people with severe anxiety.
  • The therapist is is always there to assist you at any time. He will not criticize you for your feelings, thoughts and choices, which is especially important for people who are sensitive to negative comments.