What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a very individualised treatment; a single theory or technique cannot work for everyone. Each one of us has a life and a history that are unique. That is why psychotherapy has to be "person centered" for it to shed light on that life and make it more meaningful.
Our practice is built on the principle that psychotherapy is a process of knowledge and transformation. It deals with things that are of oneself: relationships and behaviours, memories and emotions, talents and weaknesses. These things are put into words and made explicit; they are thought in new ways so that they can be explored, worked through, and put to the test.
Psychotherapy is our opportunity to discover who we are and what—of who we are—we can and want to change. Here, respect and confidentiality are necessary and guaranteed.
We offer positive psychotherapy which is based on positive image of man and capacities.
What psychotherapy do?
Grief, trauma, and conflict are the kinds of experiences very few of us can really avoid; but we often know how to manage them and move on. Sometimes though, they can take a very heavy toll on a life. When that happens, we need to take the time to deal with the pain and the confusion.
Psychotherapy is a very effective and enduring way of doing just that. It doesn't pretend to erase the past; that would be impossible. It doesn't numb the present either; that would stop not only the pain, but the pleasure too.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to uncover the causes of the pain and to make sense of them. In the process, it opens up new possibilities for a more meaningful and satisfying life, in spite of a painful past or a restrictive present.