01. Individual Therapy
Everyone goes through periodic dips in life, when you feel emotionally low and distressed, and not quite yourself. At these times, you need to share your thoughts and feelings with someone who’s patient, non-judgemental, and trustworthy.
The relationship between psychotherapist and client is extremely profound and meaningful. A dependable therapeutic alliance ensures that you can explore your issues in a safe environment, while helping you enhance your internal resources and build external support systems.
'Going under the hood' of yourself
Analysis (or psychotherapy) serves as a support system that allows you to explore, understand, and come to terms with what’s weighing you down.
When you’re struggling with personal issues, the psychotherapist engages with you, to understand and explore the ‘conscious’ question that comes up in your mind viz. “Why me?” as well as the ‘unconscious’ questions such as “Why now?” and “How come?”
As you begin to answer these questions, you gradually make sense of whatever it is that’s affecting you. You make meaning of what’s happening to you, with you.
Managing your relationships
Sometimes, you might find that your struggles are in relation to others, with the people who matter to you. Here, too, a psychotherapist can help, by guiding you in reframing your expectations from yourself and from your loved ones.
The conversations you have with your therapist help you build communication bridges that make life richer and more fulfilling.