Individual or Personal Psychotherapy In Cape Town

What is Individual or Personal Psychotherapy?

The lives we live today are very different from the lives that awaited our ancestors: longer, perhaps, but definitely more complicated too. This modern era brings with it issues that maybe our parents didn’t even experience, and so are in no position to have equipped us with the tools to cope with them. Individual or personal counselling and psychotherapy that focuses on resolving these issues within a safe, judgement free environment via individualised, personalised therapy where the sole focus is on one person and not on a relationship. Emphasis is placed on building a comfortable, trusting relationship between client and counsellor, where the client is free to express their innermost thoughts, and together with the counsellor, find resolution to issues that plague them.

Individual counselling aims to head off niggling issues before they become full-blown problems, as well as equip the client with the tools necessary to combat these and other issues, should they arise again. In some cases though, the issue is acute, and has become a massive, all-consuming problem in the clients life – in this case, certain techniques are employed (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoanalysis) in order to get to the root of the problem and resolve it.

So many issues that people experience these days are the result of hurts they have experienced at the hands of loved ones, and so family, couples  or impact therapy could also help. Insecurity and feelings of worthlessness can often arise, but these can and must be combated, in order to ensure that individuals can live their lives to the full.

Will I Benefit From Individual or Personal Psychotherapy?

Anyone who experiences negative thought patterns, who is stuck in a way of life that is not reflective of who they are or want to be, who cannot seem to get out of a rut, who is tired of living in the past and reliving old hurts, or who simply needs someone to listen to them and share their burden can benefit from individual counselling. People who struggle with substances, who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused, struggle with depression or anxiety, have lost a loved one, a job or experienced any kind of emotional trauma should consider individual counselling.

If the issues that you find yourself battling with are related to your relationship with your spouse or your children, or even your parents or in-laws, consider Couples or Marriage Counselling or Family Counselling , and if the problems arise from a bereavement or a trauma, try these instead;  or trauma counselling.

Individual Counselling in Western Cape

Individual counselling is a one-on-one, collaborative process between counsellor and client. This type of therapy is very personalised and allows the client to receive feedback and tips from the counsellor. This can help the client develop new perspectives and deal with emotional trauma in an adaptive way.

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases

Carl Jung