Psychotherapy is the study of different mental health problems, their management and prevention. Also called talking therapy, it teaches the client more about their condition, moods, feelings, behaviours, and actions. Psychotherapy enables the client to take control of their life and respond positively to difficult situations through the use of coping strategies. Each session assists the client to recognise the cause of their malaise so they can better function at a personal and professional level.
There are many types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that’s right for you depends on your individual situation.
What is analytical psychotherapy?
One of the most important parts of any therapy session is the therapeutic alliance. This is created between therapist and client using the therapist’s professional knowledge and training plus the client’s willingness to share their problems in a safe and confidential environment. It is the role of the therapist to create this safe space by being welcoming, organised and professional.
Anyone can call themselves a psychotherapist so check their qualification. The accepted minimum is a Masters Degree in Counselling. Psychotherapy can treat range of ailments. Physical illness is usually associated with emotional dis-easement which can affect the body, mind and soul.
When to use this service type?
If you are struggling with any of the below, consider seeking professional help:
What issues can it help with?
Psychotherapy can be used to address numerous problems and challenges.
Whether it is addiction or over-reliance on an activity or substance, it likely involves psychological addiction. Through therapy, the root cause of psychological addiction is explored to find a way to relieve it.
The loss of a loved one can bring up emotions like anger and sadness. Speaking to a therapist can help ease those emotions and even resolve remaining issues that the person may harbour.
Depression is unlike an occasional bout of sadness. It affects a person’s day-to-day activities and is a debilitating psychological problem. Depression therapy in Hong Kong helps patients make sense of underlying feelings to improve their feelings and consequently improve their lives.
Suffering from a serious illness like cancer can turn any individual’s world upside down. Through therapy, clients can come to terms with their ailments while getting emotional support
Any mental health issues can cause a person to feel isolated and alone. Therapy can lead to the client gaining a better understanding of feelings that are a result of a mental health issues. Therapy helps provide support to overcome personal challenges that mental health problems can aggravate.
The psychological impact of trauma, whether due to an accident or being a victim of abuse, can last for years after the actual incident. In therapy, trauma victims get to explore their feelings about distressing events and find ways to resolve or change their state of mind.
Liz offers a variety of psychotherapy techniques based around the core modality of
analytical psychotherapy – the ‘talking cure’
The specific direction of your therapy will be discussed during the first session – this treatment requires a number of regular sessions to be effective
Note: all sessions last 50 minutes unless specified otherwise.
1 session — HK $1,800
4 sessions — HK $6,000 ($1,500/session)
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment between therapist and client and working together they build a trusting relationship that helps the psychological process. By building a supportive environment the client is able to talk freely and openly. Using the objective non-judgemental therapist as the listener it becomes easier for the client and therapist to identify and change the behaviour patterns that are preventing the patient from living a productive and happy life. The treatment requires multiple appointments.
Your therapist may employ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) during your sessions. See More
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