Our Psychotherapy treatment in Perth involves a process whereby a skilled, compassionate therapist offers a non-judgmental confidential environment, where the current impact and possible underlying causes of your presenting issues are explored. Possible solutions to alleviate the effects are then specifically tailored for each client.
What Is Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is a psychology rooted tradition that within a client-therapist relationship based on trust, facilitates the expression of your personal thoughts and emotions.
Psychotherapy will enable you to gain insight into your issues and relationships, and you will be introduced to concepts and ideas that challenge your existing reality, beliefs or attitudes.
Psychotherapy supports the emotional expression of the client, and generally involves more frequent and longer term treatment than counselling.
What’s Involved In Our Form Of Psychotherapy
There is an obvious counselling component involved in psychotherapy. We practice Body Psychotherapy which takes a wholistic treatment approach by treating the body in conjunction with the mind. Our BodyMind Therapy allows for the safe release of withheld energies and emotions, thereby enabling the nervous system to come back into balance.
Given that your body may hold old traumas and memories from early life within your muscles and tissues, our BodyMind Therapy helps analyse if and where you may hold physical and emotional stress, and how defensive responses may have developed in your body. With our Body Psychotherapy, emotional release and expression, rather than just talking with words, assists the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to re-align, thereby restoring the person’s energy and health.
We also incorporate Psychodynamic Therapy as a Psychotherapy tool where we explore all aspects of your history including your childhood history. This can help you get to the root of the problem, by realising and unravelling patterns in your emotions, thoughts and beliefs.
What Can Be Treated With Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is a safe choice for almost all conditions, issues and dynamics. Some people are not suitable for emotionally expressive work as that may trigger psychosis or trauma re-enactment or make the person feel unsafe.
We work with you to understand where the safe boundary lies in terms of what psychotherapy work suits you.
What Cannot Be Treated With Psychotherapy
People with severe drug addictions such as Meth-amphetamine or Ice addictions are not suitable for Psychotherapy or BodyMind Therapy, nor are persons with Schizophrenia, Bipolar or having attempted suicide in the last year. Counselling is more likely to assist your circumstance and provide a safe pathway for healing and support.
How Does Psychotherapy Differ From Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy work at different depths. The difference between them relates to the extent of change possible, and the dimensions of self that are explored and offered up for transformation in the healing process.
Counselling is generally a short term treatment, which involves providing guidance or advice as to a decision or course of action. One Counselling option we offer, which helps to alleviate symptoms, is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT Therapy.
Our Psychotherapy in Perth involves counselling at the outset, to explore your history and background, and to introduce ideas and frameworks that will be then actively applied in our healing treatment programme.
Psychotherapy does a “deeper dive” than counselling or CBT therapy, by enabling you to effectively disengage from old habitual patterns and create a new reality, based on a more conscious understanding around different aspects of your problems.
Check out our Counselling in Perth page which describes in more detail our therapy methods used in that approach.