Energetics Institute Perth based Psychotherapy encompasses a large range of therapy tools. The main purpose of a tool like “talk therapy” is to help solve your emotional unrest. One of our qualified psychotherapists can customise treatment to your individual needs. Your psychotherapist will provide a non-judgmental, confidential environment. In a therapy session your therapist will explore the current impact and possible underlying causes of your issues. The therapist will get to the “root” of your problems and treat them effectively.
What Is Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy helps you understand your feelings and express your personal thoughts and emotions. The client/psychotherapist relationship is built upon trust, professionalism and confidentiality. Your success in therapy is dependent upon this relationship. The Energetics Institute have helped hundreds of people in Perth. Our psychotherapy services are based on integrity, empathy and professionalism.
Psychotherapy will enable you to gain insight into your issues and relationships. The therapy process introduces concepts that challenge your existing reality, beliefs or attitudes. Psychotherapy supports your emotional expression and a healthy outlook on life. This generally involves more frequent and longer term treatment than counselling.
What Does Our Form Of Psychotherapy Involve
There is an obvious counselling component involved in psychotherapy. Our psychotherapists also use a wholistic approach in their practice of Body Psychotherapy. This form of somatic therapy treats your body in conjunction with your mind. Our BodyMind Therapy allows for the safe release of withheld energies and emotions. This process enables your nervous system to come back into balance.
Your body may hold old traumas and memories from early life within your muscles and tissues. Our BodyMind Therapy helps analyse where you may hold physical and emotional stress. It also helps establish how defensive responses may have developed in your body. In Body Psychotherapy there is emotional release and expression that is not found in “talk” alternatives. This assists your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to re-align. This process restores your energy and health which talk therapy cannot provide.
We also incorporate Psychodynamic Therapy as a tool. With this therapy approach, we explore all aspects of your history including your childhood history. This can help you get to the root of your problem, by realising and safely unravelling patterns in your emotions, thoughts and beliefs.
What Can Our Psychotherapy Treat
Psychotherapy is a safe choice for almost all conditions, issues and dynamics. Some people aren’t suitable for emotionally expressive work as it may trigger the following:
- Trauma re-enactment
- Make the person feel unsafe
The therapist will work with you to formulate a safe therapy plan. This will be “client specific” as each person has a different emotional threshold they can handle.
What Can’t A Psychotherapist Treat
There are some situations that Psychotherapy or BodyMind therapy is not recommended. These include:
- Current Drug dependency – Methamphetamine or Ice addictions
- Attempted suicide in the last year
In these situations we recommend that you seek the help of a Psychiatrist.
Counselling vs Psychotherapy differences
Counselling and Psychotherapy work at different depths. The difference between them relates to the extent of change possible. A higher level of change is achievable with Psychotherapy. All aspects of your history and yourself are explored in the healing process.
Counselling is generally a short term treatment option. Your therapist provides guidance around a decision or course of action.
One Counselling option we offer, which helps to reduce symptoms, is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT Therapy.
Our Perth Based Psychotherapy involves counselling at the outset, to explore your history. Then we introduce ideas and frameworks that will be actively applied in a healing treatment programme.
Psychotherapy is a deeper form of therapy than traditional counselling. It enables you to effectively disengage from old habitual patterns and create a new reality. This is based on a more conscious understanding around different aspects of your problems and life.