There are 3 misconceptions related to psychotherapy and/or psychotherapists :
- Only people with serious issues go see a psychologist „I am not crazy! Why should I see a psychologist”.
- In therapy sessions all we talk about is childhood events or trauma.
- Psychotherapy does not seek concrete results in the near future.
Experience has proved me that these three ideas are false:
- The people that I have been working with are not crazy at all. On the contrary these people seek psychotherapy because they are aware that some problems do not find their resolution with the help of family or friends, regardless if they concern their professional or their personal life. These are normal and authentic people looking for specialized help when the situation calls for it.
- A psychologist who respects you will always talk to you about your current situation and will not blindly insist on talking about your past, even if this is indeed an important aspect if only for the simple reason that your past is part of your life and who you are today.
- A psychotherapist’s work seeks concrete results that can be quantified. The psychotherapist’s approach focuses on „here” and „now” having its goals in the future. All of this, requires also your complete dedication and involvement.
I believe that seeing a psychotherapist when there are no „obvious” issues is the equivalent of getting a professional teeth cleaning or having a routine medical check-up. It concerns personal hygiene and as long as we take care of our bodies why not take care of our thoughts, soul and mind? Even more so when we know that these are related to our body and that one side cannot work well when the other is affected.
Imagine how your every day life would be like if you could release some of your thoughts, emotions, upsets and frustrations. How would it be if someone would support you, trust you and encourage you to persevere in reaching your goals and would explain to you that some reactions are absolutely normal and help you in clarifying some ideas.
Psychotherapy or personal development sessions can help you to get rid of any somatoform symptoms, to discover your potential, to relate better with others, to improve your career, to choose your life partner wisely, to develop your self-confidence, to efficiently overcome difficult moments and to handle life changes in the best possible manner for you.
Psychotherapy is a process analyzing experiences, emotions, feelings, thoughts, life history and psychological contents using various techniques, with the purpose of reducing distress, unhappiness, optimizing lifestyle and interpersonal relations, understanding one’s inner-self and reactions.
Beyond words and definitions, psychotherapy is a “relationship” based on mutual trust, in which the therapist accompanies you to self-discovery.
Analytical psychotherapy (Jungian analysis) was developed by C.G. Jung and explores the two major components of human psychology: the conscious and unconscious.
It is a specialized form of psychotherapy offering a complex model of understanding of the human psyche. The approach is dynamic, as both the psychotherapist and you work together to increase the degree of awareness of your psychological processes. The general goal is to increase autonomy, the capacity to relate and to rediscover each person’s authentic self.
In practice, psychotherapy is the step towards psychological maturation and self-awareness, towards developing your personality and repositioning your values.
Psychotherapy sessions are structured according to each person’s needs, creating a framework in which the therapist is objective and not judgemental, regardless of any problems or thoughts you might have.
What do I do as a psychotherapist? I help you find answers to your conflicts and guide you in solving them.
The applicability of analytical psychology is very wide, and anyone can benefit from its results: children, teenagers, adults, seniors. People in suffering, blocked, wishing to discover themselves.
I recommend psychotherapy for any kind of problems arising in the professional or personal environment:
- Stress, anxiety, panic
- Couple relationship issues
- Problems relating in the professional environment
- Irritability, insomnia
- Separation, divorce
- Phobias, depression
- Problems communicating with parents or children
- Emotional trauma, losing a close person
- Emotional distress caused by diseases
- Burn-out Syndrome
I recommend and support psychotherapy for Personal Development as well. I use a dynamic and humanistic approach, considering the human psyche as a whole. This is why personal development means development of the consciousness and expanding it, by accepting things that many of us suppress.
Development of consciousness will later support the maturation and individuation process, the process by which we become ourselves, distinct from others but capable of relating with them.
By Personal Development we learn to live fully and assume responsibility for our choices. We learn how to say “no” and free ourselves from old habits. We gain freedom in our relationship with the others and we learn who we are and what makes us tick.
What we gain from psychotherapy:
- We get over hard times of crisis
- We learn to manage our emotional blocks and stress
- We find balance in the couple
- We find personal qualities and resources
- We regain our inner balance
- We learn how to deal with difficult persons
- We understand that we are not alone when we lose someone we love and learn how to get over such moments
- We discover that life, whatever it brings us and no matter how much it troubles us, is worth living
- We learn how to stop blaming ourselves, how to balance emotional responsibility
- Furthermore, we learn how to cut the “umbilical cord” and release ourselves of all outdated ideas and habits that are not really ours or are no longer useful to us
- We learn to respect, appreciate and love ourselves, so that we can offer the same to others
- We find out how to choose the right partner
- We rediscover how to be good parents
…..and the list goes on