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What is individual therapy?

Psychotherapy (etymologically “care of the soul”) is a path of progressive awareness and development of one’s personal resources in order to broaden one’s knowledge of oneself, one’s ways of behaving and relating.

The work between the person and the therapist is cooperative.

This means that the client and the therapist work together to achieve shared goals: the client as an expert in his own life story, his own emotions, his own thoughts; the therapist as a connoisseur of psychological methods and mental processes capable of guiding the person to self-discovery.

Through individual psychotherapy it is therefore possible to become aware of how we function and, in this discovery, to acquire and activate new personal resources with which to successfully manage problems, past and present, and to have a more positive and proactive attitude towards future situations.

A person may feel the need to begin a course of individual therapy for several reasons:

  • is facing a difficult period
  • difficulty in managing a change of any kind
  • is struggling to manage emotions (anger, fear or other)
  • feeling anxious or depressed
  • difficulty in managing an emotional or non-emotional relationship
  • Intimate or sexual difficulties
  • Difficulty processing a bereavement, separation or illness
  • difficulty managing their diet
  • difficulty in being with others in social settings
  • difficulty managing stress (including work-related stress)
  • Abuse of alcohol, drugs, sex or food (addictions in general)
  • Difficulty dealing with childhood and other traumas
  • need for support in managing children (work on parenting)

What are the goals?

Among the shared goals that individual therapy aims to achieve we can find:

  • to acquire greater awareness of one’s own “way of functioning”, of acting and reacting to life situations
  • to become more aware of one’s own mind-body system: to learn to understand the signals of one’s own body, to learn to know and manage sensations, emotions and thoughts
  • Reduce as much as possible their levels of suffering
  • discover one’s own resources, becoming again the protagonist of one’s own life
  • increase levels of well-being and improve the quality of life, discovering new ways of relating to themselves and to others.
  • treat disorders of different types (such as, for example: anxiety disorders, panic attacks, somatization disorder, phobias, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders or relational difficulties etc.).
  • modify some dysfunctional modes of behavior or thought that can create suffering to oneself, or to others, and that can be an obstacle to the achievement of one’s goals.

How does individual therapy work?

Therapy is primarily characterized by the absence and suspension of judgment.

By experiencing a non-judgmental and neutral relationship (the one between client and therapist), over time the person learns not to judge himself and to accept himself with his own qualities, resources and limits.
The framework of the psychotherapy process is: listening, dialogue, confrontation, relationship and therapeutic alliance between client and therapist.

At the beginning of the therapy process, the frequency of the sessions, the costs and the “rules of therapy” are agreed upon. With regard to the duration of treatment, it is not possible to establish first the duration: it may vary depending on the problems of the client and the shared goals that are set in therapy.

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