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What Is Psychotherapy?: 12 years 10 months ago #1417

What Is Psychotherapy?: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living.

This usually includes increasing individual sense of well-being and reducing subjective discomforting experience.

Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change and that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family).
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Re:What Is Psychotherapy?: 12 years 10 months ago #1418

What is Psychotherapy?: www.psychotherapy.org.uk/faqs.html

Psychotherapy is the provision, by a qualified practitioner, of a formal and professional relationship within which patients/clients can profitably explore difficult, and often painful, emotions and experiences.

These may include feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, or perhaps the loss of meaning of one's life.

It is a process that seeks to help the person gain an increased capacity for choice, through which the individual becomes more autonomous and self determined.

Psychotherapy may be provided for individuals or children, couples, families and in groups.

A Psychotherapist thus works with people who have emotional, behavioural, psychological or mental difficulties.

The actual work is mainly to encourage the client to talk and explore their feelings, beliefs and thoughts, and, sometimes, relevant aspects of and events in their childhood and personal history.

Some psychotherapists work to help the patient/client understand more about their problems and then make appropriate changes in their thinking and behaviour.

As a result, the work can last over quite a long term. Brief psychotherapy is also possible, especially to help someone resolve a more immediate crisis.

There are a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches: Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Systemic (Family & Relationship), Humanistic, Integrative, Transpersonal, Experiential, Hypno-Psychotherapy, etc. ??
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Re:What Is Psychotherapy?: 12 years 10 months ago #1419

What Is Psychotherapy?: www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformatio...s/psychotherapy.aspx

There are many different types of psychotherapy.

They are all ways of helping people to overcome stress, emotional problems, relationship problems or troublesome habits.

What they have in common is that they are all treatments based on talking to another person and sometimes doing things together.

They are the \"talking treatments\".

The person carrying out the treatment is usually called a therapist, the person being seen is usually referred to as the client.
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Re:What Is Psychotherapy?: 12 years 10 months ago #1420

What is Psychotherapy?: www.bps.org.uk/e-services/find-a-psychol...ychotherapy/what-is- psychotherapy_home.cfm

Simply put, psychotherapy is the practice of alleviating psychological distress through talking rather than drugs; indeed, it is often referred to as ‘talking therapy’.

Psychologists specialising in psychotherapy work with a wide range of distress usually at the point when it is severe enough to affect a person’s well being, work, relationships and other aspects of their daily lives.

It can be so severe as to be defined in terms of mild to serious mental ill-health and many psychotherapy specialists work in health service settings.
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Re:What Is Psychotherapy?: 12 years 10 months ago #1421

What Is Psychotherapy?: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/articles/article.aspx?articleId=659

PsychotherapyDefinitionPsychotherapy is a set of techniques used to treat mental health and emotional problems and some psychiatric disorders.

It helps the person to understand and accept their strengths and weaknesses, as well as what makes them feel positive or anxious.

Identifying feelings and ways of thinking helps the person to cope with situations they find difficult, and new ways of approaching them.

Psychotherapy is often used to deal with psychological problems that have built up over a number of years.

This requires a trusting relationship between the person and the psychotherapist, and treatment usually lasts for months or sometimes years.

Psychotherapy may be carried out on an individual basis, as part of a group or with your spouse or partner.

Sessions are normally hourly, each week or fortnight.

Psychotherapy is sometimes referred to as a 'talking treatment', as it is often based on talking to a therapist or a group of people who have similar problems.

The cost of psychotherapy varies depending on the practitioner.

It is available on the NHS, but you usually need to be referred by your GP.

In some parts of the country, referrals from other health professionals, such as those working in schools, may be accepted.

There can be long waiting lists for NHS treatment, so some people try local practitioners privately.
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Re:What Is Psychotherapy?: 12 years 10 months ago #1422

What Is Psychotherapy?: www.mind.org.uk/Information/Booklets/Making+sense/ Making+sense+of+psychotherapy+and+psychoanalysis.htm

Psychotherapy involves conversations with a listener who is trained to help you make sense of, and try to change, things that are troubling you.

It is something you take an active working part in, rather than something you are just prescribed or given, such as medication.

Some people are able to get treatment under the NHS from a mental health professional, or through a local voluntary organisation.

Others find a private psychotherapist or psychoanalyst.

(Information about finding a therapist appears below.)

It's possible to work individually, to have couples therapy, or to take part in group therapy or analysis.

For anybody trying to find their way round it, psychotherapy is a confusing field.

At first glance, there seem to be dozens of different varieties.

What has happened is that, over the years, different brand names have arisen for methods that are often variations on a few basic types: behavioural and cognitive therapies; person-centred or other humanistic therapies; psychoanalytic therapies and systems therapy.
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Re:What Is Psychotherapy?: 12 years 10 months ago #1423

Psychotherapy Websites/Links:

The British Association of Psychotherapists is the longest established and largest psychotherapy association in the UK, providing individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults, children and adolescents, Jungian Analytic Psychotherapy and clinical trainings: www.bap-psychotherapy.org

Welcome to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy:

The UKCP's purpose is to promote the art
and science of psychotherapy for the public
benefit; to promote research and education
in psychotherapy and disseminate the results
of any such research; and to promote (or
assist in the promotion, preservation and
protection of public health by encouraging)
high standards of training and practice in
psychotherapy and the wider provision of
psychotherapy for the public benefit
: www.psychotherapy.org.uk

British Confederation of Psychotherapists:

The BCP is the UK umbrella organisation for psychoanalysts, analytical psychologists, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and child psychotherapists. It maintains a register of qualified members: www.bcp.org.uk

The British Psychological Society: www.bps.org.uk

Leaflets Department - The Royal College of Psychiatrists: www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformatio...s/psychotherapy.aspx
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