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So just what is psychotherapy and how could it help you or a loved one?

We live at a fast pace. We want it fast and done with immediate results. We want easy solutions that come in the form of a pill most often – where we don’t have to be responsible for ourselves or other things..  And when it hurts, we just want it to stop or feel numb until it disappears. But, it doesn’t work like that in psychotherapy. Why can’t psychotherapy be a band-aid like everything else out there?

If you look at the diagram about “Being Defensive” below you will begin to understand why quick and easy answers ultimately just store up trouble. The route to being the real you – free from the adaptations and defences we have put in place over a lifetime take time to uncover and also dissolve.


If you have the patience though the results can be spectacular and will open new worlds and horizons that you only thought other people would get, not you.

There are several approaches to psychotherapy — including cognitive-behavioural (CBT), interpersonal and other kinds of talk therapy — that help individuals work through their problems. Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist.

Note: You don’t come to therapy to have your therapist do your work for you, you go to therapy so your therapist can make you work and deal with your issues. Yes, you’re paying to do the work yourself. They help people think and get their own answers, not give them for them.

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