Individual Therapy

What does it involve?
Individual psychotherapy refers to the traditional type of therapy that typically takes place in a one-on-one setting between a therapist and a client. Individual therapy attempts to reduce internal distress, enhance relationships, and improve a client's performance in their job, school, home environment or other activities. Most individual therapy sessions rely on talk therapy, although some therapy sessions are conducted using expressive modalities, such as art, music, or drama therapy. The major goal of most of these sessions is to help one identify and work on a wide range of relational, social, or psychological concerns— whether they are long-standing, or have suddenly emerged, or are a result of an immediate crisis. Typically, when a client identifies a situation/concern that troubles them, therapists support them to gain insight, evaluating their options while gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and understanding what the underlying problems might be. The therapist helps the patient define the nature of the problem(s) in such a way that effective coping strategies can be generated. In doing so, the client comes to see that they can do something to improve their situation and that they are not alone. Strategies that generate improvement and healing can involve identifying thoughts that interfere with problem resolution. It also helps in: generating healthier and more organised thoughts. creating healthier relationships through more effective communication/social skills. identifying and expressing emotions more accurately. creating and implementing more useful patterns of behaviour. A successful therapeutic relationship is when the client feels comfortable and safe with the therapist. The client believes that the therapist actively listens to them and truly understands them. The client and therapist work together to collaboratively create a treatment plan. Following this, the client feels confident that they would be able to work effectively with the therapist to generate desired changes.

Key Benefits

  • Therapy helps one gain insights about themselves. It aims at long-term growth by providing you with tools to fight off disruptive thoughts and regulate difficult emotions in a safe, empathetic environment.
  • There are no markers or a threshold that one needs to cross to seek therapy. Simply put, anybody and everybody can choose to take therapy. You needn't feel a certain way or suffer from an illness to seek therapy.
  • Emotional wellbeing is so much more than what one reads in textbooks. Various small victories lead to a holistic human being
  • Therapy acts as a dam. It helps in regulating both the flow and direction of our emotions/thoughts while channelizing our potential (energies) towards creative uses.
  • Therapy is not problem solving or advice giving. Your therapist can guide you towards the awareness of your emotions. Help you figure out ways in which you can work on yourself and your feelings.
  • With mutual goals, therapy gives you a safe, non judgemental and inclusive space to work on yourself.