Psychotherapy services differ from usual counselling services. Psychotherapy deals with important personality characteristics and identifies unhealthy thought and behaviour patterns, involves a collaboration and treatment plan made between a patient and psychologist to alter an individual’s thought patterns and behaviours.
As it is often difficult to change behaviour, psychotherapy typically involves the assignment of homework tasks which involve practicing methods discussed during psychotherapy sessions. Through regular practice between psychotherapy sessions, the patient will consolidate the progress made, which will help maintain the ideal behaviour habits and thought patterns discussed after therapy has been completed.
Psychotherapy services can assist those who
experience feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, or other negative emotions
for a long period of time. It can also be used as part of pain management to
help those who are suffering from a chronic illness that is interfering with
their emotional and/or physical wellbeing. Others, however, may seek
psychotherapy services to assist with the navigation of life events or work