Individual psychotherapy, unlike psychological aid, is usually a longer and deeper work with the client, during which the client has an opportunity to look at their problems from different perspectives, see the way in which experiences from the past may influence what is currently happening in their lives, discover the way they function, what they feel or what stops them from making significant changes in their lives.
Practically, every individual psychotherapy is different because we work on various issues and every client is a specific person. This results in using different methods of psychological work. The therapist, adjusting to the client’s needs, tailors the process of psychotherapy: reacts to the client’s needs, adjusts the pace of work, takes care of the way the client feels, proposes methods and techniques of work and controls the progress. Sometimes, psychotherapy consists of only a dozen of meetings with the psychologist, sometimes it takes several years of emotionally and intellectually intensive weekly sessions and involves accompanying the client in their progress, introducing key changes in life, taking up challenges or supporting them in coping with various losses.
The two persons, the client and the therapist, meet in the therapist’s office, develop a relationship, make arrangements and define goals together and work on what causes suffering in the client’s life. Individual psychotherapy usually lasts at least six months, but often takes longer. We meet with the client once a week, at a set hour. Sometimes, for example when a crisis situation happens, more intensive forms of work with the psychologist are available (two sessions in a week, two sessions following one another). Less frequent schedule is also available (eg. one session in two weeks or one in a month), usually at the end of the therapeutic process. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
If you seek help, contact us. The team of psychotherapists working at the Psycholodzy Cynamonowa Centre successfully combines caring about highest standards and the effectiveness of the process of psychotherapy, caring about safety and benefit of the client and their loved ones and commitment to maintaining ethics of the work of a psychologist and psychotherapist.
Specialists who provide individual psychotherapy for adults at our centre: