Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and an individual person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling. Individual therapy can help people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. People in therapy can learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals. Many find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware. Some people even go to ongoing therapy for self-growth and validation. This therapy is offered for individuals looking to put in the time and effort to work on themselves.
We all know due to our own experiences that romantic relationships can be very hard work. Like cars and other machines, they require regular maintenance to keep them running well. If there is a problem, it’s best to have it repaired right away to avoid further complications down the road. Often we can do some of the basic maintenance and repairs ourselves, while other times, despite our best efforts, we may need to rely on a professional to take a look and give us a hand. It is interesting how easily and quickly we take such steps to repair or prevent damage to our vehicles. But when it comes to our relationships, we often avoid taking action until the situation has become much more serious or even toxic. Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction for both parties utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. The therapist will focus on a specific problem, treat the relationship itself rather than the individuals, is solution-focused and will provide clear treatment objectives.
Art therapy combines art, psychotherapy and mindfulness and facilitates self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour, shape and even writing as part of this creative therapeutic process. During art therapy, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate. The art becomes a bridge to be able to express yourself openly and opens some doors in therapy that aren’t possible to open in regular talk therapy. Art therapy requires no experience with art making and requires no skill. In art therapy, it is not about making beautiful, professional and visually pleasing art pieces but is focused on using the art as a means of self-expression and emotional release. In these sessions we will be working with a variety of different materials from fimo, markers, pencil crayons, crayons, paint and pencils. What’s amazing about art therapy is that after each session you will walk out with a tangible piece of artwork that you have uniquely created!