The psychologist and psychotherapist aim first and foremost to help the patient improve their mental health, to deal with hardships like bereavement, divorce or serious illness. Most often, the psychotherapist guides the patient through the work of better self-awareness and of sound management of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. This work allows a patient to build satisfying relationships and make appropriate life choices.
Psychotherapy sheds light on the connection between present difficulties and past experiences, and reveals certain conflicts in order to clear out any emotional issues. Armed with a better understanding of a situation and reactions, a person can become the real agent of change in their life.
It is also possible to add a physical or creative aspect to psychotherapy. Whether through breathing exercises, sensations, painting or movement, the body and creative process can sometimes allow direct access to unconscious emotions or thoughts, thereby helping the individual regain an important but hidden part of themselves.
Therapeutic applications of psychotherapy include treatment of the following health concerns: anxiety, depression, phobia, mood disorders, bipolarity, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder, sexual disorders, various dependencies, burnout, low self-esteem, shyness, relationship problems, and career change.
Julia Di Nardo, PHD., Psychotherapy, Spécialiste des troubles alimentaires
Françoise Le Guillou, Psychotherapy, Équithérapie
Layne Dalfen, Psychothrrapy, Spécialiste de l’interprétation des rêves