Psychotherapy is a valuable source of support for a range of life situations across the lifespan.
• Some individuals may seek psychotherapy in order to aid with personal development, which may include challenges such as gaining a better understanding of themselves, building self-esteem and identity, or achieving greater fulfilment in areas of life (work, family, relationships).
• Other individuals may attend psychotherapy when experiencing distressing life events or circumstances, for example work/school stress, relationship difficulties, death of a family member or friend, or a traumatic incident.
• Psychotherapy is also an important form of treatment for more serious forms of mental distress such as complicated bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar, self destructive behaviour, and personality disorders, amongst others.
The nature of the psychotherapeutic treatment is dependent on each individual’s unique situation and experiences.