Individual psychotherapy is a treatment that involves a relationship between a therapist and patient / client. It can be used to treat a broad variety of mental disorders and emotional difficulties. The goal of psychotherapy is to eliminate or control disabling or troubling symptoms so the patient can function better. Therapy can also help build a sense of well-being and healing.
Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life, the impact of trauma, medical illness, or loss, like the death of a loved one, and specific mental disorders, like personality disorder, depression or eating disorders.
Psychodynamic therapy, which is based on the idea that behaviour and mental well-being are influenced by childhood relationships and experiences, psychological conflicts, and unproductive or inappropriate repetitive thoughts or feelings that are often outside of the person’s awareness. It uses the relationship with the therapist to work on understanding oneself more fully and to change old patterns so a person can more fully take charge of his or her life.