Individual, group and family psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a mode of treatment which involves established and scientifically verified procedures.

Psychotherapy, in contrast to psychological help or other psychological influences; it is a treatment method similar to cardiological, neurological or other specialisation treatment.

Psychotherapy and its methods change over the centuries, along with the progress of scientific and medicine knowledge. It is a knowledge and skill gained for many years of education in the field of medicine and psychology.

Some understand psychotherapy as a kind of confession on which one has to confess all the sins and the “evil” traits, and speak only about one’s childhood. Nevertheless, the reality is that on therapy we take care of a whole person; his/her past, present, plans for the future, individual qualities which disturb, as well as those which are their strong sides of character. Psychotherapy is not about being absolved from sins, judging, or admonishing anybody; it is simply about learning and understanding the mechanisms of the symptoms of an illness.

The basic form of psychotherapy is a therapeutic conversation, during which psychotherapist asks questions or utters some statements. They may help patient realise various life circumstances which could have had an impact on the illness occurring and its continuing to remain. Patient, in turn, tells about his/her memories, associations, dreams, hypotheses which spontaneously arise during a session. The mere telling about oneself is extremely important, but it is only an introduction to taking up searching for the causes of the symptoms. Depending on the situation, therapist may suggest, apart from conversation, other means, helpful in learning about oneself, such as psychodrama or psychological picture.

Realising the knowledge about oneself, so far hidden from one’s awareness, is received in different ways. Sometimes with joy and relief, sometimes first with fear and anxiety, as if there was time needed to adapt to the new knowledge about oneself.

Some people who come to a psychotherapist expect advice on how to cope with their condition, and what they are to change in their lives. If such advice could treat, perhaps there was no need for therapy. Just as one needs antibiotics, and not “good advice”,  for influenza, it is the same with neurotic symptoms; then, treatment by choice – psychotherapy is recommended. During psychotherapy patient will get answers for the crucial questions by himself, only with help of a therapist. Psychotherapist is not a fortune teller who knows everything about patient, but a helper on patient’s way to recovery; their mutual work involves drawing conclusions and organising ideas arising during therapy so that they  form a whole.

Therefore, therapy is a process during which we experience various emotions, stages and crises. This is why it is important for the person undertaking such a challenge to be motivated enough to take on a journey deep into oneself. Thanks to discussing such experiences, the knowledge about oneself and one’s functioning among other people is being explored in greater depth, and we learn how to overcome crises and difficulties. What patients manage to achieve during therapy, they can gradually transfer into their private lives.

We practice psychotherapy when the condition is conditioned mainly by psychosocial (psychogenic) factors.

We offer individual and group therapy in psychodynamic mode. We also practice psychodrama according to Moreno.

We offer family and couple psychotherapy as well.