What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy or counselling is offered at the Personal Development Program by trained mental health clinicians and mental health nurses who have backgrounds in clinical psychology, social work or nursing. Psychotherapy is an intervention which is used by trained professionals to help individuals enhance their sense of well being or reduce problems in living.
Psychotherapists use a range of techniques including relationship building, experiential techniques, verbal and nonverbal communication and behavioral change to improve the individual's mental health. Counsellors at the Personal Development Program have been trained in various schools of psychotherapy and provide eclectic and research based approaches to various problems. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Archetypal Psychology, Narrative, and Strength-Based approaches are among the techniques that our therapists are trained in.
The various therapeutic approaches that we use at the Personal Development Program emphasize client responsibility and direct involvement in the planning and course of treatment. The client, in collaboration with the therapist, works towards achieving the goals they have chosen for treatment purposes. Clients are taught new behaviors and ways of thinking and learn to identify and become aware of emotions and how they interact with their thought patterns.