Psychotherapy

By: Beverly Slater  12-01-2011
Keywords: Psychologists, Clinical Psychologist, Trauma Debriefing

Beverly Slater has been working as a clinical psychologist for over ten years and has a wealth of knowledge in the field. Clinical psychology is the branch of psychology that focuses on assessing and treating mental illnesses, abnormal behaviour or psychiatric problems.

A clinical psychologist specializes in diagnosing and treating mental illness. They do not prescribe medication, but instead integrate psychological techniques, or therapies, such as psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), systemic and eco-systemic methods, narrative therapy, client-centred perspectives.

Psychotherapy is the process of healing that takes place within a therapeutic relationship. Talking with a trained professional in a contained space gives patients insight into their emotions, thoughts, past events and relationships. Psychotherapy can assist with alleviating enormous pain and suffering, as well as adding meaning and richness to everyone’s lives.

Psychotherapy is all about the patient. It helps patients achieve their full potential, either through the therapy alone or in conjunction with other mental health and/or medical specialities.

Keywords: Anxiety Disorders, Clinical Psychologist, Couple Counselling, Depression And Other Mood Disorders, Psychologists, Trauma Debriefing,