On my own or in a group – what type of therapy will suit me best?
Individual therapy involves one-to-one sessions with a highly trained professional. It offers a safe and reliable setting, with a therapist who can be trusted to listen and reflect on what you bring. Your therapist works with you to identify issues and patterns, and helps you explore new approaches and ways of being. Your therapist will not tell you what to do or give advice, but will help you make your own choices.
The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling has three sections of therapists working with individuals:
- psychodynamic counsellors
- psychodynamic psychotherapists
- psychoanalytic psychotherapists
Psychodynamic counsellors and psychodynamic psychotherapists specialise in once-weekly work, while psychoanalytic psychotherapists might offer more frequent sessions.