INDIVIDUAL AND SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY,
Individual psychotherapy aims to bring
about lasting desirable changes in the person's thoughts,
feelings, emotions, and behaviours. At times crisis
intervention helps the person to deal with distressing
situations. There are many methods of individual therapy
which are effective. These are suitable for those who are
interested in gaining a better understanding of their own
behaviour, and hope not to suffer from a serious emotional
or mental condition which would require lifelong treatment.
Some examples are: cognitive behavioural therapy or interpersonal
therapy for anxiety or depression, or relaxation therapy
for stress problems.
Individual therapy is often a best choice for acute disruption
of personal affairs, such as the possible break-up of a
marriage, the sudden death of someone who is loved, or after
natural disasters; or with reproductive crises such as a
miscarriage, pregnancy and childbirth or abortion fears,
postpartum depression, the emotional impact of a hysterectomy,
or the psychosocial consequences of vasectomy or menopause.
is offered to help a person through a time-limited crisis
either caused by social problems, physical illness, bereavement,
loss or grief. It is also beneficial to people who have
serious personality disorders and for the relatives of such
Counselling is a form of limited psychotherapy
in which specific problems are raised and attention focused
on finding solutions to these problems.