Psychotherapy is an English word of Greek origin, deriving from Ancient Greek psyche (ψυχή meaning “breath; spirit; soul”) and therapia (θεραπεία “healing; medical treatment”).
Psychotherapy is often a form of talking therapy which can take place over many or just a few sessions depending on the needs of the patient. There are many kinds of trainings which come under the psychotherapy umbrella. Liz has trained in quite a few of these while developing her own style.
The art of listening and the ability to help form understanding and sometimes giving a little information or education are some of the things that therapy is about. Then there is safety, confidentiality and trust built over time. In the end though there is a kind of chemistry between the patient and the therapist which seems to escape definition, but makes the alchemy of change.
Liz says, “There is a wonderful touching relationship in therapy which builds foundations and provides support, where people come out of the unhelpful stories they tell themselves and begin to experience some self regard and some core strength”.
Psychotherapy can give you the faith you need to have in yourself to make everything else work!