Individual psychotherapy is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.
Sessions are typically held once a week or every fortnight for 50-60 minutes. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in psychotherapy. The trust and relationship between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.
Cognitive assessments and learning ability assessments are often requested by schools to ensure the best possible learning outcome of students. With years of experience working in a the school system, we, as Educational Psychologists, provide Department of Education-Approved, professional psychoeducational assessment services. We understand both the needs and criteria from a School Student Wellbeing Staff's point of view, and from the individual's and family's point of view, as a private practitioner.