Psychotherapy is an umbrella term regarding therapeutic practices engaged with by the client and therapist. It is sometimes also refered to as ‘talk therapy’ as opposed to other forms that may also involve medication. The aim of psychotherapy is to understand the root cause of the problems, emotions, feelings, thoughts and behaviors and to see how to best move past it.
Our past has a very lasting effect on our present and future and unless those problems are resolved there may be limited space for growth to take place. Psychotherapy helps look into this aspect to see how to improve the psychological functioning of the individual.
Psychotherapy also helps to learn how to take control of your behaviour and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.