Psychotherapy in Exeter and Torquay

Live the life you want to lead without fear

What is Psychotherapy?

For some, the term ‘psychotherapy’ can sound like a very extreme or intense form of therapy. But in reality, it’s simply a term for any talking therapy used to treat mental health issues. During any psychotherapy sessions, your counsellor, or psychotherapist, will help you learn specific coping skills and techniques to help you manage and understand how to take control of any issues or challenges you’re facing.

Different types of psychotherapy

Psychotherapy theory helps guide counsellors through the process of understanding each person and their problems while creating strategies and techniques to help them. While there are several different areas of psychotherapy, your counsellor can use a method best suited to your issues by using one independently or blending a combination of techniques.

With different treatments better for treating certain issues than others, here are some of the most common and effective techniques used:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Neuro-Linguistic Therapy (NLP)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis Therapy

Each form of therapy has its own approach. Which one is right for you depends on your circumstances and issues, but it’s common to draw in techniques from other therapies.

How can psychotherapy help you?

Talking about your issues using these psychotherapy techniques, or a mix of them, can help treat your mental health issues successfully and help you lead a fully functioning life without fear. It’s common to use these psychotherapies to treat common problems, including:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Depression

Psychotherapy usually involves a long-term commitment for those with deeper-seated problems. Your therapist will form a relationship with you that feels safe and secure, in a non-judgmental environment, to help you cope with or manage more complex issues, including:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Major life changes
  • Unhealthy reactions (anger issues or behavioural problems)
  • Abuse (physical, sexual, or mental)
  • Sexual or relationship issues

Psychotherapy that works for you

Many people feel embarrassed or ashamed to admit they have issues or habits that sometimes make life unbearable. You might feel you have no opportunity to improve your situation, but by committing to psychotherapy, you’ll show the courage it takes to make significant changes towards living a more fulfilling life.

Devon Therapy Services provides a safe space in Exeter or Torquay to help you face these problems with an empathetic, caring counsellor or psychotherapist and reclaim your life. Through psychotherapy, you can learn to be kinder to yourself and others, have more control, take more responsibility, and have the confidence to live the life you want to lead without fear, judgement, or criticism.

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