The psyche is a natural phenomenon. All aspects of the psyche, even those which seem pathological or destructive, actually serve the function of furthering our psychological development.
Therapy is not just a space to attend to problems, but it is a space that facilitates personal growth and awareness.
Psychotherapy allows individuals to deeply explore their past experiences and childhood relationships.
The psycho-therapeutic relationship enables the client to gain deep insights into unproductive behavioural and relational patterns that might be preventing them from enjoying fulfilling relationships and satisfying lives.
Psychotherapy invites people to develop awareness as to what may be preventing them from accessing their own true nature in the inner and outer expressions of their life. It is aimed at the person as a whole: body, feelings, mind and psyche. It invites people through the therapeutic relationship to develop awareness and insight leading to an integration of the internal and external self. It explores each person’s own resources and capacity for self- determination and ability to improve their lives. (ICP, 2014a)
Psychotherapy can assist in making sense of unconscious communications. It facilitates the testing of our coping mechanisms and allows us the space to chose who we wish to engage with in both our internal and external worlds.