Core Features of Therapy

Therapy provides a caring relationship between the client and therapist (or the website). This is known as a therapeutic alliance. Emotional rapport, warmth, friendship, understanding, acceptance and empathy are the basis for this relationship.

End the Suffering

Therapy offers a protected setting within which emotional catharsis (release) can take place. It is a sanctuary in which the client is free to express fears, anxieties, and personal secrets without fear or rejection, or loss of confidentiality.

Therapy offers an explanation for the client’s suffering and proposes a line of action to end that suffering. It provides clients with a new perspective about themselves and their situations, and a chance to practice new behaviors. Insights gained during therapy can bring about lasting changes in the client’s life. All therapies offer hope and attempt to enhance the client’s sensitivity, openness, personal responsibility and a sense of purpose.

Hope for Demoralized People

People who seek therapy typically feel anxious, depressed, devoid of self-esteem and incapable of turning things around in their life. What therapy offers is an expectation that with commitment from the therapy seeker, things can and will get better. Therapy harnesses the person’s own healing powers.

A New Perspective

Therapy offers a plausible explanation for symptoms, as well as an alternative way of responding to the world. Therapy can help people change behaviors and their view of themselves. Armed with a fresh perspective they can approach life with a new attitude.

The Role of Empathy

Effective therapists (or websites) are empathic, in that they seek to understand another person’s experience, and thus communicate their care to the client. Warmth and empathy are hallmarks of healers everywhere, be they psychiatrists, witch doctors, or shamans. This therapeutic partnership is a key aspect of effective therapy.

Common Trouble Signals

  • Feelings of hopelessness.
  • Deep and lasting depression.
  • Self-destructive behavior such as alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Disruptive fears.
  • Sudden mood shifts.
  • Thoughts of suicide.
  • Compulsive rituals such as excessive hand washing.
  • Thoughts of harming others.
  • Sexual difficulties.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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