When and for which reasons do we seek help?
We consider consulting a psychotherapist when something in our lives becomes too disturbing or difficult to manage it on our own, whether due to a particular circumstance or due to emotional/psychological suffering.
Sometimes, we engage in a psychotherapeutic process to get to know ourselves better and to self-actualize. The client/patient-therapist connection that we establish is an essential factor in achieving progress and results through therapy.
Such connection comprises the therapeutic alliance. In this setting, characterized by acceptance and non- judgement, the therapeutic process unfolds, giving clients/patients the opportunity to develop effective adaptive resources for facing their obstacles and for recovering a sense of balance in their daily lives.
I practice psychodynamic/analytical psychotherapy, which focuses on the way the client builds her/his personal mode of functioning in perceiving the world and in relating to others. Attention is given to the experiences that have motivated the client to function this way. Present, past, and cultural factors are intertwined in the phenomenology (inner world) of each person.
« Every human group has their rich communication, mutual support and solidarity for a common goal: the development of each one in respect to differences. » Françoise Dolto – (Pediatrician – Psychologist)
Play is the child’s natural «language» or means of expression, and toys are their «words».
By playing or pretending (make-believe) children express their inner world. Not only do they play to have fun but also to manifest their troubling experiences. Therapists specializing in this type of therapy…
By moving the sand and placing the small figurines within it, the hands can say what the words have trouble communicating.
The sand tray provides a safe and non-judgemental structure that is open to creating and to projecting internal experiencing…
PARENTING: FILIAL THERAPY
This parenting program, developed in the 1960s by Bernard and Louise Guerney, focuses on the parent-child relationship.
The therapist trains parents to become agents of change for their child. To begin, they participate in educational sessions. Once they have acquired basic skills…
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Gustav Jung
Why sandplay therapy?
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