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How can Psychotherapy help?

Psychotherapy is professional therapy designed to address and assist with a wide range of emotional concerns. It helps an individual to cope with the difficult issues that can arise in one's life.

Therapy can help you to identify problem patterns, behaviours, and thoughts with a view to developing new approaches, understanding, and responses.

Together, through one-to-one talk therapy, we will develop a therapeutic relationship that can lead you to an increased self-awareness and personal growth.

What is Relational Psychotherapy?

Relational psychotherapy is a powerful, effective model for working with individuals who suffer from chronic emotional, psychological, and/or relational distress. Relational Psychotherapy is based on the following principles:

  • Emotional well-being depends on having satisfying mutual relationships with others.
  • Emotional distress is often rooted in patterns of relational experience, past and present, which have the power to demean and deaden the self.
  • The relational therapist tries to understand the client's unique self-experience in its social/relational context and to respond with empathy and genuine presence.
  • Together, client and therapist create a new in-depth relationship which is supportive, strengthening, and enlivening for the client.
  • Within this secure relationship, the client can safely re-experience, and then find freedom from the powerful effects of destructive relationships, past and present.

The principles of relational psychotherapy are drawn from self psychology, inter-subjectivity theory, relational psychoanalysis, psycho-dynamic developmental theory, and trauma theory

Beatriz Mendez

Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)

With more than 20 years of professional experience in private practice,

fees remain affordable

and appointments are flexible; weekday afternoon/evenings 

 and Saturdays

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