A treatment counselling and psychotherapy by psychological means, intended to improve or cure mental, emotional and behavioural problems in which a trained therapist establishes a professional relationship with the patient with the aim of:
1. removing, modifying or retarding existing symptoms
2. mediating disturbed patterns of behaviour and
3. promoting positive personality growth and development
The commonest form of psychotherapy is direct personal contact between therapist and patient, mainly in the form of talking. Therapy may address specific forms of diagnosable mental illness or everyday problems in relationships or meeting personal goals. Treatment of everyday problems is more often referred to as counselling but the term is sometimes used interchangeably with “psychotherapy”. Because sensitive topics are often discussed during psychotherapy, therapists are expected to respect patient privacy and client confidentiality.
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