You are facing the choice of undertaking therapy and you do not know how to decide. The questions mount up and you seek support which gives you the motivation to launch the adventure of working on yourself.

It is normal and healthy that you wish to learn more. For this reason, I tried to identify recurring questions by giving as complete and simple answers as I can.

Psychologists are for the insane. I do not need one

Most probably you are not insane, and a person who needs psychological support is certainly not sick. We all cross periods of crisis and most of the time we are able to surmount them without assistance. Sometimes we are lost and the recourse to outside assistance, non-involved, non -judgmental and sympathetic with a professional specialist is an unquestionable support. Furthermore, it is a healthy and intelligent attitude to recognize our limits and our need for assistance. This first step is significant in our desire to get ourselves through it.

Psychotherapy, what's the purpose?

Psychotherapy is there to cross and surmount:

  • Vour concerns, your fears, your doubts, your ailments
  • Vour loss of self-trust, self-worth, your questions on your personal value
  • Your lows, your depression
  • Your recurring and debilitating relationship problems
  • Your feeling of loss of taste for life, simple things, loss of direction
  • Your feeling of personal or professional failure
  • Your frustrations and your dissatisfaction
  • Your dilemmas, your hesitations

These are only some examples of what your therapist will help you to surmount, to patiently unravel then to unroll and to understand, in order to find together the ways of arriving to a well-being and a satisfactory balance and the fulfillment of your deepest desires.

How can I be sure to address myself to a qualified person?

It is an essential question that's deserving of study. Several keys make it possible to find the right door. I present them to you:

Training: You ensure that the therapist that you consult, has studied in a university or a school which set records in the field of psychotherapy. It takes several years of basic studies to start to understand this profession. In the Internet Age, it is possible to verify easily.

Supervision: A professional therapist will always be supervised. Ask the question, the answer must be clear and without hesitation. A supervisor is a peer, in general the senior in the profession of therapy and who has followed additional training to accompany a therapist. He helps the therapist to see more clearly delicate situations that the therapist has with his patient, and that he alludes to by maintaining the secrecy of the identity of the latter. The supervision is a warranty both for the therapist and patient.

Ongoing Training: Any occupational field evolves and any professional also. It is of first importance to continue training beyond the initial studies. It is moreover a professional obligation for some according to the code of conduct that they are committed to observing. I for my part signed the code of conduct of the EPG (Parisian School of Gestalt) and of the EAP (European Association of Psychotherapy).

Professionalism: You will see it be expressed through the elements quoted above but, also detailed ethical aspects on the One on One Therapy page. A therapist must obviously declare his work; he must give you a receipt or an invoice for each one of your meetings.

Trust yourself: What do you feel vis-a-vis the therapist whom you will see for the first time? Do you feel that he listens to you, that he is interested, that he is respectful and benevolent, that he is relevant, that he readily informs you and answers your questions? And then before you to decide, and if you still hesitate after the first therapist you can absolutely meet others, no exaggeration. Even two or three professionals will allow you to have a more precise idea.

Will psychotherapy upset my life, my entourage?

On the one hand psychotherapy is a gentle approach, we visit at your rhythm, spaces in which you invite me. In addition, it is certain that some changes will take place, for you and for your entourage, it is in any case, also what you come to seek. That does not mean however that these changes will be brutal or drastic. The purpose of a psychotherapy is not to separate, sever or break. Any necessary change felt by you will be aware and supported at the same time for yourself and to spare your entourage. As you know, we cannot change others but, we can change ourselves and modify our environment to adapt it to our needs.

How long will it last?

That depends on several parameters. On the one hand, the reason of which lead you to consult, your degree of acceptance of the nature of your concern, your motivation and your commitment in your course of care, your needs and the rhythm that you will choose and which we will discuss. Any interruption or pause is question of choice and conscience; we will discuss it when the question arises to you.

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