Why psychotherapy?

In some ways this is a continuation of my previous post What is psychotherapy?1  However, I think it is also pertinent to ask why anyone might wish to engage the services of a psychotherapist, especially when this can potentially be a long term and, consequently, an expensive commitment. It might …

What is psychotherapy?

If you had asked this question one hundred years ago the answer would have been simple: psychotherapy was just another term for psychoanalysis – Freud’s ‘talking cure’.  Since that time, however it’s become increasingly difficult to define psychoanalysis itself let alone psychotherapy, of which there are now literally hundreds of …