Psychotherapy ©

Psychotherapy aims to enable clients to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. Psychotherapy can assist them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way. Psychotherapy uses specific methods to help a person to change and overcome their problems in desired ways.


The therapy involves one-to-one sessions between the client and therapist and it also strives to improve the client’s social skills and relationships. The one hour therapy sessions assist clients who are experiencing psychological and emotional and difficulties by enabling them to better understand their problems.


Additionally, the therapist helps the client to make appropriate changes specifically tailored to their needs. Psychotherapy aims to improve a client’s wellbeing and mental health. It also works on resolving troublesome behaviours, emotions, compulsions, beliefs and thoughts.


Psychotherapists are professional men and women who have been specifically trained to relate to and treat people who are distressed. An integral part of the treatment is the relationship between the psychotherapist and their client. Psychotherapists will utilise a variety of psychological skills and methods to alleviate personal suffering and to encourage change. Psychotherapists treat clients of all ages, including children.


The therapist can provide help with a range of problems, such as low self-esteem, depression, family disputes, anxiety, addiction, grief and bereavement. Any person who feels overwhelmed by their problems and is unable to cope may benefit from psychotherapy.



Art Therapy

Art Therapy provides the client with an ability to understand and address their emotions, feelings and thoughts.


Art therapy encourages and enables the client to understand and thereby express their emotions through artistic expression and a creative process.


Art therapy assists clients to visually express their emotions they may have difficulty expressing via conventional means. It additionally gives the client a sense of control over their feelings.


Art therapy triggers an emotional catharsis.


This therapeutic process builds confidence and nurtures the client’s feelings of self-worth.


With art therapy, the client can promote physiological healing by identifying and working through emotions such as anger.


When this therapy is used in combination with relaxation techniques it can effectively relieve stress.

Gene is an internationally recognised poet with three published collections of poetry. Using poetry as his medium, he has successfully worked in hospitals, primary and secondary schools and at Youthreach. He has additionally worked with asylum seekers, active retirement groups, Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholic Anonymous.

 

Gene Barry Psychotherapist

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