Individual therapy at Harley Street Psychology is founded on three models of therapy: Existential/Phenomenological Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or better known as CBT, and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
The reason why these approaches have been chosen as the core foundation of Harley Street Psychology in providing Individual therapy in London is because of the unique and complimentary fit that the approaches have with each other and equally the successful track record that each approach has individually.
Finding Individual Therapy in London can be a daunting process as there are a number of very good therapists out there who offer outstanding services—however how do you choose the right Individual Therapy for you?
You need to ask yourself what kind of approach would be best suitable for you, from the point of view that Individual Therapy works on a one-to-one basis with you and a therapist. The key too much success in individual therapy is allowing oneself to learn to be truly intimate with the information that is revealed not only with yourself in a session but also in the disclosure to your therapist. Many of us are terrified of experiencing truly intimate relationships with others and withhold much information and most of the time who we truly are… so in relationships we hide ourselves from people that are supposed to mean something to us.
This is not the case in individual therapy, in that; the key is creating a new type of relationship with yourself, your environment and with others (and in this case, your therapist). We often fail to remember that life is all about relating and how we choose to relate in various contexts. This becomes almost automatic for us, where we change unconsciously in the various contexts and interactions we might have day to day.
This is not the case with individual therapy—you will become very conscious of “how you are” with another human being and understand the dynamics involved in creating a non-judgmental and truly caring relationship that is solely for your benefit and no one else in the immediacy of the therapy room.
A common problem that arises in individual therapy is the “selfish” question… is it not selfish of me if I indulge in therapy? I can’t tell you how many times this question has come up in a session, and the ultimate understanding is that this life is about you and how you choose to live it, so an hour a week is far from selfish in any way. What is essential to the process of individual therapy is that you are authentic enough with yourself and your therapist in understanding the full range of emotions, traps, snags and dilemmas you may face.
By doing so, individual therapy provides you with a platform to challenge any difficulty and learn how you function in relation to any of these problems without feeling as though you have no alternate method of coping.