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Psychological therapy

When you feel depressed, lonely or anxious, starting psychotherapy may be a good, albeit difficult decision to make. Poradnia offers you safe space to talk in confidence – even if you feel uneasy, sad or angry about things that bother you. During the therapy, together with therapist you will explore what factors contribute to your difficulties, and you will learn how to overcome them, one step at a time. Different problems require different approach, therefore your therapist will try to match the kind of therapy to your needs.
At Poradnia, following approaches are often used:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treats anxiety and depression by changing the thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distressing emotions. CBT consists of about 5 to 12 sessions in which client and therapist work together to identify problem thoughts and behaviours. The client learns effective tools and techniques to alter the way they think, feel, and behave in a given situation, and thus reduce psychological distress they have experienced.

Mindfulness is a practice that individuals and groups can do on a day-to-day basis. It can enable people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful ones. As a mind-body approach, it can increase our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices. Research shows positive effects on several aspects of whole-person health, including the mind, the brain, the body, and behaviour, as well as a person’s relationships with others.

Rapid Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment of psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress (PTSD). In a nutshell, the goal of EMDR is to work through and desensitize the negative beliefs or disturbances associated with past traumatic experiences. This helps the person who suffers from them to move on with their life and get “unstuck” from (consciously and unconsciously) reliving those past experiences.

Schema is a form of therapy that combines certain aspects of cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies. It helps people to change negative , long-term patterns (“schemas”) in their relationships with themselves and others. These patterns, can be compared to templates of thoughts and feelings, which make it difficult for us to accomplish our goals and lead to self-defeating beliefs.

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