Psychotherapy is a practice that is based on cooperation and “alliance” between a therapist and a visitor (client), in order to discuss and improve serious issues of everyday life, personality and sociability of an individual. Through dialogue, a supportive environment is created in which the therapist remains objective, neutral and non-judgmental. The therapist and the visitor collaborate to create and reinforce a climate of trust, in order to identify and change the ‘problematic’ pattern of thinking and behavior aiming at the improvement of daily functioning.
In psychotherapy, therapists apply scientific-based psychotherapy, which helps to create a basis for developing and maintaining (in daily routine) healthy, flexible and effective habits. The aim of psychotherapy is not only to address the current “problem-issue” an individual faces but to strengthen the way of thinking, and to build tools and practices that will enable them to cope with future challenges that will arise.
Most visitors who seek assistance consciously through psychotherapy and counseling are those who quickly are guided through their goals for improvement. Other visitors, because of their distorted and false interpretations of the notion of “psychotherapy”, avoid seeking help, causing their problems to worsen and eventually reach a dead end. The right of choice is an inalienable right of every person and specifically, even if one has rejected the offer of help, it would be good to think that he has nothing to lose by trying and a different form of assistance.
Overcoming your concern about seeking help is ‘Worth’ it.
This is because if at some point the quality of your life is not what you want, then psychotherapy can help improve it.
The signs which indicate that psychotherapy can benefit you:
• Feeling overwhelmed, helpless, and sad.
• Your problems do not improve, despite all your efforts, and despite the efforts of your family and friendly environment.
• It is difficult to concentrate on your responsibilities or your daily routine.
• You worry excessively, expect the worst, or are continuously upset.
• Grow potentially risky behaviors (alcohol consumption or drug use, etc.) that harm you and others around you.
When you feel ready to begin psychotherapy, consider the following:
Confidentiality is one of the most important elements of the ethical code of the field of psychology. The therapist understands that trust is the “key” to a fruitful alliance. The therapist shall safeguard the confidentiality of the visitor-client and maintain respect and understanding.
Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RECBT) is one of the “Cognitive” psychotherapy approaches in the field of psychology. It is a comprehensive, energetic, philosophical, and empirically based approach that focuses on solving emotional and behavioral difficulties and mental-psychological dysfunctions in order to enable people to take responsibility of their “change” for a more healthy and happy life.
The Father of this approach is the American psychologist Albert Ellis, Ph.D. (1913-2007), who was inspired by Greek philosophers to develop the psychotherapeutic approach in 1950.
The basic principle of RECBT is that people unwillingly contribute to their emotional disturbance due to demanding beliefs. Moreover, events do not cause unhealthy emotions and dysfunctional behaviors, but our beliefs-thoughts in relation to the events do, which as a result triggers a negative, unhealthy emotion or many emotions
Mainly, the RECBT model is applied at the center “OriZo”, but the team’s aim is to implement a therapeutic model which adapts to the visitor’s needs in the best possible way. Psychotherapy is carried out through various approaches, where each one equips therapists with tools for the optimal provision of mental health services, among which are the Cognitive Therapies (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy), Psychoanalysis, Systemic Therapy, Mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, etc.
Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is supported by valid scientific literature. It is intended to provide a philosophical shift, beyond temporary improvement, aiming to provide visitors with practices and tools in such a way that they can then apply these practices themselves in their future emotional or behavioral obstacles.