To have recurring fears or worries such as your health or finances or the future, and often a constant feeling that something bad is about to happen. The cause of these intense feelings of anxiety can be difficult to identify. Unpleasant body sensations, panic attacks, imminent feeling of loss of control or death.
Depression is a modo disorder that interferes with daily time over a period of time. It is characterized by the presence of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or lack of self-esteem, sleep or appetite disorders, a feeling of tiredness and lack of concentration.
They are characterized by long-lasting and repetitive patterns of thinking, perception, reaction and relationships that cause significant distress to the affected person and/or affect their ability to function. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work, and school.
Traumatic situations can remain blocked or frozen in the nervous system as they have not been able to be processed correctly at that time. The lack of processing of these situations is translated or reflected in the present situation of each one, in ways of seeing life, behaving, relating and ultimately in our well-being and mental health.
Stress is your body’s response to a challenge or demand. In small episodes, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. But when stress lasts for a long time, it can harm your health.
We use an integrative approach so that we apply different types of approaches or types of therapy depending on what the patient presents. From cognitive behavioral, humanistic, structural, and systemic therapy. In addition, we use EMDR therapy alone or as a complement to the others, to help the patient process correctly from a much deeper perspective.
The objective is to enhance the development, evolution and personal growth of the patient, as well as for them to reach their maximum potential and obtain the necessary tools that enable them to function optimally.
During the therapeutic process, it is advisable to generate a good bond with the patient in order to ensure that the initially proposed objectives have a place in the subject’s new life.
The duration of the therapy depends on the type of involvement the patient has and the amount of time and work they dedicate to the therapy. It is not enough to attend the sessions, since in each session the patient is given different tasks to carry out in the time between sessions.
When to attend psychological treatment?
When I suffer more than necessary for no apparent reason, when my personal performance declines, if I am sadder than usual and for longer, if I have fears or blocks that limit me, if I am not satisfied with my social or emotional achievements, if I am very nervous and I cannot control it, if I am more worried than usual with too many things on my mind that I cannot get rid of, or if I am stressed and this state does not disappear within a reasonable period of time.
How many psychotherapy sessions are necessary?
Each person is different and reacts differently to the therapeutic process, therefore, the number of therapy sessions that each person needs depends on the type of problem that occurs and how deep-rooted it is, personality characteristics, learning capacity, attitude towards treatment and many other variables.
What problems can a psychologist help to solve?
The types of problems for which assistance is requested from a psychologist are multiple, from people with trauma, losses, depressive problems, anxiety, people who require help for a chronic disorder that interferes with their lives or their physical health. For their part, other patients turn to a psychologist because they are experiencing short-term problems that they need to resolve such as anxiety that occurs when faced with a new job or people who need help managing the grief of the loss of a loved one.
Does it mean that I am sick or weak if I go to psychological therapy?
The words “sick or weak” in psychological therapy should not be used since it is a term with many negative connotations and can lead to confusion.
There is also a widespread belief that going to psychological therapy is a symptom of weakness when we should realize that not being able to do something for ourselves and asking for help to manage a certain situation does not imply being weak at all. All people, at one time or another, need the support or advice of someone who is an expert in a certain subject.
Can I talk about anything with my psychologist? Will my conversations be truly confidential?
When people come to therapy they have complete freedom to talk about everything that worries them or that they consider important to work with so it will be the responsibility of the psychologist to ensure that these topics are addressed based on how they consider most appropriate for proper functioning of the therapy and also with the aim of making the person feel understood.
In reference to the privacy of the conversations held with the psychologist, these are absolutely confidential as established by Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the Protection of Personal Data.
How long does each session last?
Each psychotherapy session lasts a 1 hour. However the number of sessions to be carried out will depend entirely on each specific case.
The frequency of the sessions is determined as well by the specific case presented by the patient. As a general practice at the beginning of the therapy, sessions usually have a weekly visit frequency.
If there is something that worries you, ask me, don’t be embarrassed, I am here to listen to you and help you without judging you.