As a full-service agency, we offer individual psychotherapy tailored to address a number of concerns, including really anything that might bring you to therapy. Individual therapy is designed to meet your unique needs and goals. It entails learning about your background and life experiences and establishing goals to accomplish during your time in counselling. If you’re feeling like work, relationships, or life, in general, is getting too much to bear, we can help.
We believe that our personal stories and journeys are the roots that provide us with the growth opportunities and foundations for strength and resilience. However, our stories can also hold experiences that cause pain, insecurity, and doubt. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore these stories, address our stuck points, and create lasting change in our lives. We currently offer psychotherapy sessions in-person at our office in London, ON and online throughout Ontario.
What Is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a general term that refers to a type of “talk therapy” performed by a licensed therapist. The goal of psychotherapy is to assist individuals who are experiencing mental illnesses, emotional difficulties, and problems coping by talking about and expressing their feelings. Psychotherapists assist people with changing their undesirable attitudes, behaviours, and habits while promoting more healthy ways of coping. People choose therapy for a range of reasons, and there’s no “right or wrong” reason to see a therapist. If you’re feeling like you need extra support and guidance, we invite you to reach out.
Types of Psychotherapy
There are many different approaches and types of counselling that fall under the umbrella of “psychotherapy”. With 12+ experienced practitioners, we are happy to offer therapy utilizing many of the most common models.
Some of the psychotherapy models we use include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Narrative Therapy
If you’re interested in finding a psychotherapist in London or online in Ontario with a particular approach, please view our therapist’s page to see each of our primary areas of focus.
What Are The Benefits of Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to discuss specific issues that an individual is aware of and would like to work on, but it is also an opportunity to explore emotions that might not have their roots uncovered. Patients may choose to use psychotherapy in conjunction with medication prescribed from their medical provider, or on its own.
There have been proven benefits of psychotherapy for many emotional difficulties, including:
- Panic disorders
- Fears & Phobias
- Relationship concerns & building healthy relationships
- Mood Disorders
- Grief & loss
- Identity & Self Image concerns
- Chronic guilt, regret & shame
- Sexuality & LGBQT2 related stressors
- Spiritual and Existential concerns
If you aren’t sure if psychotherapy is right for you, feel free to reach out to our intake screener for assistance.
Online Psychotherapy Sessions & In-Person in London, ON
Whether you would like to seek therapy online, in-person, or a hybrid of the two, we can help. Our psychotherapists are experienced in providing effective therapy both in person at our office in downtown London, ON, and online via telehealth. For more information about our online counselling, please visit our virtual therapy page.
Ready to Get Started With Individual Therapy?
At Gibson & Associates, we strongly believe that each person has the innate ability to cope with their challenges, but sometimes difficulties from the past make it tough for people to access these skills. Our team is here to assist and support you to reach your goals with psychotherapy. Contact us today.