Individual therapy is a way to help you work through your problems, develop effective strategies to confront difficult situations, and achieve recovery goals.
While in treatment at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres clients can expect to receive frequent and comprehensive individual therapy with our accredited therapists and addiction counsellors. The amount of individual therapy provided is based on the needs of the client and the Trafalgar treatment facility and programming selected.
Our clinical team provides a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment. They are there to help the client identify and implement new strategies for dealing with specific life challenges.
It is important for your therapist to assess your situation and work with you to determine the best plan of action. The first step is to uncover the problem(s). Once you and your therapist have an awareness of your issues, you can then begin to determine the root causes of your problems. From there, your therapist will work with you to develop the insights and skills needed to cope with your life challenges.
Your therapist is there to help you establish specific objectives for therapy. This will include a broad overall objective as well as more focused goals that may evolve from session to session.
Your therapist will also help you to:
- Identify coping strategies: Your therapist will work with you to develop or adapt coping strategies in line with your current situation. If the method you have used to cope with difficulties in the past has not worked, your therapist will guide you through the process in developing new, more effective coping strategies.
- Create Realistic Expectations: Psychological issues may stem from irrational expectations of yourself and others. This may lead to stress, anxiety and depression. By crystallizing these unrealistic expectations, your therapist may help provide fresh insights into your stress triggers.
- Identify personal strengths: During times of psychological crisis it is easy to dwell on your weaknesses. Your therapist will help you to identify your strengths and positive aspects about yourself, which helps to boost self-esteem.