What Is Psychotherapy?

Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

As philosopher Alain de Botton points out in this excellent short film, ‘having some psychotherapy is just about the most significant and interesting thing you could do to improve your chances of contentment – in relationships, at work, and with friends and family’.

We are all complex creatures who are flawed and struggle at times to make sense of ourselves and the world we inhabit.  Contrary to popular belief, psychotherapy is not just for people who live with depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions.  Rather it helps individuals to understand themselves more fully and to live life more authentically.

The form of psychotherapy I practice – Logotherapy – is essentially meaning-centred therapy and is built on the premise that finding meaning in life and life circumstances is essential.  The other part of Logotherapy is Existential Analysis – this helps us to engage with ourselves and to explore how we fit into the world.

Want to find out more?  You can e-mail me at scottpeddie@sky.com.

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