Individual Psychotherapy

A one-to-one clinical counselling process (between client and psychotherapist) in which the client works through their psycho-socioemotional issues in a safe and caring environment. Compared to group or family psychotherapy in which the focus is on multiple individuals and the relationships between them, individual psychotherapy maximizes in-session time by working through one client’s specific problems. During the course of individual treatment at UPWARD the client will explore their feelings, behaviours, thoughts and memories; identify factors contributing to and exacerbating their problems; come-up with and process potential solutions; set goals and make changes in important aspects of their lives. Individual therapy with young children usually involves “play” interventions using games, toys, and other upbeat activities to explore the child’s ability to learn particular skills, interact with others, adapt to their environment, and more.