Systemic psychotherapy :
Psychotherapy is a technique promoting psychological well-being through speech and emotional experimentation, conducted by a certified professional in a validated and scientific method. It implies a work on oneself, which means an investment and a committment from the person consulting as well as from the therapist.
It is a dynamic and evolutive process necessitating courage. Of confronting oneself to identify the sources of one's suffering and introducing a change to an unsatisfactory but well known lifestyle.
The aim is to eliminate or at least alleviate the incapacitating symptoms, therefore questioning the lifestyle. It implies being open to other ways of perceiving reality and later process to a deep and long-term adaptation of the functioning.
Psychotherapy consists in a co-construction during which patient and therapist adjust to each other and collaborate towards a common goal of freeing the patient from his dysfunctions. On the long term, this method aims at the patients’ autonomy so they can face potential future crisis by themselves with the new tools acquired during therapy.
It's is therefore aimed at any person willing to question him or herself in order to achieve a better quality of life and tame suffering.
As soon as the negative consequences of the issues, the suffering or the psychiatric illness aren't bearable anymore and that one feels ready to share and shake his/her own functioning up.
For example, when we say :
"My parents are always on my back and do not respect my choice"
"Since I became a mother , family dynamics seem shoved and I can not find my balance"
"We no longer know what to do with our child, we have tried everything but we lost the link, we no longer understand each other"
"Too often I have the feeling of being the parent of my parents, it's heavy, I 'm tired"
"I always fall on the same type of unhealthy and harmful partners, I can’t stand it anymore"
"We yell at each other all the time without being able to leave, it is exhausting, it's time to take stock"
"I always feel that this is the others’ fault and I do not know how to see it differently"
"Too much pressure : how to be a good mother present and attentive , an available wife, a competent and recognized professional ? I'm lost"
"How to make my coming-out without losing my family and friends?"
"I am consumed with a secret I do not know who to talk to"
"I would like to live my faith freely but in the current socio -political context, I do not dare take my choice"
"How to find my place in this society without denying my culture neither be despised by my neighbors ?"
"I lost a close relative without whom it seems insurmountable to live, I am inconsolable and upset"
"When I have a stressful event , I have the feeling of being completely overwhelmed"
"I can not sleep, I have ideas that turn buckle and I ruminate the same concerns tirelessly"
"I was attacked, since, I do not feel safe anywhere and I have flash backs as soon as I close my eyes"
"I'm at a turning point in my career but I 'm not sure of the direction to take"
"I really feel that my boss wants my skin, he'll end up having it, I'm at the end"
"I 'm on a mission abroad to my NGO and it is not easy to absorb everything that is happening around me, I feel the need to share a piece of this suffering"
"I realize that I drink a little more than I would like to and that I don’t have control on it anymore"
"Smoking a joint from time to time with peers why not, but now it takes on proportions that are beyond me, I can’t even sleep without it anymore"
"I do not succeed in school and I feel that it is not only a matter of will"
"I do not know how to set limits to my classmates who make fun of me every day"
"My child is ostracized by his classmates , what to do?"
"I want to change but I do not know where to start"
"I lack confidence in myself and that’s playing tricks on me every day"
Therapy is aimed at any person willing to understand the origins of his/her suffering, looking for help to modify his/her perceived perspective and to adapt his/ her functioning. The more the situation is caught in time, the less likely it is to become chronic. In addition, the intervention will be faster and more efficient.
A psychologist psychotherapist certified FSP or ASP (costs partially supported by complementary insurances depending on coverage conditions). A doctor, psychiatrist and psychotherapist certified FMH (covered by LAMAL base insurance to 90% of costs, excl. excess).
Under certain conditions, psychologists can team with a psychiatrist in order to practice delegated psychotherapy so the treatment is covered by LAMAL up to 90%.
The psychotherapist helps the patients identify and then enhance their personal and social skills in order to help them develop their autonomy and re-establish their trust towards their resources. The patients increase their resilience by reinforcing their adaptation and the psychological resistance to cope with the crisis situations and negative contexts.
Several techniques corresponding to several theoretical approaches exist and their efficiency depend on the type of suffering. Notwithstanding, rather than the method, the therapeutic relationship is the decisive ingredient for therapeutic success. It's is therefore essential that the patient chooses a trustworthy psychotherapist with whom he or she feels comfortable. One should not hesitate to consult several psychotherapists in order to find one with whom it is possible to imagine going through a demanding and sometimes overwhelming process.
Other techniques may supplements the therapeutic process and in any case, the psychotherapist will adapt his/her expertise and speech to the individual problem in order to create adapted and specific solutions with and for the patient.