A psychological consultation is an individual conversation with a psychologist regarding personal and interpersonal problems (marital, educational, professional issues). It helps in better understanding one’s own life situation and relationships with other people, as well as in determining the appropriate form of specialist support in the process of facing life problems or important decisions.
Psychological consultation may be the beginning of individual psychotherapy, therapy for couples or families. Depending on the type of issue, consultations are conducted within 1-3 sessions. The session lasts 50 minutes.
The purpose of therapeutic sessions is to support a person in making a deeper change in life functioning, necessary due to the experienced crisis or if the current methods of coping with problems have turned out to be insufficient or have failed. It is a process of deepening self-awareness and developing inner potential.
Individual therapy is preceded by a consultation meeting. It lasts 50 minutes and usually takes place once a week.
The first consultation meeting in couples therapy is to gather information about the matter or problem that the couple reports and to formulate an offer of psychological help. During subsequent meetings, the therapist helps the couple to look at the relations that prevail between them, make changes, recognize resources and develop effective methods of communication and behavior.
Sometimes other forms of specialist help (e.g. individual psychotherapy) are included in the therapeutic process. The session lasts 80 minutes and usually takes place every two weeks.
Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a method of individual therapy for people who suffer from extremely traumatic events (shock trauma). The main aim of the session is to support people after trauma who have disrupted the neurophysiological mechanisms of restoring internal balance, people suffering from PTSD or chronic stress. Renegotiating a traumatic experience combines therapeutic work at the somatic (physiological), behavioral, emotional and cognitive levels.
SE sessions last 50 minutes and are preceded by a consultation meeting.
NeuroAffective Relational Model™
The NeuroAffective Relational Model ™ (NARM) is a method of individual psychotherapy for people who have experienced developmental and relational trauma, suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma (C-PTSD). In the NARM approach, the therapist focuses on recognizing the psychological consequences of attachment disorders and symptoms of nervous system dysfunction that limit the feeling of natural vitality and deep contact with oneself and other people. The restoration of disrupted connections combines therapeutic work at the somatic (physiological), behavioral, emotional and cognitive levels.
NARM sessions last 50 minutes and are preceded by a consultation meeting.
Supervision is a health and safety at work for specialists providing psychological help and for people working in other forms of support contact (e.g. family assistants, social workers). They serve in-depth reflection on the ongoing therapeutic process and enrich the supervisee’s professional skills.
Supervision can be provided individually or in a group and is conducted by an experienced therapist. The duration of a single meeting depends on the number of people participating in it.