What is Psychotherapy? Let us talk first about the word psychotherapy before we talk about anything else regarding the topic at hand. The word psychotherapy consists actually of two words, namely psyche and therapy. Psyche as the same with psychology, means mind our soul, and therapy on the other hand means healing. As we can infer, psychotherapy means healing and nurturing the mind and soul, soul in this case what we are thinking and what we are feeling. Also, psychotherapy seeks to address a client’s mental and psychological disorders by using psychological techniques rather than by using medicine. As far as psychotherapy goes, there are two types, psychiatry and counseling. Psychiatry is most often used by medical doctors because it involves prescribing drugs. Drugs are prescribed for various mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and ADHD. The other type of psychotherapy is counseling, and this process mainly involves talking. Counseling seeks to emphasize the therapeutic relationship between the therapist themselves and the individual seeking therapy. The psychotherapist is essentially one who practices psychotherapy, and the one that can address your needs when searching for a cure to your psychological disorders through the use of psychological methods. A qualified psychotherapist receives 4-8 years worth of training to be able to do this, and is duly certified by an accredited governing body. A psychotherapist can have other jobs or professional backgrounds, such as a doctor, social worker, nurse, counselor, or mental health worker. But when you are seeing them for the purpose of psychotherapy, then they are obliged to provide you only that service and not any other. For psychotherapy, there should always be psychotherapeutic change, and psychotherapists achieve an environment where this can occur by creating a psychotherapeutic relationship with the client. This entails that the whole psychotherapy process should occur in a private, comfortable and safe environment. IN the environment of the client and psychotherapist, there should always be utter and complete confidentiality. The client should feel comfortable telling you his/her psychological problems, as well as his/her personal problems without ever having to worry that it will reach the ears of his/her coworkers, friends, and colleagues. It shouldn’t be forgotten that the psychotherapeutic relationship is an active listening and speaking exchange relationship. Client and psychotherapist alike should both talk, and the client will talk about his/her problems to the therapist. In turn, the therapist should then help the client identify the roots of their problem, and then work on that to find out the goals and wishes they should accomplish. You shouldn’t be afraid to seek help with psychotherapy, as with all other therapies.