Solution-focused psychotherapy is just as effective as other forms of therapy
You can come to therapy alone, as a couple, or as a family. There is research supporting the claim that solution-focused psychotherapy is an effective form of therapy for adults, young people, and children.
Within this form of therapy, the most important thing is the dialogue that focuses on the client’s needs and wishes. In the therapy sessions, I try to create an atmosphere where the client feels that it is safe to open up. On the other hand, I also try to create an atmosphere where they are offered the possibility to release their own inner resources. All this will affect how well we can solve the various problems in the client’s life. At the core of solution-focused psychotherapy is the interaction between therapist and client, where the client is seen as the specialist on his or her life. In this form of therapy, the therapist has a slightly more active role than in other, more traditional forms of psychotherapy.
In a couple’s relationship, it is important that both parties feel good. In couples therapy, we discuss in confidence what the parties wish and expect from one another. The goal is to “untie the knots” and create a permanent feeling of solidarity and partnership in the relationship.
It is good to remember that you cannot force your partner to change. You can only change your own attitude towards another human being. My personal opinion on couples therapy is that it can be useful for a couple, even if only one party in the relationship seeks professional help.
The duration and frequency of the psychotherapy sessions are determined for each client according to their individual life situation. My way of working is integrative, and I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods, depending on my clients’ needs and goals. As a therapist, I try to interact in a way that takes the client’s personality, body language, and way of expression into consideration. I use both short-term therapy (1–10 sessions) and long-term rehabilitating psychotherapy (KELA).