What Is Individual Therapy or Counselling?

Individual therapy is also known as personal counselling. Individual therapy is a collaborative involvement in which you participate with an experienced professional to determine what to focus and work on and your overall goals. A trained therapist will be actively involved in asking questions, helping you get a deeper understanding of your situation, and providing emotional support throughout the entire process.


Lifeward Family Therapy for personal growth provides thoughtful psychological assistance to individuals.

Individual therapy is also known as personal counselling, therapy or psychotherapy. In individual therapy, you meet with a therapist/clinician. There are many different approaches, and your therapist may use a single-treatment approach or combine several different styles. Maybe you feel depressed or anxious or need help dealing with a painful experience or trouble with a family member at home. Possibly you do not necessarily have a mental health issue to deal with but need assistance with personal growth. Individual counselling provides a safe and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and behavioural problems so you can continue with your life! When emotional and psychological issues begin to cause you problems and interfere with you or your loved one's everyday life, the time may be suitable to seek counselling.

How individual therapy works?

Individual therapy starts with an initial consultation where our therapist will talk with you or your loved one about any problem areas. Natasha at Lifeward will be covering such symptoms of anxiety or depression, your family situation, your childhood history, or any other relevant issues of concern.

The client-therapist relationship.

The most crucial element in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and their therapist. At Lifeward, we induce collaboration where the clinician and client decide what goals and actions to take. Each client-therapist connection is unique, and much of the success in individual treatment results from this special relationship.

Individual therapy treatment can be a very effective method for mental, emotional and psychological status. For the therapy to be successful, you have to be comfortable in your relationship with your therapist. It helps if you choose someone you can trust and are comfortable talking about complex subjects and sharing intimate details of your life.

Therapy and counselling will not work unless you have a strong bond with your therapist.

Here are some aspects you should examine before you commit:


Could you be honest and open with your new therapist?

Do you feel comfortable with this person?

Can the therapist clearly define how they can assist and provide goals for you in solving your problem?

Does your therapist have significant experience in helping others with a similar issue(s)?

Does your therapist seem like good listener, and believe the therapist understands you?

Does it feel like the therapist/counsellor truly cares about your case?

Typical stages of therapy:

There are usually several steps or segments for individual therapy, and even though the therapist and the client will personalise the exact process, here are a few of the typical milestones:

  • Initial consultation
  • Set goals and strategy
  • Exploration and assessment
  • Working through problems
  • Action steps
  • Integration of new thought and behaviour
  • Progress follow-up