Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and a client. Common goals of therapy are to inspire change, gain insight and improve life quality. People frequently seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counselling.
Therapy helps people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It increases positive feelings, such as compassion, joy and self-esteem. People in therapy learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals. Many find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware and some avail of ongoing therapy for self-growth and deeper healing.