Dr. Sophie L. Teuschl

Psychotherapist

Facts

Person-centered psychotherapy

  • is a worldwide accepted school of psychotherapy
  • was developed by Carl R. Rogers in the USA in 1940
  • is a humanistic therapy approach
  • differs from other schools of psychotherapy
  • is synonymous with client-centered psychotherapy

Qualities of this approach

The qualities correspond with what I provide as a person-centered psychotherapist.

  • Empathy – sensitive understanding and honest, constructive interest in how you experience your world

  • Authenticity – as a psychotherapist I am your reflected, genuine and particularly active interlocuter

  • Positive regard – I accept you the way you are

Emphases of this approach

  • Alleviation and/or healing of (emotional) suffering and psychological pain

  • Increasing your emotional self-awareness

  • Support to discover suitable solutions for you

  • Strengthening your skills & self-confidence

  • Working out your new personal strategies to overcome emotional strain and life crises

  • Encouraging your personal development & health

  • Improved self-understanding and a positive sense of change


The therapeutic conversation

Psychotherapy means help for self help.

Through the therapeutic conversation, you will be able to, i.a.

  • talk about your feelings and thoughts
  • get to know yourself better
  • re-activate your personal resources
  • “learn” to deal with certain life situations
  • cope with the problems
  • find joy in your life again

Through “reflection” (considerations) you will be able to

  • get to know yourself better
  • look at your experiences from different perspectives
  • discover new opportunities & chances to change your life
  • gain self-confidence
  • find your way back to your real self
  • to better recognise your emotions

Psychotherapeutic effect

Question:
What is the effect of psychotherapy or why does psychotherapy help to feel better?

Answer:
Body and psyche are inextricably linked. Emotions and thoughts are generated through the cerebral processing of information (new experiences) in comparison with memories. Neurophysiological processes “create” the individual physical and emotional condition.
The mental health and well-being are necessarily associated with the balance of these metabolic processes.

If these processes are negatively influenced by stress, the self-awareness is also adversely affected, which cause different physical and psychological symptoms.

Through the empathic professionally guided conversation the emotional self-awareness is (non-)verbally promoted in the course of the therapy process. By talking about problems and psychological strain, emotions are mobilized which further enables a psychological relief. In this way, the physical and emotional balance is restored.

Thus, psychotherapy effects sustainable positive neurophysiological changes.