Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy

In Lyrakou Clinic the individual psychotherapies that takle place are either of psychodynamic direction or kowledge based - behaviouristic direction.

Psychodynamic Direction

In the framework of the treatment of patients as well as of the follow up, via the outpatient clinics, one of the methods that we follow in Lyrakou Clinic, is the individual psychotherapy of psychodynamic direction.

Objective of the treatment is the progressive familiarization of the patient with his various defences that are activated in his daily life as well as the acceptance of sentiments that he experiences.

The various unprincipled impetuses, wishes and lesions of past are transported to the present and they are confronted in a framework of safety with the psychotherapist.

The treatment focuses on the confrontation of daily difficulties faced by the patient and the discovery of ways to handle them.

Knowledge Based - Behaviouristic Direction


General description

The knowledge based - behaviouristic treatment is a relatively short terminology of psychotherapy for a big team of psychological problems including depression, stress, anger, marital disagreements, fears and dependencies. The treatment is focused in what you think, how you behave and how you communicate today, leaving out the experiences of your first years of life. Innumerable researches have showed that the knowledge based - behaviouristic treatment is so as effective as the pharmaceutical treatment for the depression, the stress, the perseverances and other fears. Moreover, because of the patients learning how to self control during the treatment, they are often capable to maintain the progress they make after completion of their treatment.

Patient Diagnosis

When you begin the knowledge-based behaviouristic treatment, your healer will ask you to fill in certain questionnaires about yourself that include a variety of symptoms and problems. These questionnaires appreciate the depression, the stress, the anger, the fears, bodily nuisances, the personality and the relations. The aim of this estimate is to assemble as much information as possible for the patient, in order for your healer to learn which type problems you have (or you do not have and in which extent they are present).

Structure of therapeutic sessions

Certain other types of treatment do not have a structure, but in the knowledge based behaviouristic treatment you and your healer will make a program for each meeting. The program can include an examination of your experience from previous sessions, your exercises, your current problems, an examination of what you accomplished in a particular session and exercises for the next week. The objective is for the patient to resolve the problems instead of only complainingabout them.

Exercises of self-help

If you went to a personnel trainer in a sport center, you would expect to be guided on how to practise in the case of the trainer's absence. The same holds for the knowledge based behaviouristic treatment. What you learn in the treatment is what you need to practise when you are alone. Research shows that the patients that complete their exercises become well quicker and maintain their condition for a long time. The exercise of self-help includes recording of your mood, your thoughts and your behavior, to program activities, to set objectives, to provoke your negative thoughts, to assemble information, to change the way that you communicate with the others as well as other tasks.

Do my problems depend on biochemistry?

Part of your problems are likely to be dependent on biochemistry, but a lot of other factors, such as the way that you think and how you behave and connect the facts of present and past are also very important. The use of knowledge based - behaviouristic treatment does not suspend the use of pharmaceutical treatment. For most of the psychiatric malfunctions there exists well-founded proof that the knowledge based - behaviouristic treatment is as effective as the pharmaceutical treatment. For very serious levels of depression and stresses, we believe that it would be better to combine pharmaceutical treatment with therapy. An advantage of knowledge based - behaviouristic treatment is that you learn to resolve your problems alone.

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