About therapy approach
What is person-centered therapy?
Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.
How it works?
The success of person-centered therapy relies on three conditions:
Unconditional positive regard, which means therapists are empathetic and non-judgmental to convey their feelings of understanding, trust, and confidence that encourage their clients to make their own decisions and choices.
Empathetic understanding, which means therapists completely understand and accept their clients’ thoughts and feelings.
Congruence, which means therapists carry no air of authority or professional superiority but, instead, present a true and accessible self that clients can see is honest and transparent.
How it goes?
Therapy is a process, it takes time and commitment.
When we want to make our body stronger - we go to a gym regularly.
When we want to eat healthily - we practice special diet every day.
When we want to learn something - we visit classes and practice a few times a week.
Psychological health is not different from the above. Taking care of it should be regular and persistent.
Usually, regular therapy means once a week, but it may vary, depending on your request. Sessions can be conducted both in person if you're in Moscow, or online on WhatsApp or Zoom, the chat is also possible.
Before your first appointment
Before your first appointment please have a look at the policy below.
Absolute confidentiality is provided in all cases except ones when I become aware of a threat to anyone's life, including my client's. In these cases I have to notify the authorities and/or relatives. Otherwise I never disclose personal details of my clients to anyone.
Being late for session
Session lasts 50 minutes. Being late for session reduces the time of the session. For example, if your session has been scheduled at 3pm and you come at 3:10pm then the session will last 40 minutes.
Final meeting must
If for whatever reason you have decided to finish therapy, please be kind to have a final meeting to discuss the therapy and its results. It is important to learn making things clear in relationships and to have appropriate closures.
Rescheduling / Cancelling / No-show policy
You are free to reschedule or cancel your meeting not less than 24 hours in advance. In case of rescheduling or cancelling less than 24 hours before the meeting or no-show, the full price of the session has to be paid. Yet if circumstances allow, an offline meeting can be performed online instead.