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One-to-One Therapy

One-to-One Therapy

One-to-one therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counselling, provides a safe and supportive environment for people to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours with a trained professional.

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What is one-to-one therapy?

One-to-one, or talk, therapy encompasses a range of therapeutic approaches aimed at improving mental health and well-being through verbal communication. During sessions, the therapist creates a safe and nonjudgmental space for the client to explore their thoughts and feelings. Through active listening, reflection, and gentle guidance, the therapist helps the client gain insights into their challenges, develop coping strategies, and set achievable goals for personal growth.

Therapists may utilise various techniques, such as role-playing, journaling, and relaxation exercises, to facilitate healing and promote positive change. The therapeutic process is often collaborative, with the therapist and client working together to identify patterns, challenge distorted thinking, and build resilience.

It is a powerful tool for promoting mental health and aiding in addiction recovery. By fostering self-awareness, teaching coping skills, and providing support, therapy empowers individuals to lead more fulfilling lives and overcome obstacles on the path to healing.

What is one-to-one therapy used for?

Individual talk therapy, also known as individual psychotherapy or counselling, is a form of therapy where a person works one-on-one with a trained therapist or counsellor to explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and life experiences. It is used for a variety of purposes, including:

Mental health disorders: Individual talk therapy is commonly used to treat various mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), bipolar disorder, and more. Through therapy sessions, individuals can gain insight into their symptoms, learn coping strategies, and work towards symptom relief and improved functioning.

Addiction treatment: In addiction treatment, talk therapy plays a vital role in recovery by helping individuals explore the root causes of addiction, such as trauma, grief, or low self-esteem, paving the way for healing and recovery. Talk therapy teaches individuals healthier ways to cope with stress, triggers, and cravings, reducing the risk of relapse.

Trauma and abuse recovery: Individual therapy is often used to support individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse, or other traumatic events. Therapists can provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to process their experiences, reduce symptoms of trauma-related disorders, and work towards healing and recovery.

Grief and loss: Individual therapy can be beneficial for individuals coping with grief and loss, whether due to the death of a loved one, divorce, or other significant life changes. Therapists can offer support, validation, and coping strategies to help individuals navigate the grieving process and find meaning and healing in their loss.

Stress management and coping skills: Individual therapy can be helpful for individuals experiencing stress, overwhelm, or difficulty coping with life’s challenges. Therapists can teach practical coping skills, relaxation techniques, and stress management strategies to help individuals better navigate stressful situations and improve their overall well-being.

Relationship issues: Individual therapy can address various relationship issues, including difficulties with communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, and trust. Therapists can help individuals explore their relationship patterns, identify underlying problems, and develop healthier ways of relating to others.

Personal growth and self-exploration: Many people seek individual therapy not only to address specific mental health concerns but also to engage in self-exploration and personal growth. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space for individuals to reflect on their life experiences, values, goals, and relationships. It can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves, identify areas for personal development, and enhance self-awareness

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Benefits of one-to-one therapy

Therapy offers a supportive, nonjudgmental space where individuals can share their struggles, and receive encouragement. One-to-one therapy offers numerous benefits for mental health and addiction, including:

Increased self-awareness: By exploring thoughts and emotions in a supportive environment, individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences.

Addressing underlying issues: Therapy helps individuals explore the root causes of addiction, such as trauma, grief, or low self-esteem, paving the way for healing and recovery. By addressing the underlying issues contributing to mental health concerns, reducing the likelihood of relapse, and promoting sustained well-being.

Symptom relief: Many mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, respond well to talk therapy, providing relief from distressing symptoms.

Building coping skills: Talk therapy equips individuals with practical tools and strategies to manage stress, regulate emotions, and cope with life’s challenges more effectively. Teaches individuals healthier ways to cope with tension, triggers, and cravings, reducing the risk of relapse.

Enhancing motivation and promoting accountability: Through motivational interviewing and goal setting, therapy increases individuals’ readiness for change, and commitment to change. Regular therapy sessions provide accountability and encouragement for individuals to stay on track with their recovery goals.

Enhanced relationships: Therapy can improve communication skills, foster empathy, and strengthen interpersonal connections, leading to healthier relationships.

Different types of therapy used at the treatment centre

There are over 50 types of therapeutic approaches available, some will work better for specific conditions, whilst others can help with a broad range of issues.
Here are a few examples of the methodologies used at the treatment centre by our highly experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists. Each method is tailored to address specific issues and preferences.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT): Focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

Psychodynamic therapy: Explores how past experiences and unconscious emotions influence current thoughts and behaviours, aiming for deep self-awareness and insight.

Logotherapy: a form of counselling which focuses on finding meaning, recognising a positive life purpose, life values, and clear goals. Guiding the client towards identifying these within themselves.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT): Targets relationship issues and interpersonal conflicts to improve communication skills and enhance social support networks.

Person-centred therapy: Also known as client-centred counselling, is a humanistic method that focuses on how individuals knowingly perceive themselves, rather than how a counsellor interprets their unconscious thoughts and actions. It focuses on the individual’s natural self-healing process.

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT): Integrates mindfulness techniques with cognitive-behavioural strategies to help individuals manage intense emotions and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Gestalt therapy: A psychotherapeutic approach that emphasises personal responsibility, awareness of the present moment, and the integration of mind and body. Helping clients to focus on the present moment, rather than dwelling on past experiences, or worrying about the future.

Motivational interviewing: Employs a collaborative, goal-oriented approach to address ambivalence and enhance motivation for change, particularly in addiction treatment.

At Ibiza Calm we use one-to-one therapy as an essential part of our treatment programme. After the initial assessment by our medical and therapeutic team, a bespoke programme is decided on for each client, which will include a specified number of individual talk therapy sessions per week.

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Admission Process


1 —-Phone call

A family member or a patient calls, we will explain the time frame, suitability, our costs and answer any other questions.

2 —-Admission Assessment

An initial telephone assessment with the client.

3 —-Set a date

We give each client a date for admission and everyone is greeted by our clinical team on arrival.

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