Supportive Psychotherapy (Bloch) is a form of psychotherapy that concentrates on creating an effective means of communication with an emotionally disturbed person rather than on trying to produce psychological insight into the underlying conflicts.
The primary goal of treatment is a continuation of general stability in the person's life.
Basic elements of therapy are a therapeutic relationship, listening, allowing the release of emotions, explaining, encouraging hope, and persuasion.
Through such supportive measures as reassurance, reinforcement of the person's defences, direction, suggestion, and persuasion, the therapist participates directly in the solution of specific problems.
Supportive therapy targets:
* relieve immediate distress;
* return the person to his or her previous level of functioning; and
* strengthen adaptive ways of coping that the individual already possesses in order to prevent further discomfort.
It should be used to relieve distress, to help a person to cope with difficulties.
Supportive treatment should be used if active forms, problem-solving approaches are highly unlikely to succeed.
It is also recommended for some clients with chronic mental illness, physical illness, or as part of the care of the dying.
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.