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The foundation of your journey to freedom and happiness

Psychotherapy is used to treat emotional problems, substance abuse and mental health conditions.

Psychotherapy includes a wide range of treatment techniques to treat psychological problems and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy remains one of the most effective treatments for substance abuse, depression and anxiety.

While there are many types of psychotherapy practiced, all psychotherapists utilise the relationship between client and therapist as the vehicle for transformation. A therapeutically beneficial interaction is one where mutual trust exists and where the goal of treatment is to ultimately help a client change destructive or unhealthy behaviours, thoughts and emotions so that their quality of life is improved.

Experienced, highly-qualified therapists

At Istana, psychotherapy plays a central role in the healing process. For this reason, we only employ highly experienced, mature, and fully qualified therapists. Our therapists are innovative, creative and dynamic, and they are committed to working from a supportive, compassionate and respectful stance. Your therapist will encourage you to change and grow in your time and in your own unique way.

Our therapists will give you the information to learn about yourself, the insight to understand your issues and the skills to manage your life in a healthy manner.

We will help you to understand the underlying issues associated with your presenting condition. For example, any substance abuse is usually associated with some form of trauma and corresponding depression and anxiety.

If your life has become unmanageable and unhappy, psychotherapy can help to shine a light on the parts of you that you habitually avoid or from which you are dissociated – including your strengths.

Some of our therapists have experienced what you are going through and others have spent many years in recovery from addiction. We can bring our personal experience to the table, we can relate to you and we are unclouded by judgement.