What is relational therapy?

At the heart of relational therapy is the relationship: the relationship with oneself, with important people past and present, as well as the relationship between client and therapist. Our sense of self is formed by the experiences we have and the societal context in which we live. These experiences form beliefs, patterns, and ways of coping that may not be serving us any longer. In relational therapy, it is through the co-creation of a new kind of relationship between therapist and client – a relationship based in empathy, support and genuine presence -  that healing from past relational trauma can take place. In this way, patterns of relating can be loosened and let go, allowing for freedom and authenticity to flourish.

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