• MMPI Psychometric Test for adults and adolescents
What is it?

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a world-wide recognized test for psychological assessment which examines one’s present psychological state based on clinical psychopathology scales. It does not measure abilities or skills.

Duration: Two sessions are required: during the first session the client completes the test (the duration depends on how long each client needs) and during the second session a thorough history of the client is obtained by the examiner, and it lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

• Counselling - Adult Individual
What is it?

A short-term therapeutic intervention, which empowers the client to deal with his/her specific requests. The use of specific therapeutic tools and the therapist - client relationship helps relieve symptoms and improve the management of the client's difficulties. There are different approaches to counselling such as the integrative, cognitive, behavioural, CBT and many others.

The recommended duration is 8-12 sessions of 60 minutes each. It may vary depending on the client’s needs.

• Psychotherapy - Adult Individual
What is it?

A long-term therapeutic intervention focused on in-depth awareness of the client's difficulties and their management. Depending on the approach used by each practitioner, psychotherapy could look into the causes of the client’s difficulties, in the way these manifest, and in the desirable solutions. Research carried out in over 400 psychotherapeutic approaches has shown there are three factors that play a significant role in the outcome of therapy: the therapist's training (no matter the approach he/she is using), the readiness of the patient, and most importantly the therapist – client relationship.

Duration: The duration of psychotherapy is not specific, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on the needs of the client. Each session lasts 60 minutes.

• Group Therapy - Adult
What is it?

The sessions, as in individual therapy aim at the personal growth of group members. Group therapy is different to individual therapy in two ways: 1. each member is not only supported by the therapist but also by the rest of the group members, 2. there is constant feedback as to how the behaviour of each member affects the others. Therefore the group acts as a miniature of our social life outside the group and all members have continuous chances to understand much better the effect they have on others in order to resolve any difficulties that often appear in their communication and interactions, as well as to identify recurring patterns in their behaviour. Because of the importance of a trustful therapist – client relationship, as well as the readiness of the client, it is usually suggested that the client is first prepared in a few individual sessions before entering a group.

Duration: The duration of group therapy is not specific and the factors that determine it are the theme and the target of the group. If the group is ‘closed’ then it has a specific theme, number of sessions and members. If the group is ‘open’ there is no specific theme, the sessions can go on for several years and gradually some members may exit the group and new members may enter the group.