Psychotherapy is a holistic discipline. It recognises and respects the complex relationships between body and the mind and understands that many physical illnesses may have a psychological component and/or a psychological impact. Physical symptoms such as headaches, migraines, stomach upsets, asthma, lethargy, tiredness, impotence or loss of sexual interest, and even repeated colds or infections which may relate to suppressed immune system, may be related to mental and emotional issues.
Psychotherapy also recognises and respects that each of us belongs to a matrix of social relationships in our family and in our wider community and culture. It values and honours the individuals relationship to their wider social fabric. Further that cultural, religious and spiritual beliefs and values are often of profound importance and integral to our lives.