This type of therapy focuses on increasing your awareness of underlying thoughts and feelings. This will then help you to better understand and cope with psychological problems. Your past will also be addressed during this type of therapy, as behaviour and self-image often depend on experiences with parents and caretakers in early childhood. The client-therapist relationship is an especially important aspect of this form of therapy. The therapist invites you to voice whatever arises in you as much as possible, and the initiative lies with you in determining which topics are addressed. This therapy aims to help you develop a new equilibrium from which you continue on your way through life.