Psychotherapy will interest those with a curiosity about the mind. All psychotherapy involves sitting in a room with a person or people in mental pain and psychological confusion, conflict and distress and trying to make sense of what is going on.
Psychotherapy is unique amongst the subspecialties in psychiatry in the sense that it’s not about the type of patient or their particular condition. It permeates psychiatric specialties in the relationship with the patient.
There are many different models of therapy to suit all sorts of personality, some structured, problem solving and logical; others more intuitive and exploratory and suited to those prepared to wait for thoughts and understanding to emerge.
It is possible to work with individuals or with couples, families, groups, therapeutic communities or with organisations therapeutically.