Psychotherapy, relates to the treatment of consistent feelings of anxiety, despair or any other negative emotions experienced over a period of time with the help of a trained professional, a psychologist or a psychotherapist. Psychotherapy is primarily concerned with helping patients or people who display inability to independently deal with certain issue/s in life. Lisle Douglas (2003) states that modern psychotherapy should be re-christened as “life coaching” since it involves novel ways and techniques to effectively face the tests of life. Douglas (2003) affirms that while conventional psychotherapists worked toward “some distant and uncertain therapeutic goal” modern psychotherapy involves “skilled guidance” and ascertains that patients “benefit by seeking help” and get “moving more quickly” towards an enhanced life.
Lisle, Douglas J. "Psychotherapy--it's not what you think." Health Science 26 (Fall-Winter 2003): 19