Therapy Toronto Psychotherapy Definitions

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Client
This refers to the person seeking therapy. The word has some important implications.


People in therapy used to be called 'patients', suggesting that they were the passive sufferers of some disease.

Nowadays, the client is seen as one who actively wishes to better his/her life. The word client derives from the Latin for 'one who heeds or seeks'.

The client seeks to increase his/her freedom through understanding his/her life patterns.

This process develops a greater capacity for better life choices.
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