Relational psychotherapy is based on the premise that emotional well-being depends on having a satisfying relationship with others. It is an approach that can help individuals recognize the role relationships play in the influencing their life experiences. The therapist works to understand the client’s life experience regarding relationships and respond with empathy and attunement. The therapist and client develop a relationship which is supportive and empowering for the client, so the client may safely explore and reprocess the effects of negative past relationships. The client transforms his sense of self and relationship patterns.