Everyone is different, and has unique problems, but many people don’t seek therapy until things have become so unmanageable that they can no longer function properly. It’s not really that long ago that psychotherapy and counselling were viewed as something that should be kept a secret. Misconceptions flourish about what it means to talk to a mental health professional.
Somewhere in the craziness of life, we have stopped listening to our bodies, minds, and spirits when they tell us we are doing too much, or that our lifestyle is not sustainable. Not everyone who comes to therapy has "an issue". Some are just curious to understand themselves better, and therapy is very useful in this case. It guides us towards the feelings. Feelings are important for a number of reasons, one of which is that they are information for us. Dealing effectively with emotions requires work and naming our emotion, what is an important first step in dealing with them effectively. But it’s harder than it sounds; many of us struggle to identify what exactly we are feeling.
Some of the issues I work with in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Bereavement & Coping with Grief
Identity and Inclusion
Feeling like a Freud
Separation and Divorce
Emotional & Physical
Setting Your Boundries
Overcoming Toxic Patterns
Betrayal & Affairs
Beliefs and Views about Yourself.
Spirituality & Emotional Stability
Is Therapy Effective?
Therapy can help you with many difficult problems, from coping with traumatic experiences to help you with a wide range of emotional, relationship or work-related issues.
It may at first feel difficult to seek out therapy - for various reasons - but the benefits of successful therapy are literally life-changing.