How Can Therapy Help?
There comes a time when we need the help of a professional to face the many challenges of life. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes exhausting. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and cope better with change. Though psychotherapy can be used to discuss any concern, these are some of the more common personal issues that I have worked with over the years:
·Depression, suicidal feelings and loss
·Anxiety, worry, stress and panic attacks
·Relationship difficulties and sexual problems
·Problems with identity, self-esteem, feelings of emptiness and loneliness
·Difficulties with professional or educational achievements, direction in life
·Cultural and identity issue
In your psychotherapy session, you will be encouraged to explore your own story and difficulties. The purpose is to instil self-understanding and encourage you to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is also a place to develop a better awareness and understanding of your underlying emotional patterns and the often negative choices that are made from them. It is a place designed to help you express your true feelings and develop your potential.
Yet, it is essential to keep in mind that psychotherapy is not a quick fix because it necessitates participation and investment from the client and the therapist alike. Occasionally, one or two sessions will immediately address the presenting problem by providing a new perspective or insight on a particular internal conflict or question. Typically, however, people come to psychotherapy because they would like to address deep seated emotional-relating patterns or mental attitudes causing them problems on multiple levels (i.e. social, behavioural, sexual, professional). This type of concern tends to require an ongoing commitment to psychotherapy.
When it works well, however, it can provide support, insight and care allowing you to develop confidence and self-esteem.