Are you going round in circles in your mind trying to sort out a recurring problem? Has nothing helped? Are you exasperated from the effort? Do you long to be seen as a person and not a problem?
When coping strategies no longer work, people can become anxious, frustrated or experience “breakdown”. I regard this more as an opportunity to break through to a new way of seeing.
Getting used to experiencing, bearing and regulating feelings and emotions so they can flow through, rather than stay held in the body, is an essential capacity in becoming more oneself and to feeling and being more vital. A whole-body “getting it” provides deeper insight than intellectual understanding alone.
The therapy space provides confidentiality, consistency and a chance for deep reflection. I offer both short and longer-term psychotherapy to explore patterns of feeling and behaviour that consistently cause problems and pain. A session takes the form of a conversation. What is happening in the here and now, between therapist and client, provides an opportunity to work with patterns that have “run” the person and may mirror what happens in other relationships.
Included among the myriad of concerns that afflict us all are:
- inability to make boundaries
- focusing too much on others’ needs to the detriment of one’s own
- anxiety or fear
- immobility with depression
- feeling isolated and apart
- troubled relationships
- feelings of worthlessness and lack of joy
- hauntings from the past
- low self esteem and lack of self agency
- lacking purpose