Psychotherapy allows you to explore difficult and often painful emotions and experiences in a private and confidential setting. Pent up feelings such as embarrassment, shame, anger, anxiety, fear and grief can become very intense and too big or complex to handle alone or with family or friends. Depression or low mood may demobilize and isolate you. A crisis or new context can feel too much to manage alone or you may simply have the sense that you could be living a more fulfilling life.
Therapy is a dynamic relationship that offers a space to improve how you relate to yourself and others. It offers an opportunity to explore and understand emotions, make senses of what’s going on for you and gain experience working with tools to support in managing day-to-day living and interactions. This is a collaborative effort between therapist and client, which seeks to increase empowerment as well as the capacity for self-awareness, choice and resilience, to break any ineffective cycles holding you back in what may feel like a stagnant state, unlock potential and resources, enable choice or change and reduce confusion and distress.
Issues for psychotherapy include:
- Anxiety and worry
- Depression and low mood
- Trauma and PTSD
- Acculturation/Cultural Adjustment Issues
- Low self esteem
- Relational Difficulties
- Bereavement, Grief, Loss and Life transitions