People often approach a therapist because they feel that there is a problem that they are facing in their lives, in their relationship’s, or within themselves. It is not unusual to find that an individual holds many beliefs and ideas around who they think they are and how they feel they should be living their lives. These beliefs and ideas are often limiting and viewed as unacceptable, leading a person to a place of distress. Whatever the reason is for the distress, the ultimate aim must be to enable a person to feel better equipped to deal with life events and gain a greater sense of self awareness. The focus is not necessarily about “fixing” and “getting rid of” something. It is about being able to see the bigger picture of who we are and how we can build a different kind of relationship with ourselves, others and the world around us. In this way the distress can start to fall away, instead of being fought against.
Psychchotherapy can help with
Drug or Alcohol Problems
Sexual and Gender Diversity
Dissociative Identity Disorder
It can also help with other issues; this list is not exhaustive.