Some people seek psychotherapy because they feel depressed, anxious or angry or lack of confidence or self esteem. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Still others may be experiencing ending of a relationship, loss of a job, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member's death, for example. Others may be struggling with experiences earlier in life such as childhood trauma or domestic violence.
It can feel daunting to take a first step toward addressing issues that are limiting your happiness or contentment. You may be depressed or anxious or unhappy for many different reasons and it's hard to recognise and contact someone to help. I know because I can still remember how I felt many years ago, when I went to see a psychotherapist for the first time. I was frightened that it might lead me to uncovering feelings that I couldn't cope with or that my feelings weren't worthy of taking up someone's time .
I soon realised that having a space that was totally confidential and was just for me, was both liberating and reassuring. Now I have been working with clients myself for over ten years, it is a sincere privilege to support people through a phase of their lives that feels difficult.