Talking about a problem is the first step in solving it.
We often get in the way of ourselves without even realising it and it can be very difficult to get ourselves ‘unstuck’ on our own. Join me for focused psychological strategies to build a roadmap for managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and adjustment difficulties. Most individuals I work with present patterns of anxieties, insecurities, and/or episodes of a flat , deflated and unmotivated mood. Quite often distress emerges in specific contexts, like – the workplace, under specific work-related pressures, at home, when alone, in parenting, or out in the community. While these contexts may trigger specific insecurities, they often arise to due knocks at confidence or de-stabilising experiences. How one fares under pressure, adversity and knock backs often has to do with the quality of one’s relationship with themselves. My individual therapy draws on a variety of models that identifies where individuals are not living in ways true to themselves. These clusters of expression of form the basis of interpersonal styles, for example – chronic self reliance, compulsive care taking, compulsive performance and other feelings of being trapped in various ways. These 'traps' get in the way of a balanced approach to life, become self-sabotaging and ultimately interfere with the achievement of meaningful personal goals. Personal crises that occur at times of significant change or loss reveals how real or defensive we are within our own relationships with ourselves. The goal of individual therapy is to identify unhelpful patterns, appreciate their previous survival value, and to acquire better patterns that are geared towards authentic self esteem in order to thrive.