People have all sorts of reasons for thinking about and seeking therapy or psychological support, and I have experience of working with people with many different kinds of experiences, difficulties, dilemmas and despairs.

While therapy can be invaluable when you are distressed or don’t know what to do, you don’t have to be in distress to benefit from therapy. Understanding psychology can help you to address areas in your life that don’t quite seem to be working. Maybe you have a goal that you don’t quite seem to be able to achieve or you find yourself procrastinating, even though you know things would be much easier if you would ‘just get on with it’. If this sounds like you, therapy could help you to make the changes you want to see in your life.

Struggling with Feelings?

You may be experiencing feelings that you are finding difficult or distressing.

  • Sadness, depression
  • Anger, frustration, irritability
  • Anxiety, panic, worry, nervousness, fear
  • A general sense that things aren’t OK, but it’s difficult to put a finger on why or in what way.
  • ‘Numb’ or as though you don’t feel anything.
Struggling with Behaviour?

You might find yourself doing things, either to manage these feelings or without any clear sense of why. Lots of people behave in ways they would like to change and seek support for how to go about this.

  • Harming, hurting or injuring yourself
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Avoiding situations you find challenging
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking drugs
  • Promiscuity
  • Gambling
  • Excessive Shopping
  • Risk taking
  • Fighting in relationships
  • Hoarding
Painful Life Events

Additionally, you may be experiencing challenging life circumstances and would like someone to talk to about this.

Sometimes, during difficult experiences, people don’t feel as though they need any help or they don’t think there’s a problem. It may be some time after the event (this can be years or decades) that you feel as though you may need support. This could be the case for adults who feel they may have experienced trauma during childhood or people who have escaped traumatic situations or relationships.

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Bullying
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Divorce
  • Retirement
  • Redundancy
  • Workplace stress
  • Infertility
  • Health problems
  • Marital problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Domestic abuse and violence
  • Trauma
Difficulties with Relationships

You may also find relationships difficult, you may find it difficult to get close to people or find yourself ‘falling in love’ easily and getting hurt frequently. You may have had a good relationship with your partner and now you are finding it difficult to get back to that.

Relationships that might be difficult could include those with:

  • Family
  • Friend
  • Romantic partners
  • Peers
  • Workplace, colleagues and business partners
  • Your relationship with yourself
Just Wanting to Know More About Yourself

Lastly, you may not be experiencing any high or obvious levels of distress but would like to get to know yourself better and understand why you do some of the things that you do.

If any of these sound like you, get in touch.

Equally, if you aren’t sure whether this fits for you, or you would like to know more, I am available for a free phone or email consultation to explore your needs further.