Life is inherently complicated and stressful; it is not always easy to know whether we are dealing as well as we can.
These difficulties show up in many ways – depression, anxiety and relationship problems, compulsive or addictive behaviours, feelings of disconnection or other distressing symptoms such as panic attacks.
You may find yourself feeling irritable, tearful and angry or unable to function or cope with daily life.
Sometimes there is a clear cut diagnosis, such as anorexia, an anxiety disorder, clinical depression, post-traumatic stress.
But often, the problem is more diffuse. You may have become aware that your symptoms or aspects of your personality make life difficult for you. You may find yourself behaving in self-destructive ways that interfere with your happiness and wellbeing or that of people close to you. Experiences in your recent or distant past can leave you feeling unhappy or traumatised.
Psychotherapy is a safe and confidential place to explore these very issues.