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How Psychotherapy works?

For someone who goes through a difficult time, a common default of various mental health issues is a​ lack of emotional dysregulation .

However it is worth keeping in mind that despite bad experiences 'You Are OK and Others Are OK' and despite the fact you are going through a tough time now your issues can be worked through and your health can be improved significantly.


The reasons why you may look for therapy will vary from one person to the next and also from one stage of your life to the next. It could be anxiety, overwhelming worry, traumatic experience, grief for a lost person or feelings and thoughts that confuse you or you find difficult to express. It can also be issues that relate to your upbringing and early experiences. 

By carrying our unexpressed feelings and thoughts we impact our behaviour and how we relate to others and ourselves internally.

That in turn contributes to the way we reinforce our patterns of behaviours by which we learned to survive and perform. Those patterns may have many positive functions by which we may prosper and thrive. However sometimes the ways we developed to survive and function in our earlier stages of life may not be so helpful to our present functioning. Despite that we like to repeat the familiar patterns unaware 'we've done that again and again' .

Sometimes those behaviours may have not only a psychological impact on our well being but also have impact on our relationships with others and how we view ourselves. This may be noticeable through stress, body tensions and physical, somatic and physiological health issues.

Therapy will help you to bring the aspects of yourself to the surface so that you can make the changes that help you to improve your well being and improve your relationships.

In that process I will be there alongside you, for however long you choose your therapy journey to be and I will be facilitating you with the support you need.

Psychotherapy helps to join and make sense of the components of us that do not work for us in present time.

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What is Emotional  Dysregulation
 Vulnerability to emotion dysregulation is characterized by high sensitivity to emotional stimuli, high emotional intensity, and slow return to emotional baseline once emotional arousal has occurred.
Symptoms of Emotional Dysregulation:

mood shifts

finding it hard to deal with stress

angry outbursts

high anxiety

depression

feelings of shame

self - harm

suicidal thoughts or actions

substance misuse

    other...
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