How therapy works?
The reasons why you may look for therapy may diverse. 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 may be that you do not know why you are feeling the way you are right now. 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.
That in turn contributes to the way we reinforce our patterns 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 way we were functioning in our earlier stages of life may not be so helpful to our present functioning. Despite that we like to repeat the familiar patterns unconsciously.
Sometimes they may have not only a psychological impact on our well being but also have impact on our relationships with self and others and may come into sight through stress, body tensions and physical, somatic and physiological health.
Therapy will help you to bring the unconscious aspects of yourself to the surface so that in the here and now you can make the choices that help you to improve.
In that process I will be there alongside you, for however long you choose your personal therapy journey to be and I will be facilitating you with the support you need.