Depression & Post Natal Depression
If you experiencing feelings of worthlessness, low mood, hopelessness, poor concentration, loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy, feeling isolated, struggling with feelings of badness, guilt & shame, then therapy can assist you to alleviate these symptoms and assist you to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Experiencing trauma can leave you feeling shattered, helpless, alone and easily triggered into feeling unsafe and anxious. The effects of trauma often infiltrate and negatively impact on your social functioning, as well as the impact on your biological and psychological well- being. Seeking professional help is one of the ways in which you can process emotional pain.
Bereavement & Grief
Grief is not limited to feelings of sadness. It can also involve guilt, yearning, anger, and regret. Therapy can help with any sort of loss and grief (loss of a pet, miscarriage, divorce, loss of a family member, friend, loss of a sense of identity/role when diagnosed with chronic illness). Therapy is an opportunity to explore your feelings and memories without judgment. No loss is too big or too small to warrant support. You do not have to endure your grief alone.
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
If you excessively worrying about everyday situations and/or have moments when you find that you feel like you cannot breathe, you sweating and your heart is beating faster, you likely to benefit from psychotherapy. Not only will therapy treat the panic attacks, but also assist you feel more in control of yourself.
Sexual, Emotional and/or Physical Abuse
Seeking professional assistance is often the hardest step, as perpetrators of abuse silence their victims by instilling fear or shifting the blame onto the victim. Once you have taken the first step, you will be supported through an empowering journey toward self discovery and healing.
Psychotherapy is not a quick fix to improving your self-esteem, rather it is a process whereby we do an in-depth exploration of the experiences that influenced your self-concept. Once we have a good understanding of this, we work toward improving/changing your self-concept in a positive way.