There are very good reasons for the problems you are seeking my help with. At some time in your life, often during childhood, you (and me and everybody else) developed ways of coping (including behaviours and beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world) in order to protect yourself, or get your needs met in some way, or help you understand and make sense of or live in the world.
Unfortunately, as an adult, these ways of coping are likely working against you. That’s right. Even though they worked as a child, they no longer serve you. That they worked for us before often makes these patterns more difficult to break.
As a psychotherapist, I’ll work with you to help you understand your issues more deeply and I’ll have the goal of helping you to be more compassionate towards yourself.
It isn’t your fault that you struggle with anxiety and fears, or difficulties in important relationships, or that you feel at a loss for how to make improvements in your life. It took a long time for you to get where you are, and it will take patience and care and insight development to make things better.
It’s also deeply understandable that you find all of this deeply upsetting or frustrating or just plain tiring.
Therapy with me will help your struggles feel more bearable. This includes difficulties such as chronic anxiety or anxious thoughts, perfectionism, or people pleasing.
You CAN have a more meaningful life with improved relationships and fewer overwhelming feelings or concerns.
“Not to be known always wounds.”
~ Lawrence Durrell