I work with a wide variety of conditions, both long-standing and recent onset. There are various reasons why someone might consider coming to psychotherapy. Typical presenting issues are :

  • Anxiety and Stress Management: Learning effective stress management techniques and coping strategies can help individuals navigate the challenges of daily life. Therapy can provide tools to manage excessive worry, panic attacks, and stress-related disorders.

  • Relationship Issues: Couples or individuals facing difficulties in their relationships may seek therapy to improve communication, resolve conflicts, or strengthen their bonds.

  • Trauma and PTSD: Psychotherapy can be instrumental in helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences and manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Self-Exploration: Some people use therapy as a means of self-discovery and personal growth, gaining insight into their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Therapy can support personal development goals, such as improving self-esteem, confidence, and communication skills.

  • Exploring Identity and Sexuality: Some individuals seek therapy to explore issues related to their identity, including gender identity and sexuality.

  • Support for LGBTQ+ Issues: LGBTQ+ individuals may seek therapy for issues related to coming out, discrimination, or navigating relationships and identities in a heteronormative society.

  • Life Transitions: Major life changes such as marriage, divorce, career changes, or retirement can bring about stress and uncertainty, making therapy a valuable support system.

  • Addiction: Those struggling with substance abuse or addictive behaviors often benefit from therapy to address the underlying causes and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

  • Grief and Loss: Psychotherapy can provide a safe space to process the loss of a loved one and navigate the grieving process.

  • Improving Well-Being: Some individuals seek therapy to enhance their overall well-being and develop a greater sense of fulfillment and purpose in life.

  • Managing Chronic Illness: Dealing with chronic health conditions can be emotionally challenging, and therapy can help individuals cope with the emotional impact of illness.

  • Anger Management: Learning how to manage and express anger in healthier ways is a common goal in therapy.