In therapy, we work together to identify and overcome the internal problems and mechanisms that are causing you pain and unhappiness.
We work from the understanding that most psychological problems arise from difficulty containing painful feelings. Instead of containing our feelings, we become anxious and engage in destructive defense mechanisms, which then can end up causing problems in our lives.
Together, we build on your capacity to experience your emotions in the present by helping you pay attention to your feelings, noticing and regulating your anxiety and observing the defensive mechanisms and the difficulties they are causing in your life, so that you can choose to let go of them.
By being able to experience and contain your emotions instead of avoiding them, you will be able to communicate what is going on inside you and connect with others in close and meaningful relationships.
This contact with your emotions functions like an inner compass that helps you make important decisions and gives you a sense of direction and meaning in your life. It will help you to experience improvements in the areas of your life that are important to you such as:
- Self-esteem and self-worth
- Enjoyment in life