Why choose me? by Heather Prince

Why choose me? by Heather Prince

imagePeople ask me, who is my typical client?

There’s a common misconception that people pursue therapy because they are ‘crazy’. The truth is – most of those who seek therapy, are basically ordinary people struggling with common, everyday issues. Some of them are simply looking to have guidance on identifying specific goals and issues they want to work on, or to learn effective strategies to make their life better and healthier.

It may be because of Anxiety. Such as nervousness, apprehension, and self-doubt that may or may not be associated with real-life stressors. While we all experience some level of anxiety from time to time, people with anxiety disorder tend to have overwhelming, recurring feelings of dread and worry. In addition to chronic worrying, other symptoms include confusion and difficulty concentrating, pacing or restlessness, irritability, frustration, and despair. Anxiety is one of the most common reasons why people seek therapy. As this can interfere with life, work and personal relationships, effective therapy can significantly reduce the symptoms of this condition. What’s more, clients can learn smart strategies to deal with their anxiety triggers.

Just like anxiety, we all experience anger periodically. It is completely normal. We all get angry and have the right to be. However, when it goes on too long and interferes with our enjoyment of everyday life, it becomes burdensome and it ruins our relationship with others. Uncontrolled anger also makes us say or do things we may regret in the end. I can share with you tips and strategies to manage feelings of anger and be more in control of your emotions.

Many life transitions, even the good ones like a job promotion, childbirth, or marriage, can come along with fears, anxiety and sadness. People in the midst of a life transition often feel a sense of a loss of and unpreparedness, leading to stress and emotional difficulties. I can help you accept the changes brought about by life transitions, to begin to accept the future, to mourn and let go of the past, and to find some sense of hopefulness and peace.

Unmanaged stress can be detrimental to your overall health and social relationship. Stress can be brought on by tangible, short-term events or situations such as a missed deadline at work or an argument with a family member. Other things can also spur chronic stress, such as an illness, financial troubles, and major conflicts.

Self-esteem greatly affects our well-being. Having high self-esteem means feeling confident, considering ourselves to be valuable, and respecting ourselves. Low self-esteem on the other hand, is associated with self-doubt, self-criticism, social isolation and shame. Therapy can help you gain a stronger sense of self. I can help you become more assertive, confident and self-aware. We can help identify your strengths and other specific activities that boost your confidence and self-esteem. Furthermore, I can help you develop more realistic, achievable goals, and treat yourself with love and kindness.

We all have habits and behaviours that we want to change, in order to become a better, healthier and happier person. Therapy can help deal with behavioural problems or mental health conditions that involve unwanted behaviour. I can help you look through the thoughts and feelings that lead to a certain behaviour so you can understand it on a deeper level, and work on improving them.

Compulsion and addiction are two separate things. The latter is the persistent need to consume a substance or do an act, while the former is an overwhelming and irresistible impulse to act. Any compulsive behaviour can become an addiction when the act spirals out of control, impairing a person’s ability to function socially, academically, and professionally. Addressing compulsion and addiction issues begin with understanding their root cause(s).

All relationships come through difficult times. Many couples are having problems expressing themselves or making each other understand their needs. Some have irreconcilable differences, while others just don’t know how to make their relationship work. Therapy is one of the best venues to resolve relationship problems. It can be a way for couples to learn about each other more, understand and relate to each other on a deeper level, accept their differences, and improve their relationship.

Everyone goes through hard times like these. Some people recover from grief and resume normal activities within six months, although they still feel some sadness. But others are unable to recover from loss or bereavement. Grief can be complicated by other conditions, such as depression.

Therapy is also an effective therapy to combat or deal with varying mental health problems.
Among the most common mental health issues addressed are depression anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings, which lead to or increase the risk of such condition.

Working with me via skype, email or in person can promote self-actualisation, empowerment, self-growth, and happiness.


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