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Some Common Terms

Depression – makes you feel like you are seeing the truth, it is pernicious and undermining.  It can be a feeling of profound sadness, loss but is often detached from what has been lost so develops a life of its own leaving you distressed.  One of our goals is to uncover what was lost, to experience the grief of that loss so that you can reclaim your life.


Anxiety – the feelings of fear, stress, worry, tension, panic make up anxiety and are felt by each of us from time to time.  But when any of these affect you disproportionately - in content or length of time; have you immobilised about the future, what it holds; questioning whether you will cope with what is on the horizon; obsess over what disasters will come your way, then therapy can help.


Low self-esteem – self-esteem is to have confidence in one’s own abilities and self-worth.  This is not arrogance, since it is a realistic and balanced view. Low self-esteem is the unbalancing of this realistic judgement of ourselves such that the view becomes negative, highly critical, destructive and affects detrimentally our life.

What of the therapy doesn't feel right - If you don't feel that you're benefiting from therapy after several sessions, talk to your therapist about it. You and your therapist may decide to make some changes or try a different approach that may be more effective.

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