About therapy

Struggling with our feelings, or with patterns of thinking and behaviour, is an inevitable part of life, whoever we are and whatever we do. It is part of being human. Although we can’t avoid painful feelings and experiences, we can choose how we deal with them. I see seeking therapy not as an admission of failure, but rather as a brave decision to take control of one’s life.

Therapy can help us all, whether we are just feeling a bit stuck in a particular area of our life, or utterly overwhelmed and unable to function. Therapy is a journey taken by both client and therapist. It aims to increase the client’s self-understanding and sense of self, so that they can relate to themselves and others in a more thoughtful and empowered way, and take an active part in changing their lives. 

In other words, beyond tackling our more acute distress, therapy can also show us a richer way of living.

People seek therapy for a multitude of reasons:

  • a diffuse feeling of unhappiness or a sense they are not where they want to be in life
  • relationship issues
  • experiences that are hard to overcome, such as the end of relationships or problems at work
  • depression, mood disorders
  • life transitions such as the arrival of a new baby, moving house or country, children leaving home...
  • bereavement and finding meaning in life after the loss of a loved one
  • low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • anxiety, panic attacks
  • phobias, fears
  • struggling to cope with retirement
  • loneliness
  • anger and agressivity
  • parenting issues
  • attachment issues
  • feelings of low mood, anxiety or difficulties in adjusting to parenthood following the birth of baby

The list is far from being comprehensive. Each person is unique and their needs specific.

 

Clinical psychologist and therapist Toulouse/Haute-Garonne - Saint-Lys, Léguevin, Fonsorbes, Fontenilles, L'Isle Jourdain, Pibrac.