Individual therapy provides a dedicated space in which you can foster the growth of your personality. A need for growth may have already been signposted by a variety of life challenges or difficult experiences, including, but not limited to:
- Abusive relationships
- Bizarre, confusing, or compelling dreams, reoccurring or not
- Chronic fatigue
- Difficult rites of passage or “life changing” events
- Eating disorders
- Inattention, over-intensity or hyperactivity
- Lack of productivity, at work, or otherwise
- Parenting worries
- Persistent restlessness, general feelings of anxiety or loss of direction and meaning
- Self-esteem issues
- Traumatic events
- Terminal illness
- Vexed family, romantic, personal or professional relationships
Individual therapy can afford you a step back from the immediate pressures of family, social and working life, allowing you to take your time to explore the person that you are, and also might be, at a depth appropriate to your stage in life. This is why, when starting out on your individual journey in therapy, it is not always known how long the journey may take. Some clients are already happy with the progress made after three months; others, only after three years; and for some, individual therapy begins a life-long process of personal development. It really does depend on you.
If you would like to find out more about what it means to work “at depth” in individual therapy, then please go to the “Depth Psychology” page.