What can psychotherapy help with?

Psychotherapy can help with a wide range of mental health problems, emotional difficulties, relationship difficulties and personal struggles such as;

 

Abuse, addictions, anxiety & depression, anger issues, apathy, body image issues, bullying, compulsive behaviours, chronic  and persistent worry, dysfunctional/negative thinking, eating difficulties, grief & loss, hoarding, helplessness, hopelessness, irrational fears, jealousy, low self-esteem, phobias, post-traumatic stress, psychosomatic experiences, self-harm, sexuality issues, shame,  stress, suicidal thoughts/feelings.  

 

Severe mental health conditions  such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, bipolar affective disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, dysthymic states, personality disorders, post-partum depression  and schizophrenia will require medical/psychiatric attention. 

 

Psychotherapy can help more severe mental health problems, but it is important to recognize that therapy would in these circumstances  be a supplement to & not a replacement of medical/psychiatric treatment .  Moreover, it is in the 'best interest' of  clients with severe mental health disorders to have the intervention of psychotherapy approved by the responsible medical practitioner.

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