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.