When the littlest things feel really big.
Depression and Anxiety are big words. Maybe they don't really resonate with you. Let's try some other descriptors on for size.
At the end of your rope.
Feeling like crap about yourself.
Feeling guilty about stuff that isn't even your fault.
Eating to feel better.
Drinking to feel better.
Escaping into social media to feel better.
Not enjoying the things you used to enjoy.
Dragging yourself out of bed. Or, just staying there.
Needing control over something... anything.
Distant, disconnected, and lonely.
No room to support others like you used to.
Knowing that at any moment something bad is going to happen.
Nightmares. If you actually can get to sleep.
Thoughts and to do lists that just race around your head.
Not present for the people who matter most to you.
Feeling like there is no point.
Barely hanging on.
Did that pretty much cover it? We all go through these things in our lives, but sometimes the stress, overwhelm, fear... they take over and we aren't ourselves.
SUPPORT FOR HELPERS
You've always been the person people rely on, and you've always been good at it. But frankly, it's taking its toll. You take care of so many people. But who is taking care of you? People in helping roles, and trust me, I'm one of them, are TERRIBLE at self care. You can try to argue with me, but I see you there. I see you and I don't judge. Helpers like pastors, psychologists, teachers, stay-at-home parents need extra support to help them carry on. I have been there, and I can help.
ABOUT THE THERAPY PROCESS
During the first few sessions, we will spend the majority of our time together exploring things like... What lead up to this point? Where are you struggling the most? What are your greatest strengths? Depending on your preferences, we can use both person-centred (or client-lead) and directive (or therapist-lead) approaches. Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy will help you explore the underlying needs and fears that are happening for you. Self Regulation Therapy and other body- and nervous system-based approaches can assist in creating safety and let your whole self heal.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?