It's within the human experience to face difficulties throughout our lives. Whether it be family conflict, relationship issues, communication problems, the death of a loved one or issues with self-esteem, our ability to enjoy our life and reach our full potential can sometimes become painful and challenging.
When these difficulties arise, it's not uncommon that they're met with ineffective solutions. In order to get by, many people will develop maladaptive coping strategies and defence mechanisms which most often are detrimental to their health and happiness in the long term.
Though we will all face challenging times at some point, this does not mean we have a mental illness; we just need a little support and guidance to deal with our life situation.
Seeking support from a psychologist is the first step in taking back your life. The aim of a psychologist is to help you overcome the problems you are facing, develop greater life balance, acquire new relational and communicative skills, improve self-confidence and self-esteem and overall health and well-being.