'Whatever I am doing is utterly weakening me and robbing my life from its joy. In fact it is nearly killing me, and matters are getting worse month after month. I have to change course, and I don't know how to do it.' (Carlos Casteneda)
WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS DO PEOPLE BRING?
Some people come into therapy without bringing any specific issue.Sometimes it’s because they want to understand themselves more deeply.Sometimes it’s because they want to intensify their experience of life, or realise their full potential.
Quite a lot of the clients who come to Jungian therapy are going through a ‘mid-life crisis.’ This means that after living a successful life in the first half, they suddenly become unsure of where they are going and what they are doing.However there are many other reasons why you might consider therapy and some of these are listed below.
OTHER REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT CONSIDER THERAPY
It may be that you are having difficulties in your relationship – or in the fact that you don’t have a relationship.
Difficulties may come from your loss or bereavement, illness or other setbacks...
You may feel misunderstood, confused, depressed or anxious.
It may be that you feel disappointed with life – or that it feels impossible to find balance, direction or meaning.
You might have dreams which are troubling you – or which you wish to understand more deeply.
You might be suffering from a particular trauma – or It could be that the world seems a frightening and dangerous place.
SOME PEOPLE COME BECAUSE
They want support whilst recovering from addictions.
They are suffering from compulsive behaviour, or obsessive thoughts and fantasies.
They want to find the meaning of a troubling physical symptom which they sense has a psychological cause.
They are trying to deal with the implications of physical or sexual abuse.
They want help in dealing with an eating disorder, or
They are suffering from identity problems.
'I am not a mechanism... And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill... I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self... ' (DH Lawrence)