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PSYCHOLOGY AT HARLEY STREET – PSYCHOTHERAPY AT HARLEY STREET
People come to individual and group therapy to talk about different aspects of their lives and difficulties they may be having in solving some of their problems. Many people experience therapy as a safe place to share their deepest thoughts and feelings without judgment. Individual and group therapy offer two powerful settings for the disclosure of secrets, emotions and experiences that may be difficult to discuss. As the relationship between the client and therapist naturally develops, therapy can provide a framework where one can create the life they desire. The weaving of past stories, events, feelings and traumas, with current emotions, patterns, stressors and events enables us to integrate the past with the present. There is something truly very healing that occurs when someone can feel understood in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance both in the individual and group settings
Significant or Chronic Emotional Distress
Individuals contacting us at Harley Street Psychology essentially seek the therapy we offer to relieve pain or distress. Experiencing emotional pain is part of being human, but sometimes this distress is severe or long-standing and it can impair your daily life and the relationships therein. This emotional pain is often a deterrent in seeking appropriate and effective therapy. We feel that therapy would be appropriate in cases where you feel emotional distress — sadness, anxiety, grief and guilt — that is persistent and troubling both personally and in relation to others.
It is often the case that, emotional distress comes from difficulty in relationships. Troubled relationships may involve a spouse, parent, child, co-worker or significant other. Marriage therapy or relationship therapy can help you understand the root of the problem and provide you with the tools you need to correct it. We encounter the full spectrum of relationship difficulties at HSP and provide effective and long lasting treatments you can rely on.
Families should be a primary source of love, joy, warmth and togetherness in our lives. And yet, family life is also full of many challenging problems and conflicts. If your family is facing a difficult time, family therapy would be an empowering medium to overcome such difficulties. It is essential to ensure that your family life is in a state of harmony or at least working towards a state of balance. A balanced family life can be a major key in your success in this world through providing emotional and mental support when most needed. However, without this balance, at times the people we love can create a greater level of toxicity which can be detrimental to our health.
Emotional distress or relationship problems are often associated with the coping mechanisms we have learned, such as excessive shyness, weak communication, lack of assertiveness, or poor anger management. The therapy we offer can enable you to acquire or strengthen the skills that can benefit many of the most important areas of your life to ultimately assist you in achieving your full potential. We like to look at therapy as life enhancing, where any deficit in your life can be attended to in a manner which is contructive and lucrative in assisting you achieve your higher purpose in life
Sexual dissatisfaction and dysfunction are a growing problem in our society and these common problems can be embarrassing to talk about. We need to understand that sex and sexuality are two areas in life which are not essentially taught to us, in the same way we learn to drive a car. Regardless of where this is in the world there may be a potential stigma attached to its discussion. We at Harley Street psychology ensure that individuals and couples will make substantial progress in obtaining the most enjoyable experience from their sexual functioning and future experiences.
Powerful attachment to others is a unique human experience. Enduring breaks in these attachments — through death or separation — can result in great emotional pain. We feel unbalanced when this process occurs and we often have various emotions that arise which can cause us to be in great emotional turmoil. It is only once we have allowed ourselves the appropriate amount of time to digest these emotions and their meanings that we can regulate ourselves back to a place of harmony and balance. By learning how to cope with loss and endings, you will find a new perspective on life and understand how to embrace life and be more in the moment.
Victim of Trauma or Abuse
Being the victim of physical or sexual abuse, or another form of violence, such as being in an motorcar accident, can overwhelm your capacity to cope and leave emotional scars that impair your ability to live a normal life. No one should have to endure any of these emotionally scaring experiences, however they do occur. Safety is often at the forefront of our minds when needing a place to digest the emotions attached to what has happened to us. Harley Street Psychology provides a confidential and safe arena to discuss these issues with care and empathic support. We will focus on healing the wound caused by the trauma and assist you in being able to take charge of your life. This experience will empower you to move forward in your life.
A Clinical Disorder or Conditions
Persons with certain mental disorders or conditions can always be ameliorated through therapy. Such disorders may become central to your existence and embed themselves into feeling as though they have meaning and purpose in your life. In many instances they actually become a crutch in dealing with the world which contributes to the difficulty in getting rid of them. These disorders and conditions may disable your potential and capacity to grow. Our broad range of knowledge in various disorders and conditions will aid in your journey of understanding, moving you to a place where you WILL gain a greater sense of control and become empowered to face life in a different manner.
Establishing a greater sense of meaning and purpose in your life, will always make you feel exhilarated and passionate about facing life on a daily basis. Obstacles and the givens in life often provide us with stumbling blocks and difficulties we at times have no idea how to navigate. Psychological therapy with us can help you overcome these snags, traps and dilemmas that have kept you from reaching your goals and becoming the person you want to be. If you believe that life should be more than what you are experiencing, then it is clear that more work needs to be done on a level of personal growth. Be mindful in considering therapy as an option in aiding you to achieve this feeling of momentum, as it is an investment in your well-being in achieving a life filled with deeper personal satisfaction.
The average time spent on one’s career is over 80% of our available time, which often takes a greater hold on our personal time with family and friends and loved ones, creating resentment and misunderstanding. Previous studies have shown that the most beneficial work/life balance is 70% work and 30% leisure. However, with the “success movement” and a world wind of entrepreneurs and success moguls we are aiming at a 50/50 life balance. Most of us believe that this is near impossible and instead of seeking guidance in pushing us to a greater level of mastery we choose to remain in “safe” jobs and continue with what we know. Career issues can essentially affect all parts of your life – family, friends, and even your sense of who you are. By taking ownership of your own career growth and applying our flawless principles and mindsets, we guarantee that your career path will take you to unimaginable heights.