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Reclaim your nature psychotherapy

Conditions We Support

Adjustment Disorders

Life stress can make coping with change really difficult. Adjustment disorders can leave you feeling anxious, sad, hopeless, and irritable. They cause you to struggle to find joy in activities you previously enjoyed. Therapy can help you understand your emotions, process change, and develop coping strategies so you can start living a more fulfilled life.

ADHD

Do you feel a sense of restlessness or find it difficult to stay focused on tasks? Are you forgetful, distracted, or struggling with time management or organisation? ADHD can be debilitating and impact your ability to function day-to-day. It can affect all areas of life from social to academic to careers. Therapy can help you gain practical skills and learn strategies to manage your symptoms. If you are ready to regain control of your life, get in touch with Reclaim Your Nature Psychotherapy.

Adults Dealing with Childhood Trauma

Did you have a very difficult childhood and as a child, you hoped that when you grew up, life would be better? Do you feel like you survived your childhood, but the effects linger and are too disruptive to your life? And now as an adult you feel stable or safe enough to start working on it? Now that you are no longer in that traumatic situation, now is a good time to clear out that trauma so that you can go on with your life. You may have even started working towards a good life but feel hindered. You may have learned new ways of being an adult and intellectually, you get it. Even if you understand new ways of thinking and behaving, it might be hard to apply what you have learned. Trauma can hold you back until you process it. As a child you might have observed how not to treat children but lack a positive role model. As a child you may have scraped by so that you exist today but don’t feel like you are thriving. Processing the trauma in therapy can be a great way to finally clear the trauma so that you can live the life you had hoped that you might when you were little.

Anger Management

Do you experience intense anger or have difficulties controlling your temper? Anger is a normal human emotion. However, if your temper is leading to conflicts in your relationships, problems at work, or even legal issues, you may benefit from support. Therapy offers a safe and supportive environment to understand the root causes of anger and to start developing healthy coping strategies. Regain control of your temper and life.

Anxiety

Is anxiety keeping you from living the life you want? Anxiety symptoms can feel like excessive worry, dread, or fear. It can cause muscle tension, sweating, and trouble sleeping, and is often associated with a sense of disconnection from things you once enjoyed. Therapy can help you manage your anxiety with the right tools, strategies, and support you need to better understand and cope with your feelings. We can help you gain control and feel relief, so you can get back to living your life.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Do you struggle with social communication or interactions? Does this impact your ability to form relationships or friendships? Do you engage in repetitive patterns or interests? Autism Spectrum Disorder can present very differently in different people. Many people with high-functioning autism go through much of their lives without knowing they have it. However, being diagnosed with ASD can provide a sense of relief.

With therapy, you can better understand yourself and your subconscious tendencies. Together, we can work to develop your social skills, and improve communication, self-care, and organization. Book an appointment and see if therapy may be right for you.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder
Do you have difficulty regulating your emotions? Do you engage in impulsive or self-destructive behaviours? Do you find it difficult to form and maintain interpersonal relationships?

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often feel empty, have a fear of abandonment, and are unsettled about their identity or sense of self. It’s common for there to be extreme fluctuations in mood over a short period of time. It can also be difficult to form relationships as people with BPD struggle to trust others, or their fear of rejection or abandonment prevents them from getting close at all.

Therapy can help individuals with BPD regulate their emotions, develop interpersonal skills, build boundaries, and learn to communicate more effectively. It can also help individuals explore their sense of self so they can work towards better self-esteem and self-worth. If you’re looking for support or believe you may have BPD, reach out. Our team is here to support you.

Boundary Setting & Communication Challenges

Does saying no make you uncomfortable or lead to ruminating thoughts? Setting boundaries in your personal and professional lives can be challenging and overwhelming. It can feel uncomfortable to say ‘no’ or to establish limits with others. This is particularly common if you tend to avoid conflict and have people-pleasing tendencies. When you fail to set boundaries, you are prioritising the needs of others rather than yourself. This can lead to feelings of overwhelm, resentment, and a deep sense that you are being taken advantage of. Boundaries are an important part of any healthy relationship, be it with yourself or others. Therapy can help you learn to set boundaries in a way you feel confident about. Together, we can explore the root causes of why it is difficult to set boundaries and develop skills and strategies to set healthy boundaries in the future. Learn to say ‘no’ with confidence.

Chronic Pain or Illness

Have you found it difficult to adjust to life due to chronic pain or illness? Chronic pain or being diagnosed with a chronic illness can impact the way in which you live your day-to-day life. It may require you to create new habits, prevent you from doing activities you previously loved, or cause you to experience guilt as a result of needing additional support from people around you. Therapy can help you navigate the changes you experience as a result of pain or illness. We can help you navigate challenges so you can start feeling better and enjoying life again.

Depression

Have you lost some or all of the joy you used to experience? Depression symptoms can manifest as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy or interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Physical symptoms can include changes in appetite, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. Emotionally, depression can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Therapy can be helpful in treating depression by providing support, understanding, and coping strategies. Therapy can help you experience improved mood, increased motivation, and a greater sense of hope and wellbeing.

Dissociative Disorders

Do you often feel disconnected from reality?
Dissociative disorders can cause you to feel detached from yourself/your body, lead to a feeling that what is around you is unreal or distorted, lead to confusion around your identity, or result in memory loss or gaps in memory. You may feel emotionally numb and have difficulty expressing your emotions. Although there are various causes of dissociation, it is commonly experienced in response to stressful situations, abuse, and trauma. Therapy can help you process traumatic experiences, provide you with the tools and skills to manage dissociation, and learn to identify your sense of self. Find your way back to reality with Reclaim Your Nature Psychotherapy.

Grief and Loss

Grieving is a natural process that is marked by a range of emotions swirling around a yearning for what we had or wished to have in the future. Sometimes grief and loss can linger or reach depths that feel like it is engulfing you. If you feel stuck in grief, we can work with you to titrate the wide range of emotions and help you get reconnected to others and to your own sense of peace and joyful self. You don’t have to be alone or feel alone in the pain of grief. Comfort is possible, even while holding the constant of bereavement.

Infertility

The stress and uncertainty of trying to conceive and undergoing fertility treatments is profoundly triggering. Our emotions can take us on a ride: we feel things such as fear, sadness, regret, anger, jealousy, and frustration cycling through us. Social events, public places, and even our workplaces can become full of triggers, as other people’s pregnancies and babies seem omnipresent.

When we work with clients experiencing infertility, we emphasise effective coping strategies, emotional management, and helping clients navigate the myriad of treatment and medical decisions that are sometimes involved. We work with all types of prospective parents, including single parents-to-be, same-sex couples, adoptive parents, and people who are experiencing secondary infertility (difficulty conceiving the second child). We are here to support you as you navigate the emotions and thoughts resulting from infertility.

Natural Disasters

Have you had your life threatened, belongings destroyed, and lifestyle decimated by natural disasters? Are you feeling lost, overwhelmed, and grief stricken by loss of your home, work, and/or community? It is hard to get to a calm place when your typical self-care routines are disrupted. In therapy, you can have a safe place to express your emotions and process the upheaval. You can also address the distressing events before they become ingrained as trauma with PTSD symptoms.

Navigating Life Transitions

Are you facing a change in your life that is creating feelings of overwhelm, stress or uncertainty? Navigating life transitions can be a turbulent and complex experience. Whether it is dealing with the pain of a divorce, a move, a career change, marriage, the birth of a child, a loss, or retirement, the emotional rollercoaster of these transitions can be overwhelming. With support, these experiences can be navigated with more ease and understanding. Therapy can help you process the emotions you are experiencing, manage your stress levels, and cope with the challenges associated with shifting roles. We can help you feel more confident in your ability to handle and navigate future life transitions with less overwhelm and provide greater clarity about the emotions you’re facing.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Anxiety can wreak havoc in your life to the point that you experience intrusive and unwanted thoughts, impulses or images that only feel calmed if you engage in rituals of unwanted or unnecessary behaviour. You may then judge yourself for engaging in behaviours that you know are irrational, leading to feelings of guilt, shame, and more anxiety. The effects can be crippling. Therapy can help you understand the forces of anxiety and how to manage it. You can change your behaviours and learn how to accept yourself as you are.

Physical, Emotional or Sexual Abuse

Has your experience with abuse kept you from living with any type of normalcy?
The effects of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse can be devastating and far-reaching. Victims of this type of trauma often experience feelings of guilt, shame, depression, anger, fear, and isolation. They may also have difficulty trusting others or forming intimate relationships. All these challenges can make it difficult to cope with day-to-day life.

Therapy can be a powerful tool for helping you heal from abuse. We can provide a safe space for you to process difficult emotions and experiences, and we can help create strategies for managing anxiety, developing self-esteem, and forming healthier relationships. When you’re ready to take the first step towards healing – we can help.

Postpartum Anxiety

Some people experience an increase of worry when they have a baby. It can be experienced at a level that feels excessive and leaves you feeling like you are not yourself. Postpartum anxiety is not as widely recognized as postpartum depression, despite being equally common. The anxiety can be about your child or your parenting. Postpartum anxiety can become a problem when it interferes with sleep, healthy eating, leads to ruminating thoughts, and inability to enjoy time with your baby or family. You do not have to continue feeling and thinking this way. Going to therapy can help you validate your thoughts and feelings as well as normalise your experience. You can learn how to increase compassion for yourself so that you are able to reduce judgement and have realistic expectations.

Postpartum Depression

Are you having difficulty with life after having a baby? Adapting to motherhood can be a monumental task due to immense physical changes and severe changes in lifestyle. Not only did your body just create a human, but you may experience a lack of sleep, hormonal changes, financial stress, and even labour and delivery trauma. If your baby experienced complications during delivery or spent time in the NICU, these circumstances may have overwhelmed you. Postpartum depression can make you feel like you are not yourself and interfere with enjoying your new baby. It can feel incongruent when you feel like you should be feeling good, but you experience low mood, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or apathy. You may also be unable to use your typical self-care techniques because of being busy and isolated. Postpartum depression may occur within the first few months after delivery or begin a few months after.

Postpartum therapy can give you an opportunity to express your feelings and thoughts, provide you emotional support and coping strategies. Motherhood is not meant to be experienced alone and we are here to support you.

Pregnancy Loss

Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions due to pregnancy loss? Feelings of sadness, grief, anger, anxiety, helplessness, isolation, and even betrayal can lead to intense emotional and physical pain. An unexpected loss during pregnancy can impair your ability to function daily. It can be difficult to deal with this loss when your usual support network is unable to help you work through your feelings. Therapy can help. You can process and validate your emotions and grieve.

Relationship Issues

Are you struggling to reconnect, build a stronger relationship, or heal after a regrettable event? Relationships can be complicated and there can be layers of reasons why you feel that your relationship needs help. You may be struggling with communication difficulties, trust issues, conflicts, or feeling emotionally disconnected from your partner. Challenges can impact your daily life, causing feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety. Therapy can offer you a supportive and safe space to work through your difficulties, develop healthy communication skills, build trust, and engage in conflict that brings you closer together. Getting support through therapy can help you learn strategies, skills, and knowledge to get the connection you crave and each deserve.

Social Anxiety

Do you experience fear or self-consciousness in social situations? Do you feel like you are constantly being judged and that you are in danger? Social anxiety can cause you to worry excessively about being scrutinised by others, and may lead you to avoid social situations which can actually be supportive. Therapy can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to social anxiety. We can help you develop a new mindset and strategies so that you feel that you can handle social situations and even feel more positive about being social with a confident self-image.

Stress Management

Do you feel overwhelmed and feel like you do not have the capacity to handle the day to day tasks of your life at home or at work? Too much stress can bring up a range of emotions, including anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. People can respond with a fight, flight, or even shutdown when they do not feel the stress calming down. This can lead to difficulties in relationships and interfere with other forms of self care and connectedness. Therapy can help you sort through the causes of the stress and help you develop healthier coping strategies. Once you feel clearer, it’s easier to get back to a calmer life.

Substance Abuse - Addiction

Do you find yourself relying more and more on a substance to help you get through your life? Substance abuse can be a challenging experience that affects you and the people around you. The current way of thinking about addiction is that people will turn to a substance to help them deal with past difficulties and it becomes harmful. You may be struggling with a growing addiction, a tolerance to what was once an occasional activity, mood swings, and relationship difficulties. It’s also common to feel shame, guilt, and a sense of disconnection from others and yourself. With therapy, you can experience a greater ability to manage triggers and cravings, improve relationships, and have compassion for your past way of handling a difficult history. It is wonderful to talk to someone without judgement and we are here to help you through this.

Trauma and PTSD

Are you triggered by a past event and find it causing symptoms such as intrusive memories, avoidance behaviours, hypervigilance, and feelings of anxiety, guilt, or shame. Emotional and physical responses to trauma can impact daily life, relationships, and how you think about yourself. In therapy, you can process your traumatic or difficult experiences and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Our goal is to help you experience a greater sense of control, improve your relationships, discover a stronger sense of self-worth, and have a renewed sense of hope for the future.

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Workplace and Career challenges

Workplace issues can leak into every area of your life and leave you feeling stressed, frustrated, fearful, and defeated. You may feel powerless and stuck. It is common to feel like there is no one to help and leave you feeling purposeless. Therapy can help you navigate these challenges. We will help you gain clarity on how to address these difficult situations, live according to what is important to you and find balance in your life.

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