Psychotherapy is first and foremost about knowing yourself. Sometimes people feel they are going wrong somewhere, but don’t know where or why. Other times, it’s glaringly obvious and they want to know how to change. Sometimes there are deep wounds that need to be lifted out of the dark to heal.
Talking with someone whose job it is to know about the human mind, brain and body, how emotions affect not just your direct interpretation and experience of the world but also your anatomy and behaviour, can bring about much needed new perspective and understanding, and so catapult the change you were hoping for.
I view the symptoms you are experiencing as expressions of something having gone wrong in your past, whether by unmet needs from another (such as safety by a caregiver), or perhaps you just got yourself tangled up in a way that you realise now is not working for you. But chances are you were always just doing the best you could with the tools you had at the time. Through therapy you will gain awareness and new tools, and so be able to respond differently when challenges present themselves. Breaking the cycle of unwanted experiences and behaviour is absolutely possible, but it takes the courage to be vulnerable, and have self-compassion which I hope you will gain quickly in our sessions. I have a special interest working with people on the psychosis spectrum, people who are hearing voices, and those who have difficulty regulation emotions, such as people with a BPD diagnosis.