When can psychotherapy be helpful?
A psychotherapeutic consultation can be helpful in difficult life situations. Such crises can impair your emotional wellbeing, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and lifestyle. They can occur e.g. after a loss or bereavement, changes in important areas of life or when you have to take difficult decisions, adapt to a new culture or a chronic and/or serious disease.
Psychotherapy can be helpful if psychological problems persist for a longer time period and if they affect your lifestyle, performance and/or interpersonal relationships in a meaningful way. Examples for psychological problems that persist for a certain time period are:
- Depression and Burnout
- Eating disorders: Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Eating, …
- Anxiety disorders: Panic disorder, phobias, …
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder: obsessional thoughts and compulsive acts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Emotional instability and difficulties with distress tolerance
- Difficulties with impulse control and self-destructive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Psychosomatic disorders: If the extent of physical symptoms cannot sufficiently be explained by organic causes
- Substance abuse and addictive behaviour