UK Council for Psychotherapy


Accredited Psychotherapist

British Association for
Counselling & Psychotherapy


Accredited Counsellor London

Counselling & Psychotherapy
Central London, Camden, Kings Cross, London NW1
Glen Gibson - Dip. Counselling, MA Psychotherapy, Dip. Psychotherapy
UKCP & mBACP Accredited Male Therapist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist 020 7916 1342

Issues People Bring To Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Range Of Issues, Symptoms People May Bring To Counselling & Psychotherapy People come to counselling or psychotherapy for many important reasons - including going through a difficult period in life, having certain problems (some of which may be insolvable - see also Life's Predicaments, Competing Priorities, Paradoxes, Contradictions, Conflicts, Contrasts, Dilemmas, Ambivalence) alongside underlying non-specific issues. We may be faced with what seems an insurmountable problem or situation and the counselling can help explore our options, choices and responses including what aspect of our conscious, unconscious selves, personality, identity we are coming from, attached to or identified with. This may include our wounded or loving self. When we overcome difficulties in one aspect during counselling, we may have more resources for addressing problems in other areas. Some counselling issues are specific, like relationship concerns and others of a reflective, existential nature - many are usually both. Therefore the therapy focuses on you yourself, your own essence, alongside who and how you are, the issues you bring, their impact, how they inter-relate, why they are a problem to you, what they might be saying, mean, including your perspective, emerging purpose, and if appropriate, what your next steps might be. People come to counselling in London with a range of issues:

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General Counselling Issues

Relationship Counselling & Marriage Counselling

For full details see Relationship Counselling & Marriage Counselling

Sexual Problems

For full details see Sexuality

Envy & Jealousy

For full details see Envy & Jealousy In The Relationship Or Marriage

Range Of Specific Feelings & Emotions

For details, see Feelings, Emotions, Emotional Health, Stress, Fear, Anxiety, Unhealed Wounds, Aloneness, Loneliness, Emptiness, Alienation, Our Resilience, Hardiness & Protecting Our Personal Boundaries & Living To Our Full Potential

Specific Feelings

Issues Around Our Feelings

Issues Around Our Emotions

Specific Fears

For full details see Specific Fears & Relationship Fears, Fears In Our Relationship, Marriage

Stress, Fear & Anxiety

For full details see Stress, Fear, Anxiety

Hurt, Pain, Shame, Guilt

For full details see Unhealed Wounds

Sadness, Unhappiness, Lethargy, Apathy, Depression

For full details see Depression, Aloneness, Loneliness, Emptiness, Alienation, Unhealed Wounds, Our Painbody


For full details see Disappointment & Relationship Expectations, Assumptions & Disappointments

Aloneness, Loneliness

For full details see Aloneness, Loneliness, Emptiness, Alienation

Esteem, Confidence

For full details see Self-Esteem, Confidence, Criticism, Insecurity & Assertiveness & Confidence, Esteem, Insecurity, Anxiety & Fear In Relationship Or Marriage

Social Situations

For details see Social Anxiety Or Social Phobia & Life Re-Appraisal - Our Internal Resources


For details, see Self-Esteem, Confidence, Criticism, Insecurity & Assertiveness & Self-Acceptance, Loving Ourselves Unconditionally

Range Of Specific Behaviours

For details see Our Different Identities, Personal Roles, Dominant Personalities, How We Behave, Our Different Identities, Personal Roles, Dominant Personalities, Self-Sabotage, Destruction, Perfectionism, Control, Being Over-Demanding, Competitiveness, Uncertainty, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Criticism, Insecurity & Assertiveness & Our Resilience, Hardiness & Protecting Our Personal Boundaries

Specific Behaviours

Issues Around Our Behaviours


For full details see Procrastination, Indecisiveness & Lateness & Procrastination In The Relationship Or Marriage

Excessive Habits, Drives, Feeling Out Of Control, Compulsions & Addictions

For full details see Range Of Unhelpful Habits, Distractions, Addictions

How We Think

For full details see What We Do With Our Thoughts & Beliefs, Our Reasoning & The Weighting We Put On Things


For full details see Perfectionism, Control, Being Over-Demanding, Competitiveness, Uncertainty, Control & Perfectionism & Imperfections

Motivation & Will

For details see Motivation & Will Power, Life's Journey, Initiations - Connecting To Our Own Inner Journey, Direction & Creating Our Own Destiny & Changes & Transitions

  • Settling for whatever happens, going along with things
  • Procrastination, Indecisiveness & Lateness; putting things off; time wasting; indecisiveness, delaying, postponing or hesitating over important decisions & putting our ideas into action; lacking a driving force; seeing things through; starting with enthusiasm, yet unable to finish things
  • Difficulties determining what we really want
  • Knowing what we want but finding it hard to act
  • Blurred future
  • Lost, stuck, floating around in life
  • Lacking goals
  • Risk taking
  • Seeking the courage to change, wanting to step out onto new roads
  • Wanting to be more resilient

Life Transitions, Changes

For details, see Changes & Transitions & Living To Our Full Potential

  • Struggling to cope with modern life
  • Adjusting to change or a new phase, e.g. post university blues, new surroundings, being in London, relationships, new marriage, parenthood, retirement, etc. coping with new role at work or home (e.g. as a partner, mother or father, working from home)
  • Relationship stages
  • Lost, isolated or seeking meaning, deeper sense of self
  • Life has come to a head & now seeking change or future direction
  • Seeking new ways, because old patterns are no longer working, needing a different structure or strategy, wanting to live differently
  • Needing to change course, or move forward which can be exciting, yet scary
  • Life crises
  • Personal growth, development & creativity
  • Midlife concerns
  • Older life concerns, retirement, ageing

Identity & Roles

For full details, see Our Different Identities, Personal Roles, Dominant Personalities & Self-Identity & Personality

Men's & Women's Issues


Health Concerns

For details see Unwell, Physical Pain, Physical ill Health

Our Body

For details see Our Body

Our Sleep

For full details see Sleep Problems, Insomnia

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD

For full details see Dyslexia Counselling - How We Best Learn

Our Sensitivities

For full details see Our Sensitivities - Pushing Each Other's Buttons

Integrating Work Into The Rest Of Our Life

For details, see Work-Life Balance, Workaholism, Addicted To Work, Work Addiction & Workplace Counselling In London - Counselling At Work

  • Work-Life integration, e.g. "married to work", overworking, "workaholism", being a "workaholic"
  • Doing unfulfilling work
  • Employment, job difficulties
  • Career dilemmas
  • Redundancy
  • Burnout concerns

Impact Of Our Past

For details, see Impact Of Our Past, Unhealed Wounds & Releasing Ourselves & Letting Go

  • Memories, circumstances & events over time, that hold us back
  • Problems recovering from life's disruptions
  • Impact of early or recent trauma
  • Abuse - child, childhood, emotional, physical, sexual

Ageing & Maturity

For details, see Ageing & Maturity, Living To Our Full Potential, Existential Therapy & Releasing Ourselves & Letting Go

Grief, Bereavement

For details, see Grief & Bereavement Counselling, Releasing Ourselves & Letting Go & Living To Our Full Potential

Loss, Letting Go

For details, see Releasing Ourselves & Letting Go

  • Effects of what was once, is no longer
  • Loss of power, control
  • Loss of our identity
  • Grieving a friendship or relationship
  • Loss of love
  • Loss of interests
  • Endings, beginnings, transitions

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Reflective, Existential Concerns

For details, see Existential Therapy


  • Grieving that nothing seems to matter any more
  • Tearful & moved, yet not depressed
  • Midlife crisis (mid-life crisis), existential grief
  • Grieving aspects of our life, loss, grief or letting go of a stage of life - what was or what might have been
  • Wishing we have done, or are doing more
  • The effects of the world around us reducing, e.g. friends, socialising, etc.
  • Other issues of middle or older life

Feeling Lost, Stuck

For details, see Lost Or Stuck

Something Amiss

Stirring, Longing

Meaning in Life

For details, see Seeking Deeper Meaning

Life Direction

For details, see Life's Journey, Initiations - Connecting To Our Own Inner Journey, Direction & Creating Our Own Destiny

  • Experiencing that it is not us, who is driving our life
  • Life or work direction - reaching a "what now?" stage
  • At some sort of crossroads, threshold or turning point

Freedom & Responsibility

For details, see Personal Freedom & Our Responsibility


For details, see Interpreting Dreams - Meaning Of Dreams

  • Dreaming & the dreams we dream
  • Dream interpretation, wondering what our dreams might mean

Our Mortality

For details, see Reflecting Upon Our Mortality

  • Death anxiety - facing our own mortality, fear of death, dying
  • Coming to terms with our own fragile earthly existence

Spirituality & Religion

For details, see Feeling Spiritual, Choosing A Spiritual Path, Spiritual Direction

  • Challenges to our creative or spiritual life
  • Reactions to spiritual awakening
  • Religious matters

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