Highly Sensitive People
Does any of this sound familiar?
You've been told all your life that you're "too sensitive"
You've noticed that you feel things more deeply than the people around you.
You become easily overwhelmed in loud, busy, and brightly lit spaces
You feel like a sponge, soaking up other people's emotions
You feel raw and exposed to the pain of the world
When there are too many things on your plate, you become overwhelmed and agitated or shut down
If this resonates with you, you might be a Highly Sensitive Person
and I am so glad you're here.
Read on to see if my therapy for Highly Sensitive People services might help you.
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Honour Your Sensitive Needs
Embrace Your Sensitive Strengths
You might have spent your life feeling like there is something wrong with you, and trying to hide or ignore your deep feeling and intuitive nature.
Perhaps you threw yourself into a career that you're passionate about, but that leaves you feeling drained and exhausted. While you sense that you need something different than your colleagues, you try to keep up; as a result, your mental and emotional well-being suffers.
... Or maybe you struggle to say "no" or ask for what you need because you can sense the emotions the other person will experience when you do. You notice feelings of anxiety and resentment building when internally you want to say "no", but don't feel able to put boundaries into practice.
If this is you: you need a safe space to explore your sensitive needs and strengths without judgement.
I see your sensitivity, not as something to be changed or "healed", but something to be honoured and embraced.
In addition offering you information about the Highly Sensitive Personality trait, I support you in embracing your sensitive strengths so that they shine through.
While there are many challenges to being Highly Sensitive, I also recognize all the ways in which your sensitivity serves you, both personally and in your career.
Rather than suggesting you "toughen up" or develop "thicker skin", I help you develop skills to protect your sensitive needs, reduce overwhelm and regulate intense emotions.
As a Highly Sensitive Person myself...
I know what it's like to try to keep up with those with less sensitive needs, and feel exhausted, drained, and frustrated as a result. Since learning that I was a Highly Sensitive Person, I have reshaped my own business, career, and personal life to suit my sensitive nature and have been amazed at how I have been able to thrive with those changes in place.
The more I learned about the trait, the more I started to see it in my therapy clients. I saw that, like me, many Highly Sensitive People grew up feeling flawed and ashamed of their sensitive nature. I am passionate about helping fellow Highly Sensitive People see the beauty that they bring to the world and find joy in their sensitive nature.
In August 2022, I was listed as an HSP-Knowledgable Therapist on Dr. Elaine Aron's directory.
Book a free 20-minute video consultation to see if we'd be a good fit for therapy.