How we come to define ourselves may include any number of aspects such as religion, race, ethnicity, social status and sexuality. Developing a sense our identity is a lifelong journey and may be challenging as we attempt to integrate how we experience ourselves and others.
The demands of contemporary society often render us feeling removed from our true self, our natural way of being. When we struggle with our sense of self this may contribute to emotional, psychological and psychosomatic problems such as body dysmorphia, anorexia and bulimia.
Psychotherapy can assist individuals to find ways to cope with the struggle of identity and reduce feelings of isolation and hopelessness promoting a renewed and cohesive sense of who they are.