On this page you find a list of symptoms that brought past clients of mine into therapy  

Let me introduce this page by saying that some of my clients attend sessions to improve an already good-enough quality of life or looking for life coaching and opportunities of personal development.  Such clients usually look for help to clarify some important aspects of/challenges in their lives which can be better done in presence of a trusted other who is not a friend or a relative, who can listen to you in a non-judgmental way and in confidentiality, and who has no agenda other than helping you clarify what is right for you. 

Some clients however come to therapy to work on specific symptoms - below is a non-exhaustive list of symptoms I have worked with my clients:

  • Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional)

  • Addiction(s)

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Body dysmorphia

  • Confidence issues

  • Cultural issues

  • Depression

  • Domestic violence

  • Eating disorders

  • Feeling stuck (personal or at work)

  • Gender issues

  • Health-related issues

  • Identity problems

  • Impulse disorders (shopping, gaming, gambling)

  • Loss

  • Mens issues

  • Mood disorder (depression, bipolar affective disorder)

  • Neglect

  • Obsessions / OCD

  • Panic attacks

  • Personal development

  • Phobias

  • Psychosomatic disorders

  • Redundancy-related emotional issues

  • Relationships issues

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Self-harm

  • Sexuality

  • Somatic illness

  • Stress

  • Womens issues

  • Work related issues

  • Unexplained medical symptoms

Or you may be looking for help with:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

  • Mental health issues

  • Personality disorders

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, Complex PTSD)

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma (one-off events, developmental, relational).

Feel free to contact me to explore how I can help, even if your symptom/diagnosis is not mentioned on this page. 

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen

“Like a filing cabinet, the past is a resource of information for learning, but it is not a place to live.“ - Anonymous

“Whilst exploring the past can help understanding what happened and its consequences on the current life, knowing in itself is often not enough to heal. Healing has a chance to happen by experiencing the present moment as it unfolds within a safe, authentic, and compassionate therapeutic relationship. This relational container creates the conditions for a number of options alternative to the usual stuck way of responding and relating to emerge. Novel ways of responding can lead to a different relational outcome that make one feel understood, valued, and respected at the core of one self. That’s what heals.” - Paolo Imbalzano

          Only for clients who contact me via this website, I offer an initial complimentary 20 minute consultation.

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T  -  07803 049 039

E  -  Paolo@presentingpast.co.uk