Intimacy Issues Walk and Talk Therapy

Intimacy Issues

Intimacy issues are common for people who fear vulnerability. Some people can become vulnerable in front of a few trusted friends, however, but when a relationship starts becoming too close, they feel suffocated. In this sense, the intimacy issues are seated in the fear of developing a deep and meaningful relationship with another person.

Two fears that are at the heart of intimacy issues, are the fear of abandonment (fearing the partner might leave them) and the fear of engulfment (fearing that they would lose themselves in a relationship), which sometimes co-exist. These fears, often rooted in childhood traumas, are often deeply entrenched in codependent adult relationships where they cause friction.

A therapist who works with people who have intimacy issues will first help you to learn to become comfortable with yourself and accept yourself for who you are. You will explore the complex past events that have created these intimacy issues and discover that those events don't have to cloud your present experiences.

This process is essential in discovering that rejection does not have to be a traumatic experience. Finally, you will learn how to set personal boundaries that will help you to avoid the fear of engulfment and to cope, should abandonment occur. While healing intimacy issues can be a challenging and somewhat painful task, the rewards are incredible.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who addresses intimacy issues, you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Walk and Talk therapy takes your counselling session outside.  Some clients feel that it is difficult for them to talk, think or feel, while sitting still. They need to move their bodies and feel that talking comes easier while walking. Others find it too intense to be so closely looked at or find it hard making eye contact. Most clients  already have a love for nature or enjoy walking outside, and are able to make deeper connections in that setting.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Walk and Talk Therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

 

 

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Sara Kammerzell

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
For over twenty years, Sara has helped people grow through turbulent times in their lives so that they can reclaim their full vitality and live the life they were born to live.  She strives to connect with... Read more

Erin Keely

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
My name is Erin and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) offering in-person counselling for individuals and couples/relationships in Kitsilano. Together we can identify the tools, strategies, and solutions you... Read more

Autumn Fowler

M.A., CCC
    • Online booking
When your relationships feel challenging, your whole world feels difficult. But I believe in the power of change and know you can have fulfilling relationships and healthy communication. Therapy is a chance to... Read more