Counselling Vancouver - Anxiety and/or Panic, Intimacy Issues Counsellors, Psychologists, Therapists in Vancouver, East of Burrard St. (or on Burrard) - West of Cambie St.

Maple Ridge, East of Burrard St. (or on Burrard) - West of Cambie St.

Counselling Maple Ridge contains information about counsellors, psychologists, and therapists in the Maple Ridge area. These counsellors, psychologists, and therapists may assist individuals, couples and/or families. As is typical with trained counselling professionals they may vary in their areas of expertise.

Explore the information within the counselling listings for Maple Ridge to get a better sense of which counselling professional might be a match for you.

Maple Ridge consists of the following neighbourhoods:

Albion, Cottonwood, East Central, North Maple Ridge, Northeast, Northwest Maple Ridge, Silver Valley, Southwest Maple Ridge, Thornhill, Websters Corners, West Central, Whonnock

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Anxiety and/or Panic, 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.

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Heather Bach

M.A., CCC
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For over 20 years, Heather Bach of Bach Counselling Group brings clinical expertise to working with those who wish to make a positive change in relationships, intimacy, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, ADHD... Read more