Identity Problems Counselling in London
What are Identity Problems?
Identity issues are associated with the struggle of developing a sense of self and grow into having a stable sense of identity. Identity problems may occur in individual suffering from relational issues, such as personality disorders.
When to seek help for Identity issues
During the teenage period identity issues are normal to experience and determining when to seek treatment can be difficult. Typically, when you feel stuck and anxiety or depression are preventing you from fulfilling your activities of daily living at work, school, or home, it is time to seek some help. Signs of identity issues evolving into a disorder include constant tension or worry about your life and who you are, having constant fears and worries about relating to other people, relational problems and difficulties about making important choices about your life trajectory.
Types of Identity Problems
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition (DSM-5, American Psychiatric Association, 2013) lists a number of disorders where identity issues place a strong role. Dissociative Identity Disorder is characterised by alter-egos or multiple personalities. Gender Dysphoria (also known as Gender Identity Disoder) is the distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth.
Treatment for Identity Problems
Treatment will be subjective to the individual and problem they are being treated for. Additionally, the modality for treatment will be determined by you and your therapist working together to collectively resolve the issue at hand.
For more information about talking therapies and treatment programmes available at our Clinics in London, Milan and Rome please visit our Treatment page.
We offer Psychological Therapies for Identity Issues to Adults, Children and Teenagers at our clinics in City of London, London Bridge, London Kensington, London Islington, London Marylebone, London Oxford Circus, Milan City Life, Rome San Giovanni, Rome Piazza Bologna, Rome Garbatella and Online worldwide.
All our Therapists offer Psychological Therapies for Identity Issues to Adults, Children and Teenagers. Click here to meet the Team.
Sessions with our Psychologists are by prepaid appointments only. You can find out more about our fees on our Fees Page.