Helping with Introversion
Many of us are quieter sorts who keep to ourselves, preferring not to socialise too much. We can feel quite uncomfortable in crowds, preferring small groups and intimate settings. We have a rich internal world that we can find very satisfying. The expectations of the extroverts around us isn't helping with introversion.
Feeling a bit wrong
Although we can feel strongly about what makes us uncomfortable, we can also feel that there is something a bit wrong with us when we do.
One of the difficulties is that introverts are often drawn to extroverts and can end up in relationships with them. This is pretty understandable; all of us seek out people who seem to have qualities we don't have. However, some extroverts have a very difficult time understanding introverts.
Because extroverts like to be outgoing and social (and less focussed on their interior worlds) it can sometimes be difficult for them to understand the world of the introvert, who doesn't like to do these things. As is often the case, when we don't understand something it can start seem like an aberration.
Judged and labelled
So if you're an introvert you might be getting the message from an extrovert close to you that there is something wrong with you and you need to go to therapy to sort yourself out. You may have been hearing this for a while and are starting to wonder if it is true.
Being yourself, but more so
If you feel some of these pressures – a feeling that you are wrong for being an introvert, but a sense that it’s also somehow right – I'd like to invite you to come and see me for an initial consultation. I don't charge for the initial consultation; it's an opportunity to discuss how we might be able to work together to help you live as an introvert in a world of extroverts.
Of course, along the way we can also find out if there are some other things you’d like to sort out, and what we might be able to do about it them.
If this is of interest, my initial consultation is at no cost and there is no further obligation. Come in, have a chat and work out what you can do from here. I see clients in Richmond and Sunbury.