Perfectionism has many different faces. For you, it may look like a compulsion to overachieve, to be meticulous, to be in control of all the things; or it may mean you procrastinate, avoid doing, or do nothing productive at all the way you see it. If you don't do the thing, you can't do it wrong right?
Oftentimes when our perfectionist part pops up there is also an inner critic that emerges. This is when we experience so-called negative, intrusive thoughts. The things we tell ourselves in this voice can be mean. It may even sound like something we heard or learned to believe in childhood.
We may not be bothered by our perfectionism all the time. It may intensify when life gets overwhelming or chaotic; and it might be a subtle part of our personality when life is going well. But when the loss of control or self-criticism feels like it's too much it may help to have the tools ready so you can show up and be kinder inside.
We Can Help
We support our clients to live a more harmonious life based in self-acceptance. We take an integrative approach using evidence-based therapies like Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) and others so you can begin to sit more comfortably in your own skin (and hopefully take a breath).