While living in a foreign country is an exciting, stimulating and enriching experience, it can also be stressful, challenging and overwhelming. When you move to a new country, far away from home, friends and family, you are bound to face a lot of changes like adapting to new customs and dealing with language barriers.
This can lead to feelings of homesickness, loneliness, boredom, frustration and anger which can result in loss of selfconfidence, anxiety and depression and negatively impact:
- personal well-being
The psychological disorientation that most people experience when living in a different culture is called ‘culture shock’ and, in some cases, this can also bring up underlying psychological difficulties.
I can help you to make this cultural transition easier by understanding the reasons behind your distress and learning more functional ways to face challenges in this new environment.