Julie Morley  Ad.dip.CP, Hyp.dip, MNCS   Psychotherapist & Mental Health Counsellor

  Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counselling in Peterborough

3 Godsey Crescent, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8HU
T: 01778 349 620     M: 07902 583487    E:  [email protected]

Relationship Therapy for Individuals - Codependancy

Codependency is depending on someone else for your happiness, especially (but no only) when the other person is ill, dependant on you, or addicted to something else. This can include 'healthy' addictions as well as the more harmful ones.

Once in an intimate relationship and then once the relationship reaches a certain point, this is where codependancy starts to emerge if it's going to.  Codependancy is a very common relationship dynamic and widespread in our times. The great majority of people experience their relationships this way to one extent or another.

It becomes a dysfunctional in a relationship when one person un-knowingly enables the another person's poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, addiction, or under-achievement and also if the dynamic changes for whatever reason.
Symptoms of codependency can be: controlling behavior, distrust, perfectionism, avoidance of feelings, intimacy problems, caretaking behavior (carrying someone rather than caring for them), hyper vigilance, and stress related illnesses.