We believe that face-to-face counselling is most beneficial to clients. However, in response to Covid19, our counselling services and online therapy services can now be accessed via face-to-face, online through Zoom sessions or on the telephone. Over and above the safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment which we provide for our face-to-face clients, we now also ensure a Covid safe environment according to government guidelines. Our Covid policy can be accessed below.
Anxiety is an umbrella term for feelings of fear, nervousness, apprehensiveness, or worry. Everybody gets anxious at times and some anxiety actually helps us to function well, but anxiety can become a problem when it stops us from doing things that we want to do. Anxiety therapy can help you control your own anxiety levels
Depression is a low mood that lasts for a significant amount of time. Symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness; angry outbursts; irritability or frustration and sleep disturbances. The severity of depression can vary but when it is severe it can leave you feeling suicidal and unable to function normally. Counselling and depression therapy can help you manage your symptoms and take back control of your life.
A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense fear which might feel as though it appears out of the blue. It can result in your heart beating harder or more rapidly, trembling or shaking, or the sensation of finding it hard to breathe. Panic attacks are accompanied by catastrophic thoughts that something terrible is happening or will happen.
During and after a traumatic experience it is common to feel shocked, scared, numb, guilty, ashamed, angry, or vulnerable. The effects of complex trauma such as childhood or adult sexual, physical and emotional abuse can last for a long time and can develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For some it can feel as though the trauma is happening again and again and this feels terrifying.
Low self-esteem means not thinking much of yourself as a person, or not holding yourself in high regard. If you have low self-esteem you might not feel confident or capable, you may feel anxious, and you may criticize yourself harshly. Underneath feelings of low self-esteem are the negative beliefs and opinions we hold about ourselves, that need to change.
Loss is something that binds us together as human beings, and grief is a part of life that all of us will experience when we suffer loss, whether it takes the form of someone’s death, losing a job, a relationship, hopes, dreams, or other things that you value. Feelings of grief and loss are very real and very powerful. There is no right way to grieve and no ‘quick fix’, but there are ways that you can help yourself to come to terms with your loss.
Overthinking is something that can happen to anyone. But if you develop coping techniques for dealing with it, you can at least ward off some of the negative, anxious, stressful thinking and turn it into something useful, productive, and effective. Worrying is thinking about future events in a way that leaves you feeling anxious or apprehensive. Excessive worry is the primary symptom of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) but can be controlled.