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Addictions can develop from what may be seen as fairly innocent, or at least common social habits. Drinking alcohol, gambling, eating, having sex and using the internet can all turn from what is considered a common activity, to a darker, more destructive compulsion.
Stress & Anxiety
We will all experience feelings of anxiety, and it’s very common to feel tense or unsure about a potentially stressful situation, such as an exam, starting a new job, or moving home. However, some of us will be affected more than others. Despite being a normal experience, if these feelings are very strong or are lasting a long time, they can be overwhelming.
When we feel anxious, we can feel uneasy and may experience physical symptoms such as chest pain and dizziness. For some people, this anxiety can become so intense that it triggers a panic attack, where you feel overwhelmed with fear and experience extreme physical symptoms.
We all start life with a family, whether that family is blood relatives, adopted parents, or a foster family. Our families influence almost every aspect of our lives, from our first moments to our last. Families go through lots of changes throughout life, so it’s normal to experience some problems. Counselling can help you overcome these difficult times.
A little pressure at work can be motivating, it can help you perform better and teach you ways of overcoming obstacles that may occur. But, when this pressure becomes excessive and the demands of your job are too much, it can lead to work-related stress. This is when certain demands in your job exceed your ability to cope.
Depression is a mood disorder that can take many forms: some days you may find it impossible to get out of bed, while other days you may feel more able to go about your normal daily tasks.
Living with depression can be incredibly difficult, both for those suffering and those around them. Due to the nature of the condition, however, seeking help can often be delayed.
Relationships are a key part of our lives. They bring happiness and support, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. When we encounter problems in our relationships, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Talking to a relationship counsellor can really make a difference.
If you want to have a baby, experiencing fertility problems or infertility can be a hugely emotional time. Getting the right support can help you navigate your situation and find a path forward. On this page, we’ll explore the different types of support available and how counselling can help.
Whatever form they take, suicidal thoughts can be incredibly scary, overwhelming and confusing. If you’re experiencing these types of thoughts, please know that you’re not alone and that help is available.
Isolation & Loneliness
Loneliness can be defined as a “subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack of companionship”. It is the feeling we get when our want and need to have social connections and relationships are not met.
There is no one set idea of what it means to be lonely, as the experience is different for everybody. What may feel like loneliness to one person may not be the same for another. Some people are content in their own company and may choose not to form social connections with others, whilst others may consider this to be loneliness.
Domestic abuse (also known as domestic violence) can involve physical, emotional, mental, financial and/or sexual abuse. Usually, it happens with someone you are close to, either within a romantic relationship or family setting. Abuse can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or social background.
As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I work from a person-centred base to ensure each session is a safe space that respects your thoughts and knowledge. Working together we can explore your feelings and concerns and we will move at a pace that suits you.
When you are ready we will work towards an understanding of issues, gaining strength and exploring coping strategies if needed. I recognise that every individual is different and I am able to draw on my skills as a therapist and use a range of theories which might be suitable. This will enable an individual therapeutic relationship to develop according to your own needs.
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