Anxiety and Depression can effect our daily lives. If you are feeling this way please know that talking to someone about it can help. If you are struggling don't be scared to ask for help. Anxiety is more than just being nervous or scared, it can cause fear, insecurities and irrational thoughts that effect everyday life. It doesn't help that people with anxiety usually know that some thoughts are irrational but they can't stop them. You are not alone, millions of people suffer with anxiety. It really can help to talk.
Depression is more than feeling down or sad. It can make you feel hopeless, fatigued, irritable, it can effect your weight, sleep patterns and anxiety. As you may know, there is a lot more to it but again, talking can help. Taking things one step at a time in therapy, there is no pressure and we move at a speed you are comfortable with.
Everyone deals with grief in different ways. There is no right or wrong way to deal with the emotions it can bring. Anger, depression, disbelief, confusion and even relief, among other emotions, can be prevalent during this time. It can be emotionally draining and the amount of time it takes to grieve is individual to each person. It can take a lot to admit you are struggling but you are not alone. Many people feel this way but talking can be a useful tool to help deal with these emotions. You may be effected in other ways such as loss of appetite, feeling lethargic or having difficulty getting to sleep. Bereavement, as we can see, can affect us in many different ways. If you feel that talking could help we will move at a pace that is comfortable for you.
I have personal and professional experience dealing with harassment, discrimination and hate crimes.
It can be very difficult to deal with the emotions, feelings and issues that may come up in these circumstances.
If you need a safe space to talk, feel free to contact me and book an initial assessment where you can then decide if you are ready to go ahead with therapy.
Adoption can, at times, raise issues for adoptee and/or adopters. I have personal and professional experience in this area. Adoptees may feel anger, loss or rejection towards birth parents. They can be searching for their self identity. It is normal for some to feel this way and for others to not. Obviously there is a lot more on this subject so please contact me if you are considering Counselling. Adopters can feel the need to be perfect, have an instant connection, they can feel loss and may have post adoption depression. I also have personal experience in this area. Again, there is a lot more on this so if you would to talk about your issues, please contact me for an appointment.
There are many types of abuse that some people suffer from. Some examples of abuse are mental, emotional, domestic, physical, verbal, bullying and cyber bullying, neglect and more... Abuse can affect people in many differnt ways such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and feeling helpless. Are you ever belittled or are isolated from family and friends? Are you ever threatened, hit, touched in a way you do not want to be touched? Do you reveive abuse online? There are many aspects to abuse. If you feel you want to talk about it then you will be able to in a safe, confidential environment.
Behavioural issues can be caused by many different things. It might manifest through anger, eating disorders, effect academic performance, cause social withdrawl, self-harm and low self-esteem to name a few. Causes vary from bereavement to bullying to abuse and many more issues. This is a huge topic that you, as the peron dealing with behavioural issues, might be able to talk about what is or might be causing these issues. I have many years experience working in other roles with people that display behavioural issues so please don't be affraid to contact me as I understand a lot of the issues that can affect us.
No one of any gender at any time in their lives should be subjected to sexual abuse. Rape, Sexting, Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Harassment and Female Genital Mutilation are all forms of sexual abuse. It is not your fault if you did not or were not able to say no. The effect this can have on you can cause you to view sex differently, can make you anxious and depressed, angry, ashamed and guilty. It is understandable to feel this way after such a traumatic event. Relationships with other people can be effected in different ways as it can be hard to talk about what happened, that is if you talk about it. Sometimes it can be easier to talk to someone that isn't a family member or friend. If you feel ready and are able to talk about what happened, it can help to talk at your own speed with no pressure.
This term can cover a wide variety of issues. It isn't the same as a sex therapist where for example, a couple might be guided through sexual issues or fantasies.
Part of my background is working with behaviours which might be an issue for you. It really does depend on which area your focus is. If you have a certain kink or Fetish etc. it might leave you questioning why you like it or what to do about it.
There are many consensual ways to discover yourself.
If you need to talk about it I offer a safe, open, non-judgemental space to do so.
The above are an example of some of the issues I work with. Other focuses include childhood, relationships, self esteem, life transitions, adolescents and more. If you would like to enquire about anything else please contact me.
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