Emotional Abuse: allows one person to gain power and control over another through words and gestures which gradually undermine the other’s self respect.
Obsessive compulsive disorders: Usually involves obsessions (intrusive thoughts or impulses) and compulsions (repeated behaviours) such as washing, checking or counting to counteract them.
Relationship Issues: Some relationships are unable to contain some of life’s pressures and stresses; illness, redundancy, retirement or debt all take their toll.
Trauma: A traumatic event involves an experience or enduring event(s) that overwhelm our ability to cope or understand the ideas and emotions involved with that experience.
Stress: Too much stress can put your health at risk and leave you unable to function. It is the second major cause of illness at work, after back problems.
Terminal Illness: Counselling can be a valuable resource for everyone close to the individual, and for the individual themselves.
Work related issues: Counselling can help unravel patterns of relating to people, and show us how to examine our own issues, helping towards a more fulfilling career.
Anger Management: Understanding what the trigger points are and re-examining our thoughts around them can be among the first steps to managing anger.
Anxiety: Anxiety is a problem which feeds on itself and is often covered up and dealt with in isolation. Anxiety can take many forms including phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia.
Depression: Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and physical well-being. Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, or restless.
Bereavement Counselling: Involves talking about the loss and is usually helpful and allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes, good and bad. However keeping things bottled up, or denying the sadness can prolong the pain.
Low self-esteem: Counselling can often help those suffering from low self-esteem and help develop a sense of self, to ensure a more fulfilling life.