I Work With Adults, Children And Families
It is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life.
Child & Family Therapy
Are you struggling with a parenting issue, a problem that is affecting the whole family unit or do you have a child that needs some extra support?
Emotional and educational support for school aged children in the form of guidance lessons, child observations and support to teachers.
Some areas I can help you with (not limited to):
(Physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, psychological, domestic violence)
Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents including controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.
It is normal to experience anger, at times, anger is the appropriate response to the actions of others. Anger can feel like a strong feeling of displeasure; it is often a reaction to stress, failure, or injustice. Anger can range from mild irritation to full-blown rage.
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).
Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won’t go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just trying to get through the day can be overwhelming. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better.
People with low self-esteem are likely to have a low opinion of themselves. They may compare themselves to others and the cycle of self-criticism can sap away a person’s joy in life. They may stop doing hobbies they once enjoyed for fear of judgment. Feelings of anger, guilt, or sadness may keep them from enjoying the activities which they do try.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD is an anxiety disorder that causes recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make people feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). Repetitive behaviours can include hand washing, checking on things or cleaning and can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions.
Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It is often a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress.
Family problems can manifest in the healthiest of families, resulting in challenging, frustrating, and painful interactions among family members. From little irritations to buried resentments, from dramatic arguments to feelings of guilt, our families often bring up the most intense emotions we experience, for better or worse.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.
When Can Counselling Help?
Counselling doesn’t have to be a ‘once off’, but can be turned to whenever you need support with a particular problem or feeling. It is a way to regain and strengthen our emotional health and wellbeing. For example, bereavement counselling can be very positive support if we lose someone close to us.
Perhaps we will need to turn to an addiction counsellor if we are struggling with an unhealthy relationship with drugs, alcohol, sex or food.
Maybe we will go to couples’ counselling if we are experiencing some troubling issues in our relationships such as a communication breakdown, jealousy or insecurity, trust issues or general life challenges.
We may be in need of extra support and guidance if we have experienced a traumatic event in life that we’re struggling to process.
We might be feeling very anxious in work or experiencing insomnia or chronic stress because of a life event. Counselling can help us to get in touch with the origin of these feelings and work through them to improve our emotional health and find a more harmonious way to lead our lives.
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