Anxiety

Is a feeling of apprehension, worry or fear. The source of this uneasiness is not always identified, which can add to the distress you feel. 

Anxiety becomes a problem when it impacts on your ability to live your life as fully as you want to.  When your fears or worries are out of proportion to the situation. Or your worries feel very distressing or hard to control.

Symptoms: You may experience...

*Restlessness  *Fatigue   *Impaired concentration  *Irritability

*Muscle tension  *Impaired sleep *panic attacks *low libido *Palpitations *dizziness  *Seating  *Feeling faint *Nausea ...

How can we help you? ' U COPE' 

We can help you understand your anxieties, help you bring back your mind and body reactions back in tune with reality, Once we have done this we will help you organise your thoughts  into a positive and constructive pattern that works for you. Teach you successful relaxation techniques that work.

Stress

Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry or anxious. People feel stress on different levels. 

Types of Stress:

1. Emotional (interpersonal conflict)

2. Illness, mental or physical (of self or significant person in life)

3.Environmental (extreme weather, toxins)

4.Overdrive (work, partying all night)

5.Hormones (Lifes transitions, puberty,PMT,menopause

6.Allergic(bodies perceive allergens as poison,reacting under threat)

Stress usually develops when a change is to occur.

How can we help you? ' U COPE'

We can help you identify your stressors in your life(physical life, relationships, finance, environment, health, work etc) and factors affecting these.(inheritance, personal coping mechanisms, suppressed, repressed experiences)


Depression

Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time and affects your everyday life.  There are different forms and levels of depression such as, mild depression, bipolar disorder, major depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) postnatal depression..

Symptoms that are felt may be:

Physical - headaches, stomach aches, other unexplained aches and pains,fatigue, loss of energy, changes in eating habits, insomnia.

Behavioural - reduced interest in activities, reduced enjoyment of activities once loved, difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions, neglecting responsibilities, neglecting personal appearance.

Emotional -feelings of apathy, irritability, hopelessness, negativity, guilt and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, feelings of worthlessness and life has no or little point.

How can we help you?

We will help support you to deal with your present situation, make sense of your depression and the changes that need to be made. We will look at your thoughts and feelings and how they are impacting on you and your life. We use techniques from CBT and will look back into your past to identify where there are unresolved thoughts and feelings, if appropriate to do so in order to help you feel better and free.