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DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY COUNSELLING
Depression and anxiety can be seen as two opposite ends of the spectrum: depression has a rather static position with low energy, while at the other extreme, anxiety is a state of heightened alert and high nervous energy. Let me help you work through the following issues:
If you are experiencing regular patterns of highs and lows, sometimes referred to as manic depression or bi-polar disorder, come and have a chat to me. Depression can affect anyone at any age, and can be terribly lonely. I am here to support you work your way through these issues.
Some people experience a heightened sense of anxiety and this can greatly affect your everyday life. If you are suffering from bouts of intense anxiety, it is worth you speaking through your experiences with me, so we can work on a way to manage your symptoms.
Some people experience periodic bouts of anxiety, described as panic attacks, where they feel out of control, fearful and unable to function. Panic attacks can be characterised also by unpleasant physical attributes such as increased breathing and heart rate, sweaty palms, reddening of the face, a desire to get out of enclosed spaces, inability to move or speak. Just the thought of having a panic attack can restrict what the person feels able to tackle.
HOW DEPRESSION COUNSELLING CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO YOU:
I Have found that sometimes, an approach such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be supportive in these circumstances, to help you manage your symptoms. I have experiences in working with a range of issues to support you in managing your symptoms as well as exploring some of the underlying issues which can take courage to acknowledge. Sometimes it can be useful to have an exploratory discussion, considering the possibility of depression being a way of:
Internalising conflict or other people's expectations
Avoiding change or responsibility
Suppressing difficult emotions such as anger or resentment
Seeking attention or care that is otherwise lacking