Mental Health Problems We Can Help With

Here you will find a list of common problems that our Psychologists & Psychotherapists can help you with. Don’t worry if your circumstances don’t quite fit an individual category as everyone is different and your symptoms could cover a range of the problems listed below. CBT and talking therapies can help with many different mental health problems so just because a condition isn’t listed here doesn’t mean we can’t help.

We offer Face to Face Counselling, Online/Skype Counselling and Telephone Counselling.

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Anxiety

Anxiety can be a very normal and necessary response to life events, it allows us to be alert to threats, motivates us to act and improves our performance e.g. revising before an exam or preparing before an important meeting. However sometimes anxiety occurs in the absence of an impending event that would generally be considered ‘anxiety provoking’ and starts to interfere with your ability to do the things that you should or would like to be doing.

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Depression & Low Mood

By 2020 depression will be the second most disabling condition in the World after heart disease. A significant number of sufferers will go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.

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Life Changes & General Dissatisfaction

Do you feel dissatisfied with your life? Do you feel like you need to make a change but you aren’t quite sure what that change should be? Do you rarely feel content or at peace? Do you look at other people’s life and think that they are better off than you? Do you feel that you should have achieved more than you have? Did you envisage a different life for yourself than the one you are living?

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Stress

Stress is a pressure that we cannot cope with or that is overwhelming us. Stress has an impact on every aspect of our lives; it disrupts our thinking patterns making it harder for us to consider things in a calm, clear and measured way, it effects how we feel leaving us physically tense and emotionally volatile, intolerant and exhausted and it interferes with normal patterns of behaviours including sleeping, eating and sex drive.

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Self Harm

Self harm involves a person injuring themselves in some way. Self harm has two forms, the first involves a discrete episode where the individual hurts themselves by cutting, burning, hitting or poisoning. The second type of Self Harm involves ongoing mistreatment that has become part of an almost daily routine for example alcohol abuse or an eating disorder.

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Paranoia

A Panic Attack is a distinct episode of anxiety, the onset of which is sudden, and the duration relatively short. During a panic attack symptoms of anxiety are severe, intense and overwhelming, so much so that many people end up in A&E fearing that they are having a heart attack. Repeated Panic Attacks, where an individual’s biggest fear is having another Panic Attack and where this fear is interfering with their ability to do everyday things, is called Panic Disorder.

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Addiction

An addiction is an uncontrollable urge to engage in a behaviour that is either physically, emotionally, socially and/or financially harmful. Addictions include substance misuse (e.g. alcohol and drugs), gambling, sex, pornography, food, self harm, exercise, shopping, playing videos.

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Anger

Anger is an emotion that we all feel and one that serves a very important protective function, it alerts us to the mistreatment of ourselves and others. In this sense anger is very important for our survival however, anger is a powerful emotion and can sometimes overwhelm us leading us to behave in very (self) destructive ways.

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Jealousy & Insecurity

If we feel insecure we are more likely to feel jealous, whether this is within a relationship or just of what others have that we have not. Either way jealousy can be a very destructive emotion and one that can have an extremely negative impact on us, our lives and those around us.

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Low Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is at the root of many of our problems. It can sabotage relationships and careers, cause self- destructive behaviours and hold us back from achieving our full potential. It is a key feature of many mental health problems including depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder with two essential characteristics:

  • Recurrent and persistent thoughts ideas and feelings (referred to as obsessive thoughts)
  • Repetitive, ritualised behaviours (referred to as compulsions or compulsive behaviours)

Attempts to resist a compulsive behaviour produces mounting tension and anxiety, which are relieved immediately by giving in and carrying out the behaviour. The term is not properly used for behaviours like excessive drinking, gambling, eating etc. on the grounds that the ‘compulsive gambler’ for example, actually derives considerable pleasure from gambling (it’s the losing that hurts); one burdened with a true Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) derives no pleasure from it other than the release of tension.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder associated with a serious traumatic event e.g. car crash, personal assaults, life threatening experiences. Children may also exhibit physical symptoms including stomach aches and headaches.

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Addiction

An addiction is an uncontrollable urge to engage in a behaviour that is either physically, emotionally, socially and/or financially harmful. Addictions include substance misuse (e.g. alcohol and drugs), gambling, sex, pornography, food, self harm, exercise, shopping, playing videos.

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Anger

Anger is an emotion that we all feel and one that serves a very important protective function, it alerts us to the mistreatment of ourselves and others. In this sense anger is very important for our survival however, anger is a powerful emotion and can sometimes overwhelm us leading us to behave in very (self) destructive ways.

More Info

Anxiety

Anxiety can be a very normal and necessary response to life events, it allows us to be alert to threats, motivates us to act and improves our performance e.g. revising before an exam or preparing before an important meeting. However sometimes anxiety occurs in the absence of an impending event that would generally be considered ‘anxiety provoking’ and starts to interfere with your ability to do the things that you should or would like to be doing.

More Info

Depression & Low Mood

By 2020 depression will be the second most disabling condition in the World after heart disease. A significant number of sufferers will go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.

More Info

Jealousy & Insecurity

If we feel insecure we are more likely to feel jealous, whether this is within a relationship or just of what others have that we have not. Either way jealousy can be a very destructive emotion and one that can have an extremely negative impact on us, our lives and those around us.

More Info

Life Changes & General Dissatisfaction

Do you feel dissatisfied with your life? Do you feel like you need to make a change but you aren’t quite sure what that change should be? Do you rarely feel content or at peace? Do you look at other people’s life and think that they are better off than you? Do you feel that you should have achieved more than you have? Did you envisage a different life for yourself than the one you are living?

More Info

Low Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is at the root of many of our problems. It can sabotage relationships and careers, cause self- destructive behaviours and hold us back from achieving our full potential. It is a key feature of many mental health problems including depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

More Info

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder with two essential characteristics:

  • Recurrent and persistent thoughts ideas and feelings (referred to as obsessive thoughts)
  • Repetitive, ritualised behaviours (referred to as compulsions or compulsive behaviours)

Attempts to resist a compulsive behaviour produces mounting tension and anxiety, which are relieved immediately by giving in and carrying out the behaviour. The term is not properly used for behaviours like excessive drinking, gambling, eating etc. on the grounds that the ‘compulsive gambler’ for example, actually derives considerable pleasure from gambling (it’s the losing that hurts); one burdened with a true Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) derives no pleasure from it other than the release of tension.

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Paranoia

A Panic Attack is a distinct episode of anxiety, the onset of which is sudden, and the duration relatively short. During a panic attack symptoms of anxiety are severe, intense and overwhelming, so much so that many people end up in A&E fearing that they are having a heart attack. Repeated Panic Attacks, where an individual’s biggest fear is having another Panic Attack and where this fear is interfering with their ability to do everyday things, is called Panic Disorder.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder associated with a serious traumatic event e.g. car crash, personal assaults, life threatening experiences. Children may also exhibit physical symptoms including stomach aches and headaches.

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Self Harm

Self harm involves a person injuring themselves in some way. Self harm has two forms, the first involves a discrete episode where the individual hurts themselves by cutting, burning, hitting or poisoning. The second type of Self Harm involves ongoing mistreatment that has become part of an almost daily routine for example alcohol abuse or an eating disorder.

More Info

Stress

Stress is a pressure that we cannot cope with or that is overwhelming us. Stress has an impact on every aspect of our lives; it disrupts our thinking patterns making it harder for us to consider things in a calm, clear and measured way, it effects how we feel leaving us physically tense and emotionally volatile, intolerant and exhausted and it interferes with normal patterns of behaviours including sleeping, eating and sex drive.

More Info