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Fear and subsequent anxiety is an uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating experience. You may have a specific fear e.g. health anxiety or a phobia, or more of a generalised anxiety that may lead to racing thoughts and unhelpful coping styles e.g. social isolation, withdrawal, or aggression. You may notice memory lapses, sleep disorder, safety behaviours (e.g. obsessive compulsions), panic attacks and even deterioration of your physical health. Through psychological treatment, we are able to help you to develop greater perspective into your anxiety, overcome your difficulties, and recover your quality of life, health and emotional wellbeing.
Depression is an persistent emotional experience of feeling sad. Sometimes the cause of depression is easily identified, but for many it can be less clear. There is no magic formula to understand when and why a person might feel depressed. In psychological therapy you will have the opportunity to work with your psychologist to gain greater insight and perspective about the possible cause of your depression and then develop a treatment plan, tailored to your needs.
Many individuals can experience psychological difficulties as a result of challenging life events. Trauma can be experienced as a result of a recent event, or something more historical. Examples of life events that may result symptoms of trauma include abuse (e.g. neglect as a child, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, psychological bullying) to experiences of war, road accidents, cancer, crime, illness, birth. Anxiety, fear, hopelessness, nightmares and flashbacks are some of the difficulties that can linger following a traumatic event. If you feel that something in life is holding you back, therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and our psychologist can help you to heal by processing these unresolved emotions. We believe taking time to address mental health is just as important as physical health.
Low self esteem, anger, relationship difficulties, occupational stress, family difficulties, overcoming abuse, coping with physical health conditions (long term conditions e.g. diabetes, stroke, heart conditions, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues, neurological conditions, dermatological conditions; terminal illness, infertility, women's health), obsessive compulsive disorder, gender dysphoria, eating disorder, body image difficulties, addiction, emotional dysregulation, bereavement and complicated grief, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, personality disorder, bipolar depression, dissociation and more...