In counselling the following issues are commonly addressed:
Strong feelings of sadness without a necessary cause by a specific loss.
the fear that something very wrong will happen accompanied by somatic symptoms of tension.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, and avoidance after exposure to or the witnessing of a life threatening event.
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD):
This is characterised by spontaneous intrusive thoughts and a compulsion to perform irrational, time consuming behaviours.
irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation causing compelling desire to avoid.
Sudden intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror, often associated with feelings of forthcoming disaster.
anger is a normal feeling caused by frustration. It is a survival mechanism that helps to boost physical and emotional energy. However it is a problem when it happens too often, is too intense, last too long, leads to aggression, or when it disrupts relationships. Therapy helps individuals to manage anger more effectively.
individual discomfort in interpersonal or social situations.
Grief and loss:
It is the sadness, loneliness that accompanies the loss of someone or something very meaningful to us.