Counselling Services

 

In counselling the following issues are commonly addressed:

Depression:

Strong feelings of sadness without a necessary cause by a specific loss. 

 

Anxiety: 

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. 

Phobias:

irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation causing compelling desire to avoid. 

 

Panic Attacks:

Sudden intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror, often associated with feelings of forthcoming disaster. 

 

Anger management:

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. 

 

Shyness:

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.