Bereavement and Loss
Bereavement is a universal experience. we all lose family members, partners, friends or pets at some stage in our
Feeling of grief and loss also are common when a relationship ends, a job is lost, children leave home and around
health issues or moving home....as well as many other 'losses'.
When it happens to you, you may feel very alone. You may go through a whole range of emotions, sadness,
disbelief, anger, guilt, periods of calm and longing. Sometimes these feelings can go on for many years with people often getting 'stuck' in their grief.
Children often need help understanding and remembering and may need to talk to someone who feels able to
answer their questions, for children there are local charities I can refer you to free of charge.
It can be very helpful to talk to someone who really wants to listen and understand and counselling can
help you accept what has happened and make the most of your life from now on.
Depression and Anxiety
Many people at some point in
their lives find coping with day to day life difficult.
If you are feeling sad or empty, tearful, have a loss of interest in things
and people and find little pleasure in anything, you may be depressed.
You may also suffer from difficulty sleeping, loss of energy, lack of
appetite, feelings of worthlessness, guilt or an inability to think or concentrate.
If you are suffering
from anxiety as well as feeling a range of emotions you could suffer from physical symptoms such as tension, light headedness, increased heart rate, flushed cheeks or panic
I can help you understand your condition, find ways to
deal with it and overcome it.
It can be very hard to live with a person with depression or anxiety and it
can be helpful to work with a counsellor to talk about your own feelings while you are offering support.
At some point in their lives one out of five people suffer
from some form of anxiety or depression.
Depression is an illness and the intense
feelings that accompany it can be hard to accept. You may have been living with them for a long time. Counselling can help you accept how you feel, learn more about yourself and
High levels of anxiety often accompany the menopause and
it can be helpful to have somewhere to explore these feelings and gain skills to manage them.
Panic Attacks and Anxiety,
Obsession and Compulsions
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is extremely effective for high levels of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessions such as
constant checking, cleaning or tidying. Also helpful for compulsions such as gambling, alcohol addiction and food addiction.
These things together with phobias such as agraphobia respond well to this type of counselling and I have worked
successfully with many people who go on to lead life in a more fulfilling way..
These things together with any number of similar problems are very common and a large number of people
suffer for many years unnecessarily.
I will also teach you skills to ensure that you can go forward knowing that you are able to cope should
the same feeling resurface.
I would be happy to talk things through with you