Counselling is about change and growth – becoming the person you want to be so that you can live your life to your full potential – without anxiety, depression, negative beliefs, anger or whatever it is that is limiting you. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. It is really important that you get the help that you need from a therapist that is right for you. The most important thing for you is to feel listened to and supported in a way that you need and ultimately to resolve any issues that may prevent you from living a fulfilling life.
Anxiety and Stress Counselling
Are you suffering with work related stress? So many people are in jobs that no longer meet their emotional or intellectual needs but are too scared to hand their notice. Many people fear change or feeling “outside of the circle”. Are you often nervous or fearful and unable to stop worrying? Do you experience feelings of inferiority? Do you get easily annoyed or irritable and afraid that something dreadful is going to happen? Do you suffer from panic attacks and anxiety? Do you constantly feel stressed out about everything and everyone for no apparent reasons?
Everyone reacts differently to stress, it may include anxiety and panic attacks, or it could affect the digestive system or makes you feel tired or run down. Stress and Anxiety can affect your work performance your personal relationships can suffer. I can help, by providing a safe and supportive environment in which to explore your feelings. Counselling will help you understand yourself and your difficulties. It will assist you to develop new ways of managing stress and anxiety and allow you to live the life you deserve.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein
Could you be suffering from Anxiety and Stress?
Stress affects us all at some point in our lives. But while some stress can be healthy, too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. Constant stress can cause or aggravate health problems. Anxiety can happen for a wide variety of reasons or may seem to pop up out of nowhere. In this case where the cause is not clear to you, talking to a therapist who is more familiar with common triggers of anxiety may be helpful.
Causes and Symptoms
Some of the common causes of anxiety and stress are family or home pressures, particular situations such as losing your job or home, experiencing childhood abuse which could be physical, psychological or sexual, witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event, drug use alcoholism and self-harm.
Anxiety and stress can manifest as physical symptoms- a racing heart, sweating, fast, shallow breathing, chest pains, dizziness, headaches, upset stomach, shaking, dry mouth and sleep problems. Psychological symptoms include: feeling tense, becoming irritated/angry quickly, feeling out of control and detached from your surroundings, worrying constantly and difficulty concentrating.
Picking up the phone and making the call– Is a huge step.