Mental health can be a sensitive subject, as many might people find it uncomfortable to discuss. Having issues with mental health is nothing to be ashamed of.  Finding someone to talk to can be benificial as without any support, some turn to unhealthy ways to try to manage their problems such as using drugs and alcohol, gambling, food, or misusing the internet as attempts to cope with their issues. This can lead to cycles of negative behaviour and an inability to function in society.

Areas frequenty discussed in Counselling

Depression - feeling unhappy, hopeless, low self-esteem and finding no pleasure in life

Anxiety - constant worrying, a sense of dread and difficulty concentrating

Stress - feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope under pressure

PTSD - flashbacks, nightmares, feeling very anxious and difficulty sleeping

Trauma - isolation, irritability and guilt after a horrendous event

Relationships - arguing, anger ,loneliness and sadness

Mental health issues can impact every part of your life, such as employment and relationships. The way we act, feel about things and think can determine how we function in society

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Feeling heard in a safe and confidently space can open doors to a healtier and more fulified life

Counselling can help identify triggers that can be the root cause of mental healths issues.By becoming more self aware of your triggers you can learn how to manage them and take control of presenting concerns.

  • True Triggers

    True triggers are when our brain is activated by something in our environment such as smell or a real re-experience. Rather than just a picture of a car you may find yourself in a car with the smell of the interior

  • Associations

    Uncomfortable associations are links we have made in our mind. You may of been bullied at school so you may associate teachers with being bullied

  • Reminders

    Distressing reminders evoke memories of a traumatic event, and cause negative,harmful feelings. These are when we know why we’re triggered but we can describe them, but not always explain them.