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How we can help

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons and in different situations and usually have a sense of being stuck with something they can no longer deal with.  It might be a problem that has built up over time, or frustrating feelings that keep repeating.  Either way, this can be getting in the way of living your life.
Talking to a trained psychotherapist can help to break unhelpful patterns of thinking and aid greater understanding.  You know yourself and your situation best, but a therapist can help see links and patterns you may not have thought of.  You and your therapist work together to find new and more effective ways forward.

​Therapy can help with many different problems, such as:

  • Family relationships with children and adolescents

  • Fears around getting older and mortality

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Health anxiety

  • Loneliness and social isolation

  • Low mood and loss of motivation and purpose

  • Male identity and men’s issues

  • Marriage issues

  • Menopause and life changes issues

  • Mood swings

  • Obsessions and intrusive thoughts

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic Disorder

  • Professional and career difficulties

  • Postnatal depression and baby blues 

Anxiety is a normal human response to threat and we all need some anxiety to function in the world and to keep ourselves safe. But too much anxiety can be distressing, and we then try to stop ourselves feeling anxious, which can often make things feel even worse. 
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Depression is more than just feeling low, it’s a mood disorder which can bring about long-lasting symptoms such as overwhelming sadness, low energy, loss of appetite, and a lack of pleasure in life. Fortunately, therapy has been shown to be effective in helping.
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Relationships should be where we find love, but they can sometimes turn into battle zones. The stage can be set for action-reaction type conflicts. How can we go about unwinding these patterns and finding our way back to the loving feelings that used to be there?
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Anger management   Do you get lit up if someone cuts you up on the road? Or if someone’s offhand to you on the phone? Or your child just won’t do what they’re told?  Read more

Assertiveness and self-confidence   Many people struggle to assert themselves effectively due to low self-confidence. The two things are very much bound up with each other – believing in ourselves lays the foundation for communicating our needs and setting healthy boundaries.  Read more

Body image issues and body dysmorphia   Many of us struggle with Body Image Concerns at one level or another, though this can become more serious, impacting our lives significantly, and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can become debilitating.  Read more

Eating disorders and issues over food   Healing the Relationship with Food: Understanding and Overcoming Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are not simply about food and weight; they represent complex mental health conditions stemming from a tangled web of emotional struggles, distorted self-image, and often underlying anxieties.  Read more

Health Anxiety   While some degree of worry about our health is normal, for some people this can spiral into an overwhelming preoccupation with the possibility of having a serious illness. If left unchecked, health anxiety can negatively impact our quality of life and well-being.  Read more

Fears around getting older and mortality  There are only two certainties in life – that we will age, and that one day we will die. For some these might be just unwelcome thoughts we push away until something jolts us briefly into awareness, only to push them away again.  Read more

PTSD is a mental health condition that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing life-threatening events, like a car accident, fire, war, violent or sexual assault or a natural disaster.  Read more

Self-esteem and low confidence   Having low self-esteem and a lack of confidence can have significant consequences. It can negatively impact on relationships, on success at work, on social lives, and many areas besides.  ​Read more

Social anxiety, or fear of social situations, such as talking in front of groups of people etc – is one of the most common mental health conditions, affecting around 13% of people at some point during their lives.  ​Read more

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