We are located in Kilcock, Co. Kildare which is just off the M4 Motorway which makes us accessible to clients living in Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, and Meath.
If you are struggling with anxiety or stress-related issues, call today to book an appointment with Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Anxiety & Stress
Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy combine expert support and therapeutic services in the treatment of a range of anxiety and stress-related disorders. I understand the importance of treating each case on an individual basis as anxiety and stress can affect people in many different ways. Following an initial consultation, I will work on a tailored treatment plan designed provide the most effective treatment for the individual.
General Anxiety Disorder
General Anxiety Disorder can affect anybody, and can appear in many different forms. This is a long term condition and generally The individual feels intense anxiety regarding certain aspects of their lives. This is a treatable condition and it all starts with your first visit to Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Some people find it really hard to deal with social situations which can inadvertently trigger feelings of rejection, criticism, and a range of other emotions. This can have a serious effect on a person, making them feel shut off from the world. I will work closely with each client to form effective treatments which combat social anxiety.
Some people can worry about their health to the point where it can interfere with their lives. This can even show in a physical sense, sweating, increased heart rate etc. Health anxiety can be treated with the right counselling and psychotherapy methods tailored to the individual.
Panic Attacks/Anxiety Attacks
Some individuals suffer form anxiety attacks, otherwise known as 'panic attacks'. Brideswell Counselling will teach you various coping mechanisms and techniques to overcome anxiety attacks.
Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
ASD is generally a response to shock or a traumatic event. People of any age can develop ASD. It is important to get help as soon as possible. I will assist you to adapt various techniques to reduce symptoms of ASD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, otherwise known as PTSD is when an individual is subjected to traumatic event in some way. I can help you with effectively managing post-traumatic stress and moving on with your life.
There are so many people with sleeping difficulties. This can be due to stress, medical problems etc. Whatever the reason, the simple fact is that you need your sleep in order to live a healthy and happy life. I can help you determine why you are not sleeping and look at ways to overcome this.
COVID-19 Related Stress
Infectious disease pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19) can affect your mental health by adding stress and anxiety into your life.
I can help you take care of your mental health by introducing habits and specific structures into your routine.
What is anxiety, and how do I know if I have it?Anxiety is a normal human emotion, but when it becomes excessive and interferes with daily life, it may be an anxiety disorder. Symptoms include excessive worry, restlessness, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty concentrating.
What types of anxiety disorders exist?Common types include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Specific Phobias. Each has unique characteristics and treatment approaches.
Can therapy help with anxiety?Absolutely. Psychotherapy, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can be highly effective in treating anxiety. It helps individuals identify and manage triggers and develop coping strategies.
Is anxiety a lifelong condition?Not necessarily. With the right treatment and support, many people can effectively manage and even overcome their anxiety.
What should I expect during my first therapy session for anxiety?In your initial session, I will ask about your symptoms, history, and goals. Brideswell Counselling & Psychotherapy will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan.
What is stress, and why is it important to address?Stress is a natural response to challenging situations, but when it becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can negatively impact our physical and mental health. Addressing stress is crucial because it can lead to various health problems, including anxiety, depression, and even physical ailments like heart disease.
How can counselling and psychotherapy help with stress management?My counselling and psychotherapy services provide a safe and supportive environment to explore the root causes of your stress. Our expert therapists employ evidence-based techniques to help you identify coping strategies, develop resilience, and manage stressors more effectively.
Can stress management techniques be incorporated into daily life?Absolutely. I will teach you practical stress management techniques that you can integrate into your daily routine. These may include mindfulness exercises, relaxation techniques, and cognitive-behavioural strategies.
What are common OCD symptoms?Common symptoms include excessive cleaning, checking, counting, arranging, or intrusive thoughts about harm, contamination, or perfectionism.