Conditions We Can Help With

At Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy, we work with clients, dealing with a huge range of issues. Margaret works with people from 12 years old, right up to older people.

Anxiety & Stress

+ Phobias

A phobia is considered and irrational fear of something. This could be a fear of mice, heights etc. There are varying levels but all can be managed through counselling.

+ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This can happen to a person who has been involved in a traumatic event in some way. This could be anything from being attacked to witnessing a car crash. Some people can really struggle to move on. We can help you to deal with the situation and move on with your life.

+ Sleep Difficulties

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. We can help you determine why you are not sleeping and look at ways to overcome this.

+ Social Anxiety Disorder

Some people find it really hard to deal with social situations, for example; going to a party. This can trigger feelings of rejection, criticism etc. This can have a serious effect on a person, making them feel shut off from the world.

+ Stress

Stress is our body’s reaction to a situation that we find overcoming or uncomfortable. There are many ways to react, some people freeze, others go into overdrive trying to keep on top of the situation. For some, this can actually start to have an effect on their overall life. There are many ways to deal with stress and manage it effectively.

+ Acute Stress Disorder – ASD

This is generally a response to shock or traumatic event, for example; witnessing an accident. This can happen right after the event, or can even take weeks, months. How long it lasts can vary from person to person. People of any age can develop ASD. It is important to get help as soon as possible.

+ General Anxiety Disorder

General Anxiety Disorder can affect anybody, and can appear in many different forms. This is a long term condition and generally people feel intense anxiety over certain aspects of their lives. People suffering from anxiety tend to think the worst of situations. This is treatable and all starts with that first visit to Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy.

+ Health 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. Call Margaret today to see how you can change your life.

+ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

There are many variations of OCD, from the mild to the severe. Margaret can work with clients suffering from all types, helping them to overcome their problems.

+ Panic Attacks / Anxiety Attacks

A panic attack is a physical attack on the body. The person can sweat, tremble, struggle to breathe etc. It can be extremely distressing for the person, feeling like they have no control over their own body. We can help you overcome these feelings and look at ways to manage attacks.

Mood Problems

+ Depression

Depression is a serious illness and unfortunately one that many people do not understand. Depression can affect your entire life, physically and mentally. Always speak to a professional if you feel you are suffering from depression.

+ Anger Management

We all experience anger in our lives. Generally most people can control their anger, however it can become problematic when people over react to normal situations. People can act irrationally and harm people, both physically and mentally. There are ways to get your anger under control. Simply speak with us today.

+ Dependencies

Dependencies involve an inability to stop participating in activities, such as gambling, eating, or working. In these situations, a person has a behavioural addiction.

+ Bipolar Disorder

Some people know bipolar disorder as manic depression. This is basically extreme highs or lows of a person’s mood. Moods can change very quickly and the person will have no idea why, leading to feelings of being confused and frustrated. We can help you to manage these feelings.

+ Grief

Grief can appear in many forms. For some people it may mean feeling sad all the time, for others it may cause anger. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. We can help you to look at ways to deal with these feelings.

Eating Disorders

+ Anorexia

Anorexia is when the person is obsessed with their weight, always striving to obtain the ideal body. They perceive themselves as being bigger than they are. We can help you to overcome this condition.

+ Obesity

Many people struggle with their weight. This can become a problem when the person becomes obese, leading to health difficulties.

+ Binge Eating

There are so many reasons people can binge eat, stress, boredom, grief etc. While most people can continue to live healthy lives with an occasional binge, for some it can become a more regular thing, developing into a problem.

Family Problems

+ Couple Counselling

It’s no secret that you need to work at a relationship. There may come a time where you feel that you need help, perhaps you are drifting apart, one person is dealing with their own issues etc. We are here to listen and help you to overcome these issues.

+ Death

The death of a family member is one of the most heart breaking things you will ever go through. There is no right or wrong way to react and it is important to realise that. We can help you deal with whatever feelings you may have.

+ Children / Teenagers

Young people have their own problems and it is important to realise that they are just as important as an adults. In a child’s head something that may seem trivial to you can actually be their whole world. Margaret works with clients of all ages and has a wealth of experience when it comes to teens and children.

+ Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is generally on-going for long periods of time. This can have an effect on all areas of the client’s life, family life, social life, etc.

+ Life Difficulties

We are here to help with all of your life difficulties, whatever they may be.

Alcoholism

+ Alcoholism

Alcoholism can affect anybody, from the very young to the elderly. People often have a very stereotypical image of an alcoholic; however the reality is that anybody can suffer. We are here to help.

+ Gambling

Gambling can affect not only the person suffering from the addiction, but those around them. We are here to help you deal with this addiction.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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