Conditions We Can Help With
At Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy, we work with clients in Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Meath, dealing with a huge range of issues.
Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy offers services to anyone 14 years old and older.
Anxiety & Stress
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. I can help you to deal with the situation and move on with your life.
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.
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. I will help you navigate these worries and help you find a new sense of relief.
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.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
There are many variations of OCD, from the mild to the severe. I 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.
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.
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.
Mood & Psychosomatic Disorders
Depression & Depressive Disorders
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.
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 techniques and practises to get your anger under control which we will discuss when you make your first enquiry.
Grief is a feeling that we will all experience in our lifetime, but can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate at times. I will help you accept and overcome your grief in a practical and sensitive manner.
Some people know bipolar disorder as manic depression. This basically refers to 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. I can help you to manage these feelings in a healthy way.
Chronic pain is generally on-going for long periods of time, the onset of which can have a negative effect on all areas of the client’s life, family life, and social life. I will help you with the emotions and triggers you feel around your chronic pain, alongside the cause of it.
Family & Relationship Problems
Relationship counselling provides a safe environment to discuss relationship difficulties with family members as well as friends and work colleagues.
Discovering the source of relationship problems, gaining insights and developing techniques for overcoming these difficulties will enable clients to improve their relationships in domestic, social, and professional settings.
Couple Counselling Covering all areas of relationships (side note same sex).
Couples counselling and marriage counselling helps couples resolve difficulties within their relationship or marriage by working either collectively or on an individual basis.
Couples counselling establishes realistic expectations and goals for relationships and focuses on areas for improvement. I am fully committed to helping couples build lasting and loving relationships.
It’s no secret that you need to work at a relationship, and there may come a time where you feel that you need help. I am here to listen and help you to overcome any issues you and your partner may encounter.
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. I can help you deal with whatever feelings you may have.
Young people have their own problems and it is important to realise that they are just as important as an adults. In a young persons' head, something that may seem trivial to you, may actually be a big problem to them and it is important to recognise that. Margaret works with clients over the age of fourteen, and has a wealth of experience when it comes to young people.
Anorexia is when an individual is concerned with their weight, always striving to obtain the conventional 'idealistic' body. I can help you to overcome this condition regardless of the scale and complexity of the issue.
Many people struggle with their weight. This can become a problem when the person becomes obese, leading to health difficulties I am proficient in a number of techniques that will aid your weight loss journey.