Individual Counselling

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Men’s Issues

2018-11-30T17:53:47+00:00

Many mental illnesses affect both men and women however men may be less likely to talk about their feelings and seek help. Recognizing the signs that someone may have a mood or mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment and living a better life. Men and women experience many of the same mental disorders but their willingness to talk about their feelings may be very different. This is one of the reasons that their symptoms may be very different as well. For example, some men with depression or an anxiety disorder hide their emotions and may appear to [...]

Men’s Issues2018-11-30T17:53:47+00:00

Women’s Issues

2018-11-30T17:53:44+00:00

Women may experience certain biological, environmental, and psychosocial challenges related to gender, and these concerns can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. These issues, and many others, are often able to be addressed in therapy with the help of a mental health professional. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that not only are women more likely to experience mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety, women also experience mental distress at higher rates than men do in all age brackets. Researchers continue to explore the various biological, environmental, and psychosocial factors potentially contributing [...]

Women’s Issues2018-11-30T17:53:44+00:00

Abuse

2018-11-30T17:53:21+00:00

Abuse refers to deliberate acts of physical, emotional, or sexual violence that are enacted with the intent to injure, manipulate, exploit, or demean another person. The term encompasses much more than outright physical aggression and includes the arsenal of control tactics that abusers use to dominate their victims. These maneuvers may involve intimidation, withholding praise or affection, or manipulating the abused to feel dependent upon the abuser and/or wracked with guilt and self-blame. What are the Signs & Symptoms of Abuse? One of the terrible legacies of being abused is that emotional damage of having been mistreated tends to linger long [...]

Abuse2018-11-30T17:53:21+00:00

Divorce

2018-11-30T17:52:28+00:00

Like any life process, divorce has a beginning and an end. The end of the divorce process generally involves learning from the past, taking a forward-looking, present-centered stance, adapting to one's changed circumstances, and doing what one can to reinvent and reconstitute one's life. Some benefits of divorce counseling: It helps in understanding your reactions during the whole process and also after the issue of final decree. It helps in identifying your feelings related to your spouse, family, and the institution of marriage and so on. It helps you to share your reactions and express your feelings with others in [...]

Divorce2018-11-30T17:52:28+00:00

Anger Management

2018-11-30T17:52:03+00:00

Feelings of anger or violent acting out can be related to many different underlying difficulties including depression, anxiety, addictions and other mental health problems. Many individuals can have underlying difficulties with severe low self-esteem, as well as problems with mistrust. Some people may also have a history of past physical, sexual or emotional abuse. There may be many interlocking features that have led someone to develop anger management difficulties. While it’s important that anger, amongst other emotions, doesn’t get bottled up, maintaining control over your anger is crucial to maintaining calm, and ensures that outward expressions of anger don’t negatively impact your relationships. The emotion of [...]

Anger Management2018-11-30T17:52:03+00:00

Addictions

2018-11-30T17:51:17+00:00

Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm. The term “addiction” does not only refer to dependence on substances such as heroin or cocaine. A person who cannot stop taking a particular drug or chemical has a substance dependence. Addictions that involve an inability to stop partaking in activities, such as gambling, over- eating, over-spending may indicate a behavioral addiction. Symptoms The primary indications of addiction are: uncontrollably seeking drugs uncontrollably engaging in harmful levels of habit-forming behavior neglecting or losing interest in activities that do not involve the [...]

Addictions2018-11-30T17:51:17+00:00

Relationship Issues

2018-11-30T17:50:58+00:00

No matter how ‘perfect’ your relationship is, there will always be the little frustrations that crop up from time to time. But, when you are well-prepared to face the problems and know the red lights, you’ll find it easier to deal with them. Here is a list of the top 10 relationship problems among couples. 1. Boundary problems: A big reason for problems between couples, is one person trying to change the other – and getting married or being in a long-term relationship certainly doesn’t mean that one person gains complete control or superiority over the other. Everyone has a set of [...]

Relationship Issues2018-11-30T17:50:58+00:00

Grief and Loss

2018-11-30T17:50:07+00:00

Life after loss: Dealing with grief Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. Different kinds of loss: Feelings of loss are very personal, and only you know what is significant to you. People commonly associate certain losses with strong feelings of grief. These can include: Loss of [...]

Grief and Loss2018-11-30T17:50:07+00:00

Depression

2018-11-30T17:49:53+00:00

Depression is when you feel severe despair over a long period of time. It affects all aspects of your life, including your mental health, physical health, relationships, work, and personal goals. As a hypo-arousal emotion, depression takes away your energy, making it difficult to fulfil your normal daily functions. You may have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, engaging with others, finding interest in things you used to enjoy, feel worthless or hopeless, and find it hard to concentrate. Signs and Symptoms of Depression  The following symptoms are common in people who experience depression: Sadness Loss of interest or pleasure [...]

Depression2018-11-30T17:49:53+00:00

Anxiety

2018-11-30T17:48:35+00:00

The exaggerated worries and expectations of negative outcomes in unknown situations that typify anxiety are often accompanied by physical symptoms. These include muscle tension, headaches, stomach cramps, and frequent urination. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, with or without medication to control symptoms, has proven highly effective against anxiety. Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety  Typically, those who suffer from prolonged anxiety experience a range of symptoms, including: excessive worry about health, money, family, work, or school performance—even when there are no signs of trouble irrational expectations of the worst outcome in many situations inability to relax irritability  insomnia headaches muscle tension trembling or twitching Please note that [...]

Anxiety2018-11-30T17:48:35+00:00