Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK today. Yet there are things we can do to take control of it. While we all get anxious sometimes, it is worth taking a moment to understand what a severe anxiety attack can feel like. Imagine you are sitting down with your… Continue reading Anxiety Management
Safety, Stability, Nurturance & Acceptance This is a very important question. If your core emotional needs are being met, then it is likely that you are more content. If there are some psychological problems that you are dealing with, then there is a chance that, in some way, they are not all being sufficiently met.… Continue reading Are your core emotional needs being satisfied?
There’s no denying that facing an upcoming redundancy or having gone through one can be one of life’s most challenging moments. It can be hard to make sense of what’s happened or process the wide range of unexpected emotions which can come up. From anger and disbelief to a sense of inexplicable loss, especially when… Continue reading Redundancy: crisis or opportunity?
Most people have heard of the condition called OCD. Actually it is currently ‘in vogue’ to call your neat perfectionist behaviour “my OCD” which is somewhat very irritating and discounting to genuine affected sufferers, because the reality is far more disturbing and disabling. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is not obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) Explaining… Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
It may be a common perception to think of self-esteem, healthy or low, as something we have rather than something we have direct impact on through what we do and how we treat ourselves. Regardless of what may have happened in our lives that may have given rise to a feeling of doubt or low… Continue reading Creating healthy self-esteem
What is mental health? The World Health Organisation (2001) describes good mental health as ‘a state of well-being in which every individual recognises his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her own community’. The main… Continue reading What is anxiety?
“Why do I always attract the wrong person?” This question is often asked by people who seek counselling support for relationship difficulties, as patterns seem to be repeated time and time again. The question can also work the other way around: “Why am I attracted to the wrong sort of person?” In both cases, the… Continue reading “Why do I always attract the wrong person”