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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders (including panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder) Some degree of anxiety and nervousness is normal and affects every one of us.  The reactions of your mind and body are part of normal functioning.  Anxiety becomes problematic when it is excessive, persistent and disproportionate to the actual circumstances that exist. These problems might include: […]

Addiction Behaviours

Addiction Behaviours – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Addiction (dependence on a particular substance or activity), is an important and complex area of mental health. Addiction can be difficult to treat, and there is a good deal of controversy surrounding the causes of addiction and the best approaches to treatment. Drug and alcohol abuse or misuse—excessive or inappropriate […]


Bereavement and Loss Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Both encompass a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger, and the process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another, depending […]

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Our Therapists who specialise in this area

Couples/Marriage Counselling

Couple Therapy Couple therapy is a collaborative approach to emotional and psychological problems that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture healthy change and development.  It sees change in terms of interaction between couples and family members and it emphasises healthy relations as an important factor in psychological well-being. The skills of the family […]


Mood/Depression The word “depression” is used to cover a wide range of mood problems, from short periods of low mood to a long-term inability to function due to severely low mood.  Most cases of low mood will sort themselves out over time as life’s circumstances change. However, a significant number of people (5% to 10% […]

LGBTQ Mental Health

LGBTQ Mental Health With wider recognition of diverse sexual orientations and gender identifications, more and more people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered are seeking therapy. Sometimes this can be for issues related to their orientation or gender identity, and other times simply for the same issues – depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and so […]

Low Self Esteem

Low Self Esteem Self Esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person’s overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment as well as an attitude toward the self. If you have healthy self-esteem, your beliefs about yourself will generally be positive.  You may experience difficulty times in […]


Relationships A good relationship provides enormous opportunity for enriching our lives.  Equally, every couple relationship requires work and will bring challenges that must be managed. Simple, everyday stresses can strain a relationship, and major sources of stress may threaten the stability of the relationship. Once each partner is willing to address the issues and participate […]

Sexuality (Orientation/Gender Identity)

Sexuality (Orientation/Gender Identity) Families pass on unspoken messages about sex that can cause unnecessary distress in couples. Often individuals need to explore their own sexuality away from such pressures. What feels good and what feels disappointing? Attitudes inherited from childhood or out of ignorance can cause unnecessary misery. Cultural pressure may require a detached and […]