People sometimes face troubling or distressing issues which affect their lives.
The troubling issues could relate to anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anger, low self-esteem, stress, gambling addiction, marriage or relationships, bereavement, trauma or terminal illness.
Troubling issues could relate to current situations or experiences from the past.
Anxiety is normal, we feel anxious at times when we fear that something threatening or dangerous is about to happen. The body usually responds to this perceived danger or threat in a healthy way. However this fear can build up and occur at times when the situation(s) are not threatening or dangerous. This perception of the situation(s) could affect how the person feels; anxious and how they deal with the situation, for example avoidance. Sometimes this could develop to a level that it impacts on the person's personal and working life.
Types of Anxiety
There are different types of anxiety, for example General anxiety, Social anxiety, Health anxiety, Phobias and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
Depression affects men and women with 1 in 10 adults having been diagnosed with depression, it is estimated that 1 in 3 adults will experience depression at some point in their lives.
It is suggested that Depression occurs in men as often as in women, however women are twice more likely to be diagnosed. It is thought that this is possibly due to:
Men express their depressive symptoms in different ways such as anger, alcohol,etc, perhaps men are not comfortable expressing their emotions or admitting that they are going through a difficult time.
As human beings we may face difficult and challenging times in life, these could trigger negative feelings and thoughts which could vary from feeling low to clinical depression.
Anxiety /Depression relating to the past
Sometimes Anxiety and / or Depression experienced at present could relate to earlier life experiences including Bullying , Loss or Trauma.
Anger is an emotion which we all feel at times however the extreme expression of anger could lead to undesirable consequences.
Anger issues affect people of different ages, genders, social class and professional status.
What is The Anger Management Programme?
This structured program is specifically designed for clients (men or women) who recognise they have an anger issue which they would like to understand and take control of.
This program is for 7 sessions, one session per week and every session is one hour.
What is Problem or Compulsive Gambling?
Compulsive or obsessive gambling is a disorder characterised by repeated attempts by the person to resist urges to gamble but with unsuccessful results.
Compulsive gambling could affect the gambler's physical and mental health as well as their emotional wellbeing. Gambling could affect the person's ability to carry out what would be considered as normal functions in their daily life at home or at work. Gambling could have an impact also on the individual's relationship with partners, family members, friends or work colleagues.
Mona has a Diploma in Counselling for gambling addiction, and has experience working with individuals who have identified that gambling has become an issue and reached a stage where it is seriously affecting their lives, on a personal and / or work level.
What is the Gambling Therapy Programme?
This structured program for individuals who recognise that they have a gambling issue which they wish to address and take control of.
The programme is based on:
One to one sessions with the Therapist.
12 to 15 Therapy sessions.
Each session would last for one hour.
Sometimes a couple could face difficult times in their relationship or marriage, this may result in arguing over what seems to be trivial matters, avoidance or resentment.
A couple might be troubled with infidelity, emotional, physical or sexual intimacy, other issues could relate to abuse in its various forms. Separation and divorce could evoke distress at different levels in one or both the adults.
Your therapist would provide you both with a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment, where you would both talk about your troubling issues, exploring your feelings, thoughts, and would help give you both the time to find your own answers and reach your own decisions.