Types of Distress

 

I use a range of psychotherapeutic models in my practice to treat the many types of distress, dependent upon your needs. These methods include  Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) .

  • Anger Issues – Anger is a normal reaction to thinking we are being unfairly treated or disrespected. It can be useful or it can become a problem when it affects our mood, working life, relationships or well-being.
  • Anxiety/Panic/OCD/Health Anxiety/PTSD/Social Anxiety/GAD and Worry/Phobias/ Self Harm – Anxiety in its various manifestations is the body’s way of responding to being in danger. It can be both helpful and unhelpful depending whether the danger is real or perceived.
  • Chronic Pain/Pain Management/Physical Health Problems – These conditions can lead to habits of activity and rest that may not be the best way to deal with pain and fatigue.
  • Depression – Depression is often reflected by negative thinking about yourself, other people and the world around you. You may feel everything is hopeless and you can’t do much about it. Typically, it’s hard to shift feelings of depression and your low mood means you do less, withdraw, find it difficult to focus and neglect yourself.
  • Relationships – most relationship problems stem from poor communication and different views or values. The qualities that initially draw people together can ultimately be the source of friction later.
  • Low Self Esteem – The idea of self esteem is the amount of value that we think we are worth. This be low because of our own self-critical thoughts and the way we make sense of other peoples behaviour toward us.
  • Sexual Dysfunction/ Sexual Health Issues/ Gender Issues/ Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Problems – these may include difficulty getting off to sleep, waking up frequently and not being able to get back to sleep. All of which result in feeling tired and tense. The more we worry about disturbed sleep, the less likely it is that we can establish restful sleep patterns.