Mindfulness Quiz: How present are you in your life?

As a counsellor, coach and psychotherapist I work with people who are struggling to move through adversity, whether recent or in the past. Each of us processes life experiences differently, so the list of issues and their impact is endless. Here are just a few I work with, followed by more detailed information on counselling for anxiety and stress, and grief and loss, which are part of any life challenge:

♦   Anxiety and stress

♦   Grief and loss

♦   Chronic pain and illness

♦   Loneliness and issues with connection

♦   Challenging life transitions – planned or unwelcome changes

♦   Self-acceptance and confidence

♦   Loss of identity

♦   Divorce and relationship breakdown

♦   Empty nesters

♦   Business and job stress

♦   Anxiety and stress

♦   Grief and loss

♦   Chronic pain and illness

♦   Loneliness and issues with connection

♦   Challenging life transitions – planned or unwelcome changes

♦   Self-acceptance and confidence

♦   Loss of identity

♦   Divorce and relationship breakdown

♦   Empty nesters

♦   Business and job stress

Counselling for Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety and worry are normal reactions to fear and stress, experienced by everyone at one time or another. A little bit of anxiety can actually be useful, as it motivates us to perform well. However, some levels of stress leave men and women feeling chronically anxious because the brain’s fight or flight mechanism is activated, even when there is no threat.

Low self-esteem and approval seeking. In some cases suffers of anxiety and depression also struggle with low self-esteem, and approval seeking. If this is you then your well-being is probably being affected by your level of confidence, how much you value yourself and what you think of yourself. Low self-esteem is associated with self-criticism, self-doubt, suppressed anger, and shame, and social isolation. Popular self help material encourages us to develop high self-esteem, but this is not the long term solution.

counselling for anxiety

Counselling for anxiety – You will learn how to handle unwanted thoughts and feelings, become mindful of the present moment, develop a deep sense of self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-compassion – live a life you really care about.

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. ~ Buddha

Counselling for Anxiety and Stress

counselling for anxiety

Anxiety and worry are normal reactions to fear and stress, experienced by everyone at one time or another. A little bit of anxiety can actually be useful, as it motivates us to perform well. However, some levels of stress leave men and women feeling chronically anxious because the brain’s fight or flight mechanism is activated, even when there is no threat.

Low self-esteem and approval seeking. In some cases suffers of anxiety and depression also struggle with low self-esteem, and approval seeking. If this is you then your well-being is probably being affected by your level of confidence, how much you value yourself and what you think of yourself. Low self-esteem is associated with self-criticism, self-doubt, suppressed anger, and shame, and social isolation. Popular self help material encourages us to develop high self-esteem, but this is not the long term solution.

Counselling for anxiety – You will learn how to handle unwanted thoughts and feelings, become mindful of the present moment, develop a deep sense of self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-compassion – live a life you really care about.

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. ~ Buddha

Counselling for Grief and Loss

counselling for anxiety

Are you struggling to move forward after a loss? The experience can evoke distressing emotions, such as anger, denial, sadness, despair, guilt, confusion, disbelief, numbness, or fear. You might be unable to stop crying, to concentrate, sleep or eat, be over-reactive, or want to withdraw. You may feel like you are going crazy.

The pain is often exacerbated by the trigger of other losses. 

These might include loss of income, career, sense of freedom, sexual function, intimacy, cognitive function, diminished control, independence, mental health, dignity, hope, certainty, and sense of self and identity.

When we think about grief we tend to associate it with the loss of a loved one – bereavement. And this is certainly one of the most distressing experiences any of us will ever have in our life time. However, there are other unwelcome life transitions that can also turn your life inside-out. Such as, miscarriage, job / business loss, relationship breakdown. The list goes on.

Counselling can support and equip you through the process of transitioning from life before your loss, to a different way of living – with a renewed sense of hope and meaning in your life. It’s not about getting over the loss, it’s about how you integrate your loss into your life moving forward.  

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles ~ Christopher Reeves

Counselling for Grief and Loss

counselling for anxiety

Are you struggling to move forward after a loss? The experience can evoke distressing emotions, such as anger, denial, sadness, despair, guilt, confusion, disbelief, numbness, or fear. You might be unable to stop crying, to concentrate, sleep or eat, be over-reactive, or want to withdraw. You may feel like you are going crazy.

The pain is often exacerbated by the trigger of other losses. 

These might include loss of income, career, sense of freedom, sexual function, intimacy, cognitive function, diminished control, independence, mental health, dignity, hope, certainty, and sense of self and identity.

When we think about grief we tend to associate it with the loss of a loved one – bereavement. And this is certainly one of the most distressing experiences any of us will ever have in our life time. However, there are other unwelcome life transitions that can also turn your life inside-out. Such as, miscarriage, job / business loss, relationship breakdown. The list goes on.

Counselling can support and equip you through the process of transitioning from life before your loss, to a different way of living – with a renewed sense of hope and meaning in your life. It’s not about getting over the loss, it’s about how you integrate your loss into your life moving forward.  

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles ~ Christopher Reeves … Once you choose hope, anything is possible.~ Christopher Reeve

Mindfulness Quiz: How present are you in your life?

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