Are your worries and fears getting on top of you? Do you suffer from panic attacks, obsessive thoughts or incapacitating phobias? Do you fear or avoid social situations?
Stressful situations or events in our lives can leave us with feelings of worry, nervousness or anxiety. Natural reactions that for many people, will calm down and disappear after the situation.
However for some people, anxiety can be very extreme, difficult to control, and can feel crippling inside. It can also be difficult to understand or talk about with the people close to you.
Although depression and anxiety are common, perceptions and stigma still prevents many people from seeking support. According to the World Health Organization, only 2 in every 5 people experiencing a mood, anxiety or substance use disorder seek assistance in the year of the onset of the disorder.
It is important to know that you do not have to continue to live your life trapped by anxiety and fear. Whilst earliest intervention is beneficial, it is never too late to seek support.
Therapy is one of the most effective treatments for many anxiety problems. Therapy for many adults can be the same or more effective than medication.
Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. During talking therapy, we will listen to you and will help you find your own answers to problems, without judging you. Breaking down your problems into smaller and more manageable parts and equipping you with the tools to deal with each of them can really help you start to bring change to your life.
You have the time to talk, cry, shout or simply just think within a safe and welcoming environment. It’s an opportunity for you to start to focus on your concerns in a different way and with someone who will respect you and your opinions.
Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clinical depression. It can give you a new perspective on problems, help you learn ways to talk to people about your condition and to explore what you can do about it.
Anxiety and depression is very individual and our approach will be tailored to what works best for you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness coaching are all considered to be highly effective treatments for Anxiety and Depression.
We also take a person-centered approach which means affording people with dignity, respect and compassion. You are at the center of everything that we do. A person-centered process will involve listening, thinking together, coaching and planning that falls in line with your own individual choices.
Colwill Counselling is here to support you in learning how to control anxiety and depression and to achieve your best possible mental health.