Are you constantly worried? Or maybe you are always distressed, panicky, tense or ‘on edge’?
You may also feel down most of the time and life has lost its meaning. You want to be happy and have peace of mind but you do not know how.
Let us work together to help you take control of your life and thrive again.
Anxiety is a condition which involves frequent unpleasant feeling typically associated with uneasiness, apprehension and worry. It has physical, emotional and behavioural effects. It is a very common condition. Any one of us, irrespective of age, gender or background can be affected. It is possible to minimise the impact of anxiety by accessing support and finding ways to manage the condition.
Anxiety/ panic attacks
Excessive and undue worrying
Depression is a mental health condition which can affect thinking, energy, feelings and behaviour. It can vary from mild to severe and can have a profound impact, affecting every aspect of your life. Depression is a very common condition which affects one in 10 people at any one time in Ireland. Recovery is possible, early recognition and ongoing support are key to a positive outcome.
Feeling – sad, anxious, guilty
Energy – low energy, feeling tired or fatigued
Sleeping – under or over-sleeping, any change to normal sleep pattern
Thinking – poor concentration, thoughts slowed down
Interest – loss of interest in hobbies, family or social life
Value – low self esteem
Aches – physical aches and pains with no physical basis
Life – loss of interest in living, thinking about death, suicidal thoughts
It’s important to note that anxiety and depression often come together. When you get anxious, you tend to have this pervasive thinking about some worry or problem. You feel bad about it. Then you feel like you have failed. You move to depression. One can easily trigger the other, with anxiety often preceding depression. Treatment for anxiety should not be delayed. If not caught in time, depression may find the door wide open for moving in and setting up house.
The good news is – therapy has proven to be an effective method to take control of your anxiety and depression. If your methods of coping with stress are not contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it is time to find healthier ones. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress. I will provide you with safe, supportive and compassionate environment in which you can explore the reoccurring difficulties you are experiencing due to anxiety and depression. I will assist you in learning new coping skills and finding serenity and happiness you have been looking for.
“do one thing every day that scares you." - eleanor roosevelt