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Welcome to the D.Counselling  
The D.Counselling is a counselling private practice that provides a therapeutic support for individuals and couples.

How can I help

I provide conlfidential therapeutic support to individuals and couples, who have been going through challenging life experiences which have impacted them negatively.  As a result of these challenging events, one might have developed all sorts of ways of avoiding situations, whether at home, working environment, relationships or social events.  If this is the case, it may not necessarily benefit you and rather keep you isolated within a vicious circle of unhappiness.  I have trained in various therapeutic approaches; an Integrative- (bringing different models together), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), understanding your cognition, and Trauma-( past/ recent traumatic experiences which differenctiate from person to person) in order to support you to manage/cope every day.  

What is Mental Health 

The name, so called, ''mental health'' brings up a lot mixed feelings in us as it is very often perceived as some sort of stigma people avert their sight from and do not want to or find it difficult to talk about.  Mental health is part of our lives and consists of our emotional and psychological well-being.  We all manage our lives differently and are being influenced by our ways of thinking and feeling, which ultimately is reflected on our behaviour.  Therefore, it is important to acknowledge what is happening for us and how certain negative thoughts are, or have been affecting us at different stages in life.  This stems from early childhood, transitioning into adulthood and somehow stayed with us causing all sorts of confusion/s.

Recognising signs of mental health  

Experiencing some of the feelings and behaviours below may be sign of a problem.

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Having low levels of energy
  • Feeling numb and nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Falling out with family and friends
  • Avoiding people and usual activities
  • Experiencing mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your mind
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Unable to perform daily tasks at work, school 

Mental Health & Well-Being

Positive mental health allows you to:

  • Be aware of your potential
  • Cope with the stress
  • Work productively in varied areas of life
  • Work towards harmonious relationships

Maintaining positive mental health by:

  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with others, family, friends, building new relationships
  • Getting physically active, finding some sort of sport or activity you enjoy
  • Helping others
  • Managing your sleep, getting enough rest 
  • Expanding your coping skills

Counselling & Psychotherapy in a Nutshell

Counselling and Psychotherapy can be defined in many ways.  There are no essential differences between these two disciplines as Counsellors and Psychotherapists engage with clients in the same ways of relating.  Although they do so, they work in different proportions.  Counsellors may work short term and focus on a particular issue whereas Psychotherapists may work long term, called open-ended therapy allowing clients to explore their difficulties on a much deeper level, which reaches into their past, childhood, traumatic experiences, recent and present relationships.  The therapy requires a commitment of both parties, the client and the therapist.  It might be experienced as a challenging process within which one will talk about the most intimate and difficult experiences.  These will be worked through safely, constructively with a chosen therapist.     

When Counselling & Psychotherapy might be helpful

When you feel overwhelmed by every day experiences, that everything in life seems too much and difficult to manage.  Perhaps there might be time for you to slow down and take a look at what may be of help.  In counselling you have a space to talk openly about your struggles with the counsellor who is there as a companion supporting you throughout the course of therapy.  The needs differ from person to person.  However, the purpose is to working towards understanding your difficulties you have been experiencing for some time and look for better ways of managing them accordingly.  

What Brings People to Counselling & Psychotherapy

There are many reasons as to why people come to therapy to speak to a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.  Here are some of the presenting difficulties: Anxiety, Anger, Abuse, Affairs, Betrayals, Bereavement, Career, Confidence, Depression, Domestic Violence, Emotional and Physical Abuse, Family Issues, Miscarriage,  Panic Disorder, Passive Aggressive Behaviour, Phobias, Self - Esteem, Feeling Stuck, Relationship problems, Redundancy, Sex Problems, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Stress, Separation and Divorce, Spirituality, Trauma.
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