Through counselling, people who have been held back from a productive and satisfying life due to low self-esteem can be helped to realize their full potential through counselling.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is the aftermath of a traumatic incident, a traffic accident, rape, incest, war, etc. It is a virulent form of Anxiety Disorder. This disorder can manifest itself days, weeks, months or even years after the traumatic incident. Disassociated memories can be triggered by sights, sounds, smells and/or tastes, and can cause a person to relive as opposed to remembering the traumatic incident.
Chronic, Situational and Seasonal Depression
People who experience overwhelming sadness, but who have not been diagnosed with Clinical Depression, rather sadness due to a situation or a sadness which seems to be brought on by seasonal changes, or boughts of sadness for which the person can not put their finger on as to the cause, can be treated successfully with counselling.
Loss and Grief
Loss and grief counselling is for much more than the loss of a wife, mother, father or child, although these are certainly important losses. Loss and grief can be the loss of a loved pet, a marriage breakdown or the loss of a job. The loss of a pet dog may not seem very important to a mother who has just lost her child, but to a woman who has no one else in her life, the loss of her pet dog can be just as devastating as the loss of a child. As a counsellor we look at each client’s loss as valid and important.
Disability Management/Chronic Pain
People who are stricken with a disability, either by accident or illness, are often left with a whole series of issues (Chronic Pain being one of them) which can be helped by counselling. Their feelings of loss of a life style they can no longer enjoy, their feelings of inadequacy at their inability to function as they once were able to, their inability to earn a living as they were used to and their frustration and anger with respect to all of the above, are all issues that can be addressed through counselling.
Through the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy the client can place these traumatic memories into their long term memory where they belong ending the traumatic episodes.