COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES
The goal of therapy is to recapture a meaning and a sense of being alive that has been lost, to shake loose the chains of depression and fear, some deadness that has taken hold on the soul and frozen over the energy for living. Skilled assistance at the right time can make a difference between being overwhelmed by one’s difficulties and being able to resolve them creatively. People come to talk with me about:
We all experience periods when we feel sad and unhappy, especially after negative life events such as being made redundant, or the breakup of a relationship. But when such feelings remain for weeks or come for no apparent reason, you may be suffering from depression. The symptoms vary considerably from person to person but may include:
This list is not exhaustive.
While someone suffering from depression may have family and friends willing to listen and support, this is not always the case, but also many people prefer to speak to someone who is objective, who they do not have to worry about upsetting, and who they can leave behind, together with their depression once they have recovered. Understanding the root cause of depression and engaging in active strategies can help alleviate depressive symptons and prevent them from reoccurring in the future.
If you are suffering from depression, the most important thing to do is to seek help, it does not last for ever, you can get past it.
ANXIETY AND PANIC
If you suffer from anxiety and stress the symptoms can be both frustrating and debilitating. Do you suffer from any of the following?
Here are some of the ways that I can help you learn to become a more confident and happier person:
The death of a loved one is among the most traumatic experiences you can endure in your life. For many people, it means that their life is changed forever, sometimes in dramatic ways. The emotional turmoil of bereavement can be hard to face alone.
It’s vital to understand that no therapist or counsellor can take away your grief. Therapy is not a ‘cure’ for the pain of bereavement. What I can do is help you come to understand your own thoughts and feelings with greater clarity. I will help you work through difficult emotions and give emotional support when you are feeling vulnerable.
Bereavement therapy is for anyone – your loss doesn’t have to be recent, nor does your grief have to be connected with a person who was a family member. If someone’s death has affected you, you could benefit from grief counselling.
Abuse is a misuse of power intended to harm or control another person. The maltreatment can be physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional. All types of abuse can cause pain and psychological distress.
Abuse can leave psychological wounds that are harder to heal than bodily injuries. People who have experienced abuse may have intense, negative feelings long after the abuse has ended. Anxiety, flashbacks, and trust issues are common in people who have experienced abuse. Abuse can impact a person’s ability to form relationships and find happiness.
Yet the effects of abuse do not have to be permanent. I have helped many people who have experienced abuse in their lifetime to overcome the trauma and engage fully in life again.
For those who have suffered the pain and devastation of abuse, it can be extremely hard to confide in those around you the painful memories and unwarranted feelings of guilt, shame and anger that you may be experiencing. You may carry the heavy weight of these memories and emotions inside making life seem simply unbearable. However I can offer you a safe space to talk through abusive memories and discuss how they are affecting you in the present. I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you to deal with the intensity of emotion as you talk through painful memories. I will help to equip you with new perspectives and tools to help you develop healthier coping strategies, and provide you with the reassurance to deal with flashbacks and nightmares that keep the pain of abuse alive. The journey to overcoming abuse is a difficult one, and it may be the case that it has to become harder before it gets better, but no matter the circumstance I can support you through every step, empowering you so that you are able to move on and live life without such devastating burdens.
CONTACT MALCOLM GREEN
If you would like to discuss any of my services in more detail or would like to make an appointment. Please feel free to contact me. I would be delighted to hear from you.