Anxiety is more than feeling stressed or worried. While stress and feelings of anxiety are a common response to a situation in which we feel under pressure, they usually disappear once the stressful situation has passed or the ‘stressor’ is removed. If you find that these feelings are slow to pass, therapeutic support for anxiety can help.
Addiction is the inability to stop using a substance or engaging in a behaviour even though it is causing psychological and physical harm. Addiction alters and reduces self-control.
There is addiction to substances (legal and non-legal drugs and alcohol), and addiction to non-substances. Examples include:
It is a very common psychological condition and affects a large percentage of the population causing a feeling of constant sadness or a loss of interest in different activities. In severe cases, depression becomes a serious mental health condition that can affect not only how you feel, but also how you act and think in extremely negative ways. Because of this mix of feelings and behaviours, it can result in various physical and emotional problems that can prevent you from functioning properly at home, at school or at work. Fortunately, depression can be treated! It just takes time, effort and patience.
Depression, although a common psychological condition, is not something to take lightly. While depression should normally be manageable, there really are times when depression hits and we feel overwhelmed by life’s worries. Unfortunately, many people around the world are affected by depression and the various emotional, physical and mental stresses it brings. If you feel that depression is affecting your life and your relationship with others too much, do not hesitate to get in touch. I have the professional knowledge, training, skills and experience you may need to find ways to manage your depression in ways that will help you achieve a life of greater enjoyment
Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself. People with healthy self-esteem like themselves and value their achievements. While everyone may lack confidence from time to time, people with low self-esteem feel unhappy or dissatisfied with themselves most of the time. This can be remedied, but it takes daily attention and practice to “build up” healthy self-esteem.
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