Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Depression/Anxiety

Depression/Anxiety

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Depression is a mood disorder that can cause us to withdraw from life and isolate ourselves. It can be a very lonely experience where joy evaporates and life seems pointless. There is hope though in dealing with this mood disorder.   Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidence based treatment that has been proven to improve symptoms of depression. What’s more, CBT is something that you can learn and use in-between sessions to help empower yourself and rise above the ‘dark pit’. CBT focuses on your thinking and the thoughts that are maintaining the depression and CBT also focuses on behaviour in depression. When we feel depressed, we tend to become more sedentary and this reinforces the negative cycle of depression. CBT can help you to break the negative pattern and find a renewed sense of purpose and fulfilment. There is hope beyond feeling depressed and although it may feel tough at times, there are effective ways to feel your old self again.

Mandy specializes in treating depression and can help you on the path to recovery. Sometimes, all we need to someone to listen and help guide us when we feel unable to do this for ourselves. Depression can be debilitating but there are clear strategies that can undo the damaging effects of depression.

Online counselling, Skype therapy or face-to-face therapy

Get in touch for an assessment. Mandy offers an initial free assessment aimed at identifying the severity of your depression and will discuss ways for you to move forward and claim back your old self.

Individual sessions cost: £75.00

Mandy offers face-to-face sessions (Surrey,UK) or online Skype sessions worldwide. Online counselling is a quick and easy way to access help for mental health issues. Contact Mandy to find out more about this flexible form of therapy.

Anxiety is a part of life but many of us aren’t very good at managing its effects. Many of us just don’t know how to manage anxiety. Mandy specializes in helping clients to find a more peaceful way of life with less drama and angst. Research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem among women, second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Anxiety results from the accumulation of stress over time. We are currently experiencing more stress than ever before and learning to manage anxiety has become even harder to accomplish. Our environment and social order has changed, the digital age has created more social comparison, leading to a false sense of inferiority and deprivation. Life is uncertain, this is guaranteed and that fact alone creates anxiety for many.

Anxiety can be triggered by many different things – some triggers are internal (the way we think and bodily sensations) and some are external (the behaviour of someone else or a particular circumstance/event).

The way we interpret what happens to us rather that what is actually happening is key in learning to manage anxiety effectively.

Six week programme  – Manage Anxiety

Mandy offers a 6-week programme to help deal with anxiety. This package consists of a one hour session (face to face or via Skype) per week with personal tasks for your to complete in-between these sessions. The package costs £360.00

One-to-one sessions are also available at a cost of £75.00 per session. These can be taken individually and are flexibly arranged. Usually, a client will need  a minimum of 6 sessions in order to fully benefit from the treatment which is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. Managing anxiety is an important investment in yourself. It is possible to achieve your full potential.

 

Overcome your fears and/or anxiety through the use of strategies and exercises specifically designed for the person who feels held back or blocked in some way by their anxiety. Get in touch now and start reaping the benefits…

Online Skype therapy sessions

Therapy sessions are available face-to-face or online via Skype to help you manage anxiety.