General Anxiety and Panic
Do you find yourself worrying excessively and uncontrollably about relationships, family, finances, work or illness? Are you constantly asking yourself “what if” questions which only highlight the possibility that negative or harmful events may occur? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, helpless and hopeless? If so, you may be experiencing generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). We can help you.
Are you experiencing feelings of worthlessness, indecisiveness or hopelessness? Have you lost interest in things your used to enjoy and an inability to experience any pleasure from life, including interaction with family, friends, work colleagues or class mates? Have you noticed changes in your sleep or eating habits? Do you feel nobody cares? You do not have to suffer this in silence. We care.
Trauma and Abuse
Have you been affected by a sudden or unexpected event in your life or the life of someone close to you? Have you been experiencing the intense emotions of fear, anger, shame and other powerful feelings, low mood, pensiveness or nightmares?At the Midlands Counselling Clinic, we specialise in the treatment of Trauma and Abuse. Using effective evidence based practices, we can help you get back to your life in the present.
Bereavement and Loss
Have you been affected by the death of someone close to you through illness, accident or suicide? Are you experiencing the loss of a relationship through separation or divorce? Is your loss due to other life changes like chronic illness, miscarriage, financial stability, loss of safety after trauma such as childhood sexual abuse or rape? Are you finding it difficult to cope, trouble keeping normal routine, sleeping and are you feeling sad, numb, lonely, anxious? You do not have to walk this path alone. We will journey with you.
Couples & Relationships
Do you feel like all you do at present is argue with the one you love the most? Maybe you are no longer even arguing, the silence is deafening, and you feel your relationship slipping away from you? Are you looking across the table at someone who now feels like a stranger to you or are you constantly trying to prevent violent outbursts, rage and chaos in your home? Couples don’t always agree and for the most part this is normal. It is how these challenges are navigated which can make the difference between a relationship which survives and thrives and another which stagnates and dies.
Do you spend a lot of time trying to “control” your food, weight, body image and yet it feels like “it” is controlling you? How difficult can it be to “just eat”, or on the other hand “just not eat”?!It can feel impossible either way. Whether you restrict what you eat, binge eat, purge, use laxatives, or over exercise, these are symptoms of an unhealthy relationship with food and body image. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed, ashamed, useless, guilty, depressed and anxious…to name but a few! Rachel can help you rebuild a healthy relationship with food and body image.
Other Psychological Issues
At the Midlands Counselling Clinic, we also provide counselling and psychotherapy for several other psychological issues such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Social anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Personality disorder
- Exam anxiety
- Fear of public speaking
- Anger management
- Suicidal ideation
- Sexual identity