What is Counseling
Dun Laoghaire Counselling: Counselling focuses on current crises that are causing us emotional anguish which prevents us from functioning as well as we would like in our lives; events such as the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a death, accident or ill health can be the trigger for us to need to take some space to manage their emotional consequences. Support and understanding can help us cope with the emotional overwhelm, normalise our reactions and regain our confidence and ability to function well again in our lives. This process is usually short term taking between 6-20 sessions.
What Counselling can help with…
Depression — a sad or discontented mood—can leave a person feeling lethargic, unmotivated, or hopeless, and in some cases, depression can lead to suicidal ideation.
A person experiencing depression is likely to encounter difficulty coping with daily stressors and may feel helpless and alone. In fact, sometimes the most mundane of activities—getting out of bed, bathing, and dressing—can feel like an impossible feat. These challenges can leave a person more susceptible to a decline in positive mood, resulting in a negativity bias that informs all experiences.
Feeling anxious is sometimes perfectly normal. However, people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and often affect their daily life.
Panic disorder, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder can all cause severe anxiety.
Many of life’s demands can cause stress, especially work, relationships and money problems, and when you feel stressed, it can affect everything you do.
Stress can affect how you feel, how you think, how you behave and how your body works. Sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating are common signs of stress.
A panic attack occurs when your body experiences a rush of intense psychological (mental) and physical symptoms.
You may feel an overwhelming sense of fear, apprehension and anxiety. As well as these feelings, you may also experience physical symptoms such as:
– a sensation that your heart is beating irregularly (palpitations)
If you are reading this because you are feeling suicidal, it is important that you seek help immediately.
If you are feeling suicidal, you can:
– Call the Samaritans support service (Kildare (045) 435 299) or on 116 123 or or visit Samaritans
– Go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department (Naas – Location: Main building, Level 2) and tell the staff how you are feeling.
– Speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
– Make an urgent appointment with us.
Many people who have felt suicidal at some point say they were so overwhelmed by negative feelings that they saw no option other than suicide. However, with the right treatment and support, the same people were able to carry on with their life and the negative feelings passed.