Depression

Life’s ups and down affect us all. The loss of a job or a relationship, the grief at the passing of a loved one, all these events cause us sadness and despair. But what about when these feelings continue, what about when they appear for no apparent reason? This may be depression. Depression is defined…

Rehabilitation/Injury

Traditionally, rehabilitation from injury has been considered as physical in nature, however more and more research is confirming that there is indeed a psychological factor. Many people who are injured may be angry or sad that they are incapacitated, and can benefit from psychological counselling. It has been found that an injury can also elicit…

Anxiety

That feeling you get, when you can’t remember if you turned the iron off, or locked the front door. That gnawing in your stomach, that uneasiness, until you are able to get back to your house and check. Now imagine living with that day in, day out. That is what having Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)…

Anger Management

Anger is a completely natural and normal emotion. We all express anger over situation that require a strong response, and it can be used constructively to deal with situations. However when that anger is out of control, when it occurs frequently or when it start affecting relationships and or when it is expressed as violence,…

Abuse

Abuse can be defined as anything that deliberately hurts another, be it physically or emotionally. Going by this description, most of us demonstrate abusive behaviour at one time or another. Abusive behaviour is a problem when it becomes systematic, and is used to control, manipulate or exploit one party in the relationship. This can be…

Abuse

Child abuse isn’t just bruises and broken bones. Emotional abuse and neglect have been shown to have the same effects on a child – feeling worthless, unloved and unsafe – as physical abuse. Children who are abused can lack trust, have relationship difficulties and have trouble regulating their own emotions and without help, are likely…