Mental Health

Everyone is affected to some degree by their Mental Health. Mental health encompasses how you think and feel about yourself. It can affect how you perceive your life and impacts on your behaviour and your ability to cope with life events. When you are struggling with your mental health it can affect your ability to fully engage with your family, workplace, community, and social groups. Your mental health is also closely linked with your physical health.

The facts and figures around Mental Health in the UK are alarming.

  • 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
  • Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain
  • Women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than men
  • About 10% of children have a mental health problem at any one time
  • Depression affects 1 in 5 older people
  • Suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to die by suicide than British women
  • Self-harm statistics for the UK show one of the highest rates in Europe: 400 per 100,000 population
  • Only 1 in 10 prisoners has no mental disorder
    (Figures taken from the Mental Health Foundation)

Counselling has been shown to help:

Mental health issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disordered eating
  • Low confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-image
  • Phobias and fears
  • Stress
  • Trauma, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Unresolved anger or insecurities

It can also effectively improve your ability to manage life events such as:

  • Bereavement, grief, or loss
  • Conflict
  • Everyday pressures of life
  • Family break up
  • Personal development decisions
  • Relationship issues
  • Work related issues
  • Unemployment

Counselling can provide you with the environment and opportunity to:

  • Explore your personal ambitions, goal setting and achievements
  • Explore your personal development and commitment
  • Explore your relationship with food and weight