Reach for Solace Counselling and Psychotherapy for
Newcastle upon Tyne and Consett, County Durham
07833 311 828

Issues We Work On. Bereavement and Loss Counselling in Newcastle and Consett

Emotional Distress

When a person is suffering from emotional distress they can feel they need to 'Be Strong' and not 'Burden others'.
People can be great at helping their friends, family and even strangers but the care and attention sometimes does not transcend to themselves. We can help people to allow themselves to feel their feelings in a safe caring space.

Emotional Support: People are able to work through their difficulties and talk through their fears & anxieties with a qualified therapist who is gentle, empathetic, caring, none judgemental and impartial. Receiving emotional support can help people increase their ability to care for themselves.

Below are just some of the issues we work with. You will also find definitions of these issues:

Abortion: Some women can suffer from feelings of intense sadness, loss, regret, shame and guilt after having an abortion and often need a safe space they can talk without feeling judged.

Abuse: Abuse is defined as any action that intentionally harms or injures another person.

Anger: Anger becomes dysfunctional when it works against our best interests or our higher values.

Anxiety/Panic: People can have feelings of worry, nervousness, or an unease about something which has an uncertain outcome.
A panic attack can be described as a sudden overwhelming feeling of severe and disabling anxiety. Anxiety and depression sufferers can especially benefit from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
CBT focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. CBT can help you to manage your problems by exploring how you think and what you feel thus change your behaviour over time.

Bereavement/Loss: The death of a someone you love is one of the greatest losses that can occur. Grief is a normal, healthy response to loss and can be experienced in several ways such as:
Mentally: anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair.
Physically: sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems, or illness.
Socially: anxious feelings about seeing family or friends or returning to work.

Depression: Depression is a mood disorder that can persist for weeks or months at a time affecting how you feel, think and behave. Symptoms can be Psychological, Physical and Social.

Psychological symptom: Examples- feeling hopeless, helpless and/or having no motivation or interest in things.
Physical symptom: Examples- change in appetite or weight and/or disturbed sleep.
Social symptom: Examples- taking part in fewer social activities and/or avoiding contact with friends.

Grief may be described as the presence of physical problems, constant thoughts of the person who died, guilt, hostility and a change in the way one normally acts.

Lack of Self Confidence & Low Self Esteem: Under confident people can often set unrealistic goals and set themselves up for failure. Confident people set realistic goals, learn useful skills and undertake tasks to get to where they want to be.

Confidence is linked with the external world and how others see us; how we present ourselves and what we achieve.

Self-esteem, however, is more about our own relationship with ourselves and how we feel deep down about who we are.



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