The NHS have a helpful page on a simple mood and anxiety self-assessment, if you want to try it click here
I would simply state that if your mood or anxiety are stopping you from doing the things you love, or need to do, then it is worth trying some self-help strategies. If you are feeling really low and that you want to harm yourself, then this needs urgent action and Visiting your GP or out of hours clinic asap is recommended.
You can visit your GP and ask for a referral for some CBT, this is hopefully where you can access CBT for free. I would always recommend visiting your GP in the first instance if you are at all worried for yourself and certainly if you can access therapy for free.
If your mental health is having an impact on your life, stopping from you from going out, or going to work, making you irritable, not being able to carry out general tasks, and making looking after your children or family really hard. Then this is the time to take action and get help before it gets worse.
You are welcome to message me and if I can I will do my best to offer advice on the best way forward.
How Can I help you, your loved one or your child?
- If your life just feels a bit stuck, I can help you by offering career coaching, especially if you are stuck in a rut and want to change what you do, but can’t because of fear, or don’t know where to start, (I have been there myself) or maybe its due to financial pressures. We can look in detail at the obstacles tat are in the way. Sometimes it can be as simple as reigniting your passion for your current career and finding meaning again in what you do. Or completely revamping your lifestyle by using motivational interviewing and making Goals using Life coaching techniques.
- I really believe in positive psychology and compassion focused therapy and believe that every single one of us can find a way to be content, happy and fulfilled.There is also a formula for this, which is very simple and I am very happy to share this with you.
- You maybe extremely worried about your child/teenager. As a parent I understand how incredibly difficult and mentally exhausting this can be. My eldest daughter suffered with panic attacks for a few years, before she was ready to get help. Fortunately a good friend that I did my training with was able to work with her and she is absolutely fine now, and actually helps her friends when they feel anxious. It wouldn’t have worked if I had done this as I am her mother and not her therapist. Sometimes there really does need to be that boundary and confidential there for her to feel able to completely open up.
- I have helped many young people over the years and I really believe that teaching Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to young people can change their lives for good and give them the skills for adulthood. I am lucky enough that I see the young people that I have helped when they where as young as 8 years old and now they are 18 and doing really well, embarking on careers, going to university and turning out into really lovely young adults.
- The adults that I have been fortunate to treat, have also reported similar things, they no longer feel scared of job interviews, taking a small risk, speaking up for themselves, asking for a pay rise, and actually liking themselves from the inside out.
All initial consultations are free, and these can take place over the phone, Skype, email, instant message or face to face.