Are you struggling with Stress or Anxiety? Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut without any idea of how to move forward. Have you lost someone close to you and your feel like your world has been turned upside down? Maybe you just want to talk to someone impartial and who isn’t going to judge you.

I can help with all of these difficulties.

My name is Keith and I’m a fully qualified counsellor working in private practice in Leeds City Centre. I can help with a range of difficulties but I have a particular interest in dealing with Stress, Anxiety & depression.

Continue reading the rest of this page to find out more and please visit the dedicated pages on bereavement and stress, anxiety & depression via the menu at the top.

Did you know the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It affects people of all ages and can sometimes result in suicide.

“Depression is that problem that happens to other people and not me”

Now you might think of depression as, “that problem that happens to other people and not me” but according to Mind, the leading charity dealing with mental health issues, 1 in 4 people experience some form of mental health problem every year.

1 in 4 people experience a form of mental health problem every year

So think about your workplace or your circle of friends.  The likelihood is you’re not alone in dealing with this problem.  I have previously suffered from depression and can say from my experience how difficult it can be to manage without help. I couldn’t concentrate on anything. Sport, which I loved, seemed to lose its appeal. I simply felt lost and didn’t have any purpose.

It can lead you to feel suicidal

These were just some of my symptoms but depression can affect us all differently. You might present with low mood; but at its worst depression can lead you to feeling suicidal. Maybe you can still function on a daily basis but it can also be a real struggle to just get out of bed in the morning.  You might notice that you are gradually becoming more isolated or you’ve stopped enjoying the things that you used to find real pleasure in doing. Any of this sound familiar? There are a large number of symptoms but what we shouldn’t forget is how debilitating it can be.

Treatment options for depression include counselling

So what can you do about it? Well the fact that you’re reading this means that you’re in the right place.  The main treatment options for depression are usually some form of talking therapy, medication or a combination of the two.  The talking therapy I offer is counselling and will provide you with the calm, grounded environment in which we can explore the difficulties you are facing.  Through this exploration I will help you gain a greater awareness of these difficulties.  Once you better understand what has brought you to your current situation, you will then find that you have choice in how to move forward.  With my approach, I will help to build your self-worth and empower you to make the changes you wish to make.

Whilst I have all the necessary qualifications to help you, I believe having some personal experience of successfully dealing with depression is an advantage.

I’ve been through counselling myself

I’ve been through counselling myself and I understand how unsettling it may be to first admit you need help and then to ask for it.  The first time you meet your counsellor and share your most personal difficulties can be hard.  Just having to face past difficulties can feel like an impossible task.  I understand this and for this reason I’ll help you achieve your goals at the pace which is right for you.  This can start with just making that first contact.

text me for more information

All you need to do now is text/call me on 07935 566 085 for more information or if you prefer you can email by clicking here.

 

 

 

Counselling for Stress Anxiety and Depression Leeds