AdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPhysicalPsychologicalAnxiety

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and is experienced by everyone at some time or another. When anxiety feels intense and occurs frequently, this could indicate generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). But what is GAD exactly?

anxietyAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalAbandonment Anxiety

We have all likely experienced abandonment fears at least once in our lives.


For some who have experienced loss and trauma, this kind of anxiety can become chronic, bringing challenges in functioning, especially in social and relational contexts. But what exactly is abandonment anxiety?


abandonment-anxietyAdolescentsAdultsChildrenEmotionalMentalAcademic Stress

Learning can be a wonderful experience, but it can also involve academic pressure and stress. Healthy stress levels can motivate us to do well, indeed many people do well under a little pressure. However for others, academia can bring about a feeling of overwhelm which can be stressful. When this stress becomes unmanageable, it can have consequences for our ability to achieve goals, and for our mental health, leading to anxiety and depression.

academic-stressAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsEmotionalPsychologicalAddictions

Addiction is very common and there are various reasons that people become addicted to things. Addiction can be chemical, for instance alcohol addiction. Or it can be psychological and behavioural, for example shopping-addiction, internet-addiction, or porn-addiction. In fact, people can become addicted to almost anything. But help is available.

addictionsAdolescentsAdultsChildrenMentalAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that is sometimes referred to as hyperkinetic disorder. It is less diagnosed in women than men, and around 3-5% of children and 2% of adults are thought to be impacted by it. In the UK, ADHD only became recognised as a valid condition in 2000, when the National Institute of Clinical Excellence released their report on the condition.

attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhdAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsEmotionalPsychologicalAlcoholism & Binge Drinking

Drinking alcohol from time to time is normal but when used in excess (including bingeing), alcohol consumption places all organ systems at risk. Over consumption is especially damaging to the brain, heart, pancreas, liver, and immune system. It can also impact sleep, mental health, and increases risk of cancer. But what exactly is alcoholism?

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It’s normal to feel angry sometimes, and it should be said that anger in and of itself is not a ‘negative’ or ‘bad’ emotion, it has its purpose. If however, it’s impacting your life in a negative way then it may be useful to learn about the help available.

angerAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalAnorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa, also known as anorexia, is an eating disorder that can result in health problems, and even death. It is an intense focus on fears of becoming fat, causing individuals to starve themselves, sometimes exercise excessively, and lose weight because they mistakenly believe they are fat.

anorexia-nervosaAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalApathy & Anhedonia

Apathy and anhedonia are often symptoms of other mental health problems, such as depression. Apathy is thought to be an issue of motivation, whereas anhedonia is the inability to experience pleasure. Often the two are experienced together. Learn more about them here.

apathy-anhedoniaAdolescentsAdultsChildrenMentalPsychologicalAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental condition that occurs due to differences in the brain, otherwise known as neurodiversity. Neurodivergent people who are ‘on the spectrum’ will often experience problems with social communication and interaction. Neurotypical people (i.e., those who do not have an ASD) may find it difficult to understand the behaviours of those affected by autism.

autism-spectrum-disorder-asdAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalBereavement

Bereavement is a time and state of mourning and grief when we experience deep loss. It is a natural, inevitable, and often very painful part of life, which occurs in response to the deprivation of someone or something. When we process loss, we experience grief on multiple levels, including mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. Emotional responses include anxiety, guilt, anger, sadness, and despair.

bereavementAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalBinge Eating Disorder (BED)

Sometimes we overeat, like when we’re on holiday, or during festive periods. But, if you notice you’re often eating unusually large amounts of food in a short time, without the ability to stop, you may be experiencing what is now recognised as a serious disorder; binge eating disorder (BED).

binge-eating-disorder-bedAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsMentalPsychologicalBipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that is characterised by extreme mood swings that oscillate between mania and deep depression which is why it was once known as manic depression. The word ‘mania’ comes from Greek and means ‘madness’. To people who witness it, bipolar looks like extreme highs and lows.

bipolar-disorderAdolescentsChildrenEmotionalPsychologicalBoarding School Syndrome

Although Boarding School Syndrome is not an official psychiatric diagnosis, it is increasingly recognised as a serious condition, leading to psychological distress.  It is thought to manifest as a cluster of emotional states and learned behaviours that can occur from growing up in a boarding school.

boarding-school-syndromeAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsMentalPsychologicalBody Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Body dysmorphia, otherwise known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder that is similar to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).  It centres around worries about body image and believing oneself to be flawed in ways that other people rarely notice.

body-dysmorphic-disorder-bddAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsMentalPsychologicalBorderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) is one of the most recognised personality disorders.  Those affected tend to hold a distorted image of themselves, experience mood swings, and relationship problems, and are at increased risk of suicide

borderline-personality-disorder-bpdAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalPsychologicalChildhood Trauma

You might have experienced events in childhood that were disturbing and deeply distressing, causing you to feel helpless and unsafe.  These events can be traumatic, impacting a person’s sense of self and their ability to experience a full range of emotions.  This trauma may remain unprocessed, impacting adult life.  But there are ways to work through childhood trauma.

childhood-traumaAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalDepression

Life is challenging, so it’s normal to feel low at times.  If however, you’re feeling sad, apathetic, and hopeless for a prolonged period, you may be depressed, and this impacts functioning.  And although depression is a natural response to difficulties, it can be treated.

depressionAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsEmotionalPsychologicalExistential Issues

Life involves suffering but we are not taught this.  Instead we are taught that we should strive for happiness.  But this kind of thinking does us a disservice, we become vulnerable to the inevitable trials of human existence, and realise we are ill-equipped to handle and work through life challenges.  But what if internal crises could be better managed?

existential-issuesAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalPsychologicalFamily Issues

The family unit is like a society, with its own ecosystem and culture.  If we’re fortunate, we may experience a family life that is secure and sustaining, but there are still times of difficulty, because this is normal.  There are ways, however, to work through problems together, and come out stronger.

family-issuesAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalGender Identity Issues

Gender identity issues, and specifically dysphoria refers to the unease that a person may experience between their sense of identity, and their biological sex.  When this unease deepens, an individual may start to feel anxious, and depressed, and notice that daily life becomes more difficult.

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Illness anxiety disorder, also known as hypochondria, and previously hypochondriasis, or now simply health anxiety is when you experience an irrational and excessive amount of worry about being or becoming ill, so much so that it starts to take over your life.

health-anxietyAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalIdentity Issues

Psychologists have long studied identity, but what are identity issues? Identity issues arise when people experience difficulties around their sense of self and who they are.  There are many reasons for why this might happen, and sometimes it can become an ‘identity crisis’.

identity-issuesAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalPsychologicalEnvy & Jealousy

Envy and jealousy are characterised by the desire for what another person has.  They are often confused because of how closely connected they are.  Both feel unpleasant, to varying degrees, for the one who experiences either of them.  They are however, a common experience for many people.

jealousy-envyAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPsychologicalSexualLGBTIQ+ Issues

LGBTIQ+ is an acronym denoting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer or questioning community.  The sense of support and belonging that many experience within this community can provide relief and affirmation, which are much needed due to the difficulties often faced.

lgbtiq-issuesAdolescentsAdultsChildrenOlder AdultsEmotionalMentalPhysicalPsychologicalSexualMajor Life Transitions

We experience many transitions throughout our lives, some are expected and predictable, whereas others can be sudden and unexpected, making us feel a loss of control, even impacting our mental health and wellbeing.  But, there are ways to navigate the process of change.

major-life-transitionsAdolescentsAdultsOlder AdultsMentalPsychologicalNarcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a condition in which a person craves admiration and attention and amplifies their own importance.  They often experience troubled relationships, due in part, to their lack of empathy.  Even though one might assume the narcissist is confident, they are actually hindered by a fragile ego and low self-esteem, which makes them sensitive to criticism, even if constructive.


There are many reasons why people require mental health services.  Perhaps to manage a ‘disorder’, or because of a recent life stressor, or a historical issue that has developed into a problem that bothers you now. Some people just want a unique space to think and explore.


On this page you can read about all kinds of psychological issues and how we can help.

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We have years of experience successfully treating a wide variety of conditions and disorders. Our practitioners have worked in many settings ranging from specialist charity organisations, the NHS and private practice. We work holistically, taking account of the interplay between the brain, mind, emotional, and psychological selves, and how these impact behaviour, lifestyle, relationships, and wellbeing.


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