Anxiety and depression both have the effect of taking us away from the present moment. Individuals with anxiety are continuously thinking about the future. Whilst people with depression are often focused on what has happened in the past.
In counselling we can explore your thought patterns, using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques. People dealing with depression tend to ask a lot of ‘why’ questions of themselves. People struggling with anxiety on the other hand tend to use statements indicating worry and fear about future events.
Becoming aware of your thought patterns is the first step in coming back to the present moment, and being able to make an active decision to change.
We will work together at your pace, without judgement, to identify your triggers. We will explore techniques that you can learn to build into your life, to tackle future difficulties that you might encounter.