Anxiety & Depression Counselling

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Understanding Depression and Anxiety

What is Depression?

While it's normal to feel sad or down occasionally, depression is a more severe condition that persistently affects your emotional and physical health. You might be dealing with depression if, for more than two weeks, you have:

  • Felt sad, down, or miserable most of the time.
  • Lost interest or pleasure in your usual activities.
  • Experienced changes in appetite, sleep, energy, or concentration.

Depression is not a sign of weakness; it's a health issue that impacts how you think, feel, and handle daily activities.

Anxiety & Depression

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety extends beyond occasional stress-it's a persistent, overwhelming fear and worry about everyday situations. Signs of anxiety include:

  • Excessive worrying about daily matters.
  • Avoidance of stressful situations.
  • Physical signs like a racing heart, trembling or sweating.

This condition can make it difficult to handle stress, interfere with daily tasks, and lead to avoidance behaviours that can impact work, relationships, and overall well-being. Anxiety is not just a temporary state but can be a long-standing clinical disorder that might require professional intervention.


Who is Most Likely to Suffer?

Depression and anxiety can affect anyone at any point in their lives, but certain factors may increase an individual's vulnerability. Understanding who is most likely to suffer from these conditions can help in early identification and treatment:

Individuals with PTSD Symptoms
Life Transitions

People undergoing significant life changes-such as teenagers transitioning into adulthood, adults navigating midlife crises, or seniors facing aging-related challenges-are often at higher risk. These transitions can bring about a sense of loss, stress, and uncertainty that might trigger depression or anxiety.

Cognitive Behavior
Genetic Factors

A family history of depression or anxiety can increase the likelihood of developing these conditions. Genetics can play a crucial role in predisposing individuals to mental health disorders, making some more susceptible than others.


Personality Traits

Individuals with certain personality traits are more prone to depression and anxiety. Those who have a tendency towards worry, perfectionism, or have low self-esteem often find themselves more frequently struggling with these conditions.


Domestic and Family Violence
Environmental Influences

Continuous stress from financial issues, relationship conflicts, or unsafe environments can trigger depression or anxiety. This is especially true for those in high-stress jobs or caregiving roles, where the daily pressures can be overwhelming.


Survivors of Traumatic Events
Trauma and Abuse

People who have experienced trauma or abuse, whether in childhood or as adults, are significantly more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. The impact of past trauma can be long-lasting, affecting emotional health and increasing vulnerability to mental health disorders.

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Health-Related Issue

Chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or chronic pain, increase the risk of developing mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. The strain of managing a chronic illness can lead to feelings of despair and helplessness.

Take the First Step Towards Healing

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How Intrepid Can Help You

How Intrepid Coaching Can Help?

At Intrepid Counselling, I understand the complexities of trauma and its impact on every aspect of your life. I'm a compassionate counsellor trained in trauma-informed approaches, including EMDR, to help you navigate your healing journey.

With personalised support and evidence-based techniques, I empower you to overcome trauma and thrive.

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    Personalised Counseling Approach:

    Tailored counseling sessions designed to address your unique needs, goals, and experiences.

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    Trauma-Informed Techniques:

    Utilisation of evidence-based approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help process and integrate traumatic memories.

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    Strengths-Based Support:

    Empowerment-focused counselling helps you recognise and build upon your inherent strengths and resilience.

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    Holistic Healing Strategies:

    Incorporation of holistic modalities and practices to support your emotional, mental, and physical well-being.

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    Long-Term Recovery Planning:

    Collaborative development of a comprehensive treatment plan aimed at fostering long-term healing and growth.


Navigating Your Healing Journey

My trauma counselling process begins with an initial consultation to understand your unique needs and goals. From there, I develop a personalized treatment plan to support your healing journey. Through individual counselling sessions, we work together to process your trauma, build resilience, and restore a sense of hope and empowerment.

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Initial Consultation

Begin with an in-depth initial consultation to understand your unique needs, concerns, and goals for therapy

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Assessment and Goal Setting

Conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify specific trauma-related symptoms and develop personalized treatment goals.

Therapeutic Intervention

Engage in evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), or mindfulness-based techniques, to address trauma symptoms and promote healing.

Step 4
Ongoing Support & Monitoring

Provide ongoing support and guidance, throughout the therapeutic process to track progress, adjust treatment strategies as needed, and ensure your continued growth and well-being.

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Intrepid Counsellling is committed to creating a safe, respectful and inclusive space for people of all cultures and identities.
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