GLASGOW ANXIETY & DEPRESSION COUNSELLING SERVICE
The short answer to that is 'yes'! We aim to provide help and support to all. We receive lots of enquiries from people asking if their problems, difficulties, thoughts and feelings warrant them accessing services or receiving help and support.
One of the best things about us is that we never discriminate on whether someone has e.g. ‘full-blown’ depression, anxiety, PTSD etc., has been formally 'diagnosed'; or meets certain ‘criteria. As far as we are concerned, if you need some support, a listening ear, someone to talk to or some assistance with any difficulties, problems or concerns you are facing, then please get in touch and find out how we can work together to resolve or ease some of the things that are causing life to be upsetting, difficult or overwhelming at the moment.
We welcome anyone who feels their problems or difficulties are affecting their life. As far as we are concerned, if your problems and difficulties are affecting your life in some way – socially, emotionally, psychologically, physically, occupationally etc., then you deserve help and support with such.
''At last I have found somewhere I feel I am actually listened to properly and really heard by someone who understands. Thank you!''
-Previous Therapy Client-
We know that most people experience stresses, strains and difficulties at various times in life. Sometimes we need a little bit of extra help and support to get through challenging times. Everyone is different and what affects one person may not affect another. Each person in individual and unique and we work with you according to your own individual problems, experiences and goals. See more about anxiety here and depression here.
If you are experiencing anxiety and/or depression, regardless of what that is or how often that may be, you deserve help, support and understanding that is empathic, non-judgemental and encouraging.
Anxiety and depression comes in many forms and most people who experience such difficulties don't meet all of the 'diagnostic criteria', are deemed ‘ok’ and thus do not receive treatment. This can be dangerous: a ‘controllable’ range of behaviours can easily turn into a serious illness or long-term problem with distressing, upsetting or negative consequences that affect many areas of your life and impact on your thoughts and feelings too. This is why it's important to get support as soon as you can.
For us, it's not about sticking a label or name onto something or someone. It's about providing you with understanding and support for whatever you feel you need help with in a safe, supportive and confidential setting.
Anxiety and depression come in many different shapes and forms. That doesn't mean your problems are not serious enough or important enough to get help and support - they are! You deserve support for whatever difficult or distressful issues or concerns you are experiencing. You can read more about anxiety here and depression here.
Be reassured that we provide support to anyone who experiences difficulties that affect their life negatively in some way. Please don't
worry about accessing services because you've been told you look ‘normal’, your problems are not 'serious' enough; because you can still get to work; or spend time with your family each day. You deserve help and support from those who understand and listen. Contact us here today.
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