Anxiety is top of the list for people seeking counselling and therapy

What are people bringing to counselling?

People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, from help with a mental health issue to wanting time and space to explore life options. Below is a list of the most searched terms that people use when looking for counselling and therapy help, the ones I have included are all related to the work that I do. What is of note is the amount of diagnostic labels and terms that people use in their searches, this might reflect an increased awareness of metal health conditions or that more people are searching for help from the private sector for these challenges.  Anxiety consistently comes up in the therapy room and in list of what people search, addiction appears to be on the rise in searches as dose personality disorders.  Many people come to therapy without words or a label for what is wrong and that can be part of the therapy process, to help the person discover what is wrong and understand it, it is then that changes can happen.

Anxiety continues to be the most searched term on  Counselling Directories.

relationship issues

generalised anxiety disorder

depression

bipolar disorder/manic depression

panic disorder

seasonal affective disorder (sad)

phobias

family issues

addiction(s) I have a website dedicated to this type of counselling and therapy here

affairs and betrayals

separation and divorce

abuse

anger management

bereavement

low self-esteem

emotional abuse

alcoholism

sexual abuse

personality disorders

sex addiction

gambling

low self-confidence

drug abuse

internet addiction

borderline personality disorder

stress

domestic violence

bullying

disabilities

carer support

narcissistic personality disorder

post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

work related stress

suicidal thoughts

avoidant personality disorder

self-harm

trauma

obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

paranoid personality disorder

dependent personality disorder

antisocial personality disorder

histrionic personality disorder

schizoid personality disorder

passive aggressive behavior

sexuality

mental health

For help with any of these issues and other emotional difficulties please do make contact

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Depression is still top of the list as a reason for seeking therapy

Depression continues to be one of the main reasons that clients seek therapy.  I have listed below some of the main words that regularly appear at the top of searched terms on counselling directories and therapist listing sites.

I have taken a few out, as the are issues or subjects that I don’t tend to work with, for example I don’t do Couples Counselling, so have taken that out of the list. So here are the top 22 issues that others seek counselling and therapy for , all of which I work with ….and … if its not on the list I may still be able to help, so please do make contact this list is the top 22 and people come to counselling for hundreds of different reasons, in fact sometimes people don’t know why they come, they don’t know what’s wrong, they just feel that something is. I am  aware that not everyone likes to label how they feel, for example not everyone likes the term depression , and I understand both perspectives on the use of labels like depression.

depression

relationship issues

anxiety

generalised anxiety 

bipolar disorder/manic depression

seasonal affective disorder (sad)

postnatal depression

family issues

affairs and betrayals

panic disorder

separation and divorce

addiction(s)

phobias

cross cultural relationships

abuse

anger management

sexual issues

bereavement

low self-esteem

personality disorders

alcoholism

eating disorders

telephone therapy can help with lots of different issues.

 Telephone therapy can be effective for a number of issues , here’s some of the issues I can work with via telephone therapy

telephone therapy
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