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There are various mental health issues and conditions that exist which people may struggle to cope with. Therefore, our experienced in-house therapists at Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service have complied a catalogue of resources, providing helpful information and treatment options on the various types of issues that might bring people to seek our help.

Please note, that Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service do not offer a crisis service. If you feel that you are in crisis and need immediate support, you should contact your GP immediately or attend your local A&E Department. You can also use a helpline such as the Samaritans on 116 123 or Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87.

Glossary of Conditions

Anxiety

Anxiety refers to thoughts, feelings and physical sensations of worry or feeling under threat. Feeling like you are struggling to breathe or living your day-to-day life you may benefit from therapy.

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge-eating disorder is a disorder where a person eats a large amount of food in a short space of time. They may not be hungry when doing this, often resulting in physical discomfort.

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Depression

Depression is a disorder involving a prolonged period of low mood and it affects people differently. Depression is more than just feeling sad it is a prolonged change in mood.

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OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterised by recurrent persistent thoughts that cause distress until the person performs ritualised behaviour.

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Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder and it occurs when you have a surge of intense fear that strikes suddenly and repeatedly without warning.

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PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder develops after having or witnessing a traumatic experience. This could be an accident, an assault or some forms of abuse.

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