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Child / Play Therapy
Aspen are delighted to be able to provide a Child Play Therapy room which is available to all children in need of therapy through the medium of play. Our dedicated therapist specializes in both child development and adolescent psychotherapy. Play therapy is a development appropiate dimention where the toys provide a lannguage for the child to work through their issues, such as Anxiety, Breavement, Low-Self Esteem, Anger, Bullying, Parental Separation and Trauma, from ages four and up.
We're currently facing difficult times with the Covid-19 outbreak. The pandemic has caused unexpected and severe change to our lives, such as work and school moving online and unemployment. Many of us are anxious about the future and currently struggling to adjust to the changes we're facing.
Anxiety or Stress
There are many triggers that can take you over the edge, including stress and personal issues. Sudden, drastic changes in your personal life, such as the death of a spouse or family member, marital separation or divorce, the loss of a job, incarceration or personal injury can result in emotional overload and overwhelming feelings of helplessness.
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behaviors, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, attempt or commit suicide.
If you are Experiencing a lot of emotional pain or distress, and losing hope that things can improve, you may have suicidal thoughts. It is important to find something that suits you and meets your particular needs. Aspen has experienced therapists who will listen to you and assess your needs and provide you with the necessary tools to enable you to cope.
Self-esteem exists on a continuum, from high to low, and low self-esteem is associated with self-doubt, self-criticism, social isolation, suppressed anger, and shame. Low self-esteem is also a symptom of several mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. People with low self-esteem may work with therapists on becoming more assertive, confident, and self-aware.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorized as either physical or abstract
The most common form of self-harm is skin-cutting but self-harm also covers a wide range of behaviours including, but not limited to, burning, scratching, banging or hitting body parts, interfering with wound healing (dermatillomania), hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and the ingestion of toxic substances or objects.
Eating disorders are psychological illnesses defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa are the most common specific forms of eating disorders. Other types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED).
Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities. This activity has an effect on all aspects of our lives such as our relationships in the home, schools, work place as well as in the day-to-day existence.
Work Stress or Bullying
Repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual's right to dignity at work.
Everyone has the right to tell the truth about his / her own life "People don't need to be forced to grow. All we need is favourable circumstances: respect, love, honesty, and the space to explore." ‐ Ellen Bass. We offer a space where you can share your experience of childhood / adult sexual violence with a professional psychotherapist who will help you to face what has happened and to understand and address the impact sexual abuse has had on your life.
A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms occur when people are exposed to catastrophic trauma, such as war, threatened or actual physical assault, threatened or actual sexual violation, threatened or actual loss of life (self or others), being kidnapped and/or taken hostage, terrorist attack, torture, being a prisoner of war, natural or man-made disasters, medical crisis (waking during surgery, anaphylactic shock) and severe vehicular accidents.
Sarah, Career Mother
I have gained self-confidence and I am now able to cope at work and at home. Therapy has truly helped me.
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