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Depressed? Distressed? Demoralised?

  • Do you feel out of control of your life?
  • Are you prone to outbursts of anger, frustration, tears and insecurity?
  • Are you currently taking antidepressants/anxiolytics?
  • Have you a history of seeing health professionals with nothing appearing to really work?
  • Are you struggling to cope with life’s emotions and/or stress?
  • Do you feel worn down by other people and/or life events?
Lavinia Dowling has been described as ‘The eternal living antidepressant’
“We experience more emotions in a day than we do eating cornflakes in a lifetime” The Telegraph 2008.
More often than not we can maintain control of our lives and work at making our lives happier and more fulfilled. There are times though when we find this really hard:
lack of job/status, little money, poor quality of life, struggling relationships, sad, tearful, etc. all keep us at a low mood level that can often deteriorate into depression.
“You are the architect of your life”  Shirley Maclene.
We have the ability to do anything if we put our minds to it, (ie ‘mind over matter’) However it’s imperative we take into account our emotions. Our thoughts and feelings are intertwined, but so often we ignore them and regret it later’ (ie ‘out gut feeling’).
Emotional Problem Solving is a tri combination talking therapy of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Counselling.
CBT to challenge our negative thoughts and feelings, IPT to explore your relationships and their impact, and Counselling to teach you to listen to yourself.
Emotional Problem Solving consists of an initial assessment (1.5hr) followed by further sessions (1hr +) through a choice of packages depending on your needs.
Your Clinical nurse Therapist is only a phone call away if you need support through the therapy. Telephone, videolink, text or email support continues to be offered throughout the therapy.
“Mental Health affects everybody, not just anybody!”
Fact: 1 in 4 will experience mental illness in their lifetime.
Mental Health still has a tremendous stigma attached to it. Little wonder that people do not associate themselves with it for fear of negative repercussions.
Sadly Mental Health is so poorly misunderstood, Many of us readily identify with stress…..which is Mental Ill Health..!
Many of us have learnt negative coping mechanisms to deaden the emotions and cover up the problem/stress by smoking (cigarettes/drugs), alcohol, overworking, under/over eating, etc…
But when we stop these emotions resurface and impact on our daily lives. If they are not dealt with our self esteem comes under attack (mental/emotional immunity). Once our self esteem is exposed we are prone to mental illness.
The aim of EPS is simple:
  • To empower the client to regain control of their life without the use of medication (ie. antidepressants/anxiolytics) or negative coping mechanisms (ie. alcohol/drugs/sex/self harm).
  • Maintain clients confidentiality.
  • Remain ‘non judgemental’
  • Maintain an open and honest relationship.
These are the key attributes to our success! We value each and every client as a unique individual. We treat each client as a VIP, as this starts the process of their recovery.
By being non judgemental, maintaining confidentiality and discretion, it allows the client to relax immediately and not fear the stigma of mental health.The client is encouraged to talk freely and at length about their emotional problems.
Clients often feel they have been ‘given the licence’ to think about themselves. Many have commented on the comfort of the confidential and non judgemental approach.
“The inner journey, at times being a very painful one, but exciting too as I discover more and more the underlying factors and influences that has originally led me to allowing myself to fall into a very low state. Having more understanding of this, and gaining in confidence, I am starting to see myself as a person who has the power to change things!” Lisa Mayall ‘looking good naked’ May 2007
The role of the EPS nurse consultant is to:
  • Help the client identify the problematic issues.
  • Help recognise the triggers that attack the self esteem.
  • Teach new positive coping mechanisms for life.
  • Provide telephone/text/email support.
—-So don’t delay. Make the first positive step TODAY!
Telephone 07928 232 037
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