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Behaviours don’t change overnight. However, with perseverance and the right help of one of our specialists, you will find it worthwhile. Regardless of the issue you’re confronting, we will help you change.

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What is alcoholism?

Alcohol abuse is a disease that causes craving, loss of control and physical dependence. Also, it can cause damage to the liver, brain, and other organs.

Signs & Symptoms

When the use of alcohol moves from troublesome to compulsive, the signs include a loss of control over how much or how often alcohol is consumed, a need to stop drinking, but an incapacity to follow through.

Anger Management

What is anger management?

Anger management is a problem characterized by the inability of controlling anger in certain circumstances, or having this feeling without having a particular reason.

Signs & Symptoms

People with anger management problems might experience tingling, increased blood preasure and heart palpitations. Also, they frequently react to certain circumstances with a great deal more anger than most other people would in similar situations.


What is Anorexia?

Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person is obsessed with weight, body shape and food intake to the point of self-imposed starvation.

Signs & symptoms

First signs of anorexia include extreme wight loss and a thin appearance, fatigue and dizziness. Moreover, anorexics will restrict food intake or exercise excessively, in order to maintain their idea of a perfect body image.


What is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are characterized by the sudden feeling of fear, usually triggered when the person is exposed to a specific object or situation and has a desire to avoid it.

Signs & symptoms

The ones suffering have a sense of impending danger, panic or doom, are nervous and restless and have troubles concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry. As a result, they experience repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear.

Bereavement & Grief Counselling

What is Bereavement & Grief Counselling?

Bereavement and grief encompass a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger, and the process of recovering and adapting to a significant loss.

Signs & symptoms

From regret, guilt, anger and sadness, a sense of meaninglessness to a sense of relief, the signs of bereavement and grief are often surprising, and they can also be confusing, such as when a person misses a painful relationship.


What is Bulimia?

Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder that affects people all around the world who are dissatisfied about their weight and body shape.

Signs & symptoms

The persons suffering have low self-worth, are self-critical and judge themselves harshly. Some of the warning signs include shame, guilt, depression, social isolation, anxiety, an obsession with body image, wight and dieting. As a result, they eat much more food, followed by episodes of binging and purging, in order to maintain their weight and their idea of a perfect body.

Children Counselling

What is Children Counselling?

Children counselling allows any young person who’s having problems to talk about how they feel, whether it's depression and mental health concerns or issues with parents or people at school.

Chronic & Terminal Illness

What is a Chronic & Terminal Illness?

A chronic and terminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is reasonably expected to result in the death of the person within a short period of time.

Signs & symptoms

Anxiety attacks, repetitive nightmares, irritability and thoughts of suicide are just a few of the signs that a person with terminal illness needs treatment, in order to help them get over the hard times

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short term treatment with the main purpose of changing patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

From sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse, it’s used for a wide range of issues, in order to change the people’s attitude and behavior.

Compulsive Behavior

What is Compulsive Behavior?

Compulsive behavior is the act of persistently and repetitively doing something without it necessarily leading to an actual reward or pleasure, caused by obsessive thoughts.

Signs & symptoms

People suffering from compulsive behavior have a constant fear of harming themselves or others, a fear of contamination by disease or a need for symmetry. As a result, they often avoid places and situations that can trigger obsessive thoughts which can affect their social life.


What is General Counselling?

General counselling allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. This therapy is for the people who want to change something in their lives or simply want to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.


What is Depression?

Depression is a disorder that affects the way someone feels, thinks and handles daily activities. It is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

Signs & symptoms

A person affected by depression has difficulties in concentrating, remembering and making rational decisions. A decreased energy level, the feeling of guilt, worthlessness and pessimism are also signs that someone might be depressed. All these symptoms have consequences on everyday life of the person suffering.

Drug Addiction

What is a drug addiction?

Drug addiction is a strong physiological and psychological dependence on at least one illicit substance.

Signs & symptoms

Some of the most noticeable symptoms of drug addiction include the desire for a more intense high, bloodshot eyes, dilated or constricted pupils, abrupt weight changes, bruises and infections along with a disruption to the normal brain functioning, changes in personality.

Dual Diagnosis

What is dual diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis defines a person who simultaneously experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder.

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of dual diagnosis may include sudden changes in behavior, loss of control over use of substances, withdrawal from friends and family, use of substances under dangerous conditions.

Eating Disorders

What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are characterized by abnormal eating habits and severe concern about body weight or shape.

Signs & symptoms

A person who has eating disorder experiences constant weight fluctuations, has an obsession with calories, avoids social functions, family and friends and may become isolated.

Family Problems

What are Family Problems?

Family problems appear when the members have problems understanding each other, they are changing their expectations or a lack of trust exists among family members.

Signs & symptoms

The first signs that a family starts having problems include frequent arguing, avoidance, angry outbursts or physical conflicts.


What is Gambling?

Often associated with depression, gambling is a vice that represents the illusion of easy money, yet it can quickly lead to financial ruin.

Signs & symptoms

Change in appetite and unhappiness, alongside the trouble of controlling gambling habits and spending large amounts of money, all of these indicate the presence of a gambling problem

General Psychiatry

What is General Psychiatry?

General psychiatry focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. With the help of a psychiatrists, a patient can treat its mental health problems, including substance use disorders.


What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the difficulty of falling asleep or staying asleep. Also, people suffering can feel dissatisfied with their sleep and they wake up too early in the morning.

Signs & symptoms

People with insomnia usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school.

Low Self-Esteem

What is Low Self-Esteem?

Low self-esteem represents a very small amount of respect or self-worth that a person has for himself or herself.

Signs & symptoms

The people suffering from low self-esteem otfen think about themselves in very critical ways and may find it harder to make decisions, because they doubt that they’ll be successful.

Mental Illness

What is Mental Illness?

A mental illness is a health conditions that involves changes in thinking, emotion, behavior, or a combination of these, associated with distress.

Signs & symptoms

The ones suffering may experience feelings of extreme highs and lows, social withdrawal, strong feelings of anger, delusions, depression or confused thinking.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.

Signs & symptoms

The most common symptoms of a obsessive compulsive disorder include obsessive thoughts about certain things, repeatedly checking in on loved ones, excessive double-checking of things.


What is Overeating?

Overeating is a disorder characterized by someone’s need to eat when not hungry or to eat alone because he or she is embarassed about the portions of food they are consuming. It becomes problematic when it manifests as a compulsive or obsessive relationship with food or a food addiction.

Signs & symptoms

People who overeat may experience depression or mood swings, feelings of guilt due to evereating, binge eating and are very preoccupied with body weight.

Pain Management

What is pain management?

Pain medication addiction indicates that the person needs the drug in order to function physically or psychologically.

Signs & symptoms

Warning sings may include consistently requesting prescription medication, interpersonal problems with family members or trouble at work, aggressive or violent behavior.

Panic Attack

What is a Panic Attack?

A panic attack is a sudden and intense episode of overwhelming fear and anxiety that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause.

Signs & symptoms

A panic attack includes sweating, palpitations, pounding heart or accelerated heart rate, the feeling of choking and the sensation of smothering.


What is Parenting?

Parenting represents the process of raising children, ensuring their health, support and safety, preparing them for life as productive adults and transmitting cultural values.

Personal Development

What is Personal Development?

Personal Development is the conscious pursuit of personal growth by expanding self-awareness and knowledge and improving personal skills.

Prescription Drugs

What is a prescription drug addiction?

A prescription drug is any medicine regulated by law to require a doctor’s prescription before it can be obtained. The addiction starts when it causes compulsive drug seeking, despite harmful consequences to the body and mind.

Signs & symptoms

Drug-seeking behaviors may include frequent requests for refills from physicians, stealing or forging prescriptions, consuming prescriptions much faster than indicated or inconsistent answers to questions about prescription usage.


What is Psychotherapy?

General psychotherapy represents the process of helping people deal with psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. These issues are treated through communication rather than medical means

Sex Addiction

What is a sex addiction?

A sexual addiction is characterized by persistent and escalating sexual thoughts and acts that have a negative impact on the individual’s life.

Signs & symptoms

Behaviors of sex addicts include compulsive masturbation, repeatedly seeking and engaging in sexual activity, unprotected sex or casual sex, consistently engaging in multiple affairs or brief relationships.

Substance Abuse

What is Substance Abuse?

Drug and substance abuse represents the use of chemical substances that leads to an increased risk of problems and an inability to control the use of the substance.

Signs & symptoms

The people suffering may experience increased alertness, aggression, dilated pupils, delusions and hallucinations, irritability and changes in mood. Substance abuse has negative effects on how someone feels, manages problems or changes in life.

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