Everlasting Essentials @ Trent View Counselling Center

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
  • Your problems don't seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
  • Neglect of personal hygiene.
  • A dramatic change in sleep habits, such a sleeping more often or not sleeping well.
  • Weight gain or loss.
  • The decline in performance at work or school.
  • Pronounced changes in mood, such as irritability, anger, anxiety or sadness.
  • Withdrawal from routine activities and relationships.

   Sometimes, these changes happen suddenly and obviously. Events such as a natural disaster or the loss of a job can bring on a crisis in a short period. Often, though, behaviour changes come about gradually. If you have a feeling that something is wrong, you're probably right. (APA, 2016)

Therapy and psychological well-being provide:

  • The capacity to make realistic plans to deal with stressors in your life and carry them out
  • A positive view of yourself and confidence in your strength and ability to confront life's challenges
  • Skills in communication and problem solving
  • The capacity to manage strong feelings, negative thinking and unhealthy behaviours that may arise when you’re under stress
  • Ways to avoid illness brought on by stress and anxiety

Patience Hill-Berardi 

B.Sc, M.Psy

Therapy Helps

Signs that you could benefit from therapy include: