Category / Mental Health Services

Loraine has experience working with a wide range of common life events, as well as with more complex issues.

Click on the links below for some more detailed information about the following problems which people often seek help for.

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    The human experience of stress is multi-dimensional. It incorporates a cocktail of pressure, tension and strain, which can be experienced emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

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    Relationship Issues

    As human beings we are social animals and relationship seeking. This is encoded in us as part of our species’ survival strategy.

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    Addictions & Compulsions

    A compulsion is a powerful and intense thought or urge that is often performed as a repetitive or ritualistic action or behaviour. Addictions denote the fixated relationship between a feeling and a substance or behaviour.

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    Trauma & PTSD

    In the medical model of PTSD there are clearly defined criteria that need to be met in order to meet a formal diagnosis. The reality is that many people suffer from traumatic stress without ever being diagnosed.

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    Unhealthy anger is often expressed through openly aggressive and attacking behaviour; or through less direct and more subversive means, often referred to as passive-aggressive behaviour.

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    The symptoms of depression can lead us to respond in a way that perpetuates the effects and maintains a cycle of depression.

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    Anxiety can be general, e.g. Generalised Anxiety Disorder, or more specific, e.g. social anxiety. It also forms the basis of a range of common mental health problems such as OCD and phobias.

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    Grief and Loss

    We are often unprepared for the profound experience of grief, which touches the whole of our being – our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self.