According to Carl Jung, our dreams offer us a peak into the unconscious part of our minds. Dreams are a way of communicating and familiarising yourself with the unconscious. Dreams can be considered as a guide to the conscious and perhaps offer a solution to some of the problems you are facing. Dream images may reveal something about yourself and your relationships with others guiding you to personal growth and help in achieving your full potential.
A dual diagnosis may occur if someone is experiencing a mental health difficulty coupled with a drug or alcohol related problem. When faced with a mental health issue, some people may turn to drugs or alcohol to make them feel better temporarily. However, quite often using substances can exacerbate their feelings, particularly with depression and anxiety. Talk therapy and support groups can be an effective way to address both diagnoses.
There are many situations that can make a person feel isolated. A lack of close friends and family with little or no interaction can make a person feel socially isolated. Some people may withdraw and spend days without any human contact. On the other hand, some people may feel isolated within their marriage or relationship creating distance between partners. Social isolation can lead to depression and other psychological challenges and counselling can help deal with the emotional and psychological issues associated with isolation.
Self-esteem is about how we feel about ourselves. Feeling negative about ourselves can have an effect on our self-confidence and can lead to a process of negative thinking. We can become overly concerned about how other people see us and can spend a lot of time and energy trying to be a certain way - or good enough - rather than being ourselves and can lead to anxious feelings and even depression. Counselling can support you in developing a trusting relationship with yourself and encouraging you to explore your attitudes, so that other possibilities can open up.
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Disclaimer: Counselling or Psychotherapy Treatments are not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. Always check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. Clients are responsible for assessing the outcome of their treatment and are advised to refer to NICE guidelines for further information.