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IEB Counselling, Anxiety information. Photo: Glencoe


Anxiety is where we have a response to a dangerous situation or experience. Anxiety starts to become an issue when it starts to impact certain areas of our lives and becomes unmanageable.

Counselling support can help with anxiety by exploring some of the thoughts we have as well as the triggers and behaviours. Understanding these can help with putting strategies and coping mechanisms in place.

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

Amit Ray

Included with Anxiety work is Panic Attacks, Panic Disorders, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)


Depression and low mood can be a stuggle with day-to-day activities and a lack of motivation.

Working in counselling with a focus more on the behaviours can be a great starting point to help bring motivation, routine and structure back into life. Once this is being worked on and understood, the cognition and though process can be brought into play.

"Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”

Stephen Fry

Included with Depression and Low Mood work is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Rest and Be Thankful
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The Neurodiverse spectrum is wide and wonderful, but navigating a more Neurotypical work can be a challenge and a struggle.

Being Neurodiverse myself, I understand first had the challenges faced - and recognise that this work is not a one size fits all. 

Adapting to what you need in the space is important. Sometimes working on Time Management or coming up with a structure or daily routine is a great place to start and here some other challenges may come to play.

“Some people may think slowly, but they're very thorough about it.”
Nancy Farmer


Anger is known as a secondary emotion - meaning it is fueled by another feeling. This could be frustration, sadness, grief or tiredness.

Anger is a valid emotion, but when it starts to impact our day-to-day lives, them we may need to look at putting alternative supports in place. Noting times where you feel your anger is more triggered will be helpful, as well as knowing what is the fuel to your anger fire.

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."


Eilean Donan
IEB Counselling, LGBTQIA+ information. Photo: The Holy Isle


Therapy can be a place for you to talk about how/if your identity has been effecting your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. 

This can help with the management of any life events if they present in a more negative way.

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

Oscar Wilde


Grief can some in different forms, but it usually is around the loss of someone - in death or  a loss of connection with someone.

There are a lot of different types of grief such as complicated and traumatic.

Counselling around grief can help identify and express your emotions as well as helping rebuild life within loss.


"There is no grief like the grief that does not speak."

Henry Wordsworth

IEB Counselling, Grief information. Photo: Scotland mainland
IEB Counselling, Self-Harm information. Photo: Lochranza Castle


Self-harm is anything that involved self-inflicted harm to the body. It is not always easy to detect and people may want to try and hide it.

People who self-harm may develop ways of hiding these injuries and may avoid certain situations that may show these scars.

Self-harm can also include a number of forms of harm - including scratching, pinching, hair pulling to name but a few.

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”

Maya Angelou


Suicidal ideation refers to thoughts of taking your own life. There are two kinds of ideation: Passive and Active. Passive suicidal ideation is when there are the thoughts but no plan to complete these thoughts. Active suicidal ideation is not only having these thoughts but there is intent on acting on them.

There are many different ways of supporting and helping with these thoughts, including talking therapies, helpline support and medication support.

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

Maya Angelou

If you need immediate support, contact your GP/Family doctor and call one of the support lines: 116 123

IEB Counselling, Suicidal Ideation information. Photo: Cloch lighthouse
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