We all struggle with life from time to time. Possibilities offers effective and ‘enhanced’ evidence-based psychotherapies to help you ‘feel better, relate better and live better’
Anger takes many different forms from problematic angry and aggressive outbursts to ‘bottling-up’ emotions. If you find it’s becoming increasingly difficult to manage your frustration, anger, temper and aggression, our anger management CBT counselling is worth looking into. We’ll help you understand why you feel this way, what you can do to regain control and how to address any underlying or associated issues.
People experience problem anxiety in different ways; for example, social anxiety, health anxiety, excessive worry, obsessions and panic attacks. Anxiety can have an incredibly adverse effect on your mood, body state, behaviours, relationships, and, as a result, the rest of your life. We’ll help you understand and deal with your anxiety using Possibilities ‘enhanced’ cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other methods.
Bereavement, grief and loss
Loss comes in many traumatic forms and is one of the most challenging areas of life. Although bereavement will never be easy, sometimes, it can get too much and you may need an extra level of support. Our counsellors can help you: develop new ways of coping with the emotional impact of grief; adjust to the loss and; address the psychological, relational and spiritual elements of healing.
Children can struggle with life too. Difficulties with adjusting to change, problems with behaviour, unhappiness, anxiety, conflicts and relationships can all have a dramatic effect on a child’s well-being and relationships. Our counsellors offer specialist therapy for children to help them with their issues, aiming for a happier childhood and setting them up for a better future.
Emotional reactions can be challenging, leaving you feeling stuck, uncertain and confused, especially when dealing with difficult periods in your life. Emotional problems cover everything from anger management and mood swings to difficulty coping with sadness, hurt, shame, boredom, jealousy, trust, stress, rejection and guilt, people pleasing, passivity, lack of control, feeling inadequate, worthless and not good enough, leading to avoidance, numbing behaviours and relationship issues.
As one of the most common and complex issues people face, depression is difficult to recover from on your own and often requires specialist help. Depression usually comes with other issues, such as: anxiety, anger, sleep disturbance, panic attacks, trauma, relationship difficulties. Thankfully, Possibilities ‘enhanced’ cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression can help you address the complexities of depression and reclaim your life.
As it is very important, we all worry about our health from time to time. You may experience health anxiety about unexplained body symptoms, fear of developing a health problem, or anxiety about an established physical disease, such as Crohn’s, cancer or heart problems. However, focusing too much on our health causes significant additional stress and body symptoms leading into an endless loop of health anxiety. We’ll help you understand this cycle and show you how to manage it.
Irritable bowel syndrome anxiety (IBS)
IBS causes severe physical discomfort for many, and for some, the thought of IBS symptoms leads to anxiety that aggravates IBS symptoms. You can then become anxious about being anxious and further avoid various day-to-day activities. We’ll help you manage your anxiety and stress related to IBS using our specialist methods and techniques.
Low self-esteem, low self-worth and poor self-confidence are troubling issues that seriously hold you back in life. Discover significant, step by step strategies you can use to move things forward. Regain confidence in yourself with Possibilities specialist counselling and ‘enhanced’ CBT for self-esteem.
Men’s mental health
Currently, the number of men struggling with their mental health is skyrocketing. Rates of stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger difficulties, drug and alcohol problems are increasing. Tragically, men often hide their hurts, try to tough it out and struggle alone. In the UK, suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50. Fortunately, the number of men seeking help from a therapist is beginning to rise. We’ll work with you to explore you’re issues and help you resolve the problems you’re facing.
Women’s mental health
Rates of psychological distress in women are at an all-time high. For example, women are twice as likely to seek help for anxiety, trauma and depression. Many women experience ‘hidden hurts’ such as: sexual abuse, emotional abuse, violence, maltreatment and powerlessness. These issues are directly linked to higher rates of mental health problems, post-traumatic stress and self-harm. Possibilities can sensitively help you address these issues.
There are few things more frightening or distressing than panic attacks during which you might feel like you’re having a heart attack or losing your mind. Later you might experience extreme fear about having further panic attacks. With our ‘enhanced’ cognitive behavioural therapy for panic attacks, we offer you the most effective treatments available.
Having faith in yourself isn’t always easy. In fact, almost everybody feels low self-confidence at some stage in their lives. While this is perfectly normal, when you start to lose motivation or drive to do things you enjoy for fear of failing, it’s time to seek help. We’ll help you re-energise your self-confidence and develop your drive to pursue goals.
Many people with social anxiety avoid seeking help because it triggers their anxiety symptoms and fear of being judged. We understand it’s not easy to seek help when the anxiety is also an obstacle to getting the help you need. Our ‘enhanced’ CBT for social anxiety is provided by Possibilities therapists who are highly experienced specialists in this area.
Stress at lower levels helps you stay aware of risks and threats so that you can focus on staying safe and performing well. However, when you become persistently over-stressed, and struggle with tensions and unwinding, in the longer-term, this can lead to a wide range of secondary health problems. We can help you reduce your current stress and prepare you to better manage future challenges.
Teenagers and young people
Teenagers face multiple stresses and the challenge of coping with many changes as they approach young adulthood and the increasingly complex demands of modern living. It is estimated that the majority of all mental health problems in adults originate before the age of 20 years old. How to best cope with these changes can be confusing and overwhelming. Confidential therapy at Possibilities can help you work through the changes and develop better ways of managing your emotions, behaviours and relationships.
Trauma and PTSD
Trauma is extremely difficult to cope with alone. With so many overwhelming symptoms, many people struggle to feel safe and secure. We’ll help you manage your trauma using ‘enhanced’ CBT therapy for trauma and other evidence-based specialist therapies and methods.
We all worry from time to time; however, too much worrying can easily spiral out of control, breeding contagions of doubt and uncertainty and reducing your day-to-day happiness. We’ll help you understand what causes your worry and show you how to keep on top of it.
And the day came when the risk (it took) to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
What our previous clients have said
I experienced severe trauma and developed a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which meant I wasn’t coping well with day to day life. With CBT Therapy at Possibilities, I’ve made a number of positive changes. It was a struggle at times but my psychotherapist helped me feel safe and capable as we worked through things. I’m now back at work and my confidence is growing. I have a life again. I’m so glad I took that scary first step and called. If you’re feeling unsure, I highly recommend you call them too.
– JT, Aberdeenshire: Trauma Counselling Aberdeen.
I thought my life wasn’t worth living. My depression convinced me I was worthless and useless and my situation was hopeless. If you’re feeling something similar, go to Possibilities. They made an enormous difference to my life and they can do the same for you.
– AD, Aberdeen: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Depression.
My relationship with my partner has vastly improved. We’re more able to communicate and we’re spending more time together and having fun! I can’t believe we were on the verge of separating when we contacted Possibilities as a last resort. I can’t thank them enough.
– SMcM, Aberdeenshire: Couples Counselling Aberdeen.
Possibilities was outstanding. I’ve overcome my anxiety and have the tools to keep it at bay should I need them in the future.
– MK, Aberdeen: CBT Therapy for Anxiety.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.