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Women’s Mental Health Counselling and Well-being Support for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Possibilities is here help you as best we can. Contact us to arrange your ‘initial consultation’. Call 07593 768 129

Possibilities is here help you as best we can. Contact us to arrange your ‘initial consultation’. Call 07593 768 129

Struggling with emotions or relationship issues?

Rates of emotional distress and ‘mental health’ issues in women are rising. Women are twice as likely to seek counselling for depression and anxiety plus ‘hidden hurts’ such as sexual abuse, emotional abuse, the effects of violence and other forms of trauma. Psychotherapy can sensitively and compassionately help you develop new and more effective ways of dealing with these difficult issues.

Do you need women’s mental health counselling?

Mental health and physical well-being are clearly associated with social inequalities in relation to wealth, class, gender, race, ability and sexual orientation. Regarding mental health, the United Nations (2017) has sternly called for mental health services to “shift from focusing on ‘chemical imbalances’ (in the brain) to focusing on the power imbalances that determine the social and emotional environment”. Mental health issues often emerge when you’re deeply compromised by power inequalities and where your needs and choices are thwarted.

“If you are labelled, you are not seen.” – Humberto Maturana, Professor

Will it help?

For most people, Possibilities counselling is very helpful. Creating a safe place within therapy is an essential first step to begin addressing your challenges and issues. Counselling and our ‘enhanced’ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings and ways of relating to yourself and others and what has or is happening to you. We will carefully adapt the therapy to meet your needs. We don’t have all the answers, no-one has. However, we can work together to help you heal your wounds and begin creating a life you would prefer living.

“The world will be saved by the western woman.” Dalai Lama.

What issues can Possibilities help you with?

We offer assistance with a wide variety of issues.

  • Stress and recovering from stressful situations.
  • Anxiety, depression, emotional distress and unhelpful ways of coping.
  • Loneliness and feeling disconnected from yourself and others.
  • Enduring ‘hidden hurts’ and wounds such as problems arising from past or current physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect and trauma or PTSD experiences.
  • Complicated emotions like guilt, shame, anger and difficulty trusting others.
  • Excessive people pleasing.
  • Relationship issues. Addressing repeating patterns of unsatisfying and destructive relationships.
  • Losses such as bereavement, miscarriage and abortion.
  • Feelings of self-hate, worthlessness, feeling not good enough and inadequate.
  • Control issues: self-destructive and self-harming behaviours, such as cutting, eating distress, weight management issues, overworking and perfectionism.
  • Body image issues.

Next Steps

Allow us to reassure you that professional help is at hand. We offer services that aim to reduce the fear and uncertainty about getting help. Arrange an initial consultation ‘taster’ session to discuss your needs, in privacy and comfort, to obtain a sense of how we help and for if this is the right direction for you.


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.

Anais Nin

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Helen Keller