We are not living in ‘normal’ times. None of us could have predicted the challenges we are faced with in a time of pandemic. The situation since January has required us to adapt to different work lives, home lives, much reduced social contacts and a much higher level of fear in our contacts with others. Anxiety is a normal response to such dramatic change on many different levels. Our capacity to meet others, chatting and honoring people who are ill and dying has all been sabotaged over the past 6 months. Counselling support may help you if you are feeling overwhelmed;
- You are concerned about your irritability, lack of tolerance, and poor concentration when you need it.
- If you have been bereaved in the past 6 months you have to deal with grieving in ways that are tough without community, family, social support. Feelings of anger, sadness, fear, and anxiety are normal at all the losses we have had to cope with since March.
- If you are struggling to function and meet day to day responsibilities.
- You are struggling with low mood, have lost your motivation and sense of hope. You are experiencing somatic symptoms of stress; insomnia, unexplained aches and pains, IBS, hair loss, loss of appetite.