Individual Mental Health Challenges

Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioural Challenges for Individuals

Mental health is a growing concern for most adults, especially post-COVID. Below you will find mental health challenges that we help our clients manage and overcome.


Many adults struggle with addiction, which manifests as a compulsive need to engage in harmful behaviours despite the negative consequences to one’s life. These compulsive behaviours can focus on drugs, alcohol, gambling, porn, gaming, sex, or work.


Many adults struggle with anger, which manifests as intense and often uncontrollable emotional outbursts that can lead to harmful consequences in one’s personal and professional life. This emotional turmoil can be triggered by various stressors, leading to aggressive behaviors, damaged relationships, and physical health issues.

Anxiety and Fear

Anxiety includes conditions such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Agoraphobia, and Panic Disorder. It is characterised by excessive, prolonged worry and fear about everyday situations. Individuals with anxiety may experience fast heart rate, rapid breathing, and feelings of impending doom.


Depression encompasses conditions such as general depression, postpartum depression in new mothers, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It typically manifests as a persistent low mood, loss of interest in enjoyable activities, sleep disturbances, changes in appetite, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt.

Disrupted Eating

Disrupted eating patterns, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating, involve preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape. Individuals may restrict food intake, binge eat, or engage in inappropriate compensatory behaviours like forced vomiting. These disorders often involve negative self-perception and emotional distress, and can have severe implications for physical health .

Grief and Sadness

Many adults struggle with grief and sadness, experiencing profound emotional pain and a sense of loss. These feelings can arise from various life events such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or other significant changes. Grief and sadness can lead to feelings of emptiness, difficulty concentrating, and changes in sleep and appetite.

Guilt and Shame

Guilt and shame often involve overwhelming feelings of self-blame and worthlessness. These emotions can stem from past actions, perceived failures, or unmet expectations, leading to a negative self-image and chronic emotional distress. Guilt and shame can impact one’s mental health, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Obsessive-Compulsive Patterns

OCD is characterised by persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviours or mental acts (compulsions). Individuals with OCD may engage in ritualistic behaviours, such as excessive handwashing or checking things repeatedly, driven by anxiety. The cycle of obsessions and compulsions can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social relationships.

Psychological Trauma (Post-Traumatic Stress)

Trauma encompasses severe emotional distress following adverse experiences. It includes conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stemming from a single traumatic event, Complex PTSD (cPTSD) arising from prolonged, repeated trauma, and prolonged grief, where individuals experience extended periods of mourning that impede their daily functioning.

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