Anxiety & Depression

This self-assessment has 16 statements relating to anxiety and depression. Please reflect on each statement.

Over the last month I have experienced the following:

Anxiety  
  1. I have felt keyed up or on edge
  2. I have been thinking the worst in situations
  3. I have been sleeping poorly
  4. I do not feel at ease or relaxed
  5. I have suffered from diarrhoea, sweating, tightness of the chest, trembling, increase heart rate, nausea, headaches and tingling
  6. I get sudden feelings of panic
  7. I feel a sense of dread as if something awful is about to happen
  8. I have been irritable and over reactive to situations                                                          
Depression
  1. I am unable to enjoy the things I used to
  2. I have lost confidence in myself
  3. I feel worthless
  4. I have had difficulties concentrating
  5. I have lost or gained weight due to a change in my appetite
  6. I have not felt like socialising
  7. I am pretending to be happy most of the time
  8. I have lost interest in my appearance                                                                             

If you have answered yes to any of these statements, you could benefit from receiving some support. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

“I have been working with Kerry for approximately five years. At time of first contact I was having suicidal thoughts and had received counselling from two other professionals. I had had bad experiences with previous counsellors that left me feeling unable to trust them. Kerry was very patient with me and despite my doubts has always proved truthful and honest. She has provided support with everything from my internal thought patterns and getting to the cause of my problems to social interactions and dating. Kerry brings a good balance of practical day-to-day examples and textbook theory to match your preferred learning style and has managed to help me find enough of a root cause of my problems to give me answers where I thought none were possible. My life has now changed to a degree I did not think possible. I enjoy the majority of my life. I continue to see Kerry for support on changing aspects of my life I am not happy with such as work and to help me manage my stress and anxiety levels. I have taken medication for depression and while this helped calm enough me to function from day to day and assisted me with being able to get the most from therapy, it was never going to change my life like counselling has. I am now an advocate for counselling and would encourage anyone to give it a go. You don’t need to have major life problems; just anything you feel you need to talk to someone about or something you would like to change in your life.What have you got to lose?”

BenNewcastle, England