What

We Do

At PAC Exeter (Psychotherapy & Counselling Exeter) our practitioners deal with a wide range of issues. The list below describes just some of the areas we work in.

  • Anxiety
  • Abusive and or Controlling Relationships
  • Depression
  • Marriage / Couples Counselling
  • Men’s Therapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma & Sexual Trauma
  • Young Adults
  • University students and staff

Two very common issues that people seek help for are anxiety and depression. If you are looking for help with anxiety or depression then call or email one of PAC Exeter’s practitioners.

You can read more below about anxiety and depression.

Anxiety – Along with depression, many people experience anxiousness and or panic attacks. The NHS web site is really helpful, it describes anxiety as having both psychological and physical symptoms and states,”Psychological symptoms can include:

  • feeling worried or uneasy a lot of the time
  • having difficulty sleeping, which makes you feel tired
  • not being able to concentrate
  • being irritable
  • being extra alert
  • feeling on edge or not being able to relax
  • needing frequent reassurance from other people
  • feeling tearful

Physical symptoms can include:

  • a pounding heartbeat
  • breathing faster
  • palpitations (an irregular heartbeat)
  • feeling sick
  • chest pains
  • headaches
  • sweating
  • loss of appetite
  • feeling faint
  • needing the toilet more frequently
  • “butterflies” in your tummy”

Depression – Depression is something that brings many people to see a counsellor or psychotherapist. Depression can have a debilitating effect on peoples lives. Again the NHS web site sates ‘The symptoms of depression can be complex and vary widely between people. But as a general rule, if you’re depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in things you used to enjoy.The symptoms persist for weeks or months and are bad enough to interfere with your work, social life and family life. There are many other symptoms of depression and you’re unlikely to have all of those listed below.’

Psychological symptoms
The psychological symptoms of depression include:

  • continuous low mood or sadness
  • feeling hopeless and helpless
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling tearful
  • feeling guilt-ridden
  • feeling irritable and intolerant of others
  • having no motivation or interest in things
  • finding it difficult to make decisions
  • not getting any enjoyment out of life
  • feeling anxious or worried
  • having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself