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Therapy & Counselling For Behavioural Disorders

What Are Behavioural Disorders?: Generally, behavioural disorders are systematized as a pattern of behaviour issues that are not only disruptive and harmful to you, but those around you as well. But more widely, the term refers to issues that affect your behaviour in a way that is beyond your control and can greatly impact your life. Mental and behavioural disorders are quite common in our society, affecting more than 25% of us all at some point during our lives.

The different types of behavioural problems and behavioural disorders can include specific diagnoses such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), autism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), conduct disorder, bipolar and mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), eating disorders and codependency. Anxiety disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-harm and panic disorders.

If these types of behaviour problems are left untreated in childhood, they can have a negative impact on a person’s ability to hold a job, maintain relationships later on in life and possible substance abuse and addiction issues. Some of these disorders can be traced back to biological, family and school-related factors. The specific diagnosed behavioural disorder will mostly involve a display of emotional symptoms (acting out), usually types of behaviour associated with personal distress and possible impaired functioning.

Behaviour problems in children: Parents, family, carers and teachers may observe a pattern of disruptive acting out in children with behavioural disorders that could last for at least 6 months. Such symptoms might be responsible for problems in school, at home and in social situations. These kinds of behaviour patterns may include hyperactivity, lack of attention, learning difficulties, defiant behaviour, anger, secrecy, self-harm, aggression and can even lead to criminal activity, drug use and even inappropriate sexual behaviour.

These types of behaviour issues may be genetic, situational, or related to experiences from your early childhood. There are many types of therapy that can help you or your child with behavioural issues, some of which have been developed specifically to support those with certain disorders.

Most behavioural disorders can be identified and diagnosed using clinical and therapeutic methods that are similar to those used for physical and emotional problems. While some cannot be cured, the correct treatment can help ensure that the affected person’s conditions are effectively managed, allowing people who suffer from these behavioural issues to be able to live balanced and productive lives.

Approaches To Behavioural Disorders Offered At HQ Therapy

What will therapy and counselling for behavioural disorders help with?: If your feelings or behaviour, or those of your child, are causing you, your family or your community distress, therapy can help you understand your situation, and a supportive therapist will work with you to manage the challenges you’re facing.

Therapy focuses on helping you discover your inner resources you probably were not aware of and help you process your emotional issues by coping better and feeling better with day-to-day life and starting to look to the future instead of the past.

Below is a selection of therapy types that people might experience while dealing with behavioural disorders. HQ Therapy have therapists and counsellors who are fully trained to work with clients experiencing mental and behaviour problems using different types of therapy modalities to deal with them, using a wide range of techniques.

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy For Behavioural Disorders?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.