Counselling & Psychotherapy
Danielle is a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with many years of experience. She has a wealth of experience working as a Clinical Specialist Lead for the NHS at the Maudsley and working privately.
Talking to a therapist may help you to gain an understanding about the issues(s) troubling you. I can provide a private safe space just for you to think about pregnancy related anxiety, depression, eating disorders, post-natal depression, and miscarriage counselling.
Therapy aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. I will be there to support you and respect your views. I will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.
As an integrative therapist, & family therapist practitioner I can tailor the right treatment therapy for you, including CBT, family therapy, and interpersonal therapy. For more information please visit: www.danielleglennon.com
Some women also experience anxiety, alongside the depression or may only experience extreme anxiety. This can be very debilitating, affecting your mind and body. Symptoms involve constant worries or fears, ruminations about particularly issue or any and everything; it can also cause physical symptoms like sweating, shortness of breath, palpitations or feeling nausea or like you have thigh stomach amongst many others.
Depression and Post Natal depression
It is normal to feel slightly tearful and emotional in the first couple of weeks after your give birth, what is called Baby Blues. Frequently starting 2 days post partum and usually subsiding spontaneously within a 2 weeks. This doesn’t require special treatment.
Symptoms of depression at this time are similar to that of depression at other times but it is more frequent to have sleep disturbances that are common when one has a small baby. Symptoms include feeling low or sad most of the time, feeling tearful and generally not deriving pleasure from things you previously enjoyed. Other symptoms are poor appetite and concentration and in some cases feeling hopeless and helpless with thoughts that life is not worth living.
Eating Disorders & pregnancy
Pregnancy and motherhood require a great deal of strength, both physically as well as psychologically and emotionally. During pregnancy, the growing baby receives all its nourishment from the mother’s body.
Though having an eating disorder may decrease the chances of pregnancy, women with anorexia or bulimia do become pregnant. If you are planning for a baby or if you are expecting, I can help you take steps to protect the health of you and baby.
For more information or to book an appointment please contact Danielle dorectly 07775 932944