Finding a way forward to emotional well-being
In our experience, you can be successfully treated for ADHD, anxiety, depression and addiction effectively within the context of your everyday life. We use a holistic approach, which is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Psychotherapy; proven and effective ways to support your wellbeing needs.
The consequences of poor emotional well-being are painful
At Tele-Therapy UK we have many years of experience helping individuals make the difference to their lives for the better. Becoming free from poor emotional well-being is not easy. It does not need to be done alone.
Whatever the issues, support is available, and we can help you to live the life you deserve. Our primary purpose is to help you understand your situation and help you develop the resources to live a healthy and productive life.
At Tele-Therapy UK, we offer you the support and treatment needed to change your life and experience positive emotional well-being.
Emotional well-being therapy
We specialise in the treatment of supporting individuals. We adopt an approach that is tailored, confidential, holistic and non-judgemental. Our priority is to identify and treat not only the symptoms but the underlying causes.
Tele-Therapy UK provides undivided care and attention while ensuring absolute discretion and privacy. We offer specialised treatment programmes which are delivered safely to the highest levels of clinical standards.
Tele-Therapy UK works closely with other specialists
Tele-Therapy UK closely with consultant psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists who specialise in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression and addiction.
The Therapeutic Process Explained
Specialising in treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression and addiction
Taking that first step in asking for help and seeking support may seem daunting, but it is not as difficult as you may think. At Tele-Therapy UK we understand how you may be feeling, but we are here to help you. We kindly suggest you make a phone call or send us an email. We can arrange to speak on the phone at a time convenient to you.
During this conversation, you can explain to us your issues and concerns. Admitting you need support is challenging, but knowing help is available can reassure you. In our discussion, we can arrange a convenient time to connect online to explore your situation in more detail.
Looking at your situation
During our first meeting we can explore in more detail your background, current situation, underlying issues and treatment needs. We will ask you about your situation and issues, a brief family history, and how long you feel that things have been challenging or difficult. This meeting is a two-way process, to help us assess your circumstances and explore how we can help you. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Our therapy sessions will help you to find the answers to the many questions that arise when we start exploring your issues.
The right expertise applied to your situation. We believe in a bespoke approach to treating your emotional well-being. At Teletherapy UK, our underlying philosophy takes into consideration that everyone requires a tailored treatment plan designed to support and meet their individual circumstances. We DO NOT adopt a one-size-fits-all method.
We utilise a variety of techniques, and incorporate treatment modalities such as talking therapies, CBT, coaching and psychotherapy tailored to your needs. Please be assured that our holistic approach is based on a strong foundation of experience and positive outcomes. Our sessions may be for a fixed timeframe, or open ended, and typically we would meet weekly.
What Happens during these sessions?
The sessions are designed to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and develop the resources to assist your emotional well-being. Our goal is to understand how certain factors in your life have manifested towards developing your current situation. We aim to help you develop an awareness of what triggers your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Together we build a picture of you and what contributes to your situation. Importantly we support you with developing new ways towards developing emotional well-being. Our approach is holistic, flexible and tailored throughout your treatment, so to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.
ADHD – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The symptoms of ADHD may improve with age, however many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems.
People with ADHD may also experience additional problems, such as anxiety, depression addiction, and poor sleep hygiene.
What causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
The exact cause of ADHD is unknown; however, the condition has been shown to have a genetic predisposition.
How attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is treated
Medicine is often the first treatment offered to adults with ADHD. Psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) have shown to support developing wellbeing.
Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
The symptoms of ADHD can be categorised into 2 types of behavioural problems: inattentiveness, and hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Most people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories, but this is not always the case. This form of ADHD is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD). ADD can sometimes go unnoticed because the symptoms may be less obvious.
Symptoms in adults
In adults, the symptoms of ADHD are difficult to define. This is largely due to a lack of research into adults with ADHD. Adult symptoms of ADHD also tend to be far more subtle than childhood symptoms.
List of symptoms associated with ADHD in adults:
- carelessness and lack of attention to detail
- continually starting new tasks before finishing old ones
- poor organisational skills
- inability to focus or prioritise
- continually losing or misplacing things
- restlessness and edginess
- difficulty keeping quiet, and speaking out of turn
- blurting out responses and often interrupting others
- mood swings, irritability and a quick temper
- inability to deal with stress
- extreme impatience
- taking risks in activities, often with little or no regard for personal safety or the safety of others – for example, driving dangerously
As well as taking medication, different therapies can be useful in treating ADHD Therapy is also effective in treating additional problems, such as depression or anxiety disorders, that may appear with ADHD.
Anxiety Issues – Dealing with worry
Anxiety is a natural and normal emotional reaction to threats and situations that are perceived as dangerous. If we however overestimate danger and at the same time underestimate our own ability to cope, different types of anxiety disorders may arise.
Anxiety Disorders that can affect your life
Worried all the time even when you have no reason to be? You may be suffering from anxiety disorder. It’s not uncommon for people to be anxious, but certain types of anxiety are far from helpful, and can often be an indication of a real underlying issue that is affecting your life today.
Types of anxiety:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic attacks
- Social phobia
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Four different components of anxiety
We can differentiate between four different components of anxiety: Cognitive, emotional, behavioural and the physical component.
- The cognitive component of anxiety describes the negative automatic thoughts and images we have about threatening or unpleasant events. The threatening event can be something in the very near future, and then the thoughts tend to get panic-like, or it can be more vague about something might happening in the future and then the thoughts are often more like ‘ongoing worries’
- The emotional component describes the particular ways we feel when we experience anxiety (could be panic, worry, despair, anger etc.)
- The behavioural component is about the ways we act and react in relation to anxiety. Some typical types of behaviour are avoidance and escaping from the feared situation as well as safety behaviours where we do something to protect or prepare ourselves for the situation (e.g. always asking for others advice and reassurance or over-rehearsing the sentences we are going to say in social situations)
- The physical component describes all the bodily sensations that are related to anxiety, such as nausea, hyperventilating, increase in pulse and blood pressure, dizziness etc. Some people are also anxious about how they appear to others and fear that the physical symptoms of anxiety will make others judge them in a negative way for blushing, trembling etc
Depression will affect 15% of people in the UK
Depression is the fourth leading cause of disability and disease worldwide. World Health Organization (WHO) projections indicate that depression will be the highest ranked cause of disease burden in developed countries by the year 2020. Depression is the third most common reason for consultation in general practice in the UK. Each year 6% of adults experience an episode of depression, and over the course of their lifetime more than 15% of the population will experience an episode. About two-thirds of adults will at some time experience depressed mood of sufficient severity to interfere with their normal activities.
Depression covers a range of mental health conditions
Depression refers to a range of mental health conditions characterised by persistent low mood, loss of interest and enjoyment in ordinary things and experiences, and a range of associated emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioural symptoms. Symptoms occur continually and day to day functioning is often impaired.
The most common symptoms of depression are:
- Persistent sadness or low mood. This may be with or without weepiness
- Marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities, even for activities that you normally enjoy
- Disturbed sleep compared with your usual pattern. This may be difficulty in getting off to sleep or waking early and being unable to get back to sleep. Sometimes it is sleeping too much
- Change in appetite. This is often poor appetite and weight loss. Sometimes the reverse happens resulting in comfort eating and weight gain
- Fatigue (tiredness) or loss of energy
- Agitation or slowing of movements
- Poor concentration or indecisiveness. For example, you may find it difficult to read, work, etc. Even simple tasks can seem difficult
- Feelings of worthlessness, or excessive or inappropriate guilt
- Recurrent thoughts of death. This is not usually a fear of death, more a preoccupation with death and dying. For some people despairing thoughts such as “life’s not worth living” or “I don’t care if I don’t wake up” are common. Sometimes these thoughts progress into thoughts of and even plans for suicide.
Alcohol Addiction can affect anyone at anytime
Alcohol may be accepted in many cultures; however, it is widely recognised as a significant contributor with issues relating to emotional, physical and social factors. Alcohol is a psychoactive substance that can lead to physical and psychological dependency. Alcohol addiction is regularly mistaken to affect individuals who are weak and lack will power. The reality is alcohol addiction is a chronic disorder that can affect anyone regardless of any age, race, creed social status or religion.
Alcohol Addiction and Health Problems
For some individuals, drinking can be a pleasurable and social experience, but for others it can cause significant consequences. Drinking alcohol is associated with a risk of developing health problems such as depression, anxiety, liver cirrhosis and cardiovascular diseases. If left untreated, alcohol addiction can progress and worsen over time and can cause harm, both to the individual and to their loved ones.
The most common symptoms of alcoholism are:
- Extreme mood swings
- Difficulty stopping and continuing to stop
- Feeling hungover when not drinking
- Choosing to drink over other responsibilities and obligations
- Engaging in risky behaviour, such as drink driving
- Being in denial about the extent of the alcohol abuse problem
- Becoming distressed at the prospect of not having access to alcohol
Drug addiction is a progressive condition
Drug addiction is a progressive condition that can worsen over time, causing damage to emotional and physical well-being. An individual who is addicted is unable to control their use of the drug, leading to potentially fatal consequences. Individuals may often begin using drugs socially, however as tolerance to the drug develops, they find themselves using more frequently and for longer periods of time. As tolerance develops drug addiction causes some individuals to become psychologically and/or physically dependent on the drug, which may include illegal drugs or prescription medication.
Drug Addiction and Health Problems
Individuals can experience a compulsion to use drugs despite experiencing negative consequences as well as the inability to stop by willpower alone. Chronic drug abuse can have significant short- and long-term effects on an individual’s psychological and physical health. Symptoms can differ depending on the type of substance. For example, how much and how often the drug is taken, and the individual’s general health.
The most common symptoms of drug addiction are:
- Mood swings
- Withdrawing from family and friends
- Changes in daily routines
- Changes in personality and behaviour
- Lack of motivation, irritability and agitation
- Difficulty stopping and staying stopped
- Engaging with risky activities when under the influence of the drug
Prices and Booking
Sessions are £120 per session. Each session lasts for up to an hour. Your therapist will discuss with you how many sessions you are likely to need. We would usually invoice for four to six sessions at a time and the fee is payable in advance.
If you would like to book a ‘psychology session’, please contact us either by phone 033 0124 1980 (8am – 8pm) or via our online form.
Nick Kypriotis MSc Psychology & Counselling, FDAP (accred), NCAC
Nick is a qualified and accredited therapist who specialises in the treatment of addictive disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. He holds a masters degree in psychology and counselling and has previously been a registered manager with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK.
Nick Kypriotis is accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) and National Counsellors Association Creditation (NCAC).