General Psychiatry

When experiencing a mental health problem people can feel inhibited through fear of being stigmatised or judged, but you are not alone as we are all at risk of developing a mental health problem.

Mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of, and can be defined as a health condition that changes a person’s ability to think in a logical manner,  to find dealing with emotions and feelings difficult or behave in an irrational or abnormal way (or a mixture of all three) causing the person distress and difficulty in functioning.

There are many different levels of mental health illness from mild to severe cases.  A mental health illness individual doesn’t always look like they are unwell if their illness is mild.  Others may show their mental illness symptoms in a more obvious way, by their agitated or confused state.


Mental health illnesses include depression, bi-polar, trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder), borderline personality disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, to name a few. Each of these illnesses affects an individual’s behaviour, feelings and thoughts in distinctive ways.

Not all brain diseases are categorized as mental illnesses. Disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis are brain disorders, but they are considered neurological diseases rather than mental illnesses.

At Cortijo Care an individual is able to receive the best treatment possible to overcome or control their mental health illnesses in a respectful understanding manner, enabling them to deal with any issues concerning them in a safe and secure environment, aided by an experienced professionals and a qualified team that offers an individualised approach to their mental well-being.


Gemma Wood Dip, HE (MBACP) – Head of Cortijo Cares Counselling & Psychotherapy Department at Cortijo Care discuss the issues around Mental Health on Talk Radio Europe.

Tre Interview on Mental Health from Cortijo Care on Vimeo.


Gemma Wood Dip, HE (MBACP) – Head of Cortijo Cares Counselling & Psychotherapy Department at Cortijo Care discusses Childhood Trauma on Talk Radio Europe.

TRE Interview on Childhood Trauma from Cortijo Care on Vimeo.