Anxiety and Panic Attacks are very real and often debilitating, feelings of Anxiety can prevent you from living a full and satisfying life and limit your enjoyment, at times during a panic attack or a severe episode of anxiety it can feel like the world is ending.
Although the physical symptoms are very real and sometimes very powerful, the good news is that you won’t die from your anxiety, though the effects of it over time can harm your health. However, you can find ways to lesson or even stop the feelings of anxiety or panic altogether. Therapy for Anxiety seeks to discover the ‘trigger’ to your anxiousness and gently show you ways to manage your response to it.
This could be something that presents itself as a physical danger however more often feeling anxious is our emotional response to fears around an insecurity or threat that we perceive exists, for example other people’s expectations of us, or the expectations we have of ourselves.
People bring a wide variety of issues to therapy and I have listed some of the most commonly experienced issues here. This list does not cover everything though, so please contact me if you want to talk about something else and we can discuss it.
I have special interests in the areas of trauma in it’s various forms, bereavement and loss and working with the emergency services and armed forces.
Usually people feel relieved once they have made a start with Counselling, and often tell me at the end of their sessions that they wish they had spoken to someone sooner.