Welcome, If you are looking for help with your Anxiety and Anxiety Counselling is what you are looking for then you have found the appropriate page. I am a Private Counsellor so Counselling for Anxiety is unfortunately not free please check out my fees page for my charges. However, they’re not extortionate. Hopefully my affordable prices will enable you to get the right professional help you need right now.
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I have been working with anxiety for many years now. I have helped many clients to overcome Anxiety and Depression.
Generally; These two conditions go hand in hand!
In Short; Why wouldn’t you feel down if you were suffering acute levels of anxiety?
Please take the time to read more about anxiety below.
Namely, to familiarise yourself with the various types of anxiety. If your particular type of anxiety is not on the list. Don’t worry, the treatment is the same for all types of anxiety.
Anxiety Counselling Stoke-on-Trent.
Basically; Anxiety is the symptom of Anxious, Future Predictive Thinking. Or Rumination as it is often called.
Anxious thinking is the Cause … Anxiety is the symptom that you feel in the body.
There are Many Different Types of Anxiety mentioned here below.
General Anxiety Disorder (eg; anxious about being late, worrying about pretty much everything. From the car breaking down to worrying about not being able to sleep at night)
General Anxiety is very common. Millions of humans suffer from general anxiety.
Social Anxiety is being uncomfortable with social occasions. Fear of attending weddings or funerals or even much smaller social events. An evening out with friends, or even the fear of interaction with colleagues in the workplace. Anxiety Counselling Therapy can help us to overcome this condition.
Anxious Sweating. Anxiety can get so bad that you sweat profusely and try as you might, you can’t control your own bodily functions.
Panic Attacks or Panic Disorder are at the more Severe end of the scale in terms of anxiety. They are extremely scary and for the anxious sufferer …. A Nightmare!
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is an acute form of Anxiety.
The Symptoms Listed above are just a few types of Anxiety. There are many more!
Acute anxiety is classed as a mental health disorder
Hence, It can be extremely distressing for the sufferer. It can affect our relationships with our partners or children or any relationship for that matter. Anxiety can lead to avoidance. In extreme cases, acute and chronic anxiety can lead to Agoraphobia. The fear of the outdoors, or the fear of places or situations that might cause you to panic.
As a rule; It’s the fear of having a panic attack that can be almost as bad as having one for some sufferers.
What are the ‘Effects of Anxiety’ on the Physical Body?
The symptoms mentioned above are a few examples of how anxiety can affect the physical body. Such as Excessive Sweating and Panic Attacks. Similarly; Although not quite so debilitating. The Avoidance of minor social events can be an issue for many people. This, of course, can lead to social isolation and more anxiety.
Above all, Can I learn how to be free from Anxiety?
Anxiety Counselling or Anxiety Therapy as it is often called is relatively easy to treat?
For Instance, Learning how to become anxiety free is not much different than learning how to play the guitar.
Therefore; We can all learn how …
It just takes practice and concerted effort to overcome Anxiety and to cultivate new habits. The difficulty is … we are all creatures of habit and it can be hard to make changes!
Additionally; The emotions and feelings are affected badly too, and so are our patterns of thought, actions and behaviours.
Therefore; Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could learn how to stop engaging in this mindless activity?
Well the good news is – We can!
As an example; We can learn how not to be so anxious.
For the most part; We might never become the most laid back person in the world, but we can learn how to become more peaceful with our anxiety.
Furthermore; we can learn how to ‘prevent’ panic attacks.
Additionally, we can learn how to overcome anxious reactions. It just takes (Practice)
You can learn how to incorporate several easy to follow Tools, Techniques Or Strategies into your daily routine, that will help you to cope with your Anxiety Symptoms.
Furthermore you will feel so much better, when you learn how to embrace your anxiety, Instead of trying your best to fight it! … or avoid it!
What we resist persists!
Anxiety Counselling Therapy (Summary)
To summarise; Anxiety Counselling or Therapy can seriously change your life for the better.
Can you spare the time to learn a new skill to enhance your life and free yourself from Anxiety?
Finally, Is it possible for you to learn how to incorporate a few Tools, Techniques or Strategies into your day to better manage your anxiety. Ultimately, providing yourself with freedom from anxiety?
Anxiety Counselling Stoke-on-Trent.
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