Anxiety Counselling in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Do you have racing thoughts? Does it feel like you are constantly overthinking? Are you constantly worrying about things that are not in your control? Do you feel like your symptoms are getting worse?
Whether or not you have a formal diagnosis experiencing anxiety can feel overwhelming and consuming.
Anxiety is a very common condition affecting six million people in the UK.
It is a normal reaction to feeling under heightened stress or a perceived sense of threat. Symptoms can include:
- heart palpitations
- a persistent state of worry
- eating/sleeping disturbance
- racing/intrusive thoughts
When you experience acute anxiety, or generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) it has developed into what feels like an uncontrollable state, which further feeds into an overwhelming feeling of panic and the cycle continues.
This may cause an actual anxiety or panic attack where you become extremely breathless, you might notice perspiration and an inability to focus or concentrate.
Acute anxiety has the same feeling of being in danger, even when you might know that logically you are under no immediate threat or harm.
It might feel like it appears with no prior warning, making it even more unpredictable and frightening.
Anxiety can cause you to feel worried that you have a real physical health concern, you might begin to avoid doing certain things or going to certain places, in fear that you will have an anxiety attack in public.
As uncomfortable as anxiety feels, you do not have to suffer alone.
There are ways to identify the root cause and significantly reduce and manage many of the symptoms that are associated with anxiety.
The good news is, the sooner you reach out and receive help, the more likely you are to make a full recovery.
Research indicates that the earlier you receive therapeutic intervention, the better the therapeutic outcome.
Counselling and psychotherapy offers evidence based techniques to help you to manage irrational thinking, intrusive thoughts and unhelpful behaviours.
You can learn the techniques to improve the emotional and physical symptoms of anxiety, which can help with sleep disturbance, improve your quality of life, improve mental health and your relationships.
As an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I have had the privilege of helping many clients manage their anxiety levels and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns using an integrative approach.
This includes finding out about past experiences in relation to anxiety, where and how some of these thought processes and behaviours have developed and how you maintain some of these behaviours.
Using an integrative approach, therapy is used to explore relaxation based techniques, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which helps you to slow down and challenge your thought process around anxiety to implement long lasting change.
Learning these practical tools will give you the ability to
- recognise when you are experiencing anxiety
- reduce your levels of anxiety without medication
- build your resilience in anxiety provoking situations
- feel empowered and help you to live the life you want to live.
New Frame Counselling and Psychotherapy can be found in St Albans in the small village of London Colney with good transportation links, easy access for the M25, A1 and M1 and plenty of free parking.
To find out more about me and how I work, you can click here.
I provide a free telephone consultation to make sure I am the best professional to help you.
Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes and are charged at £60 per session.
If you would like help in taking back control of your life, please fill in your details on the confidential contact form below.
I respond to all enquires within 24 hours of contact. Appointments are often arranged within 7 days.