Anxiety counselling Fears & Phobias
Anxiety and Panic attacks:
A panic attack is an exaggeration of your body’s normal response to fear, stress or excitement. It is the rapid build-up of overwhelming physical sensations, such as: • a pounding heartbeat • feeling faint • sweating • nausea (feeling sick) • chest pains • feeling unable to breathe • shaky limbs, or feeling like your legs are turning to jelly • feeling like you’re not connected to your body. The most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders are:
•generalised anxiety disorder (GAD):feelings of anxiety and fear, but are not about anything specific that is happening in life can often be 'generalised anxiety disorder'.
•panic disorder: If you experience panic attacks that seem completely unpredictable and you can’t identify what triggers them, you might be given a diagnosis of panic disorder.
•obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a diagnosis you might be given if your anxiety leads you to experience both: • obsessions – unwelcome thoughts, images, urges or doubts that repeatedly appear in your mind • compulsions – repetitive activities that you feel you have to do.
•Phobias: A phobia is an intense fear of something, even when that thing is very unlikely to be dangerous to you. If you have a phobia, your anxiety may be triggered by very specific situations or objects.
•post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): If you develop strong feelings of anxiety after experiencing or witnessing something you found very traumatic, you might be given a diagnosis of PTSD. PTSD can cause flashbacks or nightmares about the traumatic event, which can feel like you’re re-living all the fear and anxiety you experienced during the actual event.
The therapies: As everyone has unique circumstances, each treatment is customised individually. A combination of approaches such as CBT, NLP, counselling and even clinical hypnosis maybe used, if agreed upon. We want our clients to achieve success, as soon as possible.
Surely being calmer, more relaxed and in control are better options. Our treatments will use several unique approaches to help handle life issues more appropriately.