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Anxiety Counselling in London | Anxiety Treatment & Therapy

Do you feel like anxiety or panic attacks are taking over your life?

Are you constantly feeling worried or dread? If so, therapy for managing anxiety and coping with panic attacks can help.

Anxiety and panic attacks can be debilitating and prevent you from enjoying a full and satisfying life. The physical symptoms are real and sometimes powerful, but the good news is that you won't die from anxiety. However, the effects of it over time can harm your health. You can find ways to lessen or even stop the feelings of anxiety or panic altogether through therapy.

Anxiety is the body's response to a perceived threat or danger, and the symptoms can be overwhelming. You may experience racing thoughts, inability to concentrate, detachment from the world around you, profuse sweating, a racing heart, and more. Panic attacks are a combination of these symptoms that can feel like a heart attack or even death.

In 2013, there were a reported 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK and in England. Women were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder than men.

To cope with anxiety and panic attacks, many people adopt avoidance behaviors or numb themselves with medication, smoking, or drinking. Unfortunately, these behaviors only make the anxiety worse and have a dramatic impact on your life.

Therapy is a safe space to explore the triggers of your anxiety and learn how to cope with and manage the physical symptoms. Most importantly, it helps you to discover what is causing your anxiety and address it at the source.

Don't let anxiety or panic attacks control your life. Take the first step and contact us to discuss therapy for anxiety.

When to Seek Help for Anxiety Treatment & Therapy

Anxiety is a normal emotion to experience and determining when to seek treatment can be difficult. Typically, when your anxiety is preventing you from fulfilling your activities of daily living at work, school, or home, it is time to seek some help. Signs of anxiety evolving into a disorder include, constant tension or worry, having constant fears and worries that are irrational and consuming, experiencing unexpected and sudden attacks of panic, and nervousness of a danger or threat frequently.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Seeking help to manage anxiety is critical when the symptoms cause you extreme distress and or disrupt your daily routine. Anxiety can present in several ways:

  • Anxiety in association with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) can manifest as physical symptoms such as insomnia, stomach aches and pains, fatigue, and restlessness.
  • Phobia is defined as an irrational and exaggerated fear that presents no real danger, just perceived danger of situations, activities, or specific objects.
  • Panic Disorder is characterised by unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are abrupt onsets of fear that manifest as intense physical symptoms such as racing heart, sweaty, sensation of choking or difficulty breathing, and chest pain. This disorder is sometimes accompanied by a fear of not being able to get help if an attack occurs - known as Agoraphobia.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is having unwanted thoughts or behaviors that you feel you have little-to-no control over. The thoughts and behaviors are intrusive by nature and may be accompanied by compulsions.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an extreme anxiety disorder that is developed after an individual experiences a traumatic or life-threatening event. PTSD can have symptoms such as intense and vivid nightmares or flashbacks and hyper-vigilance.

Anxiety Treatment in London

It is possible to treat and manage anxiety and therapy can be very successful in resolving anxiety disorders. Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps you to identify and challenge negative thinking and irrational beliefs that trigger anxiety. Mindfulness is a skill to directing your attention to the present moment and your responses to it physically, mentally, and emotionally. Tips for managing anxiety pertain to being mindful of yourself physically. Manage caffeine intake, eat balanced meals, and give yourself a physical outlet for energy such as exercise. With your therapist, you can work to identify triggers, responses, and a plan to cope with the triggers.

For more Anxiety therapy information about talking therapies and Anxiety treatment programmes available at our Clinics in London please visit our Anxiety Treatment page.

How To Get Anxiety Therapy  in London

We offer Psychological Anxiety therapy, Anxiety Treatment to Adults, Children and Teenagers, Anxiety counselling at our clinics in Central London.

Anxiety Therapy in London

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Private Therapy Fees

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Further Reading about Anxiety

Anxiety can happen to anyone at anytime, which makes learning to manage anxiety a necessity. Please click here to view a comprehensive list of blogs about managing anxiety and shared techniques for tools such as mindfulness. Additionally, with the rise of technology, you now have access to applications you can use on your phone. Please click here to view the comprehensive list of applications that will help to manage anxiety. It is important to note that the aforementioned self-help tools are best used in addition to working with your therapist.

Recent Blog Posts on Anxiety

Recent Blog Posts on Anxiety

Transforming Your Thoughts: The Benefits of ACT for Anxiety and Depression

By Dr Martina Paglia | 17 February 2023
Transforming Your Thoughts: The Benefits of ACT for Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. While there are various treatments available, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a promising approach that can help individuals transform their thoughts and …

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Fear Of Missing Out: What is FOMO and How To Overcome It

By Dr Martina Paglia | 11 February 2021
Fear Of Missing Out What is FOMO and How To Overcome It

Do you feel like you are missing something, being unaware of opportunities, not attending get-together parties, not spending enough time with the family? You feel that you are missing out on a lot of things in your life and it …

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The 10 Most Common Phobias

By Dr Martina Paglia | 15 January 2021
The 10 Most Common Phobias

Fear is a common human emotion and happens to the strongest of us. But, if this fear turns into a debilitating and overwhelming panic related to anything, then it can take the form of a phobia. Your fear could be …

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