Anxiety Counselling in London
Feeling anxious, panicky or tense?
We've all come across a dangerous or stressful situation which provoked feelings of panic, anxiety and fear in us. These feelings are completely natural and usually don't occur often.
However, if you have anxiety issues, these feelings occur regularly and can strike at any time, causing distress and leaving you feel powerless and out of control.
Anxiety can produce unpleasant side-effects like sweating, tension and avoidant behaviour, and if unattended can cause difficulties in your relationships, at work, and in your mood.
If this sounds like your experience, then know that you are not alone; anxiety is one of the most common reasons that people seek therapy.
Anxiety counselling - The Harley Therapy™ approach
The therapist we connect you with will help you to explore the possible causes and triggers of your anxiety – including those created by employment, relationships and past experiences – and work with you to develop effective coping strategies.
They can also help with a personalised plan to bring about healthy change and explore techniques and tools that will help you manage stressful situations in the future.
Your therapist will help you to keep on track with your goals, providing ongoing emotional support and identify any potential barriers to self-improvement.
In tailoring the treatment to your needs, therapists often use a specific approach such as cognitive behavioural therapy, or they may combine several techniques which suit your circumstances more appropriately.
In some cases medication can also be used (subject to the recommendations of your GP or psychiatrist - which we can arrange for you at our premises).
Tackle your anxiety today
The therapists affiliated to Harley Therapy are trained and experienced in treating anxiety in its many different presentations.
This includes generalised anxiety (characterised by excessive, uncontrollable and non-specific worry), as well as panic disorder, OCD, phobias, and post-traumatic stress (where anxiety tends to be focused around a specific issue or event).
Give us a call today or use our online booking form to make an appointment and begin the process of working through your anxiety.
Further reading on anxiety management and counselling
- 'Free Yourself from Anxiety: A Self Help Guide to Overcoming Anxiety Disorders' by Emma Fletcher and Martha Langley (2009)
- 'Overcoming Anxiety - A Self-Help Guide' by Helen Kennerley (1997)
- What's wrong with me?
- How to release tension in record time
Try this Anxiety Test (GAD 7) test to check whether your symptoms are similar to those used to diagnose anxiety. Remember, it is always best to see a medical professional if you are concerned about your health.
Issues for Anxiety Counselling
- Panic Attacks
- Panic Disorder
- General Worry
- Social Anxiety
- Performance Anxiety
- Sexual Anxiety
- Generalised Anxiety
Symptoms of Anxiety
- Sense of dread
- Feeling ‘on edge’
- Drowsiness & Tiredness
- Irregular Heartbeat (Palpitations)
- Shortness of Breath
- Difficulty sleeping