Anxiety and Stress Psychotherapists London
Whilst all of us can have anxious thoughts and feelings from time to time it can be very distressing if these continue over a significant period of time or prevent you enjoying life. It is thought that either intense and/or prolonged periods of stress can lead to anxiety. We have extensive experience of working with people who have suffered from stress and anxiety. We also have experience of working with people who have suffered panic attacks which are a distinct phenomena related to stress and anxiety. See more information regarding our Panic Attack Therapy.
Recognise Anxiety and Stress
Symptoms can include low mood, problems sleeping, feeling uncertain about making decisions, low confidence, feeling frustrated and angry, not wanting to socialise or go to work, sometimes people also experience panic attacks and a heightened sense of awareness with faster heartbeats and rapid breathing.
Experience of heightened senses is a natural and healthy response to a potential threat and one or a combination of reactions include paralysis, anger or wanting to get away.
Bodily responses can include increased heartbeat, rapid breathing, feeling very frightened, out of control and panic. Whilst panic is a natural phenomena its presence can be very confusing when there is not an apparently dangerous situation to hand. Sometimes people recall a traumatic event that might have triggered the attacks, for many there is no immediately apparent cause.
CBT to Overcome Anxiety and Stress
We will explore the situations that you are finding stressful and seek to find new perspectives using various interventions including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). The nature of anxiety being the result of an accumulation of stress is such that Counselling and Psychotherapy can offer a useful space to explore what is happening and consider options for managing and dealing with the symptoms.
Anxiety and Stress Testimonial
"Nicholas helped me through a difficult and disturbing period in my life. He was empathetic and compassionate and really understood what I needed from the sessions." Client testimonial
We have many years of experience, and provide a wide range of Counselling and Psychotherapy services. We also offer many approaches including Integrative Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy