Anxiety Counselling in South West London
Anxiety is a common and normal feeling that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. However, when anxiety becomes excessive or prolonged, it can interfere with daily activities and negatively affect overall well-being. If you are struggling with anxiety, seeking professional help can make a big difference.
At my practice in South West London, I offer anxiety counselling to help individuals understand and manage their symptoms. I use various techniques, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), as well as psychodynamic and mindfulness-based interventions, to help individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours contributing to their anxiety.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is what we feel when worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen or which we think could happen.
Anxiety is a natural human response when we feel that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.
However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate anxiety levels, it might become chronic and can negatively impact their daily life.
Symptoms of anxiety
◈ Constantly worrying about the future or past events
◈ Avoiding certain places or situations
◈ Difficulty concentrating
◈ Physical symptoms such as muscle tension, stomach upset or headaches
◈ How We Can Help
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that can help you understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that represent the vicious cycle of your anxiety. CBT can teach you techniques that will help you to break that cycle.
During therapy, I will work with you to identify your anxiety triggers, develop coping strategies and help you learn how to relax and manage your anxiety, so it does not interfere with your daily functioning. Everyone's experience of anxiety is unique, and I tailor my approach to meet each client's individual needs.
The psychodynamic approach to anxiety is based on the belief that underlying, unconscious conflicts cause anxiety. Working through those issues and helping you become more aware of them can make the anxiety less powerful and make you feel more in control.
Mindfulness-based interventions can help you learn to focus on the present moment and reduce worry about the future. Techniques such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation can help you manage physical anxiety symptoms.
Contact me or request a free initial consultation
An initial 15-minute telephone consultation is offered free of charge to provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and establish whether you would like to book an appointment. If you think that I am the counsellor you would like to work with, we will arrange the first session. Click here to contact me.
Taking the First Step
Seeking therapy can be daunting, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Please contact me if you're ready to take the first step in managing your anxiety. After all, I am here to support and help you on your journey towards a calmer and more fulfilling life. I offer a free consultation for new clients to discuss your situation and how I can help. Book your appointment today and take the first step towards managing your anxiety.