Is Your Internal Alarm System Easily Triggered?
You may be suffering from anxiety
You are not alone in your suffering. Did you know that 1 in 4 – will at some point during their life suffer with poor mental health?
Most people seek therapy during a transition; like divorce, the end of a relationship or the beginning of a new one. Some find themselves needing therapy when they become a parent. Others seek it when they move house or change their jobs. For a few, there is nothing in particular that brings them to therapy, other than the fact that they don’t want to feel the way they feel any longer.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Do you find yourself anxious and on edge most of the time? Do you struggle to stop or control worrying? Are you plagued by restlessness and find it hard to sit still? Does the feeling of being relaxed sound completely foreign to you? Are you living life as if something awful might happen soon? Are irritability and the feeling of annoyance all too familiar to you?
If you said yes to many of the above questions you may be suffering from symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder. If you do feel like this, please know that you are not alone. Many people get stuck in loops of worrying and unless you’ve been taught how to get out of them it can be an extremely frustrating experience.
What if there was a way where you didn’t have to worry all the time? What if your time was freed up from all that worry, what would you do then? What if you didn’t have to wake up in the middle of the night feeling the adrenaline pumping fearing what might happen the next day?
We are here to help and we would love to hear from you. Get in touch today.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Does the thought of being criticised scare you a lot? Do you find that you go to great length to avoid being so? Are you someone who finds being in the centre of attention so difficult that you often avoid parties and social gathering? Is looking stupid or being embarrassed one of your worst fears? Are you finding yourself extremely distressed by any signs of being nervous such as blushing, trembling or shaking? Do you tend to avoid people in authority? Would you do anything to avoid having to give a speech? Is the just the thought of being watched by someone else causing you to feel anxiety?
You may be suffering from symptoms of social anxiety. It is quite common. In fact, in a study made on the general population, it was found that most people find talking in front of others so distressing that they would rather choose death over giving a speech. That says something about the normality of it all, doesn’t it? Please know that you aren’t alone in suffering.
Also please know that it doesn’t have to be this way. The research field on social anxiety has boomed since the 1980s and today, there exists a rather successful treatment for it. The treatment contains a large CBT element and almost every single patient who goes through it will notice improvements.
What if you were able to stand in front of people not constantly thinking about what they noticed about you? What if life could be lived without that critic on your shoulder criticising your every move in social situations? What if you could find joy?
I would love to help you to get on your journey.
Living with a fear of being ill is extremely distressing. People who suffer from health anxiety are often very successful in many areas and are usually high achievers. It can often be a very frustrating and debilitating process for them not to get the health anxiety under control.
That even if they know that they shouldn’t google something, it is almost as if the search for short-term relief takes over. The same goes for checking, scanning, seeking re-assurance and looking for validation from others.
Getting stuck in the loop of health anxiety is not something that you have to continue to live with. I can help with a rather robust evidence-based treatment.
The question is – are you ready to try a new way? If you are I am here to help.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Is there something in your history that you find yourself avoiding thinking about? Is there something terrible that happened that you are spending more time than anyone could have guessed. Are you bothered by intrusive thoughts or flashbacks? Difficulties staying a sleep? Nightmares?
What if it didn’t have to be this way? There is a really good evidence base for the treatment of PTSD and the outcome rate for treatment is one of the highest out of all anxiety disorders. Get in touch today to discuss your options. We’d love to help you reclaim life.
Are you often hit by a sudden, unexpected intense fear? A fear that gives you heart palpitations, dizziness, trembling, shortness of breath and perhaps a feeling that something is terribly, terribly wrong? Maybe you are during those moments afraid you are going mad or having a heart attack? Have you begun to avoid places that make you feel that way? Are you finding your life has gotten smaller, and smaller and smaller to the point where you are now completely constrained by the anxiety and fear of a new attack?
What you are going through may be symptoms of panic attacks. It is one of the most common psychological issues today. The good news is that CBT has been shown to be extremely effective as a form of treatment. It has been reported that between 70-90% of all people who go through treatment are completely free of panic attacks 2 years after treatment! Imagine that, no more attacks.
Do get in touch to discuss options. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Whether it is a fear of spiders (arachnophobia), heights or pigeons or beans, we’re skilled to help you with the most effective techniques. Get in touch today to hear about our options.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
I don’t know I just feel bad.
Sometimes life is overwhelming and we just feel bad. It can be very difficult to put a finger on what the triggering issue is, but the feelings within remain close to unbearable. Life may be throwing us a curve ball, or maybe nothing at all has happened. It isn’t always easy to know what might be the issue. When such is the case it can be helpful to do an initial assessment.
Having done thousands of initial psychological assessment we have become highly skilled at finding out what the core issue might be for even the trickiest presentation. Get in touch to get yours today.
Because problems rarely go away on their own. At my clinic, I meet people from all walks of life. One of my specialisms is in anxiety disorders. I also have further training in adjustment issues, anger management and the treatment of chronic self-criticism. There is nothing shameful about seeking professional help. In fact, it can be the most intelligent and life-changing move you can make. Through attending and engaging in psychological therapy, individuals, just like you, create a space in their life to alleviate suffering, improve confidence and live a happier life.
What if life didn’t have to be this hard? What if there was a way where you could speak as compassionately to yourself as you do to others? What if you didn’t have to feel like a failure so often? What if there was a different way?
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US…
50 minutes of me time. Not for my son. Not for my husband. Not for my boss. It was just for me.
I got burned out in 2012 and never really found a way out of it. Therapy helped me to do so. It worked.
I had been through quite a lot during the two years before I entered therapy. Moving countries, had my first child, a family bereavement.. Somewhere in the process I lost myself and anxiety found me. Therapy helped me to re-discover who I am.
Imposter syndrom [brought me to therapy]. I learned new ways to manage that seems to do the trick.
I have been colleagues with Emely since 2012, having witnessed her growth and development as a therapist from thereon. Emely is a highly qualified and experienced therapist who offers evidence based and effective help for individuals. I have found Emely to be a trustworthy and sincere practitioner, putting the needs and wishes of her clients first. Regardless of her high level of expertise, Emely is always warm, kind and empathic in her rapport with both clients and colleagues. Whilst knowing Emely, I have many a time drawn on her knowledge in peer supervision and would highly recommend her as a therapist.