ANXIETY - COUNSELLING IN GLASGOW, U.K.

I understand how you feel when your worry gets too much for you. Things can feel like they will spiral out of control. These feelings and thoughts prevents you from doing the things you love and enjoy. This can happen at home, work, social situations or even with family.

Perhaps it's been going on for a while or maybe it's been lingering for years, perhaps even since childhood. You think anxiety may never go away and you worry about being anxious. You’ve read all the self-help books but now you feel you want more intensive therapy. This is the next step. Anxiety for some people also manifests through phobias as well as OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) which makes you excessively worry over hygiene, order, checking, safety-precautions.

Do your problems occur even when you're alone? Or does it happen when you're around people? Or even talking one-to-one? What about when you are experiencing new situations? Does any of this describe you? If so, book now or scroll down to find out more.

Your anxiety perhaps manifests like this:

  • "Social situations make me sick to my stomach”

  • “My heart is palpitating, I can feel tightness in my chest and shortness of breath”

  • “This place is horrible, it’s not clean enough!”

  • “I don’t want to go on an elevator/lift, it’s too scary”

  • "I feel my body tremble, why does this happen?"

  • “I hate public presentations, I wish they did away with them. My mind goes blank when I’m on stage talking to people and I panic”

  • Planning everything in advance, making sure you are in control of every scenario, knowing in reality that's not how life works

  • This includes research too, making sure you know everything in case you are 'caught out'

  • Avoidance techniques so your anxiety isn't 'provoked'

I help by:

  • Exploring the cause of these thoughts and feelings and why it happens

  • Help you to feel empowered, therapy is about you and your views will be taken seriously

  • Deliver evidence-based techniques to battle anxiety-related symptoms and disorders in any situation

  • Conduct an assessment and use objective data to show your progress over time

  • Create a blueprint of your problems and develop the right treatment plan specifically for you, because everyone is unique and different. I will also describe why you keep feeling down and provide a scientific explanation for your problems

  • Modifying treatment and assess the results throughout the therapy to make sure the right help is being delivered

  • In-depth relapse prevention. A proper plan will be created together so you know all the ways you can self-manage your problems in the future after we end therapy.

I know anxiety can be a common problem and it often underlies other problem areas. Anxiety can be a tough cookie to crack but once you know how it affects you, you will walk away laughing at how deceptive anxiety really is. It's certainly more treatable than you thought it was. 

CBT therapy works by identifying the thoughts, behaviours, emotions and physiology that causes anxiety and it is one of the best psychotherapies developed to treat anxiety symptoms and related disorders. It helps probably all possible known anxiety-related issues and disorders.

Mindfulness, compassion-focused and acceptance therapies are also used to teach relevant breathing techniques and work on emotional resilience. So why not get in touch and see how CBT can make you from a worrier to a warrior. Book now to get started.