Unchecked anxiety can take control and affect our capacity to make decisions and our quality of life.
People who struggle with anxiety often experience a sense of dread or a feeling of being overwhelmed and lost. Anxiety manifests in many ways and has different root causes.
It is important to know that anxiety can be a natural and normal reaction at times of challenge and even danger. The response to challenge or perceived danger is adrenalin-driven and reactive, bringing body and mind into a survivor mode. This can, for instance, trigger the capacity for quick decision making but should only be a short-term experience.
The source of this anxiety can be the fear of the unknown, a lack of control or the sensation of not having enough time. Most experiences of anxiety are triggered by our own thinking and a consciousness of ourselves.
Traumatic and stressful events can also cause anxiety; Studies show they have the potential to upset and change brain chemistry and affect your ability to react to certain environments. Often, there are triggers for an anxiety attack or recurring bouts of anxiety, including subconscious emotions or substance dependencies. Specific phobias, panic attacks and hyper-vigilance or irrational fears are just some examples of some challenging manifestations of anxiety.
The Leone Centre’s anxiety counselling London will be able to work with you to identify the source of your struggles whilst helping you build a foundation for managing anxiety.
Common symptoms of anxiety can include:
- Muscle tension, muscle pain or a tight chest
- Physical restlessness such as a constant jumping knee
- Sweating, often in the palms and feet
- Digestion problems and stomach cramps
Behavioural and Emotional Symptoms
- Problems concentrating
- Uncontrollable worry
- Feelings of panic, danger and a loss of control
- Avoiding situations that may cause anxiety
Our collaborative approach to managing anxiety also aims to reach the source of your challenges. From here, we can begin to implement positive change and reduce anxiety’s continual impact on your life. Targeting the root issue is the best way to see long term improvements.
Best Therapy For Anxiety?
Working with professionals to manage anxiety will help identify the source of your feelings and whether they are a part of a recurring anxiety cycle. Consulting a professional anxiety counsellor will ensure you address intrinsic beliefs, thought patterns and the triggers of your anxiety, rather than just a quick-fix for the symptoms of your struggles. Our anxiety therapists are integrative in their approach, using different counselling methods to understand and modify automatic thought processes that might be feeding irrational feelings, dread, worry and anxiety.
Our professional anxiety counsellors will also work with some stress management techniques, EFT and Matrix Re-Imprinting approaches paying attention to the mental, emotional and physical manifestations of anxiety. Similarly, we hope to provide you some of the foundations and mechanisms to manage anxiety in the future.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an educational and practical approach that works well to manage anxiety. It looks at the relationship between thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and consequent behaviour and choices. CBT for anxiety can connect unknown physical symptoms with anxious thoughts or root causes. Anxiety is often affected by current stresses as well as past traumas, thus CBT is an effective route for managing anxiety as well as being NHS recommended. At the Leone Centre, we aim to address the root of any symptoms directly and use an approach to ensure we help you the best way we can.
At referral and initial point of contact, Leone Centre will allocate a counsellor who will work using multiple disciplines within a collaborative and explorative approach. We understand that the healing process is not one-size-fits-all and that there is no best therapy for anxiety for everyone. As a comprehensive counselling and multi-specialist service, we are also able to help you with relationships and other dependencies that may be been impacted by anxiety.
Anxiety Counselling London
The Leone Centre offer counselling, EFT and Matrix Re-imprinting when working with anxiety from our locations across London.
Our associates are available seven days a week from 7am to 10pm with practices located in Belgravia and Putney, Battersea, Chelsea and our head office is in Fulham.
Get in touch to start understanding and working with anxiety so that you can improve the quality of your life, today.