Do you feel you need support with anxiety and stress? Are you looking for a service in London that helps you manage your anxiety and offers you counselling and psychotherapy?
The emotional demands of stress can build over time. When high levels of stress and anxiety take control, this can affect our capacity to make decisions, our quality of life, our work and our relationships.
Do you find yourself dreading the next day at work or a social situation? Suffering from irrational fears, agitation, stress and feeling pressured? Perhaps you have noticed that you are living with a vague sense of danger, either imminent or projected into the future.
People who struggle with Managing 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.
“Counselling at Leone Centre not only supported me in managing my day-to-day anxiety but also gave me insights into some of the root causes of my issues…”
“helped me to learn about the physiological and psychological manifestations of stress and anxiety and to find ways to overcome. My confidence in work and in my relationships has improved as a result”
“developed my self-awareness and capacity to honour my qualities and achievements; my anxiety is not longer calling the shots and I am more in control of my life”
What is anxiety?
Do you find yourself often worried, on edge and irritable? Are stress and anxiety impacting your relationships, your capacity to thrive or even function, your clarity of thinking and your overall enjoyment of life?
Fear is a natural and normal reaction at times of challenge and even danger. The response to a challenge or perceived danger is adrenalin-driven and reactive, bringing body and mind into survivor mode. This can, for instance, trigger the capacity for high levels of alert and an increased capacity for immediate decision-making. Such responses, however, should only be a short-term experience.
The human brain does not differentiate between life-threatening situations and perceived emotional threats. If you suffer from stress and anxiety, you might find that you are constantly in a state of overdrive or hypervigilance.
One source of anxiety can be the fear of the unknown, a lack of control or the sense of not having enough time. Our own thinking and levels of consciousness trigger most experiences of anxiety.
Have you ever noticed some of the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, like stomach pain or backaches, muscular tension, chest pains, shortness of breath and nausea?
The triggering of past traumatic and stressful events can also very quickly raise your levels of stress and anxiety. Specific phobias, panic attacks and hyper-vigilance or irrational fears are just some examples of challenging manifestations of anxiety.
Want Help Managing Anxiety?
The Leone Centre’s anxiety counselling will be able to work with you to identify the source of your struggles whilst helping you build a foundation for managing anxiety.
You can expect to work towards:
- Understanding the connection between thinking, feelings and behaviour
- Challenging unhelpful thinking habits
- Making conscious and responsive choices and decisions, rather than reactive ones
- Understanding yourself better
- Reframing your story
- Finding self-care and management strategies that are right for you
Perhaps you have had enough of feeling stressed and anxious and are ready to make some changes in your life.
Physical Symptoms of Stress and Managing Anxiety
- Muscle tension, muscle pain or a tight chest
- Physical restlessness
- Sweating, often in the palms and feet
- Digestion problems and stomach cramps
Behavioural and Emotional Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
- Problems concentrating
- Uncontrollable worry
- Feelings of panic, danger and a loss of control
- Social anxiety
- Avoiding situations that may cause anxiety
Counselling will focus on learning helpful skills to manage anxiety and also exploring more in-depth processes, early experiences and inner beliefs that might still be relevant to how you approach your life.
Paying attention to and focusing on the root causes of any experienced issues will help lay the foundations to reach and maintain long-term progress.
Why Counselling and Therapy For Stress and Anxiety?
Working with professionals in London or online to manage anxiety will help identify the source of your thoughts and feelings and whether they are 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 the thinking processes that might be feeding irrational feelings, dread, worry and anxiety.
Our professional counsellors will also work with some stress management techniques, paying attention to the mental, emotional and physical manifestations of anxiety. Similarly, we hope to provide you with some of the foundations and mechanisms to manage anxiety in the short and longer term.
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, consequently, your behaviour and choices. CBT for anxiety can connect unknown physical symptoms with anxious thoughts and 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 is 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 your initial point of contact, Leone Centre will allocate a counsellor who will work using a collaborative, educational and explorative approach. We understand that the healing process is not one-size-fits-all and that there is no one best therapy for anxiety, as everyone is different.
As a comprehensive counselling and multi-specialist service, we are also able to help you with relationships and other dependencies that may have been impacted by anxiety.