Anxiety Counselling Wolverhampton
Psychological Therapy for Anxiety Related Problems
Anxiety is associated with almost any experience that we perceive (believe) as “dangerous” or “threatening” in some way.
This includes those situations that we may have a ‘distorted belief system’ about, as is the case, for example, with people who suffer with Emetophobia – the fear of Vomiting.
Try telling an Emetophobia sufferer that the Anxiety that they are experiencing is all “imagined” and you can expect a fairly angry response!
In specific cases like this, the Anxiety that is experienced is real enough, but the situation giving rise to the reaction has largely been created by the sufferer in the form of a “distorted belief” – “being sick is really terrible.”
Of more concern, and probably more commonly encountered, are the people who suffer from the symptoms of Anxiety and have no apparent idea what the “trigger” is.
This type of problem is referred to as a “Generalised Anxiety Disorder” by the healthcare profession.
These feelings of Anxiety can strike at almost any time, and it is highly likely that every single person will experience them at some point in their lives.
There are many factors that can contribute to these feelings (or excessive feelings) of worry and stress, for example you may be anxious about an impending job interview, money worries, problems in your personal relationships or even just the day to day pressures of everyday life.
These feelings are in fact completely normal and a natural reaction to stress or fear, however, for some people the level of worry can become so “large” or “significant” that it starts to affect their ability to get on with living.
For many sufferers Anxiety can feel like it is constant and that you never get a chance to really relax.
Why Do I Experience Anxiety?
Anxiety is an absolutely normal reaction to any situation where we believe we are in “danger” (not necessarily that we ARE in danger).
We are “hard-wired” to respond in this way and we do not have any conscious control over the reaction, however, it is crucial to be aware that we DO have control over what we believe is dangerous – it’s not this “Anxiety Reaction” which is “inappropriate”, but what we believe the danger is!
When our mind prepares to deal with danger it considers through three possible ways of solving the problem we are faced with:
(1) FREEZE and hope that the danger goes away,
(2) FLIGHT – escape from the danger, normally by running away, and
(3) FIGHT – confront and fight the danger.
Whichever option we choose our mind ensures that our body is physically ready for any of the solutions by flooding our bloodstream with Adrenalin, shutting down the non-essential bodily functions (rationale thinking, digestion etc) and generally preparing for survival.
These chemical changes in our bodies are experienced physically as the symptoms of Anxiety!
Common Symptoms of Anxiety
- Feelings of living on the edge of your seat
- Inability to rest well
- An impending sense of fear or dread
- Problems Concentrating
- Being quick tempered with friends and family
- Finding minor issues irritating
- Feelings of dizziness
- Difficulties in becoming motivated
- Prickly sensations like pins and needles
- Fatigued Muscles
- Dry and Sticky mouth
- Sweating excessively
- Cramps in the Stomach
- Migraines and Headaches
- Missing your period
- Sleep patterns becoming interrupted
Anxiety Treatment Options
Anxiety, like many psychological problems, generally responds very well to talking therapies and research suggests that it is often the therapeutic relationship which leads to problem resolution more so than the ‘form’ of therapy.
To find out more about the different types of help we offer for Anxiety related problem, click the link below.
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Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Your Anxiety Disorder
If you’re committed to overcoming your anxiety related problems then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.
CBT is specifically recommended for anxiety disorders and has a large body of supporting evidence to back-up its efficacy.
Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental healt practitioners around the World.
Anxiety Problems – FREE Initial Consultations
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Anxiety problems or your personal development. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of conventional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.