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Anxiety Therapy & Counselling

Anxiety is one of the most common types of mental health problem that people consult us for at Tranceform.

We can feel anxious about almost any experience or situation as long as we believe that it is harmful to us in some way.

Thought of this way, Anxiety is a threat response.

Threats exist in many areas of our lives including:

  • Relational threats
  • Social threats
  • Economic threats or
  • Physical threats

As long as we consider a situation to be threatening, we are likely to experience anxiety.

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General Anxiety

Many people experience anxiety and are not even aware of any particular triggers in the environment.

This non-specific anxiety is referred to as a Generalised Anxiety Disorder by the healthcare profession, although there is very little evidence that this is caused by a fault in a persons biology.

These general feelings of Anxiety can strike at almost any time, and most people will experience them at some point in their lives.

You can try out the GAD7 standard Anxiety Test here if you want to.

There are many factors that can lead to these feelings of worry and stress, for example you may be anxious about a job interview, money worries, problems in your personal relationships or even just the day to day pressures of everyday life.

These feelings are completely normal and a natural reaction to stress, but for some people the level of worry can become so significant that it starts to affect their ability to get on with living.

Why Do I Experience Anxiety?

Anxiety is an absolutely normal reaction to any situation where we believe that we are in danger.

We are hard-wired to respond to threats in this way and do not have any conscious control over the reaction, however, we DO have control over what we believe is threatening.

When our mind prepares to deal with a threat it considers three possible ways of solving the problem:

(1) FREEZE – and hope that the threat goes away,

(2) FLIGHT – escape from the threat, normally by running away, and

(3) FIGHT – face the threat.

Regardless of which of these three options we choose, our bodies prepare for action by flooding our bloodstreams with Adenalin.

This Adrenalin makes our hearts beat much faster, prepare our muscles for action and causes our breathing to become more shallow.

These chemical changes in our bodies are experienced as the symptoms of Anxiety!

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Common Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Increased heart rate
  • An impending sense of fear or dread
  • Feeling like you’re going to faint or pass out
  • Feelings of dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigued Muscles
  • Dry and Sticky mouth
  • Sweating excessively
  • Breathlessness
  • Cramps in the Stomach
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety

If you’re committed to overcoming your Anxiety problems then we highly recommend following our CBT course.

This CBT course is run over 10 sessions and will teach you everything you need to know to understand why you feel anxious and is also available as an online self-help CBT programme.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence-based, research supported approach used throughout the mental health sector.

The central idea of CBT is that it is the way we think that determines the way we feel.

Applying this idea to Anxiety, CBT would argue that it is the way we think about different threats that leads to anxious feeling, not the threat itself.

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Alternative Therapies for Anxiety

Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for Anxiety is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative approaches for those who might prefer something different

These include:

Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.

General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.

Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

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Free Initial Consultations for Anxiety

We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your Anxiety prior to any treatment.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make recommendations based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

We recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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Overcome Anxiety Problems with our CBT Course

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different psychological problems.

Using an online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.

It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.

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Buy Your CBT Course Here

You can purchase a course of Tranceformental CBT in our shop by clicking on any of the links below.

Self-Help CBT Course - £149

Course + 2 Clinical Sessions - £299

Course + 5 Clinical Sessions - £499

Course + 10 Clinical Sessions - £799

Get in Touch

Psychotherapist Paul Lee in Wombourne Clinic

Contact Paul

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Tel: 07434 776125

paul@tranceformpsychology.com

Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Joan Lee in Wombourne Clinic

Contact Joan

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Tel: 07434 776504

joan@tranceformpsychology.com

Contact Binder

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Tel: 07931 517241

binder@tranceformpsychology.com