What type of issues can I help you with?
Fears and Phobias
This is far more common than you’d imagine and something I work with on a weekly basis as it comes in many forms. Many people fear social situations. Some just have mild anxiety at the thought of meeting new people, going to a party, eating in public – whereas others have their lives completely ruined by crippling fear and anxiety. Worrying no-on will like them. they will make a fool of themselves etc. This can prevent them embracing hobbies and activities, progressing in their careers- indeed stop them from living life to the full.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
This form of anxiety is characterised by constant worrying, feeling on edge and being unable to relax. This prevents enjoyment of day-to-day life. It can be focused on nearly anything, for example it may be about physical health, upsetting people, or not being good enough at a particular activity.
Panic Disorder (Attacks)
Panic disorder is characterised by repeated bouts of severe anxiety which is often accompanied by physical symptoms such as sweating, palpitations, rapid breathing, pins and needles. It is not uncommon for individuals experiencing a panic attack to call an ambulance fearing they are having a heart attack. With time, anxiety becomes more continuous, and the fear of having a panic attack becomes embedded.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
This is one of the most debilitating conditions I work with. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is associated with repetitive unwanted thoughts or behaviours which are often related to issues concerning safety, contamination or harm. The behaviours associated with OCD can seem impossible to stop or control, and can become extremely time consuming. Sufferers feel trapped in a circle of behaviours that they simply can’t seem to break free from.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anxiety-inducing situations such as family problems, work stress, exams, etc, may trigger symptoms of IBS in some people. Being anxious may make it difficult to control the symptoms.
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