Effective help for Anxiety in Rickmansworth and Aylesbury
I have helped thousands of people to overcome their anxiety – I can help you too! I welcome enquiries from Chesham, Amersham, Harefield, Chorleywood and Watford. Sessions are also available via Skype for those further afield.
How stress and anxiety affect us
Stress is incredibly common and is often just an accepted part of life for many people. As well as being unpleasant in itself, it often leads to back and neck problems, stomach issues, sleeping problems or just generally feeling unhappy or unable to cope with life.
This can often lead to the desire to avoid certain situations or perhaps pushing yourself to be in these situations but feeling full of dread and anxiety. You may well be building up anxiety about a situation days or weeks in advance but feel unable to change the way you think about it.
What REALLY causes Anxiety
Put simply, it’s our thinking – even though we may be totally unaware of our thoughts. Negative, stressful thoughts can become ‘normalised’ quickly so that we are unaware of having them. When we lack the belief that we can handle a certain situation, we then try to mentally prepare for it – however, this generally involves imaging the worst case scenario. We can mis-use our imagination to overestimate the ‘danger’, otherwise known as ‘catastrophic’ thinking – resulting in an increase in anxiety.
Your anxiety can be eliminated as long as your thoughts about particular situations are realistic and accurate. This involves building the self belief that you have the skills to cope with challenging situations in life. The good news is that even severe or long-term anxiety can be effectively overcome.
Here are two of my clients discussing how they feel after working with me