Anxiety counselling in London
During my work offering anxiety counselling in London, I have worked with people experiencing different types of anxiety including generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, OCD, PTSD and panic disorder. Depending on the client I work with, I create a carefully tailored mix of approaches that can help facilitate the therapeutic process.
The first step to see whether we can work well together is to get in touch. We can then start working towards creating that essential and safe therapy space.
Creating a safe space for anxiety counselling in London
The words “safe space” are perhaps overused in popular culture. But when it comes to the anxiety counselling I offer in London, the most important thing really is for us to create a supportive, non-judgemental space where you can talk about the challenges you face in your everyday life.
To make sure that we can do this, the first step is for us to have a comfortable chat about your particular situation and how counselling therapy might work for you. I always prefer to have these initial chats in person, but if you are experiencing a type of anxiety which might make it difficult for you to cross the city or enter my office, we might also be able to have a chat by phone or online.
The important thing is to see if we get on well together. Because one of the key factors which determines how useful any kind of anxiety counselling in London is going to be is the strength and openness of the relationship we are going to build. The actual approach we use might be cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety or a mix of other approaches – humanistic, psychodynamic, relational or existential – to create a kind of social anxiety therapy that is unique to you. But the deciding factor as to whether we start to create change will often be the openness and clarity of our communications.
During my work offering anxiety counselling in London, I have worked with people experiencing all of the most common types of anxiety – generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, OCD, PTSD and panic disorder – as well as other less common or definable types. I always work to create a carefully tailored mix of approaches in each individual case.
The first thing to do to see if we can work together is to get in touch. Let’s start working towards creating that safe therapy space.
What does stress and anxiety counselling involve?
Stress and anxiety counselling may involve dealing with long-term, deep-seated issues. In most cases, this means talking about your relationships – those you have with your parents, friends and family members – as well as early experiences in school, at home and in life in general.
To do this, we will need to create a safe space – completely free from judgement but totally supportive – in which you feel comfortable enough to share those experiences and talk about those relationships openly and honestly. That first chat we have together will be a good way to make sure we get on well enough for this to be possible. Any psychologist for depression and anxiety, any counsellor or psychotherapist in London, will be happy to tell you how important the relationship between therapist and client is. We’ll make sure early on that we have a good base to build on.
From that early base, I will bring together the collection of therapeutic approaches which will be best suited for your particular situation. Getting cognitive therapy for anxiety is common, but there may be other techniques which we can draw from in order to create changes which will help you to live your life in a more satisfying way.
Finding a therapist for anxiety and stress can be a challenge all of itself. It’s normal for people to try anxiety counselling in London – or elsewhere – from a couple of different therapists. Because finding someone you can be open and honest with is so important, I am happy to offer a discounted rate for our first session together.
Whether getting stress and anxiety counselling in person or online would be better for you, reach out today and let’s discuss it.