Anxiety counselling in London
During my work offering anxiety counselling and psychotherapy in London and online, I have worked with people experiencing different types of anxiety disorders, 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 an initial consultation where we discuss your particular situation and how counselling therapy might work for you. This session also will help us understand whether we are a good fit and could work well together. The methods we use might be an integration of different approaches, partly dealing with practical issues and partly on emotional issues that might need a different focus and type of work. We might use cognitive skills to make changes in the short-term and use other approaches such as psychodynamic and attachment-based for longer-term emotional issues. Anxiety disorders often stem from trauma and difficulties experienced in early life relationships. Anxiety can take different forms: 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.
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 and 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 counsellor for depression and anxiety, and any counsellor or psychotherapist in London, will be happy to tell you how important the relationship between therapist and client is. We will make sure early on that we have a good base to build on.
From that early base, I will bring together the necessary collection of therapeutic approaches which can help create inner changes that will help you live your life in a more satisfying way.
Finding a therapist for anxiety and stress can be a challenge in itself and for this reason I am happy to offer a discounted rate for our first session, so that we can see whether we can work together going forward.