Need Help with Anxiety or Panic?
If you suffer from stress and anxiety, the symptoms can be frustrating and debilitating. At KlearMinds, our counsellors can show you steps that you can take to regain control.
Using proven techniques (including CBT Therapy) for overcoming anxiety, we can help you obtain relief from stress and panic attacks. We can show you how to overcome and manage your symptoms effectively and stop them ruining your life.
Anxiety is an umbrella term for feelings of fear, nervousness, apprehensiveness, or worry. Everybody gets anxious at times and some anxiety actually helps us to function well, but anxiety can become a problem when:
Anxiety is the body’s way of responding to potential danger. Adrenaline is rushed into our bloodstream to enable us to run away or fight or freeze. It is the body’s alarm and survival mechanism. We wouldn’t have survived for long without this life-saving response.
It works so well, that it often kicks in when it’s not needed – when the danger is in our heads rather than in reality. We think we’re in danger, so that’s enough to trigger the system to kick off. Once anxious, we can get into scanning mode – where we’re constantly on the lookout for danger, hyper-alert to any of the signals, and make it more likely that the alarm system will be activated.
While it’s normal to feel anxious when we face a challenging and stressful situation such as an exam, a job interview, it can be a problem when anxiety is activated during normal everyday situations. If you have overwhelming worries or fears – with or without foundation – that are preventing you from living your life to the full, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Paul Glynn holds over 30 years experience as a therapist and is KlearMinds Clinical Director. Paul offers a warm, pragmatic and interactive approach to help you understand and go beyond the difficulties you are facing. He is passionate about empowering clients to develop the tools that can help them to resolve stuckness and positively change repetitive, problematic behaviours.
Mita is a highly experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about helping clients overcome issues they have been struggling with for months and sometimes years. Mita draws upon a range of therapies including, CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR, which she tailors to best suit each client she works with.
Kate is a highly skilled therapist. She has worked successfully in a variety of settings, including media, TV, journalism, law and higher education. She draws upon a broad range of therapeutic skills including existential, CBT, mindfulness and psychoeducation to enable clients to achieve the outcomes they want, in terms of professional and personal satisfaction and wellbeing.
Amanda is a highly experienced Advanced CBT and Integrative therapist with more than 8 years experience. She draws upon a wide range of therapies and works proactively to help clients understand, process and resolve their concerns and conflicts. Amanda can assist you to quickly identify problematic thoughts and behaviours which negatively impact your personal and professional well-being.
Jodie is a psychotherapist with several years experience helping individuals address a wide range of concerns. She works collaboratively using a variety of therapies, including CBT psychoeducation and coaching skills to empower clients to make positive changes. Jodie draws upon a range of theories and techniques best suited to the needs of each client, helping them to understand and change patterns of unhelpful behaviour, which can hold them back.
Judy is a highly experienced psychotherapist. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation to help her clients. She also holds considerable experience providing Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy draws on a wealth of experiencing and works proactively with clients to help them understand and positively change patterns of thinking and behaviour which hold them back in life.
Andrea is a highly experienced relationship therapist and coach, with over 15 years clinical experience providing marriage and relationship counselling. She is passionate about empowering couples to be the best version of themselves and to live their best lives. She can help you and your partner to identify and address the root causes of problematic patterns which have a negative impact on your relationship.
Karen is a highly experienced psychologist, executive and career coach with more than 15 years experience helping adults address a wide range of concerns. Karen draws upon a variety of therapies and coaching skills, tailoring her approach, to best suit the learning style of each client. Karen works proactively. She can help you understand and constructively change problematic beliefs and patterns of behaviour that inhibit your ability to realise your personal goals.
Tania is an experienced psychotherapist and couples counsellor. She is highly skilled in helping couples and individuals address a wide range of concerns. She has a warm, collaborative, insightful approach and uses a range of therapies including psychodynamic and mindfulness, to enable her clients to understand and resolve issues constructively.
Maggie is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK. Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Without recourse to effective strategies for understanding and addressing stress symptoms, your anxiety and panic attacks may increase, which in turn could create major problems in your relationships, in your work and your overall wellbeing.
Our London counsellors can help you fully understand the causes of stress, anxiety and panic. We will show you essential anxiety management techniques for dealing with stress, how to stop anxiety attacks, manage stressful situations confidently and calmly and overcome panic – for good.
“Really helped me with managing my day-to-day anxieties and the root cause problems…”
“Helped me to identify the issues which cause me anxiety and to find techniques which enabled me to deal with them as they arose…”
“Learned to recognise my achievements and control my feelings of anxiety, which has helped me to regain my confidence and given me the motivation to try lots of new things…”
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Working with a KlearMinds therapist will result in two major benefits: Firstly, you will no longer feel exhausted or debilitated by your symptoms of anxiety, stress or panic. Secondly, you can build a reliable tool kit to manage current and future stress situations effectively and confidently.
Here are some of the ways that we can help you learn to become a more confident and happier person:
Learn more about the overall therapy approach we take when working with you here.
Below are some of the common symptoms people experience when dealing with anxiety, stress or panic. Our CBT and anxiety counselling program can help you find relief and develop the skills you need to minimise these symptoms and cope confidently with the challenges you face.
Many GP’s and professionals recommend CBT therapy for anxiety because it demonstrates good results. It is an excellent therapy which we integrate into our work when helping clients address anxiety. However, it may not fully deal with root cause of anxiety. For this reason we integrate other therapies into our work with clients, because these therapies demonstrate a continued and increased improvement for individuals post therapy.
There are 5 commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and fear even when there may be little or no apparent cause.
- Panic Disorder – Unpredictable and repeated periods of intense fear, often with physical symptoms such as chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath or stomach pains.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviours (compulsions) that are often performed repeatedly but only provide temporary relief.
- Phobias – Overwhelming fear of something that is unlikely to be dangerous, and that may be triggered by certain objects or situations.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Strong feelings of anxiety that develop after exposure to a traumatic event in which serious physical harm was threatened or actually occurred.
If you’re not sure whether your anxiety is normal or becoming an anxiety disorder, it might help to ask yourself these questions to get a clearer picture.
• Are you regularly worried, tense and irritable or always on edge?
• Is your anxiety affecting your work or relationships?
• Do you suffer from irrational fears that just won’t go away or sense danger and catastrophe around every corner?
• Do you feel that something bad will happen if you don’t do certain things in a particular way?
• Do you routinely avoid everyday situations because you feel anxious about them?
• Do you suffer from panic attacks with real physical symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath, nausea or stomach pains?
• Do you drink more or use drugs to cope with your anxieties?
Anxiety is a treatable condition, so there’s no reason why you should suffer in silence. Why not make an appointment with a KlearMinds anxiety counsellor to see how we can help?
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Have you had enough of feeling stressed or anxious and feel ready to change your life for the better? A KlearMinds London City based CBT and anxiety counsellor can help you regain control of your life. Why not contact us today and take the first step to improve your life.
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This page was written by Maggie Morrow (MSc, BSc, Adv Dip, UKCP) and medically reviewed in February 2022.