Health Anxiety Treatment

It’s normal to be worried about your health from time to time. However, when worries about your health start to take over your life, it becomes problematic. If you are constantly consumed by thoughts and fears of being seriously unwell or are at risk of dying, you may be experiencing health anxiety.

At KlearMinds, our London based health anxiety therapists can help you discover powerful ways to positively manage anxious thoughts, deal with symptoms and stop health anxiety from negatively impacting your life.

Do you need to find a health anxiety counsellor? With over 30 years experience, we can expertly match you with a counsellor who works best for you. Making finding the right counsellor easier. Get a health anxiety therapist recommendation.

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What is Health Anxiety

Health anxiety is a fear or preoccupation with the belief that one has, or is in danger of developing, a serious illness. It involves the misinterpretation of normal bodily sensations as dangerous. You may believe minor symptoms are signs of severe illness, even though a thorough medical exam doesn’t reveal a serious health condition. Those with health anxiety also frequently misinterpret physical symptoms of anxiety as a sign of a physical health problem.

How Can Health Anxiety Therapy Help?

Without understanding and addressing your symptoms, health anxiety may increase and have a debilitating effect on your wellbeing and quality of life. Our health anxiety counsellors can help you fully understand what triggers your health anxiety and show you essential techniques which will enable you to manage physical symptoms and the negative and catastrophic thinking that occurs.

What are the Benefits of Health Anxiety Counselling?

  • Understand what triggers your health anxiety
  • Develop tools to manage health anxiety triggers and minimise their effect
  • Learn to challenge unhelpful and distressing thoughts and behaviours and to find a more rational or balanced point of view
  • Learn techniques to reduce the physical side effects of health anxiety
  • Develop coping strategies to stop health anxiety from negatively impacting your life
  • Build a set of tools and techniques to help you to effectively prevent or manage any future health anxiety when therapy has ended

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What are the Signs of Health Anxiety

  • Exaggerating minor, often normal, bodily functions as symptoms of illness
  • Worrying constantly about your health
  • Frequently checking your body for signs of illness, such as rashes, lumps or unusual bodily sensations
  • Seeking reassurance from friends, family or medical professionals
  • Obsessively searching the internet for health related topics
  • Avoiding your typical activities or situations out of concern for your health
  • On top of these, anxiety itself can cause physical symptoms, such as shortness of breath, stomach upsets or a racing heartbeat. It’s also possible that people will mistake the physical symptoms of anxiety for another illness.

Meet Our Experienced Therapists

Carmen O’Connor, Counselling, CBT therapy, life coach and psychotherapist London. MA Integrative Psychotherapy, BA (hons) Psychology & Criminology, Cert Counselling, Cert Clinical Supervision, UKCP.

Carmen O’Connor

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

MA Integrative Psychotherapy, BA (hons), Certs, UKCP

Carmen holds over 10 years of experience.

Katie Rose, Psychotherapist MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, PG Cert emotional wellbeing, BA (hons), Cert Counselling, HCPC, BAAT

Katie Rose

Psychotherapist

MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, PG Cert Emotional Wellbeing, BA (hons), Cert Counselling, HCPC, BAAT

Katie holds over 10 years of experience.

Tania Turner, counselling and psychotherapist London. BA (hons) Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Couples Counselling Cert, Mindfulness Cert, MBACP.

Tania Turner

Counsellor & Couples Therapist

BA (hons) Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Couples Counselling Cert, Mindfulness Cert, MBACP

Over 10 years experience in psychotherapy & couples counselling.

Amanda James, counselling, CBT therapy and psychotherapist London. Dip Therapeutic Counselling, PG Dip Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Adv Dip, BACP.

Amanda James

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Dip Therapeutic Counselling, PG Dip Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Adv Dip, BACP

Amanda holds over 12 years experience.

Take the First Step Towards Overcoming Health Anxiety

Have you had enough of feeling anxious about your health and feel ready to change your life for the better? KlearMinds health anxiety therapy can help you regain control of your life. Why not contact us today and take the first step to improve your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Difference Between Health Anxiety and Feeling Anxious?
Anxiety can produce very real physical symptoms: Dizziness, stomachaches, rapid heartbeat, tingling in the hands and feet, muscle tension, jitteriness, chest pressure, and the list goes on. When people experience these symptoms, often they believe it’s real evidence that something is seriously wrong. Perhaps, however, what you are actually experiencing are the symptoms of anxiety.

With health anxiety, you’ll feel extreme distress about your real or imagined symptoms even after medical test results come back negative and doctors reassure you that you’re healthy. Health anxiety persists despite reassurance from the doctor.

Maggie Morrow, counselling, CBT therapy, life coach and psychotherapist London. MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology, Adv Dip, UKCP.

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Free Consultation: Get in touch for a personal recommendation OR to arrange a free telephone consultation with Maggie Morrow, Award Winning Therapist & KlearMinds Director.

Money back guarantee: 95% of our recommendations are successful. However, if your first appointment doesn’t feel like the right match – let us know. Based on your feedback, we can recommend a free appointment with a different therapist or if you prefer, you can request a refund.

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Last updated: 9th July 2024

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Our hand-selected therapists have trained in the UK’s most respected institutions. They hold a minimum of 8 and up to 30 years clinical experience within the NHS, private and/or charitable sectors. They are registered with: