Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go – Hermann Hesse
What is anxiety & how does counselling help?
Human beings have an inbuilt ‘fight or flight’ response, originally designed for survival to protect us from threats in the wild. When you feel nervous, you may notice ‘butterflies in the stomach’ as your body senses danger. Anxiety symptoms can be caused by this response being activated even in non-threatening situations. This can feel overwhelming and sometimes lead to severe panic. Counselling for anxiety helps you to explore and understand yourself in a safe and secure environment.
If stressors mount up, anxiety can become a serious problem and may lead to depression. Social situations often become unbearable for a person suffering from severe anxiety. You may have received a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder which can be a frightening prospect in itself. You deserve support and a chance to talk to a person who understands the difficulties of living with anxiety.
Counselling helps you to cope with your anxiety
My talking therapy approach allows you the space to discuss your symptoms, along with any other issues, without fear of judgement. Furthermore, I work in an empathic way so we can build trust and work together, helping you to learn to cope with your anxious feelings.
This work often feels challenging for clients, nevertheless as an experienced counsellor, I am trained to listen and understand how anxiety is affecting you. This caring, therapeutic relationship promotes your self-acceptance and understanding which helps to alleviate symptoms. Furthermore, I have experience working with a wide range of clients who have experienced troubling anxiety who have gone on to successfully complete their counselling.
Creative working option
Additionally, I am qualified in working creatively in the counselling room. If this appeals to you, it may allow for us to explore how you are feeling in a different way.
We can use writing, art, poetry or stones as another way of communicating. This can be particularly good for those who find it difficult to verbalise feelings. If you would like to work in this way, we can discuss a creative approach in advance of our work together.
Contact me to discuss
My practice offers anxiety counselling in Leamington Spa and Stratford-Upon-Avon where together we can help you to find relief and promote your wellbeing.
Why not call for a free initial discussion about how counselling can help you? Or you can send your query over on my contact form.
Jenny’s Mobile: 07886082333
Jenny’s Email: email@example.com
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