We all have anxious feelings from time to time caused by difficulties experienced in daily life. However, feeling anxious, fearful, tense and worried all the time when there is no obvious cause could mean that you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. We offer anxiety therapy at our London and Hertfordshire practices. We also offer Online Counselling and Therapy for Anxiety. Take a look at our Online Therapy for Anxiety Guide PDF.
Anxiety Disorder Causes
Anxiety can be caused by a number of different experiences which might include: an overwhelming or traumatic event, bullying, a history of addiction, long term health difficulty or difficulties experienced in childhood. There are also a number of conditions which contribute to anxiety symptoms. These include General Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
For a more information on anxiety causes please see our Anxiety Symptoms and Causes Post.
Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Anxiety disorder symptoms can be physical and psychological. Physical symptoms can include feeling easily startled, fatigue, irritability, headaches, difficulty sleeping or a sense of dread. Psychological symptoms might include negative thinking, intrusive thoughts, worrying or obsessive thinking.
For a more information on anxiety symptoms please see our Anxiety Symptoms and Causes Post.
Our Anxiety Therapy Approaches
We use a number of approaches to help you with anxiety.
- Behavioural therapy
- Anxiety management & relaxation techniques
- Eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
We use psychotherapy to help you understand how the past is affecting the present. It helps you make long lasting changes by developing the qualities needed to overcome anxiety. Behavioural therapy enables you challenge unhelpful thinking which keeps the anxiety feelings running longer. We also use practical relaxation techniques to help you manage and cope with difficult situations. EMDR therapy helps with panic disorder and specific situations which cause panic attacks.
Anxiety Therapy Benefits
Understand & Process Anxiety Causes
Resolving anxiety requires a process of understanding and processing the root cause of the anxiety. This process might involve psychotherapy and EMDR therapy.
Feel Happy Again
If you are feeling anxious it is very difficult to feel happy. Anxiety therapy will help you to feel relaxed and happy again. You will also be more in touch with your authentic true self.
Anxiety Symptoms Reduction
Anxiety therapy can help to reduce anxiety symptoms. Anxiety symptoms might include, fear, dread, sleep difficulties, negative thinking and irritability.
Feel Relaxed Again
Feeling anxious means you are not in a relaxed state or in homeostasis. Anxiety therapy can help you feel relaxed again and restore a state of balance or homeostasis.
BSc, MA, Dip, Dip Psych
Hello my name is Matthew Alderton. I trained for 7 years at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Paddington London to become a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am accredited by UKCP.
I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). This is the leading evidence based treatment for PTSD. I specialise in the treatment of PTSD, trauma, trauma associated tinnitus and associated conditions.
I work in a holistic way using an integrated psychotherapeutic approach. This includes body psychotherapy, psychotherapy techniques and EMDR therapy.
I like to see people make progress in therapy and in their lives. I am down to earth and friendly enabling you to feel safe to process your difficulties. I’m pleased to offer a range of PTSD treatments in Hertfordshire.
Anxiety Therapy Approaches
Client Comments Following Anxiety Therapy
" I feel less anxious and more relaxed in relation to my health and working life"
"I no longer feel like i have an underlying sense of dread when going about my daily life"
"I now understand where my anxiety comes from and am no longer triggered by similar circumstances"
"When I started anxiety therapy i felt anxious and depressed. I now feel whole and grounded and ready tackle the challenges I have in life"
Anxiety Therapy FAQ
What does an anxiety therapy session involve?
An anxiety therapy session involves processing and talking through difficulties which contribute to anxiety symptoms. We help you in a supportive way enabling you to process the source of anxiety enabling you to feel less anxious in the present. This might involve psychotherapy, EMDR therapy or Somatic Therapy.
How long does anxiety therapy last?
The length of time a client might be in therapy is dependent on the difficulties have and the progress they make in therapy. Some people start to make progress very quickly whilst others make progress more slowly. Everybody's circumstances are different meaning client's stay in therapy for varying periods of time.