Are you struggling with health anxiety?
We can help you! When we worry excessively, we tend to feel anxious, overwhelmed and physically tense. We have an 87% recovery rate for people completing our therapy services
What is health anxiety?
Health anxiety, is worrying excessively that you are or may become seriously ill. General anxiety is something everyone experiences at times, and feeling anxious is a perfectly natural reaction to some situations. Health anxiety only becomes a problem when our worries are out of proportion with relatively harmless situations. This may feel overwhelming and interfere with our everyday lives and relationships.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most popular form of therapy for a range of issues that fall under the umbrella term ‘anxiety’ – we use an evidence-based, ‘here and now’ approach to facilitate recovery.
When to seek treatment for Health anxiety
Are you looking for a therapist?
What you need to know
Mild cases can be treated with self-guided digital therapy while treatment for longer-term anxiety conditions may gain better results from meeting a CBT therapist in person. Deciding which therapy is the right solution for you can be identified by taking an assessment. Get in touch to learn more.
Initially, your CBT therapist will help you complete a list of the problems you want to address. You’ll also develop realistic, flexible and frequently reviewed goals you would like to achieve.
Your therapist will encourage you to talk about your thoughts and feelings and what's troubling you. Don't worry if you find it hard to open up about your feelings. Your therapist can help you gain more confidence and comfort.
A BABCP accredited therapist helps you to understand the relationship between:
Unhelpful Behaviours (e.g. avoidance or substance use)
Thinking distortions (like catastrophising or always looking at the worst part of the experience)
Being in negative emotional states (like anxiety, stress or depression)
Physical symptoms (such as lack of energy, muscle tension or palpitations)
Traumatic life events