Health Anxiety

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.

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When to seek treatment for Health anxiety

You should consider treatment for your worry, anxiety or panic disorders when:
You frequently feel anxiety and excessively worried about your health
You worry that your worries are becoming out of control
You're having physical symptoms such as dizziness, stomachaches, rapid heartbeat, tingling in the hands and feet, muscle tension, jitteriness or chest pressure
You can't turn off your worry, and its anxiety is affecting your daily life
You feel chronically anxious or depressed
You have nausea, IBS symptoms, aches and pains
"My therapist helped me face my fears. Because of him, I can walk down the street normally without fear or anxiety."
Female, 35
"Came along with no hope of ever feeling better. But week by week I could feel my anxiety lowering."
Male, 22
"She (my therapist) has been a lifeline for me, she has helped me deal with anxiety and intrusive thought and provided me with tools to enable me to deal with these in the future."
Female, 39
"My therapist explained how anxiety worked and put me at ease that the anxiety levels were only short-lived and nothing bad would happen to me. This really helped me to understand how anxiety worked."
Male, 34
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What you need to know

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders. Worry and anxiety can make it hard to function at home, at work, or in social situations.

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.
Your therapist works with you to find ways of reacting differently to thoughts and feelings.

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
Please bear in mind that people recover at different rates, and your therapist will review your progress at each session, but, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, mild OCD and most sex therapy will require six sessions over one to three months, while depression, health and social anxiety may take slightly longer with 12 sessions over four to six months.
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