Anxiety Therapy in Worthing

  • Are you struggling with anxiety?
  • Are you constantly battling your own mind?
  • Have you had enough?

I can help you

Imagine…

✓ Controlling your imagination, rather than your imagination controlling you

✓ Calmness being the new normal

✓ Feeling optimistic about the future

Imagine no more…

✗Fighting with your thoughts

✗Feeling distant and distracted

✗Always dreading a worse case scenario

It’s time to beat anxiety 

“I went to Steve with anxiety issues which came on for specific reasons. Highly recommend Steve, and wish I had met him and fixed it sooner.” – Lisa, client.

The key to overcoming anxiety is to learn how to control two main areas of your thinking.

Firstly, learning to regain control of your imagination, rather than letting your imagination control you. I’m sure you’ve experienced far too often thoughts of what if something goes wrong? What will happen if that happens? All those thoughts racing through your mind are hard work – let’s get them under control.

Secondly, we will develop skills to help you learn how to manage expectations. Most people with anxiety are either experiencing the problem, or expecting it to rear it’s head at some point soon – there is very often a “fear of the fear” anxiety creates.

We’ll neutralise that line of thinking, and give you a solid foundation to adopt more positive thinking instead.

Why struggle quietly?

If you are struggling, I genuinely believe CBT Therapy is a useful way to help you overcome your concerns around anxiety. CBT isn’t about digging up the past and endlessly analysing it and looking intrusively for hidden meaning.

Whilst CBT will acknowledge root causes and what may be driving a problem, the work I do is focused on teaching you how to change right now.

The best approach for you

My approach is as unique as the person I work with, so I’ll find the right way to work with you. Perhaps you would like to begin slowly? Just want to talk on a general level about your concerns around anxiety and get things off your chest – no problem.

Or perhaps you would prefer to really get stuck in straight away and learn to master some self mind control and coping techniques – no problem.

Or perhaps a mixture of the two? We’ll work out exactly how you will best respond to learning to change, and keep on working at it – I won’t give up on you.

Life can be different

Anxiety can be beaten. Whilst learning to change isn’t always simple and straightforward, it certainly can be done. Time and time again my clients report back that in retrospect, the hardest part of beating anxiety is getting started.

It can be a big step to admit that there is a problem beyond your control, and seeing someone for help may seem intimidating.

I would suggest that if you’ve made it to this webpage then you’ve probably made a decision on some level that enough is enough, and that it’s time to take action.

“Thank you so much Steve, I have really valued our time working together.” – Martin, client.

What do I do next?

Take action, you’ve struggled long enough. Don’t spend any more time hoping that change will just happen – it probably won’t. Anxiety generally gets worse over time if left unchallenged.

The sooner you seek help, the sooner you will learn to regain control. Why not banish anxiety from your life, once and for all.

You can pay as you go each session, or pay a single fixed fee and secure my services for 12 months worth of support for your concerns as and when they arise, regardless of the number of sessions. Check out my appointments page for more details.

Complete the contact form below, call me or send me an e-mail and we can discuss your requirements and arrange your first appointment.

 

 

Clinical reference:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is marked by “free floating anxiety,” with persistent and pervasive feelings of fright. The person experiencing this anxiety constantly feels threatened. Symptoms may include muscle tension, twitchiness, an inability to relax, autonomic hyperactivity (increased heart rate and sweating), an upset stomach, and headaches. The person may also experience apprehensive expectations or an anticipation that something terrible is going to occur, but they don’t know what it is. Vigilance of Scanning may also be a factor, in which the person has a heightened attention to everything in their environment, often resulting in increased distractibility and decreased concentration. Basically, the person suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder experiences a chronic state of hypervigilance and tension without any clear source or focus, whilst specific anxieties such as a phobia, will have a specific and contextual trigger.