Anxiety and Depression are the most common forms of mental distress in the UK. We all feel anxious or fearful from time to time and most people have experienced that feeling of anxious butterflies when under pressure. In most cases, short term anxiety can be useful, helping us to think quickly, feel more alert or enhance performance, but if anxiety becomes overwhelming or out of control, it can be emotionally and physically devastating.
Anxiety and fear are caused by the body responding with the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism, which is designed to protect you from danger by releasing hormones such as adrenaline, to enable you to run away from a threat, or to fight to save your life. This is useful when encountering wild animals or in an emergency, but in everyday life, feeling anxious when encountering things that are NOT a threat, such as social situations, a driving test, hospital appointments or public speaking, it can be severely limiting and cause more problems than it solves.
Depression can often be triggered by traumatic life events and is signified by a feeling of detachment and hopelessness. Sufferers may feel that there is no point to life and may struggle with negative thoughts, sadness, feeling numb and in severe cases, self-harm or even suicide.
Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT tapping deal directly with the causes of anxiety and depression, not just the symptoms and with a skilled therapist, even severe depression and anxiety can be gently healed and the sufferer taught to access their own inner resources.
I aim to teach all my clients how to use the very latest in psychological techniques that will help them to change their thoughts, and their lives. I believe strongly that we can overcome even the most challenging of situations, and that sometimes it just takes the courage to take that first step.
I have the utmost respect for clients who have found the courage to pick up the phone or to write that email and I appreciate how difficult it can be to make that first change. I would like to assure you that you will be treated with kindness, compassion and professionalism and that I am fully committed to helping all my clients to live the best lives that they possibly can.
Contact me if you would like a no obligation chat to discuss your needs and find out how I can help you.