There are many, many approaches to treating Anxiety and no one approach can be said to be better than another. However, within the therapeutic setting, matching the correct approach to the specific situation can result in a much gentler and faster healing process.
Good therapists will be trained and experienced in many different approaches. More importantly they will have the experience and ability to pick up on the subtle cues that appear during a session and adapt their approach to the situation.
If you come to me I will be focussed on you, not on techniques. I will be listening and tuned to your story on many levels. Often there is no need for techniques or recognised approaches, as in the right environment even a simple chat can result significant improvement. If particular approaches are needed, that will emerge as we work.
When I work with you it is in a spirit of partnership and care, acting as a guide, assisting you to that place where healing takes place and difficulties resolve. You can start living again.
The time it takes to resolve an Anxiety issue can vary. Often only one session is required, only rarely do I need to see a client more than five times, two to four being typical. Even those who come with seemingly intractable issues are often surprised at how quickly and easily they move forward.
I would be delighted to work with you!
Fear is a necessary part of the human psyche. When it is at healthy levels it helps propel you into action and even achievement. It causes you to be careful when you may be at risk. It protects you from danger. When you experience healthy levels of fear you tend to be in balance and function well in your life. Unfortunately, unhealthy levels of fear abound in modern society and when left unchecked can cause great difficulty for the sufferers.
General Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessional Behaviour and Paranoia can all be regarded as indicators of the presence of unhealthy levels of fear, more commonly known as anxiety.
The roots of these anxiety symptoms can be quite varied: Inadequately dealt with traumatic experiences, prolonged difficult or challenging life situations, bullying, poverty, parental imprinting, genetics and substance abuse are some but by no means all the possible causes.
The good news is that regardless of cause, for most people anxiety is eminently treatable.