Anxiety is the most common mental health issue of today affecting men, women and children. It can cause inability to concentrate, disrupt sleep and make ordinary tasks seem much harder than they really are.
Anxiety affects approximately one in four at some stage in their life with women more likely to develop anxiety than men, and it's becoming increasingly apparent amongst children and teens.
There are many different types of anxiety such as general, social phobia, panic disorder, OCD, specific phobias and PTSD.
No matter which type you or someone you know may be suffering from, it is clear that if left untreated, it could lead to depression. Treatment is available with counselling, lifestyle changes and medication being some of the ways you can overcome it.
Symptoms of anxiety can include:
excessive worry about the past, present or future
a sense of impending panic, danger or doom
mind racing, finding it hard to think
difficulty concentrating and remembering things
increased heart rate
breathing rapidly (hyperventilation) or shortness of breath
feeling tired or weak
stomach or chest pain
muscle tension and headaches
difficulty sleeping and nightmares
hot and cold flushes
feeling tense, wound up and edgy
avoiding situations that make you feel anxious
An overwhelming 15% of children and teenagers can develop an anxiety disorder before they reach adulthood.
These can include things like phobias, separation anxiety, OCD, PTS and panic attacks. Children will develop their own ways to deal with this however it may be that they avoid situations instead of learning how to deal with them and process their feelings.
Symptoms of Anxiety in children may include:
avoiding situations, activities or certain people.
seeking close physical proximity to caregivers and other trusted individuals.
strong emotional reactions to certain situations (including fear, crying and anger).
excessive reassurance seeking.
behavioural problems, such as non-compliance and oppositionality.
school refusal resulting from anxiety and avoidance.
Sometimes families may even contribute by being over protective. This can unintentionally encourage children to avoid situations they feel anxious about.
Philip is also a child anxiety therapist and is fully DBS/CRB checked. He uses many different forms of therapy to help people get over their problems and show them that there is another way to think and be happy. He also works on the bio-electric field of the body in the form of Psy-Tap as well as using Hypnotherapy or even Reiki if it is required.
View video testimonials of what some of his past and existing clients had to say here.
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Phillip offers a free half hour session as a two way meeting to discuss in detail your problem and the process of therapy that he can offer.
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