Counselling Psychotherapy for Panic Attacks & Disorder
Panic Attacks can be terrifying and are not a normal part of the cycle of life.
A Panic Attacks is normally an overwhelming psychological response to a stress and an anxiety. The consequences are unhealthy and unhelpful on both ones physical, emotional and psychological well-being. Experiencing a panic attack is not a sign of weakness. Stress, anxiety and worry can contribute to the onset of a panic attack.
If you are experiencing Panic attacks or anxiety attacks, there is help and support available. Consulting your GP is normal ways of initially addressing panic and anxiety Attacks.
Seeking help through counselling will enable you to explore your internal difficulties and real life situations. The Counselling process for Panic Attacks can enable you to discover your existing inner resources and help you to build the awareness to make meaningful choices so as to live a more satisfying life.
Are you may be searching for help and are anxious and fearful of taking the next step.
Counselling 4 U offers a warm, empathetic, safe, confidential and professional environment in which your story can be heard, you can explore issues that may be troubling for you and you will be supported in developing healthier and more fulfilling ways of living and managing anxiety in your life.
A panic attack is a sudden, distinct episode of intense and overwhelming anxiety that often occurs without warning or any obvious reason. The experience of a panic attack is far more powerful and extreme than the feeling of being “highly stressed”, tense, or worried. The individual may feel like sudden death is imminent and that at any moment a terrible trauma is about to happen, or that they are about to die of a heart attack.
While a panic attack may show no direct relation to the current situation or identifiable trigger, panic attacks have been linked to existing phobias which an individual may or may not understand. The panic attack acts as a protective mechanism for the individual creating a flight or fight response in the individual that includes the surge of hormones including adrenaline that are required to spur an individual into action.
Symptoms of Panic Attacks:
- Intense fear that something terrible is happening or going to happen
- Racing heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing with the sensation that you cannot get enough air to breath
- Light-headednes, nausea, and dizziness
- Chest pains, choking
- Sudden chills or hot flashes
- A fear that you are going crazy or about to die
- A feeling of terror
- Feeling out of control
- Tightness in your throat
- Abdominal cramping
If you are experiencing inappropriate or unmanageable levels of stress or anxiety which are having a negative impact on the quality of your life, or that of your partner, family and friends, then it is wise to seek the assistance of counselling. There are no issue too big or too small.
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