What is your anxiety costing you?
You want to be able to live your life without anxiety, panic, stresses and overwhelm getting in the way. You want to be able to say YES! to opportunities knowing that worries and overthinking won’t hold you back.
But right now, anxieties blocking you. It’s impacting on the time spent with your loved ones and it’s stopping you fully enjoying all that you have achieved in life. You want to be able to spend less time in your head, less time fighting those physical symptoms and more time doing the things you love with the people you love.
If you’re ready to:
Feel calmer and more in control
Wake up ready to take on the day rather than dreading the day
Stop fighting a battle with your own body and mind
Say yes to opportunities without worry holding you back
Start to fully enjoy all that you have and have achieved
Spend more time doing the things you want to do
Feel lighter and more peaceful
Learn practical tools and techniques to manage anxiety
Commit to doing things each day that will help your wellbeing
Then individual one to one sessions are for you.
What’s included, and what should I expect?
Pre session questionnaires to help us identify the main issues
An initial assessment of 90 minutes. Most therapists offer an initial hour assessment. I have however found that most clients need a little longer, especially of they want to get started with some techniques to bring a little relief straight away. I know that by the time you see me you’ve already been struggling for some time and you don’t want to wait until our next session to get started on feeling better. For this reason I always offer an initial 90 minute session. This should give us plenty of time to find out what has been going on and start to set up some treatment plans.
Further treatment sessions of an hour each. These sessions are completely individualised around your particular issues and goals however expect them to include:
Making sense of what’s been going on. Why you, Why this problem, Why now?
Setting Goals. Knowing what you are aiming for is a key part of treatment. Some people may just want to be able to learn some techniques to manage how they feel and get on with their lives without anxiety interfering in their everyday life. Some people might know that there are some deeper issues effecting them that they need to heal. Together we will decide what’s important for you.
Managing the physical effects of anxiety. Many people struggle with the huge physic al impact that anxiety has on them. If this sounds like you then we will definitely be addressing this.
Managing the unhelpful thought spirals people can get into. Nearly everyone I see is struggling with managing their thoughts, If your fighting. a battle with your own mind this is something we will get to grips with.
Managing any unhelpful behaviours that have come about because of anxiety, For some people this might be avoidance, giving up things they used to enjoy or it might even be doing things they are not proud of or acting in ways that are not helpful or usual for them. Don’t worry anxiety can make us act in ways that don’t seem like the true us, We will get to the bottom of this and help you crate new helpful habits.
Learning to manage other people and external situations. Unfortunately it’s a fact of life that you may find yourself surrounded by difficult individuals, toxic or stressful situations and life pressures. We will think about how you can manage some of these without overthinking, over stressing and getting yourself caught up in negative spirals.
Talking about our problems with others and expressing our needs. I know that those around you care for you and want to help but I also know that you can have trouble speaking about your feelings and that you don’t want to burden your loved ones. If you need to we will make a plan of how to have a productive discussion with those around you about what you are experiencing and how they can help you in getting better and how to manage when you feel at crisis point.
Self management strategies. Before you finish our package we will talk about how you are going to manage going forward and how to help yourself should any similar issues arise in the future.
Session round ups. After each session I will send you a summary of our discussions, anything key that came up and directions for any tasks that you agreed to do. I know that it’s easy to forget what was discussed in session so these little session round ups will keep you on track.
You will have access to all of my self help materials, worksheets, handouts and workbooks if needed.
I will make book recommendations for you if we think that specific ideas or learning could be helpful. Over the last fifteen years I’ve been Able to keep on top of al the key books around anxiety and trauma and will be able to recommend the best books for you. This will make sure that you access the best and most relevant information to you and also help you avoid hours scrolling through amazon, reading book reviews.
You will have email access to me. Have a problem crop up or a just wanted to ask a quick question. Shoot me over an email and I’ll do my best to answer within 24 hours.
You have access to my unwavering belief and faith in you.
I am on your team!
I don’t take on endless clients to fill the books. I only work with people that I know I can help and that I know have the ability to make changes. Because of this I am able to dedicate time and effort into making sure you get the outcomes you want.
I’m on your team but I will also be absolutely honest with you. If you want something that can’t be done, or can’t be achieved or might take longer than our time together I will tell you. If you’re doing things that are not helping or contributing to your recovery I will let you know. Real change is built on honest. Honesty with ourselves and each other.
What kind of therapies do you work with?
I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, aspects of eye movement desensitisation and reprogramming (EMDR), coaching and neurolinguistic programming. I’m passionate about tailoring treatment to you and your individual circumstances. My unique approach of combining techniques from all of these areas produces powerful changes. I have a focus on the present and incorporate lots of practical tools, techniques and exercises into our sessions.
Each session is priced at £85
How many sessions do I need?
This is a difficult question to answer as everyone is different. However most people find that they need between 6-8 sessions to make a positive change in their life.
Online via secure video link
At my Nottingham base- The Magnolia therapy centre, 354 Mansfield Road Carrington, NG5 2EF