My name is Alison Isaacs and I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist working from my own therapy room in Basingstoke, Hants. I am experienced in counselling adults and young people with a range of challenges including:
Anxiety, Panic & Phobias, stress, depression, low self-esteem & confidence issues, addiction, anger, bereavement and relationship issues.
I work from home in Black Dam, RG21 and offer an environment in which you can express your feelings and gain a deeper insight into your difficulties. The sessions are confidential, so you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else and the aim is to help you find better ways to cope, or to bring about changes in the way you think and behave that will improve your mental and emotional well-being. I aim at building a strong and respectful relationship with my clients, in a comfortable and safe place, without fear of being judged.
Please contact me to arrange a free, no obligation initial consultation
Anxiety is the feeling or set of feelings that we get when we feel apprehension or fear. It is a perfectly natural reaction to situations that can be perceived as threatening or unfamiliar. However, it can become an issue if this feeling does not go away or if it is associated with situations that shouldn’t be perceived as negative or that are blown out of proportion. Anxiety disorders can develop when we overthink negative thoughts and it will affect our whole being, our emotions, our behaviour and physical health. If left untreated anxiety can become the beginning of a phobia, a phobia can develop into stress, stress can create habits designed to relieve anxiety and so it continues.
There are a few ways you can relieve anxiety such as:
Acknowledge the negative thought by writing it down, such as: I am feeling anxious because…..acknowledging the anxiety and analyzing the feeling can help you to put things in perspective. Often, our overthinking and negative thoughts will make you perceive something as more threatening than it really is making you feel powerless to do anything about it. Breathing exercises and mindfulness give you something to focus on and have a very calming effect.
Identifying what triggers your anxiety will help you to understand it better and also help you to control it. Ask yourself in an anxious moment “what is causing me to feel anxious” You might find that certain situations or people cause you more stress and anxiety than others. Whilst you focus on trying to understand why the situations cause you to feel like that you can start to prepare for these situations or encounters in advance.
Want to learn how to do this with support? Come and work with me in my therapy room in Black Dam RG21. Just a few sessions will give you the confidence and tools you need to live an anxiety free life.
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here – http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk
Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership .
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