What is a panic attack?

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What is a panic attack? A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or…

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Panic Attacks

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A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Many people have…

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How to stop worrying

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This blog looks at how to stop worrying. Worry is part of the human condition but persistent worrying can turn into an uncomfortable habit that's very hard to shake. Chronic worriers even worry when they have nothing to worry about! Some feel that if they stop worrying, then they are…

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Anxiety Symptoms

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What exactly is anxiety? Is it our racing thoughts? Is it the way our heart pounds and the butterflies in our stomach? Actually it's a whole range of different things and being able to separate them can help to give us a sense of control over how we are feeling.…

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Anxiety, worry and over thinking

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One of the most common reasons people come for counselling is to learn how to manage anxiety, worry and over thinking. As humans, why do we often feel so anxious? Our human ancestors survived by learning how to be quiet, timid and very careful. In a world where most large…

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Introverts and Extroverts

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The way our brains are wired determines whether we are introverts or extroverts and research shows that there is little we can do about it! Clients often come to me for help with shyness or what they feel is social anxiety or low self confidence in certain situations – when…

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