Suite 10, The Old Monastery,
Windhill, Bishops Stortford,
Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND


HOURS: Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 9pm

HOURS: Saturday: 10am - 2pm
PHONE: 07999 340455

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~ Anxiety & stress ~

Anxiety and Stress

You are not alone, 1 in 20 people suffer from severe anxiety and stress during the course of their lives.


We all experience mild anxiety and stress from time to time.  This is perfectly normal. There may be events in our life which make us feel tense and uncertain which may cause us to worry or  become fearful.  An example of  such events may be interviews, exams, starting a new job etc.  Help should be sought  when the feelings of anxiety and stress become severe,  begin to overwhelm us and start to have a significant negative impact on our lives making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks. 


Anxiety and Stress Counselling and  Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy can support you to gain an insight into the cause/s of  your anxiety and stress.  We will explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may contribute to your stress and anxiety and will support you to find ways of working  with and  managing your anxiety and stress.
Anxiety is the main symptom of  many conditions, including:


panic disorder


post-traumatic stress disorder


What is a panic attack?


A panic attack can be a very terrifying experience, some people when experiencing a panick attack for the first time believe that they are having a heart attack.  A panick attack is the result of a rapid build-up of overwhelming sensations, such as a pounding heartbeat, feeling faint, sweating, nausea, chest pains, breathing discomfort, feelings of losing control, shaky limbs and legs turning to jelly. Panic attacks come on very quickly and most last for between 5 and 20 minutes.


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

If you have experienced or witnessed a very stressful or threatening event, e.g. war, serious accident, violent death or rape, you may later develop post-traumatic stress disorder.