Psychological Therapies for Mental Health and Well-being
MNCS, Hyp.dip, Ad.dip.CP
Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counselling

Julie Morley Psychotherapy & Counselling                  

3 Godsey Crescent, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8HU
T: 01778 349620    M:07902 583487   E: email_julie@yahoo.com

Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety can be a symptom but sometimes also a cause of unbalanced mental health.


Problems with anxiety can sometimes just be our excellent human/animal emergency system gone a bit awry due to an overload of stress. Other times it is a persons inability to process feelings and thoughts effectively, often when either lots has happened or they've simply reached an time in their life when they don't know who they are any more. Past traumas or bad experiences can play a part as can current changes taking place and also relationships.

Whether someone develops a problem or not, can be complex and involves neurological, biochemical, biological, emotional and psychological factors, learning from our childhoods, personality, core values, beliefs, morals and current or past relationships.

Anxiety is often confused with fear. The difference is that with fear, you know what is that is scaring you and you can take action to deal with it. Anxiety, without a clear trigger is something completely different.

Anxiety and stress can manifest in a multitude of physical and mental health symptoms that can be worrying - making the anxiety worse. Symptoms vary from person to person.

THINKING can become irrational and you can find yourself ruminating with repetative thoughts happenning over and over again. Irrational fears can develop in some people, fears of going out, fears of going mad, physical stress related illesses fears of losing control or fear that something might happen or that your physical symptoms might cause you to do something you wouldn't want to really do.

Anxiety and stress can be mild or severe and can affect any area of your life, especially after it's been there fore a while. It can feel like vague constant worry or can affect you so severely that you find yourself caught up in repetative thoughts or behaviours and unable to live life properly on a day to day basis.

Some people can find themselves unable to function anymore. You may be experiencing panic attacks
or an obsessive compulsive behaviour or actions, or could just be stuck in a hypersentisized state and unable to move out of it.  Some people continue functionning well from the view point of others in their life and so others are not aware of how you are feeling.
Anxiety and Depression
Counselling and Psychotherapy supports a person with this condition and is complementary to any mediclal management a person is receiving.

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In some people, it can affect your sleep and eating patterns, thinking and confidence, mood and self esteem get lower and lower. Depression is sometimes caused by anxiety and visa versa. Sometimes there has been a trauma or crisis that has caused the anxiety problem but not always.

Some people stop going places, or going out at all. You may find yourself avoiding social situations or an action like shopping or eating in a restaurant. You appear to eveyone else to be functionning just fine, but inside you most certainly do not feel fine. Often you stop doing the things you once found really enjoyable.

Some people (but certainly not all) develop ways of coping that include drugs (including prescribed drugs) alcohol, extreme behaviours, repetative behaviours, self harming behaviours, mental repatitions, eating more or eating much less, severe exercising, gambling and there are many other ways people try to cope but these of course do not deal with the anxiety problem.

The aim in Therapy with me, is to get out of your head and into your senses and
fully experience your life, but this time in comfort, not discomfort. 

Working on stress & anxiety starts from the bottom up.
It covers root causes, coping mechanisms, attitudes, time management,
our beliefs, our choices, general health, relationships and life decisions and more. 

It helps enable you to deal with life, people and yourself in a much
more effective way so that stress no longer causes you a problem.

Along with Psychotherapeutic Interventions I might introduce Reflexology,
and other methods

to support the reduction of stress and anxiety related symptoms and conditions.