I met someone the other day who as was asking about my business and what I did ‘exactly’. I mentioned that recently there seemed to be a slight bias to what I call anxiety related counselling (or ‘angst’ counselling, as some know it to be). Counselling for Anxiety is one of my core counselling services.
This person was keen to dig deeper and was interested in the kind of anxiety issues that people were presenting. I had never thought to go that level of details explaining on this website exactly what people were struggling with. Then it occurred to me. The more specific I could be then the more relevant my service becomes for those looking for help. So here are the anxiety related counselling issues that I have recently helped people with.
The degradation of a relationship between two people can take place over a period of time, to the point when one person just cannot see eye-to-eye with the other. “No matter what I do or say – the response from the other side is negative”. This is enough itself to create a heightened sense of anxiety and causes people to reach out for help.
Sometimes a partner is affected by anti-social behaviour brought on my drug or alcohol problems. The affected partner may feel the anxiety affects more acutely and may seek help quickly after the onset.
People who are fortunate to come from stable families will be surprised by the levels of conflict that can exist in other families. Conflict within families is a big source of anxiety. The anxiety can be with blood relatives (a jealous sister making my life difficult) or tensions with the in-laws which is way in excess of what others might term ‘par for the course’.
In my work in family-related anxiety I help my clients to focus on themselves and their well-being. I explain that the circumstances creating the anxiety might be outside of their control or influence. It is their ability to learn how to manage their own response that is the key to getting the anxiety more under control.
Money worries caused by indebtedness or redundancy is likely to have negative affect on one’s outlook. The response to financial stress is often to (in the case of redundancy) stay active and decide that you now have a job and that job is called, getting a new job.
A money manager can help restructure debts. Together with counselling, this can be an effective means of reducing anxiety.
These are people who are economically inactive. My clients are partners or those who are close to them. For example, the stability of a dual-earning family is thrown into turmoil when one is made unexpectedly redundant. If the person recently redundant is not coping well, then the spouse is most likely to take the brunt of the fall out. This can happen even within loving relationships and can be a source of anxiety for the spouse who is expected to remain working, earning and provide emotional support. This is a cause of heightened anxiety and is something I can help with.
Do not hesitate to contact me to if you have a question anxiety related counselling. We are more than happy to explain things over the telephone. Call 01256 976747 or 07500 770464.