Do you worry excessively about your health and about developing a serious illness or disease? Do you repeatedly consult your GP and hospital specialists for reassurance about your health and still harbour doubts? If you do, you may benefit from health anxiety therapy.
Health Anxiety often develops when we think there may be a threat to our health which then triggers an anxious response. This leads to a heightened preoccupation with body sensations and health-related worries.
Most of us will experience health worries during our life and seek medical investigation, routine health checks and reassurance. However, some people become very pre-occupied with the state of their body and are tormented by worries regarding the development of disease or illness despite medical investigation and reassurance.
Health anxieties and health worries become problematic when they are happening too often, are out of proportion to the chance of actually having a serious health problem, are persistent despite health checks and reassurance from your GP, lead to obsessive checking and reassurance seeking plus avoidance and cause you significant distress.
If you are experiencing health anxieties, please contact us to make an initial consultation appointment.
Counselling can help you gain a richer and more meaningful life.
To make an appointment for Health Anxiety Counselling or CBT or to make an inquiry, please contact Tracey Johnston, Clinical Director tel: 07593768129
or email (please click on email link): email@example.com
All communications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
14 - 20 John Street