We understand that health anxiety can be debilitating, causing excessive worry and fear about your well-being or that of your loved ones
Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is dedicated to helping you manage and overcome health anxiety, providing you with the tools and support necessary to regain control and live a more fulfilling life.
Our health anxiety treatment services include:
Assessment and Evaluation: Our skilled therapists will assess the nature and extent of your health anxiety and identify any underlying issues contributing to it. This evaluation will inform the development of a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Individual Therapy: Through one-on-one sessions with a trained therapist, you will explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours related to health anxiety. Together, you will work on developing healthy coping strategies, reducing your anxiety symptoms, and improving your overall well-being.
Cognitive - Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Our therapists utilise CBT to help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns that contribute to health anxiety, empowering you to change these patterns and improve your emotional well-being.
Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: We incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques into our treatment approach, providing you with tools to manage your anxiety in the moment and reduce its impact on your daily life.
What is health anxiety?
Health anxiety, also known as illness anxiety or hypochondria, is a type of anxiety disorder characterised by excessive worry and preoccupation with the possibility of having a serious illness or medical condition. People with health anxiety tend to misinterpret normal bodily sensations or minor symptoms as signs of a severe health problem, even when there is no objective evidence to support their concerns.
Common symptoms of health anxiety include:
- Persistent and excessive worry about having a serious illness.
- Frequent checking of the body for signs of illness, such as lumps or pain.
- Seeking reassurance from doctors, family, or friends about health concerns.
- Regularly researching symptoms or diseases online.
- Avoiding certain situations, places, or activities due to fear of illness or injury.
- Experiencing significant distress or impairment in daily functioning due to health concerns.
- Difficulty accepting negative test results or reassurance from medical professionals.
Health anxiety can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, as it may lead to excessive medical appointments, unnecessary tests, and avoidance of situations that may trigger anxiety.
Ready to embrace a brighter future?
Don't miss the opportunity to transform your life with our expert guidance and support. Booking your first therapy appointment is a courageous step towards self-discovery and growth. Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable therapists is dedicated to helping you navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience. Experience the difference an inclusive, respectful, and empowering therapeutic relationship can make in your journey.