Are you looking for Online Counselling Therapy for Health Anxiety?
What is Health Anxiety?
To be concerned for and to worry about your health is a perfectly normal experience. Health anxiety is when we spend a significant or excessive amount of our time thinking that we are ill or that we will get ill. These thought and feelings are often persistent and can have a significant impact our lives.
Often our focus is on our bodies looking out for indicators of illness. Typically, we can convince ourselves that harmless physical symptoms are indicators of serious illnesses or medial conditions. For example, when we are feeling anxious this can make our heart race and we could mistake this as a problem with our heart. Often this misinterpretation of symptoms fuels our anxiety and confirms our worst thoughts and feelings that we have a significant health problem.
Health Anxiety can affect us in different ways however common health anxiety issues include things like:
Acting ‘as if’ you are ill
‘Body scanning’ or continuous monitoring of the body for signs of illness
Constantly worrying about your health
Mistaking symptoms of anxiety for signs of a serious illness
Reassurance seeking from others
Worries that medial professionals have missed something relating to your health
How can Online Counselling Therapy help Health Anxiety?
Online Counselling Therapy can help with the above symptoms. It can help you challenge how you think and what you do to help break the cycle of health anxiety.
It will help you reflect on which thoughts, feeling, beliefs and behaviours are helpful and which are unhelpful in order to help you deal with them in a more constructive way.
My therapeutic approach to Therapy for Health Anxiety
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means that I use a wide range of counselling approaches to help clients to deal with health anxiety. Most notably these include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Person Centred Therapy
Book Online Counselling Therapy for Health Anxiety
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