Do you have panic attacks that come out of nowhere? Are you avoiding driving, going to work, or missing out on social occasions because of fear of another panic attack hitting you while you are out? A panic attack can be a very scary experience, and worrying about when and where the next attack might occur is a source of anxiety that can seriously disrupt your life. After multiple panic attacks, many victims feel a sense of hopelessness and despair. You don’t have to live this way forever. Effective therapy can make a real difference and help you to lead a healthy, balanced life, free from fear of panic attacks.
Effective therapy for panic attacks
The first step in learning to stop panic attacks is to work out what causes them. In therapy, we will begin by discussing your experiences with panic attacks and gaining knowledge about your triggers. The next stage is to find practical strategies to deal with these triggers without falling into another panic attack. In therapy, I use evidence-based techniques that allow you to approach your triggers without your coping systems short-circuiting. Step by step, you will build up the resilience you need. With the greater insight you gain from therapy, the triggers lose their power to disrupt your daily life.
How soon can you expect relief from panic attacks?
When your daily life is being undermined by fear of panic attacks, it’s essential to get real, lasting relief as efficiently as possible. Many clients notice an improvement after only a few sessions and most clients make progress after a dozen sessions. Learning to conquer anxiety is a gradual, cumulative process, but each session will be goal-focused, using evidence-based techniques with the highest chance of success.