Anxiety UK therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling and other and clinical hypnotherapy. Click here to find out what therapies are availabe in your area.
CBT, counselling and psychotherapy are all available through the NHS although many people find they have to wait very long lengths of time before being offered an appointment. Clinical hypnotherapy is not normally available through the NHS and is therefore usually something that people undertake on a private basis.
All our therapies are available to members of Anxiety UK and are offered at significantly reduced rates (fees range from £12 – £50 per session dependant on client’s household income) compared to standard private practice rates. And because we offer therapies over the phone and via web-cam, we are able to help support you no matter where you live.
At Anxiety UK, we have always offered a range of services – some for people with very mild anxiety problems whilst providing services for others who have more severe and longstanding anxiety issues.
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At Anxiety UK, we passionately believe in choice. Those who use our services are unique individuals. Therefore their journey towards recovery from anxiety will also be unique. Because of this, Anxiety UK has an extensive range of services to meet your needs, from ongoing support to self help. You choose the level of service/support that you feel you need – because you know best.
Research on hypnotherapy and anxiety
Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders
Self-hypnosis training represents a rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety-related conditions.
Here we provide a review of the experimental literature on the use of self-hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, including anxiety associated with cancer, surgery, burns and medical/dental procedures.
An overview of research is also provided with regard to self-hypnotic treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as tension headaches, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome.
The tremendous volume of research provides compelling evidence that hypnosis is an efficacious treatment for state anxiety (e.g., prior to tests, surgery and medical procedures) and anxiety-related disorders, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.
Although six studies demonstrate changes in trait anxiety, this review recommends that further randomized controlled outcome studies are needed on the hypnotic treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and in documenting changes in trait anxiety.
Recommendations are made for selecting clinical referral sources. More details here
I started suffering with agoraphobia approximately 3 1/2 years ago. It began initially with stress and anxiety but then I found it really difficult to go out alone and I would not go anywhere outside the house unless I really had to. I went on holiday for a week but had a massive panic attack on the way back and found it took me a long time to get over this incident. My partner bought me a dog to keep me company at home as I also hated being alone in case I had a panic attack.
I have, however, fortunately learnt to control the attacks by occupying myself with the dog and the internet. I have also started trying to go into shops – even if it is only going down one aisle and then coming straight back out. I’m absolutely terrified if anyone says anything to me, but I am trying to push myself further and further each day, and one day I know I will conquer my difficulties.
I think you can overcome agoraphobia, but it takes time. If you push yourself and set yourself a task every day, then eventually you will conquer it. I’m at the stage where I can now walk to the corner shop, buy something and walk back home on my own, which I feel very proud of as I never thought that I would go out again at one point in my life. Knowing that there is an organisation that exists like Anxiety UK has been a great help. My motto is “life is too short”. Set yourself small goals/tasks and try to stick to them. Do the same task for a couple of weeks every day until you can complete it without anxiety.
Anxiety UK Member
We aim to offer members access to all of our services. However, if there is not a service available in your location, ring our helpline and a member of staff will try and arrange for the service you require to be made availalbe to you either over the phone or via webcam. There is a lot of positive evidence on the use of telephone therapy to deliver counselling and CBT. You can find out more by downloading the document below.