Joan Pickard Ltd, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and EMDR Practitioners, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Hull
Psychotherapists Beverley East Yorkshire
Psychotherapy, Counselling & Supervision
Psychotherapy, Counselling & Supervision
Psychotherapy, Counselling & Supervision

Anxiety & panic attacks

Performance anxiety

PTSD

Phobias

Relationshionship difficulties

Bereavement & Loss

Anger management

Pain management
   

Psychotherapists Beverley
Psychotherapy, Counselling & Supervision

 

Conditions

Anxiety & panic attacks

Anxiety is a normal response to stress or danger and indeed can improve performance in a variety of situations. However it becomes a problem when experienced intensely and when it persistently interferes with an individual’s life from day to day. Panic attacks are a severe form of anxiety occurring unpredictably, sometimes without obvious cause, usually lasting for a few minutes (though they feel as though they are much longer) and, at the longest, for around an hour.

Some of the physical symptoms are:

· Tightness in the chest
· Dry mouth
· Fast heart beat
· Sweating
· An urge to use the toilet

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Performance anxiety – is essentially no different to any other form of anxiety except that it relates to very specific situations ( e.g. sport, music, acting) in which a person is required to ‘perform’ in front of others , whether one or a number ‘others’. This form is particularly suited to treatment using EMDR.

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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Can occur in a person of any age after experiencing a serious trauma. It becomes classified as PTSD if symptoms persist more than one month after the event, can be delayed for much longer than that and can last for many years after the event.

Some of the symptoms are :

· Recurrent distressing memories of the event
· Flashbacks where the event seems to be happening again and again
· Physical reactions to things that remind you of what happened
· Irritability or sudden outbursts of anger
· Very strong startle responses
· Problems with sleep
· Problems with concentration

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Phobias

Are intense fears brought on by objects, events or situations, that can interfere with a person’s ability to function in everyday life. These can be specific, such as fear of flying, or escalators or more generalised responses to social situations in which an individual fears being watched and judged by others.
Phobias can result in obsessive-compulsive behaviour such as frequent hand washing or repeated checks on household appliances before leaving home. Such behaviour and/or thoughts can become so pronounced that they significantly interfere with the person’s ability to lead a ‘normal’ life.

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Relationships

All relationships - husband/wife; partners; mothers or fathers and their children etc. – can go through very difficult periods and those involved can become stuck in established patterns of relating. Working with an unbiased, non-judging therapist can help couples move beyond their impasse and towards a constructive solution of their difficulties.

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Bereavement & Loss

When someone close to a person dies they experience an intense feeling of sorrow (grief ) and go through a period of mourning during which they may experience, among other things, numbness, anger and sadness. There is no one way to grieve nor is there a definite time period. It may take up to one or two years.
If circumstances or personality block this process then feelings become ‘bottled up’ and can lead to emotional difficulties, such as recurring bouts of depression, and possibly physical illness later on. Therapy can facilitate the necessary full experiencing and letting go of grief.

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Anger Management

Anger is a perfectly normal healthy human emotion. However when it gets out of control and becomes destructive it leads to problems – whether in relationships with loved ones and friends, people at work or in other situations.
It can make you imagine that you are at the mercy of powerful and unpredictable feelings but, with the help of therapy (particularly EMDR), you can realise that you are not and that you can control your anger.

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Pain Management

Pain can occur for many reasons and is normally a signal that something is wrong. However it can sometimes carry on for longer than expected and lead to changes in the nervous system that then maintain the pain. The pain becomes ‘locked’ in the nervous system. EMDR is a means of stimulating the nervous system to help it change pain responses.

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