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Welcome To Love This Therapy

Anxiety Counselling In Surrey, BC

Are You Suffering From Anxiety?

If you often feel overwhelming worry about everyday situations, find it difficult to relax, have difficulty concentrating, or feel tense and irritable, you may be experiencing anxiety. Anxiety often also has physical symptoms which can include interrupted sleep, headaches, a rapid heartbeat, chest pain, and even stomach issues. It is important to note that anxiety symptoms will manifest and present differently from person to person.

These feelings can be all-consuming, trapping you in a cycle of negative thinking and fear. The good news is, there’s genuine hope when you engage in meaningful counselling at Love This Therapy.

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Our Therapeutic Approach

Every person experiences anxiety differently and will also respond uniquely to different forms of therapy. We will work with you to find the modality that makes you feel the most comfortable. Our Anxiety Counselling services incorporate various evidence-based techniques, including:

CBT is an evidence-based therapy focusing on the interconnection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. By recognizing and altering negative thinking patterns and behaviours, individuals can improve their emotional responses. In sessions, we identify problematic thoughts and behaviours, examine them, and develop practical skills to modify them.
EFT harnesses emotions as tools for information, change, and connection. Instead of avoiding emotions, EFT promotes understanding and managing them for improved well-being. In therapy, individuals are guided to comprehend and respond to their emotional reactions, supported by therapists in expressing and transforming emotions to foster healthier interactions.
This goal-oriented approach believes behaviours are learned and can be modified. Behavioural Therapy aids individuals in replacing distressing behaviours with more constructive ones. During sessions, we pinpoint and understand specific behaviours and their triggers. We then employ strategies like relaxation and exposure therapy to establish better behavioural responses.
EMDR is a distinctive counselling method effective for processing traumatic memories and stress. By using bilateral stimulation, like guided eye movements, the therapy helps reprocess distressing memories, making them less emotionally intense. In EMDR sessions, traumatic memories are recalled with associated emotions while therapists guide eye movements or other bilateral stimulations to diminish the memory’s emotional impact.
Mindfulness Therapt blends cognitive behavioural techniques with mindfulness to manage thoughts and emotions. Instead of altering challenging thoughts, this therapy promotes a more accepting viewpoint. Guided mindfulness practices and cognitive methods are utilized to foster a detached observation of thoughts and feelings, mitigating their influence.
DBT aids individuals in transitioning from emotional and cognitive dysregulation to improved living. Merging CBT with validation and mindfulness, DBT helps build coping mechanisms during distress, mindfulness, and emotional regulation. Emphasizing dialectical thinking, DBT acknowledges individuals’ current efforts while equipping them with tools for positive change and reduced suffering.

The Role Of Anxiety

While a low level of anxiety can motivate us in challenging situations, chronic, overwhelming anxiety that interferes with daily life is a sign you may want to seek help.

How Love This Therapy Can Help

Our therapeutic methods will address the underlying issues causing your worry and negative thinking. Using a variety of effective techniques, we can help you break free from the cycle of anxiety, reclaim your life, and regain peace of mind.

Personalized Treatment Approach

We tailor our treatment to your individual needs. Our goal is to help you break free from the heaviness of anxiety and rediscover ease in your life.

Addressing Your Concerns About Therapy

Is Anxiety Therapy Expensive?

If You Have Extended Medical Coverage, Our Counselling Services Are Often Covered, Allowing You To Get Reimbursed. We Aim To Make Counselling An Effective Investment In Your Long-Term Well-Being.

Does Therapy Take A Long Time?

Our Approach, Utilizing A Variety Of Effective Techniques, Allows Clients To Experience Relief From Anxiety Relatively Quickly. We Focus On Addressing The Root Of The Problem And Providing You With The Skills Necessary To Manage Anxiety In The Future.

Deepening Your Understanding Of Anxiety

The Neuroscience Behind Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just a psychological state; it has a deep-seated neurological foundation. When faced with stress or danger, your brain’s amygdala initiates a chain nervous system reaction that triggers the “fight or flight” response. This, in turn, releases adrenaline and cortisol, hormones designed to help you respond to the threat. While this response is essential for survival, in individuals with anxiety disorders, this system can become overactive, leading to chronic feelings of fear and worry even in safe situations. Understanding this can be empowering, framing anxiety as a biological process rather than a personal failing.

The Impact Of Anxiety On Quality Of Life

Anxiety disorders can greatly impact your quality of life, affecting both physical and mental health. Persistent anxiety can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and other physical health issues. It can also disrupt your social life, work performance, overall happiness, and low self-esteem. Chronic anxiety also may coexist with other mental health concerns like depression.

Anxiety In Different Age Groups

Anxiety disorders are not exclusive to adults; it can occur at any age, from children to seniors. Childhood anxiety can manifest as separation anxiety, school refusal, or excessive worry about upcoming events. Teenagers may experience anxiety related to academic pressure, social acceptance, and the transition into adulthood. In adults and seniors, anxiety can be associated with life changes, health issues, or loss. At Love This Therapy, we understand the unique needs and concerns of each age group, tailoring our therapeutic interventions accordingly.

Coping With Anxiety: Tools And Strategies

One of the most effective ways to manage anxiety is through coping strategies, which can range from deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation to mindfulness and meditation. Our counsellors can guide you through these strategies, helping you integrate them into your daily routine.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders: From Generalized Anxiety Disorder To PTSD

There are several different types of anxiety disorders, each with their unique characteristics and symptoms.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by chronic and excessive worry about a variety of everyday things, from health and work to finances and family. At Love This Therapy, we can help you manage the relentless worrying associated with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
OCD involves unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that individuals feel compelled to perform. We can help you learn strategies to manage these intrusive thoughts and break free from compulsive behaviors.
Experiencing traumatic events can have a deep impact on our mental health. PTSD can develop following a traumatic event, leading to severe anxiety, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts about the event. We use specialized trauma-focused therapies to help individuals with PTSD.

Specific Phobias

A specific phobia is an excessive fear of a particular object or situation. With our help, you can confront and overcome your fears in a supportive and understanding environment.

Performance anxiety, also known as stage fright, can affect individuals in various areas of their lives. Our team of qualified therapists can help you build confidence and develop effective coping strategies to overcome this form of anxiety.
Panic attacks can cause sudden, distressing sensations of intense fear. Panic disorder is when these attacks occur frequently and unexpectedly. With our help, you can identify triggers, learn coping strategies, and reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks, regaining a sense of ease in your life.
If you experience intense fear in social situations and worry about being scrutinized or negatively judged by others, you may be dealing with social anxiety. We can help you manage your anxious thoughts and improve your ability to navigate social situations with confidence.

There are many other types of anxiety disorders and everyone will experience emotional and physical symptoms at a different level. With this being said, treating anxiety disorders is not a one-size-fits-all all approach. We are here to help create a treatment plan that is unique to you and your journey.

No matter the type of anxiety you’re dealing with, it’s essential to remember that help is available. With the right support and treatment at Love This Therapy, you can navigate through the storm of anxiety towards a calmer, more peaceful life.

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