Robin Altwarg: Counselling in London
Fresh Insight Counselling London

Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS MBACP (Accred)

Confidential, professional counsellor and psychotherapist in London

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My practice: counselling, therapy in London
Individual and couples counselling
Counselling via Skype
Counselling: Corporate clients

Professional counselling service available from a practice in the City of London

Anxiety counselling in London
Anxiety is a normal emotion that we all experience. Humans have evolved to be able to detect and quickly respond to danger. When we perceive a threat our bodies produce adrenaline and the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism kicks in. However, anxiety becomes a problem when a person overestimates danger and underestimates their ability to cope.

Symptoms of anxiety can include:

  • numbness or tingling
  • feeling hot
  • wobbliness in legs
  • inability to relax
  • fear of the worst happening
  • dizziness or feeling lightheaded
  • increased heart rate or palpitations
  • unsteadiness
  • nervousness
  • feelings of choking
  • hands trembling
  • shaking
  • fear of losing control
  • hyperventilation (overbreathing)
  • difficulty breathing
  • fear of dying
  • feeling scared
  • feeling sick
  • indigestion or discomfort in abdomen
  • feeling faint
  • face flushed
  • increased sweating (not due to heat)
  • increased muscle tension
  • wanting to go to the toilet more often
  • tension headaches
  • dry mouth
  • tightness across the chest area
  • sleeping difficulties
  • fear of ‘going mad’
  • difficulty concentrating.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be an effective treatment for many anxiety disorders, such as:

generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)

  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • social anxiety / social phobia
  • panic disorder
  • agoraphobia
  • health anxiety
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • specific phobias

CBT does not focus on trying to find an initial cause to the anxiety, but looks at what it is that the individual is doing and thinking in the here and now, which is maintaining the problem. As a result people discover how to change the behaviours and thoughts that are maintaining their anxiety.

Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBACP MBPsS

My expertise lies in the areas of: anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, stress and low self-esteem.

Concerns and issues
I deal with:

Adjusting to changes in your life
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Binge drinking
Bisexual issues
Body image
Borderline Personality Disorder
Compulsive lying
Couples counselling
Dependent Personality Disorder
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Emotional abuse
Gay issues
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Lesbian issues
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Male rape
Marriage difficulties
Men’s issues
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Panic Disorder
Personality disorders
Physical abuse
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship issues
Self harm
Self-destructive behaviour
Separation and divorce
Sexual abuse
Sexual minority issues
Social phobia
Unhappiness in childhood
Weight issues
Work related issues
Work/life balance