Robin Altwarg: Counselling in London
Fresh Insight Counselling London
 

Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBACP MBPsS

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

Stress counselling in London
Stress is the feeling of being under pressure. Some stress can motivate us to take action, such as when we have a deadline, but excess stress can be harmful to physical and psychological wellbeing. Chronic stress can lead to anxiety, depression, increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

Emotional symptoms may include:
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • agitation
  • depression or low mood
  • low self-esteem
  • feeling lonely or isolated
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • moodiness
Cognitive (thinking) symptoms may include:
  • racing thoughts
  • constant worrying
  • difficulty concentrating
  • memory problems
  • poor judgement
  • imagining the worst
  • focussing on negatives
  • rumination (going over and over things)
Behavioural symptoms may include:
  • changes in eating habits
  • sleeping too little or too much
  • increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • nervous habits, such as nail biting or pacing
  • temper outbursts
  • being forgetful or clumsy
  • talking more or faster
  • isolating self from others
  • procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • being unreasonable
  • constantly busy
Physical symptoms may include:
  • headaches
  • sweating
  • frequent colds
  • breathlessness
  • dry mouth
  • sexual problems
  • stomach, bowel or bladder problems
  • feeling sick or dizzy
  • muscle tension and pain
  • rapid heartbeat
I am able to teach clients relaxation techniques, such as: controlled breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualisation, mindfulness and problem-solving skills in order to reduce the severity of stress.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps people change unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that contribute towards feeling stressed.  They learn to think in an alternative more balanced way. Behaviours are explored to see if they contribute towards stress and more effective strategies can be learnt.

Further work can also been done to address and alter negative core beliefs, such as: "I'm a failure" or "I'm not good enough" which interfere with an individual's accurate perception of situations.

Ultimately people learn to identify and use their own inner resources, which they may be unaware of.

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:

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