At Elevated Wellbeing we provide treatment and counselling for panic attacks in Newcastle and online.
What is a Panic Attack?
A Panic Attack is a sudden and intense rush of fear or worry where people often experience severe physical and psychological symptoms when there is no real danger or apparent cause.
These symptoms are part of the ‘fight or flight’ response and are a result of our mind thinking we’re in danger, and our body preparing itself to deal with this. As such, adrenaline and cortisol run through our body and means we experience symptoms which may include a pounding or racing heart, chest pain, sweating, trembling, shaking, numbness, shortness of breath, feeling dizzy and sick, feeling unsteady on your feet, and visual changes. Panic Attacks are often very frightening when we are experiencing them. People may think that there is something physically wrong with them like they are having a heart attack, that they may faint or are going to die, do something embarrassing or go crazy.
Sometimes worrying thoughts and symptoms can cause so much distress that people will start to avoid places or things they think might lead to a panic attack or cause similar sensations. This can lead to a pattern of avoidance and lead people to become Agoraphobic which means they may avoid any place which they feel it would be difficult to leave or to get help in. Ultimately this can interfere with productivity and performance at work, or socially, and get in the way of living an enjoyable and value-filled life.
Therapy & Counselling for Panic Attacks in Newcastle
With effective treatment, people can cope better with panic attacks, reduce their severity or them occurring at all and reduce the impact on their lives. As a practice Elevated Well-being are experienced in providing treatment and counselling for panic attacks in Newcastle. Our mental health professionals are highly trained and use personalised, science-based therapy ensuring you get the best treatment possible.
Are you wanting to reduce the impacts of anxiety and panic attacks? Contact our mental health professionals today to book in an appointment either in person, online or via telephone.