About The Anxiety Practice
Hi, Brian here. I am passionate about helping you to become a calmer, happier, more confident version of yourself. I've been where you are now, and it's not a nice place to be. In my younger years, I suffered from terrible social anxiety followed by work anxiety into my adult life. It was actually training in various forms of therapy, understanding how anxiety and stress are created in the mind, and having proven solutions and strategies that allowed me to become the calm, confident person that I am today...the person that I always was underneath the anxiety. Since overcoming my anxiety, I have managed to do some amazing things such as DJ to 17,000 people as a warm-up for both Little Mix and Olly Murs at Hove County Cricket Ground, launching a training school for therapists and hosting a daily radio show. You might not want to put yourself out there to the same degree, but I imagine that your anxiety is holding you back from something in life and that you'd feel great if you were able to "live your best life".
Anxiety takes many forms and I help people with everything from Generalised Anxiety Disorder to OCD, phobias to PTSD and fear of public speaking to insomnia (which is often a side effect of anxiety). I also help people to overcome stress as this often leads to anxiety and other mental health challenges.
I offer a free, 1-hour consultation before commencing any course of therapy, which is an opportunity for me to meet and talk about how you would like the current situation to be different. You will also be given a really useful understanding of how the brain works to create the problems you are facing, and because my Solution-Focused approach has evolved through clinical research and modern developments in Neuroscience, I will be able to explain exactly how and why this process works so effectively. So, you will be able to make a fully informed decision about whether this is the right therapy for you.
Face To Face Sessions
I offer face to face therapy in my relaxed and comfortable log cabin in Denton, which is a 5-minute drive from the A27 Beddingham roundabout.
My therapy space can be found at the base of the beautiful South Downs with plenty of parking and stunning, relaxing views.
Zoom is an effective way to access help if you would rather stay in the comfort of your own home or are too far out of my geographical area.
Clients with young children often find this helpful as they can arrange appointments when they have put them to bed, without having to leave the house. This is often the preferred choice for commuters who don't get home until later in the evening.
Zoom therapy is just as effective as a 1 to 1 session and offers more flexibility by fitting in around your home life and is something that I have offered for several years now. Some people choose a mixture of both, coming in person for the consultation before moving online if it suits their circumstances more.
You might be surprised to hear that only around 20% of hypnotherapists in the UK have the standard of qualification (HPD) recognised by the National Council For Hypnotherapy (NCH).
You can be reassured that I have qualified to this standard and am proud to have trained as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist with CPHT, who are recognised as providing the most up-to-date training. I am in fact now a senior lecturer at both their sites in Brighton and Surrey and a guest lecturer in eight other schools around the UK.
I am also a qualified Supervisor, NLP Master Practitioner & Coach.