Ros Welch is located in the beautiful village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, convenient for Great Missenden, Bucks.
One of my specialist areas is helping with panic attacks, the following is an extract from a recent blog post of mine.
If you did stop breathing you would faint, your body’s urge to survive would kick in. Fainting would regulate your breathing. The average panic attack lasts ten minutes, the choice; stay with it, control your breathing or faint.
What happens; an unconscious thought occurs, usually a memory of trauma, the death of someone close, an accident a fear or phobia, the conscious mind is not aware of the thought but your body certainly is and kicks in sequence of physical events.
The thought triggers a reaction in the primitive part of the brain, an almond shaped bit called the amygdala responsible for releasing arousal. The body readies itself for ‘fight or flight’, adrenalin is released. A sharp intake of breath, also generally unnoticed gets the heart racing and increases the oxygen supply to the parts of the body needed for immediate action.
More rapid breathing, a queasy feeling in the stomach, slight dizziness, a feeling of choking, your body is hyperventilating and rapid exhaling through your mouth makes matters worse as oxygen is taken out of your body too quickly with carbon monoxide.
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Together we identify goals with realistic outcomes in acceptable timescales. We work positively to make a lasting difference to accept the past, make change in the present, and enhance the future.
Unexpected change can be difficult to manage, it can be hard to think straight given the busy lives we lead, trying to make sense of the unpredictable can leave us anxious, stressed and angry. Life’s changes; redundancy, bereavement, loss, illness or broken relationships can leave us in tatters and Counselling can help you on your journey to acceptance.
“It was very easy to talk to Ros, the sessions were relaxed and comfortable, I felt really heard. She often challenged me and my ideas, I felt I learnt something at every session, I gained insight and self- awareness, it was like a layer of skin being peeled from my eyes.”
“I had always suffered low self esteem and never knew why, Ros was the 1st person who understood, she helped me see things from a different perspective. I feel confident and look forward to my future.”
Following a successful career in design, marketing and finance, following a series of life-changing events I became inspired me, now in my 50’s, to channel my experiences into helping others as a counsellor.
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