Counselling for Panic Attacks, and Counselling for Anxiety Attacks, Panic Disorder: Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

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Panic attacks?

The separation between panicking and having a panic attack is immense. We have all had moments of mild panic or nervousness; this may be when you were asked to make a presentation to a group, making a best man’s speech or reading in front of your school when you were younger.

Panic attacks are staggeringly different from the feeling of butterflies in your stomach. Panic attacks happen, often, without prior notice, normally they will last 10 minutes, but at times will last longer. Moreover, panic attacks happen for, what initially seems like, no noticeable reason, and it is not unusual for someone having a panic attack to feel like they are losing their mind or sanity.

Consequently, after a panic attack, it is not unusual for someone who’s suffered a panic attack to feel like they can have another one, shortly after; there is a general feeling of anxiousness as one tries to work out why one has had a panic attack in the first place.

Anxiety or panic attacks can cause havoc with your normal life as you never know when the next one is going to be, or indeed why you have had one in the first place. Below is a list of symptoms or feelings you may have had if you have had a panic attack recently.

Do I suffer from panic attacks?

The sensation your heart is beating far too fast: heart palpitations.

Visibly trembling or shaking.

Hyperventilating when you feel stressed; the sensation that you need to breathe quickly to gain control.

The feeling that you are being choked or choking feeling.

Sensations or tightness in your chest; these may be connected, with heart palpitations.

The feeling that you want to vomit or throw up.

The feeling of clamminess or hot flushes.

The overpowering feeling that you are losing your sense of reason or sanity.

The feeling of numbness in parts of your body; fingers and toes et cetera,

Hot flushes, or cold sweats.


How many people get panic attacks?

The website ANXIETY UK, predicts that one in ten people have or has, had a panic attack. To put this figure into some comparison, the population of the Haywards Heath area is approximately 36,000 (figures via Google).

If the research carried out by ANXIETY UK, is correct, approximately 10%( 3,600,) people in the Haywards Heath area, could have had a panic attack or be living with the effects of panic attacks.

How can Eleos Counselling help?

Eleos Counselling has been supporting clients with anxiety attacks/ panic disorder, in the Haywards Heath, West Sussex area since 2014. The variety of therapy that Eleos Counselling offers is Humanistic; to give you some idea, this means working with a therapist who is skilled at listening. He or she will have, a non-judgemental approach, and listen to your experience with warmth and respect. Furthermore, they will help you to  process, and gain insight into what is going on for you, at that moment.

Humanistic therapy is part of the talking therapies which is recommended by NICE (The National Institute for Clinical Excellence) and is one of the preferred methods of helping somebody who has panic disorder.

What do I do now?

If you would like to book a session, you can, either, phone, email, or simply click the book now button on this page from there you will be taken to the Select and Book page, where you can book a session which fits your schedule.


Contact Us

F6 Worth Corner,
Business Centre,
Turners Hill Road,
Pound Hill, Crawley
RH10 7SL

Phone: (01403)217300
or (01293) 882210
Mobile: 07854602050

I started getting panic attacks when I started to go to college; I hated school, as I was bullied a lot. I thought that college was going to be different. Unfortunately, I had a hard time but managed to get my A-levels.

When I started working, I started getting panic attacks in the morning but kept ignoring, getting professional help, even though some days I couldn’t make it to work. A friend of mine said I should try counselling, at first I was a real sceptic, so I went to Eleos Counselling expecting not to be helped, but I was wrong. Going to counselling has been great, it let me talk about my anger regarding the bullying I had at school, and also how this is affecting my life in general.  The panic attacks of gone now, but am still in therapy, and working on myself and how I cope with things.


Find out more


MIND UK: a website to help people gain more knowledge regarding their mental health problems.


ANXIETY UK: A website dedicated to anxiety and anxiety related problems.


PATIENT INFO: A website giving information on panic attacks.

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Please get into contact today should you require our counselling services.



I specialise in creating an environment, that allows you to discover and understand who you are is an individual, who you are in context to relationships, and how you interact with others. We work together to change unhelpful patterns of the behaviour in order to have the relationships and life you want.


F6 Worth Corner,
Business Centre,
Turners Hill Road,
Pound Hill, Crawley
RH10 7SL

Phone: (01403)217300 or (01293) 882210
Mobile: 07854602050