Counselling for Panic Attacks, and Counselling for Anxiety Attacks, Panic Disorder: Horley and Red Hill, Surrey.

PIXABAY_Panic disorder West Sussex

What is a panic attack?

The differentiation between panicking and having a panic attack is worlds apart. We have all had moments of mild panic; that is when your stomach tends to flip over, and you get butterflies. It may have occurred on your wedding day, the day you graduated, or when you had to make a big presentation or speech to a group of people.

Panic attacks are vastly different from the feeling of butterflies in your stomach. Panic attacks come unexpectedly, and will normally last up to ten minutes, but sometimes have a greater duration. In addition, panic attacks happen for, what initially seems like, no perceptible reason, often people will talk about experiencing the feeling of losing control, horror, and shock.

Subsequently, after such attacks, it is typical for one to feel stressed and out of sorts and mildly anxious; often, with the feeling of concern and preoccupation about when the next panic attack will happen.

Anxiety or panic attacks can disrupt your normal life and stop you leading the life you would like.


Have I had a panic attack?

  • Below is a list of symptoms or sensations you may have experienced if you have had a panic attack:
  • Heart palpitations; the feeling your heart is beating far too fast, or you have an elevated pulse rate.
  • Visibly trembling or shaking.
  • Difficulty breathing or hyperventilating; the feeling or sensation, you cannot get enough air into your lungs.
  • A feeling of choking.
  • Pains in your chest; these may be associated with heart palpitations.
  • The feeling that you want to vomit or throw up.
  • The feeling of clamminess or hot flushes

The overwhelming fear, that you are losing your sanity, or that you are having a mental breakdown.

A numb sensation throughout your body.

Hot flushes, or cold sweats.


How common are panic attacks?

According to the website ANXIETY UK, one in 10 people has, or have had panic attacks. To put this figure into some comparison, the population of Horley and Redhill Surrey is currently 29,000 (figures via Google). Using the figures from ANXIETY UK, approximately 10% 2, 900,) people could be currently suffering from Panic attacks in the Horley and Redhill Surrey, area. That is many people, who have had or suffer from panic attacks, just in the Horley and Redhill, Surrey area.

How can Eleos Counselling help?

Eleos Counselling has been supporting clients with anxiety attacks/ panic disorder, in the Horley and Redhill, Surrey area since 2014. The former therapy that Eleos Counselling offers is Humanistic; in real terms, this means working with a therapist who is trained to listen with a non-judgemental attitude,  with warmth and respect, for what is going on for you at that moment. Talking therapies as offered by Eleos Counselling 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


Find out more


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


SUPPORT LINE: A website giving information on panic attack



ANXIETY UK: A website giving information on panic attack


Contact Us

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.


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Business Centre,
Turners Hill Road,
Pound Hill, Crawley
RH10 7SL

Phone: (01403)217300 or (01293) 882210
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