Counselling for Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder: East Grinstead, West Sussex

Counselling Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder: East Grinstead, West Sussex

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What is the difference between panic and panic attacks?

I am sure you have had moments in which you feel panicky? It could be the feeling that you get when you go to an amusement park and go on that big ride you have been putting off all day, or it could be moments before you have to make a presentation or speech, to a crowd. Panic attacks are light-years away from the feeling of nervousness or feeling panicky.

Panic attacks will often last up to 10 minutes, but sometimes this can be longer. Moreover, panic attacks happen when you least expect them, and for no obvious reason. Frequently, individuals will talk about undergoing a feeling of fear that they are going to die. Often People who suffer from panic attacks will talk about experiencing a sense of losing their mind or sanity.

Subsequently, it is not unusual to feel worried, out of sorts and mildly anxious; often perturbed about when this will happen next.

Anxiety or panic attacks can interrupt your everyday life and stop you leading the life you would like.

Symptoms of a panic attack.

  • Rapid or racing heart rate; the awareness that your heart is laboured or working harder than normal.
  • Wobbly or shaky feeling.
  • Trouble breathing; The feeling that you cannot get your breath.
  • A feeling of choking.
  • Tightness or pains in your chest.
  • The feeling you want to vomit/nausea.
  • The feeling of disassociation, the sensation that your not in your body.
  • The terror that you are having a psychotic breakdown or losing your mind.
  • The extremities of your body tingling: A numbness or numb sensations in your hands and feet.
  • Hot sweats and cold flushes.


How widespread are Panic Attacks?

According to the website ANXIETY UK, one in 10 people has experienced a panic attack. To put this into some comparison, there are approximately 26,942 people living in the East Grinstead area (parish).  (figures via Google). Using the figures from ANXIETY UK, approximately 10% (2,700) people could be currently suffering from Panic attacks in the East Grinstead, West Sussex area. That is a lot of people, who have had or suffer from panic attacks, just in the East Grinstead are.

How can Eleos Counselling help?

The type of therapy that Eleos Counselling offers is Humanistic; this essentially requires working with a therapist who is trained to listen with empathy, understanding and warmth. Eleos Counselling has been assisting clients with panic disorder, in the East Grinstead West Sussex area since 2014. 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.


I started getting panic attacks after my father died suddenly. I would wake up in the morning and suddenly the feeling of terror and panic would overwhelm me. It got so bad I couldn’t go to work, and at one point I found it hard to get out of the house. Somebody recommended to me that I went to therapy, at first, I was really sceptical, but just being listened to, not judged, and been given strategies to help manage the panic attacks, has really helped. I tell people about Eleos Counselling all the time, and I’m so glad I went to therapy now.

Simon 48

Find out more


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


SUPPORT LINE: A website giving information on panic attacks


PATIENT INFO: A website giving information on panic attacks


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

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