Anxiety treatment at the London Psychiatry Clinic

We all feel anxious from time to time, especially when we’re under pressure or facing difficult circumstances. Sometimes a little anxiety can help you to stay motivated and avoid negative situations, but if you feel that your anxiety is becoming difficult to manage or control, it can be very helpful to seek treatment from an experienced psychiatrist.

At the London Psychiatry Clinic our specialist teams have spent their professional careers helping people to successfully overcome the physical and emotional burden of excessive anxiety. Together, we will analyse and address the root cause of your anxiety, so that you can achieve better sleep, freedom from discomfort and improved peace of mind.

If you would like to discuss beginning anxiety treatment for yourself or a loved one, we’d be delighted to arrange a short courtesy call with one of our Consultant Psychiatrists. Choosing the right treatment approach can often feel confusing, but we’re confident that our highly experienced team can get you on the road to recovery from the significant anxiety symptoms that have been holding you back.

Our approach to treating anxiety disorders

We have extensive experience in treating anxiety disorders using a range of approaches, from medication to therapy. A professional diagnosis and bespoke treatment plan from our anxiety therapists will equip you with the coping mechanisms and self-awareness strategies you need. Recognising the signs of an anxiety attack before it occurs can help you to manage your symptoms before they become overwhelming.

Our approach to anxiety treatment is evidence-based and open minded. We follow a holistic plan that uses a range of techniques and anti-anxiety medications, where appropriate. All our anxiety treatment plans are tailored to your personal preferences and needs, there is no-one-size-fits-all approach. We create a therapeutic relationship where you can feel comfortable and safe to speak to us, either in-person or remotely, whenever is convenient for you.

Learn more about our approach to treating mental health problems

Symptoms that may indicate an anxiety disorder

Did you know that anxiety can cause the following physical and emotional symptoms?

  • Heart palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Worries and ruminations
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Shaking
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tummy ache
  • Dissociation from the world around you

 

Anxiety can cause many physical, emotional and mental symptoms that are damaging to your wellbeing. That’s why we adopt a holistic treatment approach that helps to improve your overall health.

Treatment for anxiety-related conditions

There are several types of anxiety that a person can experience, as well as related conditions, which may cause symptoms traditionally associated with anxiety. We understand that defining the type of anxiety you are suffering from may feel overwhelming or too difficult. We are here to take the burden off your shoulders by providing a careful and complete assessment and diagnosis.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

If you have been finding it hard to control your feelings of anxiety for a long time, and you have general anxiety about a range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event, you could be experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis)

If you spend a lot of time worrying about your health and frequently check for signs of illness or ask for reassurance that you’re not ill, you could be experiencing health anxiety.

Panic Attacks (Panic Disorder)

If you experience sudden overwhelming feelings of anxiety, panic or fear, as well as a racing heartbeat, faintness or shortness of breath, you may be suffering from panic disorder.

Social Anxiety (Social Phobia)

If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and stress in social situations, you could be experiencing social anxiety.

Phobias

If you have an overwhelming fear of a particular place, object, situation, feeling or animal, and it’s having a severe impact on your day-to-day life, you could be suffering from a phobia.

Stress (Burnout) (Nervous Breakdown) (Adjustment Disorder)

If you experience consistently high levels of anxiety, leaving you with exhaustion and other physical or emotional symptoms, you could be suffering from severe stress.

Dissociation (Depersonalisation, Derealisation or Detachment)

If you suffer from significant anxiety for a prolonged period, you may develop a dissociative disorder. This causes you to feel disconnected from yourself, your loved ones and the things you care about.

Agoraphobia

If you have a strong, consistent fear of being in situations where you’ll struggle to escape, such as when travelling on public transport or visiting a shopping centre, you could be suffering from agoraphobia.

Anxiety treatment at the London Psychiatry Clinic

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating any psychiatric condition, including anxiety. There are many types of anxiety treatment available, and the right one for you will depend on your preferences, medical history, lifestyle and more. Your anxiety psychiatrist may think you’d benefit from a more conventional approach, such as a medical prescription and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or that you might experience better results from modern treatments, such as mindfulness coaching, nutritional analysis and sleep training.

The anxiety knowledge base

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural response to stress that is often triggered by events or situations that worry us, like going on a first date, buying a house or dealing with a difficult situation at work. In situations like these, you might experience feelings of fear, nervousness or apprehension. For some people, this kind of anxiety can actually be a positive influence that spurs them on to take needed action, but when anxiety becomes detrimental to your well-being, feelings of stress and fear may become overwhelming and stay with you consistently over a long period. Rather than being a positive influence that leads to action, your anxiety may become debilitating and affect you in various ways that impede your career, home life or social life.

What does anxiety look like?

It’s important to understand that we all suffer from bouts of anxiety from time to time, and more often than not, these do not require treatment. However, when your symptoms become consistently debilitating, affecting your ability to complete everyday tasks, you would likely benefit from anxiety treatment by a psychiatrist or psychotherapist.

As we’re all unique, anxiety can present itself in many different ways. You may experience psychological symptoms, such as a constant sense of worry or fear, or intrusive thoughts about bad things that could happen. You may also experience physical sensations such as breathlessness, palpitations, a sense of discomfort in your chest or butterflies in your stomach.

We’re all familiar with anxiety as a general sense of nervousness or unease, but some individuals with anxiety-related conditions might not experience these symptoms. You may feel disconnected from yourself and others, as if you’re observing your life but aren’t fully present (dissociation), or you may intentionally try to avoid situations you feel you can’t escape from (such as public transport or lifts).

These symptoms may be a result of an anxiety disorder or condition. But whatever form your anxiety takes, we will carefully assess your concerns, lifestyle and needs to identify the best course of treatment for you.

How do I know which kind of anxiety disorder I have?

If the symptoms and conditions on this page resonate with you, you may be suffering from a particular anxiety disorder. In many cases, you may not be able to put yourself into any one category — and that’s okay! We’ll match you with the right doctor based on your unique needs and preferences, and they will conduct a thorough assessment of your symptoms, lifestyle, medical history and concerns before providing a diagnosis and recommended anxiety treatment plan.

Which form of anxiety treatment should I seek – psychotherapy or psychiatry?

When you have an anxiety disorder or condition, it’s crucial that you find a treatment option which works for you and you feel comfortable with. It is possible to gain effective anxiety treatment for your condition from a psychotherapist, or a psychiatrist. Our psychotherapists are qualified to offer talk therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which can help you identify the root causes of your anxiety and challenge negative thought patterns that can exacerbate your feelings. Psychotherapists do not prescribe medication, such as antidepressants, which can benefit many patients when combined with anxiety therapy.

A psychiatrist is a medical professional with specialised training that qualifies them to diagnose and treat mental and emotional conditions and disorders, including anxiety. Since psychiatrists are medically trained, they can prescribe medications if they deem it appropriate. Like psychotherapists, psychiatrists can also offer talk therapy and CBT. Our collective of doctors includes experienced psychiatrists and psychotherapists, which means we can work with you to develop a dynamic holistic treatment plan comprising talk therapy, medication or both.

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Gemma Luke

My name is Dr Gemma Luke, a consultant clinical psychologist. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years, and as a qualified clinical psychologist since 2011.

Conditions I treat:
Self-HarmAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBehaviour problemsDepression Eating DisordersOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersTrauma & PTSDOffending behaviour (domestic, violent, and sexual abuse)Behavioural issues

I am passionate about promoting positive mental health and strive to work holistically with both mind and body to help my clients achieve lasting change.

Fees

Initial consultations: £245 (1 hour)

Follow-up consultations: £245 (1 hour)

Alexandra Madureira

I’m a Clinical Psychologist who thinks outside the box. I have a creative and passionate approach that focuses on healing emotions while also considering life situations and neurobiological mechanisms.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBrain inuryBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Eating DisordersFibromyalgiaMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersTrauma & PTSD

I believe feeling safe is a prerequisite for change and therefore I focus on making people feel comfortable, so they can gain the courage to face and break unhelpful psychological patterns.

Fees

Please contact us for more information

Dr Ana Tsakiri

My Trauma-informed practice and holistic therapeutic approach aims to support children during periods of acute crisis but also help them with long standing emotional and behavioural difficulties. I work with families to understand how adversity and trauma has impacted a child’s world causing emotional and mental health difficulties as well as physical symptoms. I am also a Consultant Psychiatrist specialised in Interventional Psychiatry with TMS therapy for young people with resistant emotional difficulties and severe depression.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyAutismBehavioural problemsBDDBipolar disorderBrain inuryComplex TraumaDepression Eating DisordersEmotional Difficulties Family workInterpersonal relationship problemsOCDPanic AttacksParental Psychoeducation about Mental Health DisordersPersonality DisordersPhychosomatic symptomsPsychosisPTSDSleep problems

The aim is always for your child to overcome the negative influence of the experience, redefine how they feel and rebuild their confidence

Fees
First Consultation:
£395
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£650
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£790
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£245
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£295
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£395
(60 min)

Dr Jonathan Garabette

I am a Psychiatrist specialising in General Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy. I treat most mental health difficulties and offer a range of approaches including medication, psychological therapies and lifestyle modification.
Conditions I treat:
Depression and Dysthymia​Depression and Dysthymia​Depression and Dysthymia​

I always try to focus on understanding you as a whole person and how any symptoms, problems and diagnoses affect you, your life and what is important to you.

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£275
(30 minutes)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 minutes)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 minutes)

Lynn Gruwez

I’m a Clinical Psychologist with experience across a range of mental health conditions. My goal as a therapist is to see each person as someone unique and human. I seek to understand in depth the nature of any mental health symptoms so that I can flexibly and creatively adapt therapy to suit your circumstances.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Eating DisordersFibromyalgiaOCDPanic AttacksSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I believe in a holistic, non-judgemental approach where clients have the space and freedom to share their fears without constraint. I have a strong interest and passion for Mindfulness.

Fees

Please contact us for more information

Dr Triveni Joshi

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with over 15 years clinical experience. I treat a wide variety of mental health and emotional conditions with an emphasis on holistic treatment and working with parents/carers.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAngerAnxietyAutismBDDBipolar disorderBehavioural difficultiesDepression Emerging Personality DisordersOCDPanic AttacksParentingPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I love to work with children. I wholeheartedly believe that early intervention is one of the best ways to successfully manage long term mental health problems.

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 min)

Dr Regina Sala

I am a caring and approachable medical doctor specializing in cognitive, behavioural and emotional well-being in children, adolescents, adults and their families. My ethos is to offer excellence of care based on evidence-based research with respect and compassion.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAutismAddictions AnxietyAttachment difficultiesBDDBehaviour problemsBereavement, grief and lossBipolar disorderBrain injuryChronic painDepressionEating DisordersFamily TherapyFibromyalgiaIntellectual disabilityMedically unexplained symptomsOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersPsychosisPsychosomatic symptomsSleep problemsSocial communication disorderSpecific learning disordersTics and Tourette’s syndromeTrauma & PTSD

I see my patients as human beings and aim to foster a sincere and relaxed environment so that we can build trust during our sessions. I believe in a positive body-mind integration with neuroscience’s principles to empower self-awareness, resilience and personal growth

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 min)

Dr Maria M. Herves

I am a General Psychiatrist with great interest in childhood and adolescence psychiatry. I have been working specifically in this field over the last 10 years. I believe that supporting mental health at early stages in life can prevent it from developing further into more persistent difficulties in adulthood.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyAutismBehaviour problemsBipolar disorderChronic painComplex trauma and PTSDDBT(Dialectical behaviour therapyDepressionEmotional DysregulationFamily workFibromyalgiaMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksParentingPersonality DisordersPsychosisPsychosomaticSchool bullying and cyberbullyingSleep problems

I regard the patient as the product, not the problem. They are a result of their environmental, genetic and social influences, all of which can be addressed and supported with professional help.

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£250
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 min)

Dr Iyas Assalman

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist specialised in General Adult Psychiatry. I treat a wide variety of mental health and emotional conditions and I have an expertise in treating Adults with ADHD.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyBDDBehaviour problemsBipolar disorderDepressionMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma and PTSD

Rather than seeing you as a diagnosis or trying to change your personality, I want to understand my patients as a whole person.

Fees
First Consultation:
£495
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£745
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£980
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£290
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£385
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£495
(60 min)

Dr Luis Alameda

I am a General Adult Psychiatrist and a Neuroscience Researcher. I specialise in severe mental conditions including trauma. I offer an individualised intervention integrating psychotherapy and medical approaches.

Conditions I treat:
AnxietyBorderline Personality DisorderBipolar disorderBrain inuryBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Dissociative disordersNarcissistic Personality DisorderOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersPsychosisReactions to acute stressSchizophreniaSchizoaffective DisorderSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I believe that difficulties in managing mental health are a normal part of life and far more common than you might think. They present an opportunity to understand the problem, become more self-aware and progress on your journey.

Fees
First Consultation:
£395
(1 hour)
Follow-up consultations:
£220
(30 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£330
(45 min)

Dr Lara Lavadiño

I am a General Adult Psychiatrist specialised in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I have specialist expertise in managing complex and long term conditions. I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certified psychotherapist also integrating Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy principles.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyAutismBDDBehaviour problemsBrain injuryChronic fatigueChronic painDepressionDissociationFibromyalgiaLearning DisabilityOCDPanic AttacksPanic/AgoraphobiaParentingPerformance anxiety in Music, Acting and SportsPerinatal PsychiatryPersonality DisordersPsychosisSleep problemsSocial phobiaTinnitus and VertigoTrauma & PTSD

I believe in a positive psychiatry approach, empowering both children and adults to overcome any difficulties by providing education and support on their condition, along with a holistic and personalised treatment plan.

Fees
First Consultation:
£475
(1 hour)
First Consultation:
£720
(1.5 hours)
First Consultation:
£895
(2 hours)
Follow-up consultations:
£320
(40 min)
Follow-up consultations:
£475
(60 min)

Dr Srinvas Lanka

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Adult Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. I treat a wide variety of mental health and emotional conditions and have specialist expertise in managing complex and long term conditions.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAutismAddictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBrain inuryBehaviour problemsChronic painDepression Eating DisordersFibromyalgiaMemory problemsOCDPanic AttacksPersonality DisordersPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

I try to understand your treatment goals, values, limitations and preferences, so we can personalise your treatment using the best approach that gives you sustained recovery.

Fees
ADHD Initial Consultation:
£1160
(2 hours)
Initial Consultation:
£870
(1.5 hours)
Follow-up Consultation:
£290
(30 min)
Follow-up Consultation:
£580
(1 hour)

Dr Jonathan Garabette

I am a Psychiatrist specialising in General Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy.
I treat most mental health difficulties and offer a range of approaches including medication, psychological therapies and lifestyle modification.

Conditions I treat:
Addictions AnxietyBDDBipolar disorderBorderline Personality DisorderComplex TraumaDepersonalisationDepression Eating DisordersInsomniaOCDSleep problemsPanic AttacksPsychosisTrauma & PTSD

I always try to focus on understanding you as a whole person and how any symptoms, problems and diagnoses affect you, your life and what is important to you.

Fees
Initial Consultation:
£1160
(2 hours)
Initial Consultation:
£870
(1.5 hours)
Follow-up Consultation:
£580
(1 hour)
Follow-up Consultation:
£290
(30 min)

Dr Nagore Benito

I am a General Adult Psychiatrist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of most mental health conditions. I offer a person-centered and holistic approach.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAnxietyBDDBipolar disorderDepression OCDPanic AttacksPsychosisSleep problemsTrauma & PTSD

The best six doctors anywhere, and no one can deny it are sunshine, water, rest, and air, exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend If only you are willing Your mind they’ll ease Your will they’ll mend And charge you not a shilling
– Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

Dr Alberto Pertusa

I have a strong interest in behaviour modification, lifestyle optimisation and the use of self-quantification as a way to foster wellbeing and increase performance.

Conditions I treat:
ADHDAddictionsAnxietyBinge EatingOCDOrthorexiaSleep problems

I always strive to provide the highest standards of care to all my patients.
I endeavour to offer personalised and bespoke treatment in order to meet your specific needs