Increased fear of travelling on the London Underground

Panic attacks on the London Underground
Are you suffering an increased fear of phobia of travelling in London or on the underground,you are not alone, under the recent terror circumstances this would be quite normal human reaction, for help to assist you though panic attacks and anxiety disorders for an increased fear of travelling, call us at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre, 01784392449 and see how we can help.

Sick notes for mental health issues show alarming rise

Nearly a third of illness notes issued by GPs is for psychiatric problems, says an NHS report with a 14% rise in notes relating to anxiety and stress between 2015-16 and 2016-17. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said the findings were ‘alarming’ and pointed to a need for more to be done to help get people back to work.

The BBC reported that this report showed that mental health issues were the most common reason for people to take time off work, ahead of musculoskeletal diseases.

The new NHS data analysed more than 12 million ‘fit notes’ (formerly called sick notes), issued over almost two and a half years from GP practices across England. Around half of the notes had a known diagnosis.

The NHS Digital report also revealed that fit notes for psychiatric problems were being issued for longer periods of time than other types of illness. For example, more than one in five psychiatric sick notes were issued for longer than 12 weeks, compared to only 3% of notes for diseases of the respiratory system.

Jed Boardman, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said not enough was being done to facilitate a person’s return to work.

“GPs will write suggestions on the fit note, such as staggered work days or agreeing specific goals for the returning employer – both parties need to be more active in tailoring these suggestions to that person,” he said.

Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, told the BBC: “These figures explain why the NHS is now putting mental health front and centre, in what was recently independently described as ‘the world’s most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses’.”

Dealing with stress and anxiety has become more common for clinical hypnotherapists, says the National Council for Hypnotherapy – the UK’s largest not-for-profit professional association for hypnotherapy, with more than 1,800 therapists across the UK on its directory.

“Hypnotherapy helps people to make changes in their behaviour. It cannot force you to make any changes against your will. Hypnotherapy commonly helps with conditions including stress and anxiety,” says the NCH.

The national body adds: “Stress is one of the major reasons people take time off work, and investing in stress reduction schemes companies can increase productivity, happiness and subsequently loyalty in their employees.

“Many hypnotherapists offer special offers to businesses for stress reduction schemes at work. It is worth talking to your employer or to a local hypnotherapist to see if that this is a possibility.”

Psychiatrist Dr Boardman told the BBC the NHS data ‘may underestimate the scale of the problem as discrimination can mean those with mental health issues are out of the labour force completely.

“Almost half of benefits claimants of Employment and Support Allowance in England are receiving payments as the result of mental and behavioural disorders,” he pointed out.

Anxiety can also manifest itself in different worries, explains the NCH. “It may be fear of being around other people, it may be anxiety in specific social situations, anxiety in your relationships with particular people at home, at school or at work.

“Anxiety is a fear or concern that is exaggerated, and is out of proportion to the situation, although sometimes it may not feel like this.”

An NCH hypnotherapist can help assess a person’s anxiety, identifying the root of stress or anxiety whether it is a situation, a physical issue, a past experience or a relationship. They will then work with the person to overcome this and lead the life they would prefer to live.

Unlike GPs, NCH hypnotherapists offer treatment sessions outside of office hours. To contact an NCH therapist near you, click here to access the NCH directory.

Counselling at Studholme Medical Centre, Ashford, Surrey

For help with anxiety, depression, panic attacks or other related emotional disorders we now providing a range of therapy services at ​Studholme Medical Centre:​

Clinical Hypnosis​
Sessions costs are from £60 for 50 minute appointments from Monday 4th September 2017 and thereafter every Monday, bookings available at the reception during surgery hours or by calling Kate or Alan at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre on 01784 392449. ​
We offer a wide range of therapies and treatments for clients in Ashford, Surrey and surrounding areas. Some treatments offered are:
Neuro-linguistic programming
Emotional freedom technique
Weight Loss
Reiki & Shamanic Healing
Common issues we deal with:
Panic Disorders
Public Speaking
Self Confidence
Weight Loss
Stop Smoking
If you are looking for a specific treatment, contact us today to discuss things further:

Therapy News Letter August 2017

August 2017 News Letter

In this issue:  New Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre phone App  Now seeing clients in Chiswick  Testimonials  Mindfulness Courses.

Welcome We are having a busy summer with assisting clients with stress, anxiety, teaching weight loss and mindfulness courses and so much more. The exciting news for this month is we will now be renting a room in Studholme Medical Centre, Ashford. Offering patients from the local area, Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguist Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Weight Loss and Mindfulness courses.

We have launched a new APP

“Be Anxiety and Stress “

Full of interesting post, tips and information. Easy to download to your android phone,just click on the respective App store icon for your phone type or Ipad or Kindle.


We are now seeing clients in Chiswick

Roko health club chiswick, the Spa, Wise Blue owl therapy centre, hypnosis
If you are in the Richmond, Chiswick area, we now have bookings available at Roko Health Club and Spa, Chiswick Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, Chiswick, London W4 3UH. To book please call 01784 392449.



Trust pilot is an independent third party review site where clients can post feedback about their feed back about their experience here at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre. Take a browse through our many testimonials or feel free to add your own. Visit Trust Pilot on the Icon/link below

Mindfulness Workshops:

MINDFULNESS GROUP WORKSHOP Our next 2 hour group mindfulness workshop will be on Thursday 7th September 2017 from 6pm—8pm. £25.00. To be held at 13, Clarendon Road Ashford TW15 2QJ.

Video 2: The drivers for anxiety

Are you suffering from men’s anxiety

Men are not  robots or machines, they feel hurt, sadness, pain, and disappointment. they experience feelings of not being good enough, of not reaching the mark, of being vulnerable and afraid. they can be unhappy, they can be scared and they get sick.    

There is one thing that all humans have in common they feel the

following problems at some point in their life.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Worry
  • Fear / Phobias
  • Anger
  • Addiction (Eating, Drinking, Smoking)
  • Sex Problems
  • Relationships problems
  • Work / Career problems
  • Lack Self Confidence
  • Have an Image / Body problem

For a confidential chat to us about how you are feeling and how our services can quickly help you through, please call us on 01784 392449  or complete the inquiry form.   Inquiry Form