Therapy for Death Anxiety

Death is always with us and affects everyone. Whether it affects us personally or others, it is a fact of life that we cannot shun away from. Whilst very few of us find it easy to deal with the idea of death, we accept it and find our own ways of coping with it, such as spirituality or religion.

A psychoanalyst can help

However, if you find yourself constantly thinking about death and the fear of it beginning to affect the other parts of your life, then help may be required. So much depends upon your individual reaction to the fear of death and whether you can carry on with your life in a normal way in spite of your deep-seated phobia. If you feel that your death anxiety is getting out of hand and that you require help and support to get your thinking back on line, a psychoanalyst or counsellor can prove to be extremely effective.

Tackling your fears

They will show you how to take a step back, analyse your thoughts and fears and begin to work on changing the way you think. Many fears of death and associated death anxiety can be traced back to events in our childhood that we may have repressed or buried. By using such techniques as analytical therapy, you will be able to find out if this is the reason for your anxieties.

For others, this may not be the case at all. There may be no real cause or explanation for your fears. Maybe you have been living in a state of constant stress and that has resulted in death anxiety. Other problems may also manifest such as panic attacks and depression. Here your therapist will tap into using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and will work with you to change the way you think about death.

If you would like us to put you in touch with a counsellor that can help you to deal with your death anxiety, fill in the form below. We will identify a practitioner that is suitable for you and who will be able to assist.

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