Two Minds Counselling Services

Anxiety and Stress Management


Not a day goes by without us having to deal with some sort of fear or stress. This happens to everyone, but we all react to it differently. Anxiety comes in many forms and different degrees. It may present itself as financial uncertainty, health concerns or grief. If these circumstances are short-lived, you normally get through them swiftly. However, it can put both your mental and physical health at risk when long-term stress sets in. Not everyone has the same level of resilience to get through a challenging period. When you feel that you are truly standing alone with your problems, it may be beneficial to know that someone cares and can help you with anxiety and stress management counselling.


Sometimes, your feelings and fears simply get the better of you. The choice of what you will do is up to you. You can stop whatever you are doing, sit anxiously on the sidelines and wait for someone else to do something. No, this is not bad and not a reason to feel ashamed either. However, you can also learn to control your automatic reactions to fear. Taking your fate into your own hands and investing in personal growth by appealing to counselling for anxiety will strengthen your mental resilience. Then, you will be able to cope better with any negative experiences in the future.

  • A first step in learning to manage anxiety is to understand how it arises. It is a stress response to a dangerous situation or a problem that may evolve into something dangerous. In such cases, your brain is pre-programmed to prioritise negative thoughts and to react 'fearfully'. Stress reactions emerge when a specific situation threatens your goals, when you do not know what will happen, and when you feel you cannot influence or control what is happening.
  • You probably remember learning at school that only animals have an instinct and that humans had lost this when they evolved from Australopithecus Erectus to Homo sapiens. Nonetheless, there is still a place in our brains that is ancient and where something remains of that animal nature, we once had within us. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, it enabled our ancestors to survive in the harsh wilderness. As a result, we now sometimes fear things, a fear that seems unreal, but still a situation for which our brain switches to that primal feeling. In our stress counselling sessions, you will learn that it is good that we have this reaction. Even in the 21st century, this helps us to stay alive. Only, it should not dominate your life or prevent you from making the right decisions.
  • Your stress management counsellor will teach you more about how your brain works when fear or stress rears its head. They will explain that your brain automatically triggers certain thoughts. These thoughts bring along emotions that translate into physical reactions such as palpitations, sweating and stomach aches. Thanks to our health and anxiety counselling, you will learn to break through your fear pattern and control your thoughts and emotions. You will learn to deal with change differently.



You know now, contrary to what your schoolteacher said, that we still have some animal remains in our brains. However, our brains consist of many more sections. Indeed, they are an intriguing mass.

  • The prefrontal cortex is at the front of your brain. It helps you to see things in perspective and to think in terms of solutions. It allows you to ask yourself questions when a moment of stress arises. When you feel that fear or agitation are taking over and you have difficulty remaining calm, these questions can provide you with a solution. You will look at the problem differently and try to change it. In a sense, your stress and anxiety therapist will teach you to think, feel, and eventually behave differently.
  • You will agree with us that these questions also sound very logical. For example, what would you gain if you simply accepted the situation, or what could you lose if you did not accept it? Does it hold advantages or disadvantages for you? If there are advantages, which are these?
  • Our mind counselling services also provide exercises to increase your resilience to stress and anxiety. Breathing exercises very often give excellent results. Because we personalise each treatment, you will be able to practise when and where it suits you best.​
  • Our clients are delighted with our treatment. They often report an improvement already after the first session. Once we have achieved the goal together, you will be able to cope better with stressful moments. This change will be noticeable both inside and outside. Finally, it will also promote healthy sleep, and we all know how important this is.


  1. You may have doubts before you come to us for mind counselling, wondering if there is truly nothing you can do yourself. Asking yourself this is already the first step to improvement. Our answer will surprise you. You can do a lot!
  2. Ask yourself if you do enough exercise. Half an hour a day of walking, cycling, swimming, or even gardening does not only do wonders for the body but your mind as well.
  3. Do you relax sufficiently, and do you try to go to bed and get up at about the same time every day?
  4. Do you eat three meals a day, and do they consist of enough vegetables and fruit? Sugar, in particular can have a detrimental effect on both your body and mind, so it is always smart to replace sweets or biscuits with fresh fruit.​
  5. If you are already doing some or all these things and the fear keeps haunting you, then contact us for an initial consultation. You are not alone in this!