Dr Kaan Alton Inner World Psychology

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Dr Kaan Altan - Clinical Psychologist
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Understanding and managing worries about health | Health anxiety

Do you find yourself constantly worrying about your health and making frequent trips to the doctor's office? Are you constantly seeking reassurance from family and friends about your symptoms and regularly checking your body for signs?

Health anxiety, also known as hypochondriasis, is a condition characterized by excessive worry about having a medical illness despite medical reassurance and lack of evidence of illness. Individuals with health anxiety may constantly monitor their bodies for symptoms, seek frequent medical attention, and experience significant distress and impairment in daily functioning. Seeking support from a therapist can help identify and challenge negative thought patterns and confront health-related fears. By developing coping strategies, practising self-care, and seeking professional support, individuals can effectively manage worries about health and improve their overall well-being. CBT is a primary approach for addressing health anxiety, helping individuals identify and challenge catastrophic thoughts about their health.

Therapy offers a supportive space for individuals to explore their fears, develop coping skills, and regain a sense of control over their health anxiety, ultimately improving their overall well-being and quality of life.

If you're ready to overcome your health anxiety, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance at 0208 252 7740 or through the form below.


Take the first step towards positive change and begin your path towards mental health and emotional wellness today