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My panic attacks have made me lose confidence

Fiona Caine is here to help if you have a relationship, sexual, marriage or family problem.

I’ve had a few panic attacks over the last few years but I had a really bad one a couple of months ago and I’m finding it hard to get back to feeling confident and unafraid.

I feel that I need to see a counsellor and wonder if you know how I can go about finding one who will be sympathetic and able to help with this sort of problem. GD

FIONA SAYS: TALK TO YOUR GP

I suggest you start with your GP, as practices usually have a counsellor attached to them.

If not, then your doctor will certainly know where to refer you.

If you would prefer to find one for yourself, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has an online directory.

Go to bacp.co.uk and click on “seeking a therapist”, then enter your postcode and details.

I should add, though, that any kind of attack like this is worth talking over with your GP just in case it is linked with a medical condition.

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