Anxiety is a really common reason for entering therapy. If you have an ongoing feeling of anxiety talking about those situations with a qualified therapist will make you feel better.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety & Stress are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we experience as humans.
Anxiety is usually a fear about the future.
Sometimes this can be about a something temporary and specific, like a job interview or an exam or longer term such as intense worry or out of control negative thoughts.
Sometimes it can be generalised and seem to be about nothing in particular, just an ongoing feeling of stress or dread, or sense of impending doom or helplessness.
We all feel a degree of fear and anxiety, but when it becomes severe and ongoing it can disrupt our lives, cause us to avoid things and ruin even the fun things we experience.
How can we treat Anxiety
Talking therapies are very effective at improving and relieving anxiety.
I will work with you to understand where this is coming from and what you can do to overcome it.
This will involve working out why this is happening, then finding ways for you to regulate your physical reactions, thoughts, behaviours and environment, creating a sense of control and an ability to cope.
Often this involves working out what goes through your mind when you are feeling anxious and where those thoughts are coming from.
From this ways are designed to test out these thoughts to see if they have any basis in the real world or not.
We can also go deeper, working out why you have these thoughts at all so, what might have caused the anxiety, often this alone helps people to feel less anxious.
We can then find ways to reduce your level of anxiety, targeting some of these areas to alleviate the symptoms while we learn to better manage the cause and help you to feel better.
I offer all clients a free initial consultation. It gives you a chance to see if this will work for you without charge.
Talking with a qualified therapist will make you feel better.