Anxiety counselling

anxietyEveryone feels anxiety sometimes. But if your feelings are ongoing and affect your everyday life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Counselling (a talking therapy) can help you overcome your anxiety, by helping you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviour are linked together.

Understanding anxiety

Anxiety may cause mental and physical symptoms:

Mental anxiety symptoms

  • racing thoughts
  • over-thinking
  • hard to concentrate
  • feelings of dread and doom
  • panic
  • irritableness
  • heightened alertness
  • sleep problems
  • appetite changes
  • wanting to escape
  • dissociation

Physical anxiety symptoms

  • sweating
  • irregular breathing
  • hot flushes
  • dry mouth
  • shaking/jitters
  • hair loss
  • fast heartbeat
  • extreme tiredness / lack of energy
  • dizziness and fainting
  • stomach ache and sickness

Types of anxiety

  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Skin picking
  • Hair pulling
  • Health anxiety
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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