Everyone has feelings of anxiety and feelings of anxiousness can be perfectly normal as we do need a certain level of anxiety to help us from being complacent and unmotivated. We generally have good innate coping skills when it comes to anxiety which can be managed without anxiety counselling – for example, you may have a fear of feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam; job interview or giving a speech. The feelings of anxiousness usually dissipate quickly once the stressful situation is over.
But for some people, it can be difficult to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives. Social anxiety also know as social phobia occurs when a person is experiencing an overwhelming fear of a social situation. The person can experience the social anxiety as being excessive and unreasonable. Sometimes people experience anxiety attacks (also known as panic attacks).
Anxiety counselling has been shown to be a very effective treatment for dealing with anxiety.
You may be experiencing anxiety if you have prolonged feelings of:
- Feeling restless or worried
- Fear of social situations
- Having trouble concentrating or sleeping
- Work stress
- Change in living arrangements
- Worried about pregnancy and giving birth
- Experiencing family and relationship problems
- Major emotional shock following a stressful or traumatic event
- Verbal, sexual, physical or emotional abuse or trauma
- Death or loss of a loved one.
Dealing with Anxiety
Through counselling you can work through these issues and develop coping mechanisms that will help you spot the signs of anxiety so that you can address them immediately.
If you would like to discuss anxiety counselling, please contact me.