Counselling for Anxiety

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Anxiety is a human’s innate response to danger. The brain prepares the body for the fight-or-flight response when a person is under threat or encountering something dangerous. In situations of danger, anxiety is necessary to ensure survival, and that is why we have evolved to have anxiety.

However, when anxiety is not associated with imminent danger to the person, it becomes an unwanted guest and can interfere with a person’s daily life. Stressful situations in life can trigger anxiety, and sometimes anxiety is something you are feeling way too much or way too often.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Psychological symptoms of anxiety include feelings of uncertainty, losing control, dread, tension, irritability, and the inability to concentrate. Physiological symptoms of anxiety may include racing heartbeat, sweating, dry-mouth, headaches, stomach discomfort, muscular cramping, and/or shortness of breath. Some people break out in hives. These symptoms are unique to each individual.

Anxiety attacks elicit a strong sense of fear or worry. It is very uncomfortable for a person to live with this intense feeling of fear or worry and these feelings can get in the way of your normal, daily functioning.

Different people experience anxiety differently. For example, some may notice it only in social situations or only in crowds. Others may feel it in intimate situations. Whatever anxiety you are feeling, counselling can help. Too much anxiety is a highly treatable condition.

I offer counselling for the treatment of anxiety. Please feel free to contact me, and let me help you.