Anxiety is a word used to describe feelings associated with fear, nervousness, worry and apprehension. There are many types of anxiety and they affect everyone differently.
Mild anxiety can feel a little unsettling while severe anxiety can have serious consequences, impacting a person’s sense of life balance and making daily life seem almost impossible.
Stress is the body’s reaction to too much (or too little) stimuli. Unmanaged levels of stress, over time, have a debilitating effect on a person’s overall well-being.
Problems with stress or anxiety can be mild, moderate or severe.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety can affect anyone at any time. It comes in many forms and in varying levels of severity.
When anxious feelings persist for longer periods of time some people become overwhelmed by fear or worry. These feelings can prevent a person from feeling safe and in control of their lives. Some people describe living in a constant state of worry, dread and nervousness.
Anxiety becomes a problem when symptoms interfere with a person’s quality of life and ability to establish a state of relaxation or equilibrium. Our personal counselling services for anxiety can help alleviate some of these symptoms. There are a number of ways to effectively treat anxiety.
Problems with stress and anxiety are very common
There are many ways that anxiety affects people. Common anxiety disorders include social anxiety, health anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). There are several others.
People can feel anxious about almost anything. The symptoms of anxiety vary between individuals but most types of anxiety result in both psychological and physical side effects. These many side effects can greatly interfere with a person’s ability to manage and enjoy life.
Anxiety can be unhealthy. High levels of stress or anxiety have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s also believed that long-term problems with anxiety have a negative effect on our immune system. Anxiety can also lead to feelings of low mood, hopelessness and depression.
How can anxiety counselling help?
Like depression, anxiety symptoms may be mild, moderate or severe. There is evidence that some people are genetically predisposed to anxiety. And people who live very stressful lives are also more likely to develop anxiety problems.
Problems with anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek counselling and psychotherapy. Women have a higher prevalence of anxiety disorders than men. In Britain, approximately 16 per cent of women and 9 per cent of men experience some anxiety disorder in the course of a year.
There are a number of counselling approaches that can be used to treat anxiety. The type of treatment used will depend on a number of factors. Counselling for anxiety can be short-term or longer-term, depending on your circumstances.
To discuss problems around stress, worry, nervousness or anxiety, please get in touch.
There are many factors that contribute to stress and anxiety issues and some of us are more prone to stress and anxiety than others.
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