Anxiety is an intense worry or fear which is so strong it can affect your daily life. Some individuals may experience anxiety in social situations, others may have anxiety about their health or it could be about something else. During anxiety, the individual may experience physical symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations or a rapid heart rate, trembling, numbness, tingling. In health anxiety a bodily change such as a lump or rash is also present.
How counselling helps
Anxiety affects our feelings, thoughts and behaviours which are explored in counselling. It follows that challenging these through increasing activity, understanding what our feelings and thoughts are about, and challenging and testing out new ways of managing our life is useful in overcoming anxiety. I may set goals or tasks for you to achieve in between sessions.