Help with Anxiety

Most people experience anxiety at some time in their life. Events such as job interviews or exams can make us feel anxious. This is perfectly normal. However if your worries are getting out of control, or you have extreme feelings of anxiety, which has an impact on your daily life, then you may wish to seek professional help.

Anxiety can have a big impact on you and can lead to a number of psychological and physical symptoms. Counselling can be an effective way to learn to manage anxiety.

Physical symptoms of Anxiety

  • restlessness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • a sense of dread
  • feeling constantly “on edge”
  • unease
  • irritability
  • impatience
  • tension
  • being easily distracted

Psychological symptoms of Anxiety

  • difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • tiredness
  • muscle aches and tension
  • palpitations
  • dry mouth
  • excessive sweating
  • shortness of breath
  • stomach ache
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • dizziness

Your symptoms may cause you to withdraw from seeing people, making it more difficult to go to work or socialise. This in turn can make you worry even more and negatively impact your self-esteem.

Counselling for Anxiety

In counselling we can look at what causes you to feel anxious and think about why that is. You will have the time and space to talk about what might seem like trivial things that make you feel anxious. Of course, in reality these things are not trivial at all, if they make you feel anxious then they matter. In counselling it is okay to talk about these things, I will be listening but no one else will hear. We can look at the situations that you find difficult and think about solutions that will work for you.

If you would like to better manage your anxiety then please contact me.

How Counselling Helped Me

Individual Counselling

This is a great article that clearly and simply explains how counselling can help. Samantha Bye writes about her experiences of counselling and how it helped her better understand and then manage her anxiety and depression.

She writes to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health and says, “I think some people believe that counselling is just for those with extreme issues, but it really isn’t. No one’s mental health problem is more important than someone else’s, and having a neutral and well-qualified person to check in with makes a world of difference”.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/05/19/mental-health-awareness-week-why-id-recommend-counselling-to-everyone-5887095/#ixzz49CEbrIY4

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Counselling in Bishop’s Cleeve

I currently have the display board at The Natural Health Centre Bishop’s Cleeve. I have tried to make the board look busy and messy as a reflection of how our lives can be at times. I am pleased to see that a couple of my postcards have been taken already.

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss how counselling may help you.