Psychotherapy for Anxiety
A space to explore the different ways in which anxiety can develop and how psychotherapy can help
Help for Anxiety
Would you describe yourself as an anxious person?
Does your anxiety prevent you from living your life fully?
If the answer is yes to both of these questions then it may be time to seek some help.
Anxiety can be described in many different ways: as feeling on edge, nervous, insecure, or worried, or perhaps uncertain, vulnerable, apprehensive scared or insecure.
You might wonder if anxiety is just a normal and inevitable part of life. Or perhaps you might take some comfort from a diagnosis of anxiety. You may feel reassured, perhaps by the uncertainty of having an 'anxiety disorder
The Nature of Anxiety
There are many factors which influence how you might experience anxiety. These include psychological and social factors as well as your specific set of circumstances, your relationships, personality and identity - how you see yourself in the world.
At one level anxiety is part of a living experience, a normal human response to life and the way we change and adapt to it.
At another level, the unique and specific responses made to situations can be disruptive and disabling. At this end of the spectrum feeling uncomfortable and overwhelmed is common. You may even have physical symptoms such as aches, pains, chronic fatigue, dizziness or nausea.
Described another way, anxiety is an emotion that alerts us to something important, something we need to pay attention to.
How Psychotherapy Can Help You If You are Struggling with anxiety
In psychotherapy the focus will be on you, and together we will gain an understanding of how anxiety affects and impacts you as a unique individual.
While anxiety is an emotional response to a variety of stimuli, it is also a signal. Our challenge and focus together will be to understand and manage anxiety - to live fully with anxiety as part of life's broad range of experiences. This will be the focus of our work if anxiety is your core concern.
Please contact me by email or by phone on 07891 613580 with any queries or concerns you have. Alternatively, do have a look at my Getting Started page for further information about beginning therapy.