Anxiety Management Counselling
Free yourself from anxiety at Breakaway South West Counselling
Do you struggle to sleep because your mind won’t switch off?
Ever feel like you just can’t relax?
Not even sure why you’re feeling so worried lately?
You have a lot going on
When we have a lot going on at work or in our personal life – or both – it can sometimes feel difficult to keep up. Constantly striving to stay on top of things, and look confident and in control while doing so, can lead you to overlook your own needs.
You feel like you’re doing everything for everyone else.
Do you ever find yourself...
- Procrastinating because you’re afraid to fail
- Just ‘knowing’, that everyone thinks negatively of you
- Finding more and more things to worry about
- Constantly thinking about all the ‘bad stuff’
- Assuming the worst
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is what we feel when we’re worried or afraid – usually before or during a stressful event or time. It’s a natural response that most people experience at one time or another, but sometimes anxiety can impact upon your life to such an extent that you feel unable to cope.
If you find yourself avoiding situations that might make you feel anxious, your worries seem out of proportion to the situation, or you find it hard to go about your everyday life, it’s time to seek help.
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
Everyone experiences anxiety differently, but signs and symptoms might include:
- Feeling nervous, tense or restless
- A sense of danger, panic or doom
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing (hyperventilation)
- Trembling / Shaking
- Feeling tired or weak
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble sleeping
- Uncontrollable worry
- Avoiding people or situations that make you anxious
- Gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Panic attacks
What are Panic Attacks?
A panic attack is a sudden onset of feelings of discomfort and fear, usually (but not always) in response to a stressful situation.
Although harmless in themselves, panic attacks are very unpleasant, often frightening for the sufferer, and tend to last a few minutes or significantly longer for some people.
Signs and Symptoms of Panic Attacks
- Palpitations / pounding heart
- Rapid heart rate
- Rapid breathing and/or shortness of breath
- Choking sensation
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Chills or feeling of overheating
- Trembling / shaking
- Numbness and/or tingling
- Derealisation (feelings of unreality)
- Feeling ‘out of control’
- Fear of ‘going crazy’
- Fear of dying
- Depersonalisation (being detached from oneself)
Can Counselling Help Anxiety?
Counselling is highly effective at treating anxiety. It can help you to identify and manage the factors that contribute to your anxiety and provide you with the tools you need to manage your anxiety and reduce its severity.
I’m Here For You
My goal as your therapist will be to help you get clarity on why you suffer from anxiety and gain fresh insights into your triggers. It’s not unusual for anxiety sufferers to feel frustrated, confused and even ashamed. I provide a safe and supportive space in which you can talk freely and be heard.
I’m here to help you find new and effective ways of handling your anxiety and establish techniques to bring real relief when anxiety hits.
Ready to break free from anxiety?
To arrange a 100% professional and confidential anxiety management counselling appointment, get in touch with me today.