Anxiety is a natural reaction when we feel fear or worry. We all have times when we feel anxious.
If you are feeling anxious most of the time and it is impacting your daily life it might help to get some support.
We can feel anxiety in different ways.
Emotional symptoms may include:
Physical symptoms may include:
An anxiety attack can feel like you are losing control, there may be an overwhelming sense of fear. You may feel physical symptoms such as tightness in the chest, racing heartbeat and a sense that you are going to pass out.
Therapy can help with anxiety by giving you a space to talk openly about your experience of anxiety. Maybe you struggle with accepting that you have anxiety, or maybe you can accept that it's part of you but you would like to manage it differently.
Therapy can also help you to work through the cause of your anxiety and help you to identify if there are any triggers which make it more problematic for you.
Alongside talking about your anxiety, therapy can help you learn techniques in managing your symptoms, thoughts and behaviours to improve your relationship with your anxiety.