Everyone feels a normal degree of anxiety in life when faced with such challenges as a job interview or a visit to the dentist. However, if you feel anxious a lot of the time about many different situations it you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Feelings of anxiety can be accompanied by other symptoms and issues such as:
Our approach to anxiety therapy
We believe that therapy is an effective anxiety treatment. The use of therapy helps to target both the symptoms and the root cause for anxiety. Once the root cause has been agreed, we can help you deal with your anxiety; it’s symptoms and triggers. It is at this point where we will build a tailor-made programme for you, depending on the symptoms you have listed.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment to help with anxiety. Feelings such as worry, anxiousness, fear or panic can be mild, moderate or severe. The emotions of anxiety can be constant, long-term and can affect people’s daily life.
It has great results when applied to someone who suffers from social anxiety disorder. Using cognitive therapy, your therapist can help you to tackle negative thought patterns you may direct at yourself or that you perceive from the world around you. It is usually these negative thoughts that trigger an episode of anxiety. After you have recognised these negative thoughts and when they occur, you can work to replace them with something more rational and positive which will allow you to cope with anxiety in a calm and controlled manner.
You may find during your anxiety treatment, that learning to cope may not be enough. Your therapist will help you confront the triggers and fears whether real or manifested from the anxiety itself.
If you would like to find out if we could help you, we invite you to contact us.