Anxiety disorders are common – 1 in 6 adults have experienced some form of anxiety and 1 in 10 have suffered a ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at some point in their life. They can be triggered by anything from stress, physical issues, bereavement, drug abuse and even from your childhood environment.
Unfortunately, a lot of GPs are not trained or have the relevant knowledge to treat anxiety and depression and immediately turn to a pharmaceutical solution. We don’t believe in quick fixes and don’t agree with using pills to treat the symptoms rather than the causes of your anxiety. We use psychotherapy/counselling to help gain long lasting results that don’t rely on adding more chemicals to your body or taking ongoing treatment for the rest of your life.
We understand the challenges and struggles of anxiety disorders and how difficult it can be to overcome them. That’s why we focus on easing your suffering and help you get longterm results so that you can live your life free of panic, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, butterflies in your stomach, and that fear of losing control.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety manifests itself differently for everyone, so just because your symptoms differ from other people you may know, it doesn’t mean that it’s any less severe or important to treat.
You may experience physical symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Racing heartbeat
- Dry mouth
- Butterflies in your stomach
- Urge to go to the toilet
- Pins and needles
- light headidness
Or your symptoms may be psychological, including:
- Inner tension
- Fear of losing control
- Feelings of detachment
- feeling numb
- fear of passing out
- loss of appetite
- obsessive worry
Or you could have a combination of both. We have listed a fraction of the symptoms possible and therefore if your having symptoms not listed please ask us.
Symptoms can have a huge impact on being able to carry out day to day tasks or dealing with stressful situations. While some anxiety is a normal emotion and reaction to certain situations, we help you deal with the type of anxiety that occurs too often and that has developed as a disorder.
Please note that anxiety is a habit and we can help you break this habit.
We will work with you to help you overcome it permanently.