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Anxiety

Anxiety is often referred to as “fear spread thinly”

It’s a feeling within you but outside of your control. People with anxiety may feel frightened or anxious in situations where they feel out of control.

If you think you may be suffering from anxiety you may recognise some of these feelings: overly concerned, fearfulness, agitation, worry, feeling tense and suffering from stress

Anxiety generally falls into these two main categories:

Anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) 

General Anxiety Disorder 

General anxiety disorder can be a long term condition. You may feel anxious about a lot of situations, rather than one specific thing.

If you have general anxiety, you may struggle with your daily life, worrying about many different situations, such as being on time, getting into trouble for something, being amongst crowds, difficulty sleeping, relaxing and generally enjoying life. Anxiety may transfer from one situation to another, so as soon as one worry is resolved, you will start to worry about something else. General anxiety can also cause physical symptoms such as panic attacks and dizziness and heart palpitations.

Social Anxiety / Social phobia / Fear of being judged by others

Social anxiety is more specific to an anxiety around people. Having social anxiety or social phobia is in general terms a fear of being on the spot, or judged by other people. If you have social anxiety you are likely to find you avoid public speaking, being the centre of attention and maybe find it difficult to eat in public, speak to people in authority, going to parties where you don’t know people and perhaps talking on the phone, especially in front of people.

 

Some of the common symptoms of anxiety are:

  • Fear of public speaking
  • Being frightened of unknown or imagined situations
  • Dislike or difficulty in talking on the telephone
  • Being afraid, or nervous around authority figures
  • Anxiety about going out to parties and other social situations
  • Sexual shyness or inhibitions
  • Insecurity in relationships, paranoia in relationships
  • Trembling or shaking when being watched by other people
  • Performance anxiety
  • Lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem
  • Excessive worry over appearance , size, shape or weight
  • Blushing (erythrophobia)
  • Stuttering and Stammering
  • Shyness
  • Guilty Feelings, Guilt complex
  • Shy Bladder (sometimes known as ‘stage fright’ or ‘paruresis’)
  • Insecurity around relationships
  • Fear of dying
  • Fear of the unknown

I use effective techniques to help you to overcome your anxiety. There are several techniques which may be suited to you personally. 

I work with you to help you understand how your beliefs about how you are feeling are very real to you, and how they are affecting you as an individual. Then we work together to look more deeply at how we can address your beliefs to change. This method looks at giving you a much deeper understanding of your unique personality and to learn how to control and change unhelpful thoughts that are making you suffer.

I have been working with people to help them effectively resolve their anxiety for over 12 years now.

If you would like to know more about me and the treatment I use then please do call or email me and i can invite you in for a FREE CONSULTATION so that I can get to know you a little better and discuss therapy. There is no selling, no obligation and I can give you a better understanding of how therapy works and what it involves. 



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