Our therapists at The Acorn Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre are professionally trained to deal with a wide and varied range of problems, including Anxiety.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of fear, apprehension, worry, or sense of impending disaster, and is a normal response to danger or life threatening situation. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life.
Everyone feels some anxiety at different times during their life. People often experience a general state of worry or fear before confronting something challenging such as a test, examination, recital, or interview. These feelings are easily justified and considered normal.
What makes one person anxious may not create the same response in someone else. Generally speaking, anxiety is a problem when a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a given situation. Sometimes a person can feel fearful and anxious on an ongoing basis without any obvious reason.
Anxiety can affect both your physical and mental health. Some common ways that anxiety might affect your mental health (behaviour and feelings) include:
Some common ways that anxiety might affect your physical health include:
The secure confidential setting provided by our therapists at Acorn Counselling create an environment where our clients can have an in depth look at their present situation. Examining and working through underlying causes of anxiety can be an excellent foundation to building a new, healthier way of living, and in the process build self-esteem and self respect.