In itself, anxiety is a normal, natural and sometimes necessary emotion. It is a natural response to stress or danger. Anxiety helps us cope in tense situations, and can even motivate us to work harder or stay focused on solving problems in our life. Anxiety is only a problem when it becomes excessive and overwhelming, impacting our daily life.
If you feel that worries and fears are preventing you from living your life the way you’d like then counselling can help.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns in the UK. According to statistics approximately 1 in 6 people experience a mental health problem such as anxiety in any given week.
Generalized anxiety symptoms:
Increased heart rate
Sudden, intense fear
Thinking you are dying
Social anxiety symptoms:
Fear of being in public
Insecurities around interaction with others
Afraid of how others judge you
Avoidance of social events