- dread going to work?
- fear going to social gatherings?
- feel panic in everyday settings?
giving you feelings of:
- sickness and trembling
- fearing you may pass out
- breathing really quickly
- tingling in your hands
These are common signs and symptoms of anxiety, and in themselves may be worrying, and make you fear you are physically ill or are the only person feeling like this.
Some level of anxiety, say about an upcoming exam or presentation, is understandable and can be lived with. However for many people it is not.
Anxiety that causes difficulties in everyday life is very common. Anxiety UK estimate that 1 in 6 people experience anxiety that causes them distress. You are not alone. Some famous people have experienced life limiting anxiety, such as Lady Gaga. I have too.
Counselling can help with anxiety. In counselling you can learn about actions you can take to lessen your anxiety. I find it helps to know what is going on in my body when I feel anxious. Being able to moderate anxiety helps you be able to work through what is behind it and find your way to change how anxiety affects you.
The simple breathing techniques and yoga break information on my resources page can help reduce feelings of anxiety.
I am an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing counselling to members of Anxiety UK and partner organisations.
Anxiety UK regularly monitors my:
- professional qualifications,
- supervision arrangements
- continuing professional development
The charity is also concerned that I remain a member of BACP and work in compliance with its ethical framework.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found on the charity’s website by following this link – https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk
Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK can be found here https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership/