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Counselling For Anxiety

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Help For Anxiety Management

At Aspects Therapy, our psychotherapists are highly trained to evaluate the contributory factors which lead to the development of anxiety disorders. They are exceptionally skilled in assessing maladaptive thinking patterns and in identifying environmental triggers associated with the problematic symptoms of anxiety. We provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and have a high success rate in treating the condition.

Clients can learn new coping strategies that alter physiological, psychological and behavioural responses to anxiety. People can take back effective control of their lives and acquire the necessary skills and techniques for dealing with symptom reduction and eliminating the condition completely. In applying a psychodynamic approach to anxiety, our therapists can pinpoint underlying unconscious anxieties in order for clients to take charge of their anxiety and to eradicate symptoms.

What Is Anxiety?

Because most people experience anxiety in one form or another throughout life, anxiety is in fact a universal human emotion and a normal response to an adverse or unfamiliar situation. Anxiety is crucial for survival in a critical situation, as the adrenaline release associated to the fight-or flight response, helps us to respond and cope with stress or danger. Anxiety only becomes a problem if it is counter-productive.

Levels of anxiety differ from individual to individual, but for some, unnecessary and unrealistic anxiety can be extremely problematic as it causes physiological, emotional, psychological, and behavioural alterations. Because of fearful expectations either prior or during an event, anxiety can affect functionality, behaviour and performance.

For a person struggling with anxiety, the world can seem like a very fearful place.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders involve recurring and chronic states of fear, worry, and apprehension, which hugely interfere with the
person’s ability to live a normal life. Types of anxiety disorders include; generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety
disorder, and panic disorder.  Despite non-stressful circumstances, the exaggerated negative feelings surrounding events are continuous, even where no immediate anxiety triggers are prevalent.

Physical Symptoms

Pounding heart
Stomach upset
Frequent urination/diarrhoea
Chest pain
Shortness of breath
Muscle tension/twitches

Other Symptoms

Concentration/memory difficulties
Overestimation of threat
Fear of death
Unrealistic sense of danger
Out of control

Suffering Through Anxiety

When the symptoms attached to anxiety disorders increase, the main coping mechanism that people adopt is to avoid
situations. Avoidance provides temporary relief, but the associated fear increases at the prospect of similar situations
occurring, which have a distressing, overwhelming, and debilitating effect on the person who suffers the condition.
Because of low stress tolerance, panic or nervousness, the individual with intense anxiety, as well as limiting his/her
achievements, can see their social and professional performance deteriorate as a result.

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Effects Of Anxiety

Anxiety shapes the sufferer’s self-esteem in a negative manner, which manifests in the form of shyness or social anxiety, which in turn, dramatically reduces confidence levels. Given the adverse effects to the quality of one’s life; lost opportunities, substance abuse, health issues, unemployment, or an inability to fulfil work criteria, can be prevalent. In severe cases where stress levels intensify considerably, anxiety can manifest in the form of an anxiety attack. If untreated, a person suffering from a long-term anxiety disorder may even become suicidal.

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