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Anxiety is something we may all experience from time to time, but for some people, anxiety can be a debilitating battle they live every day. Daily pressures, expectations and the negative experiences all contribute to feelings of anxiety.
It may feel that there is no end to the anxiety, but if you’re struggling to cope with anxiety, Anne’s counselling sessions can help you learn to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. In many instances it is possible to completely resolve the anxiety altogether.
Anxiety is a normal human emotion and is a response to a perceived or real threat. It’s that feeling of worry, panic, or stress that is felt in the body. A racing heart, feeling faint, brain fog, sweating or an intense desire to leave are all feelings of anxiety.
Feelings of anxiety can be triggered by a whole host of things including internal ruminating thoughts, external events such as stress or worry, or via our senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell.
For some, anxiety is a short-lived emotion that passes once the threat has passed. But for others, anxiety is a chronic condition that interferes with their daily life. When anxiety is severe and persistent, it’s known as anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in Australia, with around one in six people affected. Types of anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and phobias.
Counselling — An Effective Way To Treat Anxiety
Anxiety Therapy Byron Shire
If you’re struggling to cope with anxiety, counselling can be a helpful way to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. Anxiety therapy is a form of talking therapy that can help you identify the thoughts, behaviours and triggers that contribute to your anxiety. It can also teach you how to manage your anxiety in a more positive way.
The therapy process is usually provided by a psychologist or counsellor and is delivered in individual session. Sometimes anxiety counsellors will offer group therapy.
How Anxiety Counselling Can Help
Anxiety counselling can help in many ways, including:
- Learning anxiety management: Can teach you skills to help you manage anxiety in your day-to-day life. This may include relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
- Identifying anxiety triggers: Everything from work stress to family conflict can trigger anxiety. Counselling can help you identify the things that trigger your anxiety so that you can avoid them or be better prepared to deal with them.
- Changing negative thinking: Negative thinking is a common feature of anxiety disorders. I can help you challenge and change negative thoughts and beliefs that contribute to anxiety.
- Building self-confidence: Anxiety can lead to low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. Counselling can help you build self-confidence and learn to value yourself.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, working with Anne can be a helpful way to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.
Regain Control Of Your Life
If you’re struggling with anxiety, therapy can be a helpful way to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. Anne Serry’s online and in-person program can help you identify the emotions, thoughts and behaviours that contribute to your anxiety and learn how to manage your anxiety in a more positive way.
Anne Serry offers counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. She understands how anxiety can affect every aspect of your life and focuses on helping you overcome your anxiety so you can live more fully and freely.
If you’re ready to take the first step to anxiety-free living, Anne Serry is available to help. Contact Anne today to schedule a counselling session!