Oldcastle Counselling Centre | Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is generally but not always characterised by an unsettling feeling that is associated with apprehension, uneasiness, fear, worry or dread. Anxiety can often occur without warning and is therefore different to fear, which happens in response to an observed event. Anxiety is usually the reaction to dangers that are thought to be uncontrollable or unavoidable.

Symptoms

  • Constantly worry about things that are beyond their control
  • Worry out of proportion to the event
  • Suffer from bouts of excessive sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Tightness in chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Panic Attacks

Counselling & psychotherapy can help you to demystify your anxiety and then help you to learn the skills you will need to manage and control it.

At Oldcastle Counselling Centre, we will help you to deconstruct those situations when your anxiety strikes. This will help you to gain an understanding of why you are suffering from anxiety. From here we will challenge and attempt to change how you experience and react in these same circumstances. This will involve learning and practicing skills and techniques in the safety of the counselling room with the aim of utilising them in ‘real life’ situations.

Need help?

Are you experiencing any of the symptoms discussed on this site? If so, don't ignore your symptoms and make the first step to recovery by getting in touch.