Help for Anxiety
Does your anxiety prevent you from living your life fully?
If the answer is yes to both of these questions then it may be time to seek some help.
Anxiety can be described in many different ways: as feeling on edge, nervous, insecure, or worried, or perhaps uncertain, vulnerable, apprehensive, scared or insecure.
You might wonder if anxiety is just a normal and inevitable part of life. Or perhaps you might take some comfort from a diagnosis of anxiety. You may feel reassured, perhaps by the certainty of having an 'anxiety disorder'
The Nature of Anxiety
There are many factors which influence how you might develop and experience anxiety. These include psychological and social factors as well as your specific set of circumstances, your relationships, personality and identity - how you see yourself in the world.
At one level, anxiety is part of a living experience, a normal human response to life and the way we change and adapt to it.
At another level, the unique and specific responses made to situations can be disruptive and disabling. At this end of the spectrum feeling uncomfortable and overwhelmed is common. You may even have physical symptoms such as aches and pains, chronic fatigue, dizziness or nausea.
Described another way, anxiety is an emotion that alerts us to something important, something we need to pay attention to.
Here at Steps to Therapy the focus is on how you, as an individual, engage with your anxiety, what steps need to be taken to manage it. As stated above, anxiety is an emotion. It is also a signal, and the challenge is how to understand and manage anxiety - how to live well and to live fully with anxiety as part of life's broad range of experiences.
Therapeutic Support for Anxiety
The type of therapeutic support that is appropriate for you will depend on where you are on the spectrum of anxiety responses I have highlighted above. It will also depend on your own preferred ways of seeking help when you need it.
Do have a look at the therapeutic support options I offer. There is a form you can use to request the kind of help you would like to start with.
If you are unsure please do contact me to discuss your level of difficulty with anxiety and we can decide together what might be a useful starting point.