Anxiety is one of the most common mental health symptoms that people seek treatment for. It is also one of the most successfully treatable issues using talk therapy. There are several forms of clinical anxiety such as specific phobias, excessive worrying, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and social anxiety.  The most noticeable symptoms of anxiety are:

  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Shortness of breath
  • Racing heart
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling sick in the stomach
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Finding it hard to concentrate
  • Experiencing excessive or irrational fears
  • Experiencing worrying thoughts that are difficult to control
  • Feeling irritable
  • Feeling out of control or overwhelmed
  • Feeling on edge or hypervigilant
  • Avoiding certain situations such as social occasions, answering the phone, or leaving the house

If any of these symptoms are interfering with your work, studies, relationships or normal functioning, it is time to get support. Therapy can help you identify triggers to anxiety, develop healthy ways of coping and manage your symptoms. The underlying cause of anxious symptoms is very unique to the individual person and their life situation and experiences. As such, individual adult therapy can help explore the root cause of your anxiety and resolve these underlying issues.