On average, 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety at some stage in their lives. This reaction can be a response to situations where we feel pressured and some people are more susceptible to feeling anxious than others. Generally, anxiety passes with the passing of the situation, but then may be triggered with similar future events and may lead to increasing levels of anxiety on each occasion. If not diagnosed, it can develop into a more complex mental health disorder where daily life and function are affected.
Anxiety may stem from increased feelings of worry and uncertainty. It can produce panic and fear and can result in theaffected person feelings overwhelmed. Severe cases may result in the person feeling symptoms such as nausea, headaches, shortness of breath, heart racing, dizziness and shaking. Anxiety may impact on lifestyle, work or relationships through experiences of lack of concentration, irritability, pessimism and feeling tense. Anxiety disorders are common and in their extreme they can be debilitating. Types of anxiety include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
At Cath Adams Counselling we help clients to recognize causes of anxiety, triggers, self-awareness and management techniques. We aim to enable our clients to feel more in control to self-manage anxiety events.