Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
Everyone has feelings of worry at some point in their life – for example, you may feel worried about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.
However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.
Anxiety can cause both psychological (emotional) and physical symptoms. These vary from person to person, but can include:
- feeling restless or worried
- having trouble concentrating or sleeping
- dizziness or heart palpitations
It is a common condition, estimated to affect up to 5% of the UK population.
Slightly more women are affected than men, and the condition is more common in people from the ages of 35 to 59.
Anxiety can include a wide range of issues, from General Anxiety, to Social Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
We can work together using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to reduce your anxiety and help you cope with the physical effects. Typically you will need 4 to 8 sessions.
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