Is Anxiety Holding You Back?

What is Anxiety and Stress?

It is common to feel stressed, anxious and to worry about future things that are important that need to be done. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to a perceived threat or danger. For example, we can feel anxious when a child is sick. However, when it starts interfering with our everyday life, anxiety becomes a problem.

Physical Symptoms:

  • Tightness or pain of the chest
  • Shortness of breath or choking feeling
  • Increased heart rate/pounding of the heart
  • Cold sweats
  • Stomach ache
  • Nausea or diarrhoea
  • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
  • Numbness and tingling sensations
  • Bright vision
  • Heavy legs and muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbance

Mental Symptoms:

People who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder commonly experience unwanted thoughts or worries and may not be able to face circumstances they are concerned about.

  • The 'what if?' questions, e.g. what if I miss the meeting, forget parts of presentation
  • Restlessness or feeling tense (keyed up), irritable, nervous, anxious or on edge
  • Fear of losing control or “going crazy"

Behavioural Symptoms: 

  • Being easily fatigued
  • Provide excuses to avoid attending events
  • Significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning

How I Help:

I will help you understand and assist you through your feelings of anxiety, enabling you to continue with regular activities, gain your life satisfaction back and eliminate or reduce symptoms.

I have been helping people overcome worry, anxiety, and panic since 1995. My approach is an evidence-based therapy and counselling method for anxiety. I will journey alongside you and assist with practical skills and tools to guide you so you will be able to master anxiety.

 

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 “Very impressed, extremely easy to talk to, put at ease, very hopeful, thank you so much Andrew” - anon client

 

Symptoms of Anxiety:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Tightness or pain of the chest
  • Shortness of breath or choking feeling
  • Increased heart rate/pounding of the heart
  • Cold sweats
  • Stomach ache
  • Nausea or diarrhoea
  • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
  • Numbness and tingling sensations
  • Bright vision
  • Heavy legs and muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbance

Mental Symptoms:

People who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder commonly experience unwanted thoughts or worries and may not be able to face circumstances they are concerned about.

  • The 'what if?' questions, e.g. what if I miss the meeting, forget parts of presentation
  • Restlessness or feeling tense (keyed up), irritable, nervous, anxious or on edge
  • Fear of losing control or “going crazy"

Behavioural Symptoms: 

  • Being easily fatigued
  • Provide excuses to avoid attending events
  • Significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning