If life is beginning to seem unmanageable, if you feel a constant sense of dread or experience surges of panic throughout the day then you are likely experiencing a higher than normal level of anxiety. In working together you will be able to develop skills and techniques that you can use in your daily life to manage anxiety, as well as begin to make sense of the underlying causes. Through psychotherapy you can begin to experience a greater sense of calm and satisfaction in life that is not diminished by constant worry and anxiety.
What is it?
Anxiety and panic attacks are characterised by obsessive thinking, particularly about problems or challenges in life, irritability, difficulty concentrating on one thing and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing, a heightened heart rate, muscle cramping, dizziness and a sense of being overwhelmed.
For many people, anxiety is experienced particularly strongly in social settings and can significantly impact our ability to enjoy friendships and relationships with others. Anxiety can to some extent be a useful motivating force, but too much of it becomes paralysing, overwhelming and can lead to a persistent difficulty in enjoying life and engaging fully in love, work and play.
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of strength” – Corrie ten Boom