We provide Consultations and CBT based Counselling/Psychotherapy for adults with anxiety related issues. Research shows that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be an effective form of therapy for different types of anxiety, including General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Specific Phobia Disorder, Panic Disorder, and also for some anxiety-related conditions such as OCD.
Anxiety is an emotional response that usually arises from an anticipated challenge or threat that the individual feels they have no control over, although sometimes it can present with no obvious reason. Anxiety can evoke a sense of unease, apprehension, distress and/or dread in the individual, and in some cases can lead to panic attacks and/or avoidance behaviours. For most individuals, the anxiety will dissipate once the anticipated threat or challenge has passed or been alleviated. However, for some individuals, anxiety can be persistent often interfering negatively on their everyday lives (or aspects of the lives) and daily functioning.
Sometimes anxiety (and low mood/depression) can be a symptom of a medical condition or it can be a side effect of certain medications. Therefore, it is recommended that concerns about anxiety (with or without low mood/depression) should be discussed with the GP before seeking psychotherapeutic support.