Anxiety is a common response to stressful moments in our lives, so most people will encounter it at some point. It’s usual for us to get anxious before a test or an exam, when facing a life-changing event or when we have an especially heavy workload. With an increasing understanding of mental health issues however, no one need suffer in silence. Treatments and effective anxiety therapy are available and can really help people to move on with their lives. If you are struggling with your feelings and looking for anxiety therapy in Willenhall, near Wolverhampton, then please get in touch.
What is anxiety disorder?
This is defined as the point at which our anxiety begins to far outweigh the situation we are in, hindering our chance of functioning normally. Some people find it hard to control anxious thoughts and are unable to rid themselves of a lingering sense of unease. These emotions become all-consuming and can be identified as a recognisable anxiety disorder. Around one third of us will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in our lives. Women are more likely to encounter it than men, and it’s believed to be the most common type of mental ill-health. There are different types of anxiety disorder in adults. These are recognised as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and phobias, such as claustrophobia and agoraphobia.
What causes anxiety?
Anxiety is usually brought about stressful situations. In certain circumstances it’s useful, alerting us to threats or hazardous situations, but it can also become destructive and unwanted. If your anxiety is linked to an identifiable instance or event you might know what caused it, and this might give clues about how to treat it. If it wasn’t triggered by a specific event however, the causes of anxiety are less clear. This might even add to your sense of anxiety, because you might think there’s no way to stop these feelings getting out of control. Anxiety is sometimes the result of multiple factors including psychological development, personal environment, and even family background.
Anxiety therapy and counselling
If anxiety is starting to interfere with your daily life however you should seek first advice from your GP. They can check for any physical reason underlying reason for your anxiety and might suggest engaging with a trained counsellor or psychotherapist. Treatment might follow in the form of talking therapy, especially Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which has proved to be useful in helping many people cope with anxiety disorder. Also, a mixture of anxiety therapy and medication prescribed by a GP have proved effective. You could also try self-help channels such as stress reducing techniques and meditation. Remember, it is always better to check with your GP about any medication you are considering.
Are you looking for anxiety therapy in Willenhall?
Getting support from a trained professional can make all the difference. If you are looking for an anxiety counsellor in Willenhall or Walsall, or would like to know more about my counselling methods please contact me via the contact page. I will listen to you in confidence and together we will work out how to resolve the issues you are facing.