Anxiety Counselling is useful when anxiety, a feeling of worry, fear, concern, nervousness, uncertainty or unease about a situation, person or interaction that you anticipate causes you to feel uncomfortable. Feelings of anxiety are often accompanied by sensations in your body such as sweating, heart palpitations, tingling of extremities, dry mouth, nausea and shallow breathing. Unfortunately, most people don’t recognize symptoms of anxiety for what they are and often end up feeling that there is something wrong with them, when that’s typically not the case.
Anxiety Counselling can offer you relief when your anxious feelings become problematic. Anxiety becomes troublesome when the survival mechanism within your brain sets off your natural ‘fight, flight or freeze’ response when you aren’t actually in any real danger. This might cause you to feel overwhelmed and possibly avoid situations that don’t actually pose any real threat to you and, would likely benefit you, such as not applying for a new job because it feels frightening or feeling too scared to drive outside of your neighbourhood or on your own.
Anxiety Counselling can offer you tools, strategies and reassurance that anxiety is normal and everyone experiences it at times. It’s important to understand what anxiety is so that it doesn’t get the best of you. Anxiety Counselling can increase your awareness of anxious symptoms. Examples of situations where most people feel some level of anxiety are public speaking, meeting new people, interviewing for a new job or taking a test. If your anxiety is interfering with your quality of life and impacts you on a regular basis, overcoming your anxiety through Anxiety Counselling will bring you the relief you need.
Anxiety Counselling will help you by getting to the root cause of your anxiety and assist you in learning how to manage it successfully. CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a counselling treatment (therapy) that focuses on changing the way people think (cognitive) and behave (behavioural) is often a component of Anxiety Counselling. Some of the benefits of Anxiety Counselling include self-awareness, relaxation, decreased stress, improved sleep, increased health, better interpersonal relationships and higher performance.
Susan Blackburn Counselling & Psychotherapy offers Anxiety Counselling by appointment in Toronto at Yonge and Eglinton.