We all experience anxiety in our everyday lives. It’s normal to feel some worry, fear or tension when we’re facing stressful situations.
Job interviews, interpersonal conflict, and public speaking are examples of everyday life events that most of us find stressful. However, that same anxiety can spiral out of control. When levels of anxiety escalate, it can dominate our lives. Left untreated, it can undermine our health, our career, and our social and financial well-being.
Some of the more common anxiety-related problems I’ve helped clients recover from include:
→ Social anxiety
→ Generalised anxiety (excessive, constant worry)
→ Panic attacks
→ Fear of specific triggers such as flying or spiders
→ Obsessive and compulsive behaviours
→ Separation anxiety in relationships
Anxiety Counselling Services in Auckland and Online
Some clients do not have any conscious triggers for their anxiety disorders, which can be confusing for the individual and their family members. Careful assessment is required as this may, for example, suggest underlying developmental trauma and can have important implications for treatment.
Treatments for anxiety-related problems with a mental health professional normally include evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Many clients benefit from simply building awareness of their anxious or collapsed states, and then learning how to transition into a safe and more socially available state to manage their anxious thoughts and feelings, and to enjoy their lives,
When working with anxiety, your treatment is tailored for you and depends on your personal preferences and what approach will work best for you. In some circumstances, medication is also helpful.
Together, we can work to find your unique path to freeing yourself from the debilitating effects of anxiety.
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