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Has anxiety become an overwhelming background
force in your life, leaving you exhausted and avoiding living life to the full?  

Anxiety is a typical part of human experience. In general, it can be beneficial to us, as humans, in helping alert us to danger. The issue arises when anxiety becomes an overwhelming part of our days as a constant background state, leaving us easily triggered, exhausted and avoiding many pleasurable parts of life. 

Anxiety can feel very distressing and like there is no escape from it and I appreciate what a sensitive issue it is. As a person-centered therapist, I work with you to understand you as a person and a unique individual rather than conceptualising anxiety based on specific diagnostic criteria. We develop an individualized approach to working with your anxiety, based on your unique perspective, rather than working with a set toolbox of exercises.

HIGH FUNCTIONING ANXIETY

Anxiety affects everyone differently and it often doesn't fit neatly into a specific diagnostic box, leaving you with a collection of distressing symptoms while you're able to maintain a high level of functionality in your daily live and succeed in many different areas of your life. This is commonly referred to as high - functioning anxiety. 

Are you experiencing any of the following?

Check out my blog posts on 12 signs that you might be dealing with high functioning anxiety. 

 

And if you find yourself struggling, please reach out to me for a free 15 minute chat on how I can help you and how we can work together, I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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other ANXIETY ISSUES WE CAN EXPLORE

1

Panic attacks

These can present themselves in unpredictable and uncontrollable anxiety attacks, often in conjunction with symptoms such as:

Pounding heart

Chest pains

Light-headedness or dizziness 

Nausea or stomach problems

Flushes and chills 

Shortness of breath, feeling of choking

Tingling or numbness

Shaking or trembling 

Feelings of unreality

Terror

A feeling of being out of control or going "crazy"

Fear of dying

Sweating

You might start avoiding doing your day to day activities, like shopping, going out with friends, going to work, to avoid another episode. Gradually, it may start to infringe on more and more areas of your life. Working to address the cause and get help may greatly improve the quality of your life and help you get back all those parts of your life back.

2

Social anxiety

Do you experience anxiety and dread during and in anticipation of social situations? 

You could be experiencing emotional distress and uncomfortable physical symptoms in social situations if you...

Become a centre of attention

Are teased 

Are introduced to strangers

Must speak or perform in front of the audience 

Are watched when doing something

Are talking with someone you perceive as "an important" person

Exchange eye contact 

Eat, drink or speak in the presence of others

Enter an unfamiliar social situation

You might start avoiding certain situations where you experience these uncomfortable emotions or sensations and thus your life shrinks dramatically.

 

This issue can feed on itself as people who are socially anxious can be labelled aloof or even rude which contributes to the issue of feeling judged by others. This can also be attributed to an innate personality characteristic, but being innately introvert is a very different thing to having social anxiety. So if you are experiencing distress, please get in touch, as this is treatable.  

3

Generalized Anxiety 

You might be experiencing chronic background state of anxiety that's making it difficult to go through the day, even if nothing is seemingly "wrong" and nothing is provoking it.

You're often anticipating worst case disaster scenarios and worrying about all aspects of your life.

It may be difficult to shake anxiety and you may often be experiencing muscle tension, headaches, irritability, sweating or hot flushes, among other symptoms. 

You may be easily startled, feel tired and have trouble concentrating.

If any of these apply to you, therapy can benefit hugely as this is a very treatable state.  

 

4

Specific phobias

You might be experiencing an intense irrational fear of specific things, such as spiders, enclosed spaces, heights, flying, driving, among others.

If it causing you distress, therapy and hypnotherapy is of great help in cases like these.

5

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

It can manifest in intrusive thoughts and rituals we feel the seemingly uncontrollable urge to engage in. 

The "content" of OCD can vary greatly from preoccupation with dirt and germs, to preoccupations of harming yourself or others.

You may begin to avoid situations where you need to confront your obsessions and this can be shrinking your life and activities you engage in. 

Therapy is very effective in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, do not suffer in silence.

6

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia often results from a fear of having panic attacks in specific situations from where escape might not be possible, difficult or embarrassing or in which help may not be available in the even of having an unexpected panic attack or panic like symptoms.

You might find yourself being afraid of open spaces or being in crowded public areas. This fear can grow and significantly limit a person's life, laving them housebound. Therapy is very effective in treating agoraphobia. 

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