Northern Rivers, NSW
Anxiety is something we may all experience from time to time, but for some people, anxiety can be a debilitating battle they live every day. Daily pressures, expectations and the negative experiences all contribute to feelings of anxiety.
It may feel that there is no end to the anxiety, but if you’re struggling to cope with anxiety, Anne’s counselling sessions can help you learn to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. In many instances it is possible to completely resolve the anxiety altogether.
Anxiety is a normal human emotion and is a response to a perceived or real threat. It’s that feeling of worry, panic, or stress that is felt in the body. A racing heart, feeling faint, brain fog, sweating or an intense desire to leave are all feelings of anxiety.
Feelings of anxiety can be triggered by a whole host of things including internal ruminating thoughts, external events such as stress or worry, or via our senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell.
For some, anxiety is a short-lived emotion that passes once the threat has passed. But for others, anxiety is a chronic condition that interferes with their daily life. When anxiety is severe and persistent, it’s known as anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in Australia, with around one in six people affected. Types of anxiety disorders include generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and phobias.