How Can Counselling Help You?
Understanding anxiety begins with why it’s there in the first place. When homosapians first evolved, our brains had to create a way to signal that there was danger, otherwise we wouldn’t live for very long.
Anxiety is one of the most common issues that people face. It’s something that can creep up on you and take control of your actions (or lack of actions) and sometimes you won’t even realise it.
This is why you get that feeling in your stomach when you look a long way down – it is built into you to know when something is dangerous.
What is anxiety?
If your mind is telling you to run away from something, what’s to say it’s correct in the present?
Anxiety may be bringing something to your attention, but it’s in the best interest of your own mental health development to upgrade and learn new things.
Feeling anxious is unique to each and every one of you, but there a few symptoms that can be prominent:
- Feeling sad or a feeling of dread
- Unable to sleep
- Procrastination or wanting to run away from situations
- Feeling irritated
- Changes in your concentration or alertness
When these symptoms become debilitating because your anxiety hasn’t been addressed, it can even lead to depression, so it is important to understand what both anxiety and depression are and how you relate to them.
Why does anxiety happen?
This is where the fight begins against anxiety. A problem arises when you keep pushing it down. Those anxious feelings just grow and grow as your brain keeps on thinking
‘Why haven’t you done that thing?’
‘Why have you stopped?
‘Have you forgotten?’
‘Is there something wrong?’
So it will keep reminding you over and over again, but with more and more intensity until it leaks into all different situations and becomes your default response to life. When it becomes your default response, your anxiety will start to creep up in any old situations – even ones that you wouldn’t have been anxious of before.
How therapy can help with anxiety.
Beating anxiety is something that can be achievable for anyone, even when you feel like you cannot control it. Anyone (even you) can step away from anxiety to teach yourself what it is, why it is there, and how you can quell it for good.
When you answer these questions for yourself, you can change how you see anxiety, form a new relationship with it and not be afraid to work with it rather than fighting and pushing it down.
Anxiety is a mountain that many of you will climb and talking therapy and counselling is there to take you through that journey in the safest and most effective way possible.
How does Therapy in London help?
Counselling is a vastly successful means of understanding your emotions and how you relate to them.
It helps to build new models and behaviours for yourself which will keep anxiety within your control and with a new perspective on why it is even there in the first place.
Once you find the right counsellor for you, the journey to beating anxiety can be a successful one. Therapy in London offers online or face-to-face sessions from our private rooms in Shoreditch. Find out more on Therapy in London and how we can help.
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