Anxiety is the body’s natural response to perceived threat, and is something that every human experiences in times of real danger. Anxiety Disorders occur when this response mis-fires in situations that are not life-threatening and causes a disproportionate emotional and physiological response to what is happening.
There are a number of different Anxiety Disorders which all present with the same physiological response but are all triggered by different things. These include Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia. There is also often an interlink between Anxiety and Depression.
- Increased heart rate
- Stomach churning
- Increase in body temperature
- Shortness of breath
- Increased need to urinate
- IBS symptoms
- Wobbly legs
- Dry mouth
- Worrying or over thinking things
- Avoiding trigger situations/objects
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Re-processing (EMDR)
Contact us to book an assessment and discuss treatment options.