Anxiety Counselling in Backwell

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Aurelia Sleigh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Backwell BS48  (Online Only)
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
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Amanda Rawle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Backwell BS48
Sometimes we try to think our way out of a problem and, at other times, we are overwhelmed with feelings and fears.
Hi. My name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified and experienced professional integrative Counsellor. I work with people going through challenging times in their lives. The focus of our work will be helping you to understand yourself better and to find more constructive ways to deal with the important issues and/or relationships in your life. I offer short-term and long-term counselling to clients who are seeking a confidential and safe space to explore your difficulties where you will be listened to with acceptance and kindness.
Sometimes we try to think our way out of a problem and, at other times, we are overwhelmed with feelings and fears.
Hi. My name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified and experienced professional integrative Counsellor. I work with people going through challenging times in their lives. The focus of our work will be helping you to understand yourself better and to find more constructive ways to deal with the important issues and/or relationships in your life. I offer short-term and long-term counselling to clients who are seeking a confidential and safe space to explore your difficulties where you will be listened to with acceptance and kindness.
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Andrea Herbert
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Backwell BS48
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
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Eszter Lukacsi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Backwell BS48
Welcome. I believe that every person is unique, and I help you face your challenges in the way that is right for you. I invite you to meet me for a FREE first session, explore your goals and talk about expectations.
Welcome. I believe that every person is unique, and I help you face your challenges in the way that is right for you. I invite you to meet me for a FREE first session, explore your goals and talk about expectations.
0117 463 4122 View 0117 463 4122
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Emmanuelle Hicks
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Backwell BS48
Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. I specialise in Maternal Mental Health, and working with teenagers. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. I specialise in Maternal Mental Health, and working with teenagers. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
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Duncan E. Stafford
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Backwell BS48
Welcome. During the 23 years I've been in therapy practice I've come think of my way of working with individuals or couples as creating a unique space that is facilitating for recovery or growth. I draw on a wide range of techniques and approaches to fulfil this way of working (including the use of CBT tools). Psychotherapy and counselling with me is a confidential and non-judgemental process. I won’t tell you what to do but we will talk about whatever you need to talk about and we will work on ways of developing a useful route through your issues, however difficult. (My practice is neurodiverse informed and kink friendly).
Welcome. During the 23 years I've been in therapy practice I've come think of my way of working with individuals or couples as creating a unique space that is facilitating for recovery or growth. I draw on a wide range of techniques and approaches to fulfil this way of working (including the use of CBT tools). Psychotherapy and counselling with me is a confidential and non-judgemental process. I won’t tell you what to do but we will talk about whatever you need to talk about and we will work on ways of developing a useful route through your issues, however difficult. (My practice is neurodiverse informed and kink friendly).
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Karen King-Harris
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I have been working with clients for over 17 years with a wide range of issues including anxiety,  stress,  low self-esteem,  depression,  family dynamics,  anger issues,  grief and loss,  relationship issues,  self-harm,  addiction,  transitional changes and with the effects of domestic,  emotional,  physical,  verbal and sexual abuse.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
I have been working with clients for over 17 years with a wide range of issues including anxiety,  stress,  low self-esteem,  depression,  family dynamics,  anger issues,  grief and loss,  relationship issues,  self-harm,  addiction,  transitional changes and with the effects of domestic,  emotional,  physical,  verbal and sexual abuse.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
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Amanda Temple
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, couples & young people 16+. How we relate to one another and to ourselves impacts how we think, feel and function. Anxiety, internal criticism, low self-esteem, depression thrive if we're not heard, understood and valued. I work to shed light on how our relationships past and present shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. I offer a safe space to look at what is not working. Together we'll seek to make sense of your experience, find new insights and perspectives, enabling you to move forward on your own terms.
I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, couples & young people 16+. How we relate to one another and to ourselves impacts how we think, feel and function. Anxiety, internal criticism, low self-esteem, depression thrive if we're not heard, understood and valued. I work to shed light on how our relationships past and present shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. I offer a safe space to look at what is not working. Together we'll seek to make sense of your experience, find new insights and perspectives, enabling you to move forward on your own terms.
01278 557262 View 01278 557262
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Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS49
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
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Louise Pivcevic
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I'm a Tavistock trained psychotherapist for adolescents, young adults up to 26 and parents., specialising in student mental health, also in parenting including successful co-parenting around separation/divorce. I have 16 years experience in the NHS and a busy private practice. I have a warm, empathic approach, meeting you where you are. I aim to help you discover more freedom and authenticity in how you relate to yourself and others. I treat a diverse range of issues - anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, transgender, sexuality, Member of BACP, ACP and Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
I'm a Tavistock trained psychotherapist for adolescents, young adults up to 26 and parents., specialising in student mental health, also in parenting including successful co-parenting around separation/divorce. I have 16 years experience in the NHS and a busy private practice. I have a warm, empathic approach, meeting you where you are. I aim to help you discover more freedom and authenticity in how you relate to yourself and others. I treat a diverse range of issues - anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, transgender, sexuality, Member of BACP, ACP and Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
01480 773558 View 01480 773558
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Room To Grow Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, body image, self- defeating behaviour, relationship issues, social anxiety, loneliness, life transitions and many more.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, body image, self- defeating behaviour, relationship issues, social anxiety, loneliness, life transitions and many more.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
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Dave Somerton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Waitlist for new clients
I can support you if you're experiencing challenges such as relational trauma, anxiety, depression, stress or bereavement, amongst others. Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's day-to-day challenges? Or do you find relationships difficult? Maybe you are searching for a more meaningful life. I can help with these questions and more. I will facilitate the conditions for you to explore what matters to you, make positive changes and create a fulfilling life according to your values. I will be led by you in terms of the pace and topics we discuss and this can help you learn new ways to cope with day-to-day difficulties.
I can support you if you're experiencing challenges such as relational trauma, anxiety, depression, stress or bereavement, amongst others. Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's day-to-day challenges? Or do you find relationships difficult? Maybe you are searching for a more meaningful life. I can help with these questions and more. I will facilitate the conditions for you to explore what matters to you, make positive changes and create a fulfilling life according to your values. I will be led by you in terms of the pace and topics we discuss and this can help you learn new ways to cope with day-to-day difficulties.
01747 448774 View 01747 448774
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James Middleton
Psychotherapist, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which has been shown to help in a range of situations, such as anxiety and depression.
We all are subject to emotions like low moods, worries and frustrations; it’s all part of being human, the brain we inherit and the effect of our environment. However, when these emotions turn chronic, exaggerated and persistent, we suffer from situations like depression, anxiety and anger, which impact on our lives and well-being. These emotions spill over, adversely affecting our goals and relationships at home and at work
I specialise in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which has been shown to help in a range of situations, such as anxiety and depression.
We all are subject to emotions like low moods, worries and frustrations; it’s all part of being human, the brain we inherit and the effect of our environment. However, when these emotions turn chronic, exaggerated and persistent, we suffer from situations like depression, anxiety and anger, which impact on our lives and well-being. These emotions spill over, adversely affecting our goals and relationships at home and at work
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Leah Head
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Life can be a challenge in all sorts of ways, sometimes we need some independent support finding our way through those challenges. The issues affecting you may be current or things from the past that still impact you. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, trauma or a life event that you need a safe space to process. Therapy can help you understand what you are feeling and find a way forward.
Life can be a challenge in all sorts of ways, sometimes we need some independent support finding our way through those challenges. The issues affecting you may be current or things from the past that still impact you. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, trauma or a life event that you need a safe space to process. Therapy can help you understand what you are feeling and find a way forward.
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Richard Robins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
Specialising in Men's mental health. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with all adults and young people who come to me with a diverse range of presenting issues, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. My belief rests on the notion that every person possesses an innate drive to achieve their utmost potential, to grow, and to become the finest version of themselves. This belief serves as a guiding principle as I strive to create a confidential, supportive, empathic, and non-judgemental environment.
01935 312707 View 01935 312707
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Clare Kingsbury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
01934 314629 View 01934 314629
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Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS10
I realise that people coming to counselling – especially for a first meeting – may be feeling anxious so I will aim to be welcoming and put you quickly at ease.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
I realise that people coming to counselling – especially for a first meeting – may be feeling anxious so I will aim to be welcoming and put you quickly at ease.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
0117 325 4265 View 0117 325 4265
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Henrietta Lang
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a person-centred counsellor specialising in anxiety and self-esteem, which are often related also to trauma, depression, panic and relationship issues and difficult early life experiences.
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
I am a person-centred counsellor specialising in anxiety and self-esteem, which are often related also to trauma, depression, panic and relationship issues and difficult early life experiences.
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
01749 605551 View 01749 605551
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Shaun Gray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS24
I specialise in ANXIETY, LOW MOOD, RELATIONSHIPS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION ISSUES, STRESS, LOSS OF DIRECTION and BEREAVEMENT, and I work in other wider therapy areas, as most clients each have their own personal mixture of issues.
I offer therapy and supervision that starts with what you bring; making no assumptions, listening with empathy and working with you towards growth and change. The client-therapist relationship is vital, as we need to trust each other in order to work together effectively (getting the right therapist for you is more important than gaining a client for me). I offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc sessions. Please EMAIL/TEXT as I cannot answer the phone when with clients and I don’t want to miss your call. Jan 2023 - I currently have no evening, after 6pm, sessions available
I specialise in ANXIETY, LOW MOOD, RELATIONSHIPS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION ISSUES, STRESS, LOSS OF DIRECTION and BEREAVEMENT, and I work in other wider therapy areas, as most clients each have their own personal mixture of issues.
I offer therapy and supervision that starts with what you bring; making no assumptions, listening with empathy and working with you towards growth and change. The client-therapist relationship is vital, as we need to trust each other in order to work together effectively (getting the right therapist for you is more important than gaining a client for me). I offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc sessions. Please EMAIL/TEXT as I cannot answer the phone when with clients and I don’t want to miss your call. Jan 2023 - I currently have no evening, after 6pm, sessions available
01934 314467 View 01934 314467
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Carla Patino
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with issues such as, attachment issues, postnatal depression, relationship issues, betrayal and heartbreak, low selfworth, anger, new motherhood, shame, complicated childhood, narcissistic abuse, work related difficulties, loss and change, anxiety, body image issues, LGBTQ+ issues, jealousy and trauma bonding.
Hello, my name is Carla. I am a psychotherapeutic Counsellor and member of the BACP. I work in an open, warm and non-judgmental way. I believe my job is not to tell you what to do, but to create a safe space for you to feel heard. Drawing on different therapeutic approaches, I aim to support you in gaining deeper awareness of behaviour patterns and difficult feelings. Therapy is an opportunity to reconnect with your authentic self and to develop a better relationship with yourself and others. My hourly rate is £45. I offer discounted sessions of £35 to teachers, students, military families, NHS staff and new parents (kids under 3).
I am experienced in working with issues such as, attachment issues, postnatal depression, relationship issues, betrayal and heartbreak, low selfworth, anger, new motherhood, shame, complicated childhood, narcissistic abuse, work related difficulties, loss and change, anxiety, body image issues, LGBTQ+ issues, jealousy and trauma bonding.
Hello, my name is Carla. I am a psychotherapeutic Counsellor and member of the BACP. I work in an open, warm and non-judgmental way. I believe my job is not to tell you what to do, but to create a safe space for you to feel heard. Drawing on different therapeutic approaches, I aim to support you in gaining deeper awareness of behaviour patterns and difficult feelings. Therapy is an opportunity to reconnect with your authentic self and to develop a better relationship with yourself and others. My hourly rate is £45. I offer discounted sessions of £35 to teachers, students, military families, NHS staff and new parents (kids under 3).
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Anxiety Counsellors

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.