Anxiety Counselling in Bristol

Photo of Asa Sanderson Msc Ma Mbacp, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Asa Sanderson Msc Ma Mbacp
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Anxiety, depression and men's issues are far more common than you might think.
I specialise in mental health challenges and men's related issues such as barriers to intimacy, ED, low sex drive, pornography addiction, and relationship or social challenges. In psychotherapy sessions I provide a confidential setting that encourages you to reflect on your journey. We will explore the feelings, emotions and impact significant events have had on the way you experience day-to-day life. We will work through your thought process moving towards the version of you that you've always wanted to be. Who is that person? Are they confident in themselves? And, do they allow themselves to smile, laugh and be happy?
Anxiety, depression and men's issues are far more common than you might think.
I specialise in mental health challenges and men's related issues such as barriers to intimacy, ED, low sex drive, pornography addiction, and relationship or social challenges. In psychotherapy sessions I provide a confidential setting that encourages you to reflect on your journey. We will explore the feelings, emotions and impact significant events have had on the way you experience day-to-day life. We will work through your thought process moving towards the version of you that you've always wanted to be. Who is that person? Are they confident in themselves? And, do they allow themselves to smile, laugh and be happy?
020 3389 5222 View 020 3389 5222
Photo of Amanda Louise Roberts, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Amanda Louise Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
Time for you!! These days a rare space where you can explore your feelings, ideas, fears, Goals worries.
feel like No one is Listening sometimes....? Although modern technology is faster and helpful in many ways, it can also be a barrier. Often it can be consuming and affect our relationships in a big way. It may feel like the people we love and are close to aren't really listening to us. Do they seem distracted by Facebook? I am here to help you get back on track ....what with relationships yep being locked in with your partner may seem great to begin with but after a while? hmmm? Maybe not? Maybe it has changed how you both feel about each other.
Time for you!! These days a rare space where you can explore your feelings, ideas, fears, Goals worries.
feel like No one is Listening sometimes....? Although modern technology is faster and helpful in many ways, it can also be a barrier. Often it can be consuming and affect our relationships in a big way. It may feel like the people we love and are close to aren't really listening to us. Do they seem distracted by Facebook? I am here to help you get back on track ....what with relationships yep being locked in with your partner may seem great to begin with but after a while? hmmm? Maybe not? Maybe it has changed how you both feel about each other.
01454 804784 View 01454 804784
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Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
Need help with finding a way out of stress or feeling low? A warm welcome to you. I want to help you feel less stressed and to live more of your potential. I offer remote counselling services both online and by telephone, as well as 1 to 1 psychotherapy sessions in Bristol, BS4. Learn how to deal with & reduce levels of stress or anxiety. Manage feeling low or depression. Improve your relationships. Over 20 years as a qualified Psychotherapist providing counselling to help improve mental health in Bristol (and the UK):  Gain insight into your challenges and learn a new set of strategies.
Need help with finding a way out of stress or feeling low? A warm welcome to you. I want to help you feel less stressed and to live more of your potential. I offer remote counselling services both online and by telephone, as well as 1 to 1 psychotherapy sessions in Bristol, BS4. Learn how to deal with & reduce levels of stress or anxiety. Manage feeling low or depression. Improve your relationships. Over 20 years as a qualified Psychotherapist providing counselling to help improve mental health in Bristol (and the UK):  Gain insight into your challenges and learn a new set of strategies.
0117 456 2134 View 0117 456 2134
Photo of Jaime Reininho, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Jaime Reininho
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
Are you suffering with anxiety, panic, depression, stress? Having relationship problems? Struggling with low confidence or self-esteem? Are you angry, irritable, short-tempered, or generally unhappy? Is your mind full of negativity that just doesn't go away? Confused, lost, overwhelmed, unable to concentrate or make decisions? Perhaps you could benefit from professional help. Asking for help is sometimes hard to do - perhaps you see this as a sign of weakness or failure. Sometimes we can't solve everything on our own. It's OK to ask for help. Admitting you have a problem is a sign of strength.
Are you suffering with anxiety, panic, depression, stress? Having relationship problems? Struggling with low confidence or self-esteem? Are you angry, irritable, short-tempered, or generally unhappy? Is your mind full of negativity that just doesn't go away? Confused, lost, overwhelmed, unable to concentrate or make decisions? Perhaps you could benefit from professional help. Asking for help is sometimes hard to do - perhaps you see this as a sign of weakness or failure. Sometimes we can't solve everything on our own. It's OK to ask for help. Admitting you have a problem is a sign of strength.
0117 463 7121 View 0117 463 7121
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Toby Messer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bristol BS4  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in multiple approaches including trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including CBT, REBT and CAT and hold a integrative approach. As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in multiple approaches including trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCPS register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including CBT, REBT and CAT and hold a integrative approach. As a therapist I have clinical experience working with adults with a range of issues including Trauma, attachment injuries, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gaming addictions, substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence.
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Tanya Ratcliff Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
Waitlist for new clients
If you're considering counselling, you're probably experiencing some emotional challenges. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or your struggling with loss, relationships and uncertainty. Battling feelings of depression, worthlessness, anxiety, or stress. Maybe using now unhelpful coping strategies like food, drugs and alcohol to manage. I offer confidential private 1-1 counselling with adults of all ages (+18) on a variety of issues and have specialist knowledge and experience in both mental health and substance misuse.
If you're considering counselling, you're probably experiencing some emotional challenges. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or your struggling with loss, relationships and uncertainty. Battling feelings of depression, worthlessness, anxiety, or stress. Maybe using now unhelpful coping strategies like food, drugs and alcohol to manage. I offer confidential private 1-1 counselling with adults of all ages (+18) on a variety of issues and have specialist knowledge and experience in both mental health and substance misuse.
0117 463 2423 View 0117 463 2423
Photo of Noemia Ventura Purcell, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Noemia Ventura Purcell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
My counselling approach is collaborative, which can help individuals with a wide range of issues such as, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, lack of confidence and other related conditons.
Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you. It can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.
My counselling approach is collaborative, which can help individuals with a wide range of issues such as, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, lack of confidence and other related conditons.
Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you. It can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.
0117 456 5531 View 0117 456 5531
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Martin Linton - IFS Therapist & Counsellor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS9  (Online Only)
My work is with both individuals and couples. The skill-sets and experience I bring to therapy draw off my Systemic Practice, honing the skills of Internal Family System (IFS) and Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) . These approaches are well known to bring about the transformative qualities and resources that exist inside people. These approaches makes difficult experiences possible, such as healing trauma, phobia or anxiety. I am dedicated and assist people to better relate with what humans experience. I’ve learned this is evidently possible through the transformations I’ve witnessed in my practice and what my clients feedback.
My work is with both individuals and couples. The skill-sets and experience I bring to therapy draw off my Systemic Practice, honing the skills of Internal Family System (IFS) and Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) . These approaches are well known to bring about the transformative qualities and resources that exist inside people. These approaches makes difficult experiences possible, such as healing trauma, phobia or anxiety. I am dedicated and assist people to better relate with what humans experience. I’ve learned this is evidently possible through the transformations I’ve witnessed in my practice and what my clients feedback.
029 2010 4734 View 029 2010 4734
Photo of Peter M. Lowis, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Peter M. Lowis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
Psychotherapy can help you with such difficulties as: relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, identity confusion, and anger.
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
Psychotherapy can help you with such difficulties as: relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, identity confusion, and anger.
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
0117 325 2806 View 0117 325 2806
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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.
0117 463 7331 View 0117 463 7331
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Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
0117 325 4331 View 0117 325 4331
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Meirav Dagan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
0117 456 5103 View 0117 456 5103
Photo of Nick Morecroft Trauma Counselling, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Nick Morecroft Trauma Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS3
We can be left with fears from past situations presenting themselves repeatedly at times when there really isn't any danger.
Trauma focussed therapy for those with PTSD or life affecting issues. Delivered within a caring and warm professional relationship, supporting you to explore and resolve past events and situations in order to move forwards with your life. Suitable for anyone looking to engage and work on their issues, benefitting from the combined effort and professional guidance.
We can be left with fears from past situations presenting themselves repeatedly at times when there really isn't any danger.
Trauma focussed therapy for those with PTSD or life affecting issues. Delivered within a caring and warm professional relationship, supporting you to explore and resolve past events and situations in order to move forwards with your life. Suitable for anyone looking to engage and work on their issues, benefitting from the combined effort and professional guidance.
07463 189639 View 07463 189639
Photo of Charlotte Brennan Counselling , Counsellor in Bristol, England
Charlotte Brennan Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
Are you feeling, sad, lonely, stuck, anxious, angry, confused?  Do you feel that there is no one who truly hears or see's you?  Have you lost a loved one , job, home, pet? Hello , I am Charlotte , thanks for dropping by. Do you resonate with the above?
Are you feeling, sad, lonely, stuck, anxious, angry, confused?  Do you feel that there is no one who truly hears or see's you?  Have you lost a loved one , job, home, pet? Hello , I am Charlotte , thanks for dropping by. Do you resonate with the above?
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Georgina Seymour
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hi! You may be here because of anxiety, low mood, issues with food, relationship breakdown, family difficulties or trauma.
Counselling can help us get through tremendously difficult times in our lives but also create longer term change by deepening our self - awareness, bring insight into certain behaviours and building our resilience. I will listen closely to your story without judgment and we will decide together if/how we might work together. I am an Integrative Counsellor so make use of a range of models and theories. I use some CBT tools, Transactional Analysis and I find thinking about our systems and the people/ society around us to be very useful. Depending on you I may suggest some creative tools,
Hi! You may be here because of anxiety, low mood, issues with food, relationship breakdown, family difficulties or trauma.
Counselling can help us get through tremendously difficult times in our lives but also create longer term change by deepening our self - awareness, bring insight into certain behaviours and building our resilience. I will listen closely to your story without judgment and we will decide together if/how we might work together. I am an Integrative Counsellor so make use of a range of models and theories. I use some CBT tools, Transactional Analysis and I find thinking about our systems and the people/ society around us to be very useful. Depending on you I may suggest some creative tools,
0117 325 4757 View 0117 325 4757
Photo of Kate Therese, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Kate Therese
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS8
Hello, I’m Kate. I am a qualified Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety, depression and women's related issues. This encompasses many of the challenges we face today like societal pressures, career struggles, low self esteem, finding or maintaining meaningful, healthy relationships. I have wide experience with those who identify as women on varying journeys of motherhood, including fertility struggles or being childless by choice, birth trauma or PND, and all the heavy emotions that can accompany those journeys. We can explore the impact these have on your day-to-day life and navigate a way through to a place of empowerment.
Hello, I’m Kate. I am a qualified Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety, depression and women's related issues. This encompasses many of the challenges we face today like societal pressures, career struggles, low self esteem, finding or maintaining meaningful, healthy relationships. I have wide experience with those who identify as women on varying journeys of motherhood, including fertility struggles or being childless by choice, birth trauma or PND, and all the heavy emotions that can accompany those journeys. We can explore the impact these have on your day-to-day life and navigate a way through to a place of empowerment.
020 8106 0663 View 020 8106 0663
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Rich Donaldson
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
0117 463 3990 View 0117 463 3990
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Ginny Bates
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
Together we can explore how you which to develop, to heal from anxiety, depression, or trauma to achieve your dreams.
I am an integrative humanistic counselor with over twenty-five years of counseling experience; 12 years counseling in the NHS; 9 years in private practice, My approach is relational, underpinned by person-centered principles, integrating skills from a variety of modalities. Trauma-informed practice. I am experienced working with people from diverse walks of life intersectionally. I will work to form a warm relationship with you to identify what you wish to change, and how to get there. I will discuss your preferences for how we work and decide together how to proceed. Whatever your issue, I am interested in you as an individual.
Together we can explore how you which to develop, to heal from anxiety, depression, or trauma to achieve your dreams.
I am an integrative humanistic counselor with over twenty-five years of counseling experience; 12 years counseling in the NHS; 9 years in private practice, My approach is relational, underpinned by person-centered principles, integrating skills from a variety of modalities. Trauma-informed practice. I am experienced working with people from diverse walks of life intersectionally. I will work to form a warm relationship with you to identify what you wish to change, and how to get there. I will discuss your preferences for how we work and decide together how to proceed. Whatever your issue, I am interested in you as an individual.
0117 463 7256 View 0117 463 7256
Photo of Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Jayne Elisabeth Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Hello! I'm Jayne. I'm a Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout to re-create balance, meaning and purpose in their lives. Are you? Feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed in your career/life/relationships and feel like you have made choices that no longer fit who you are now. Childless/Childfree and feel misunderstood, judged or invisible. Self-critical, strives to please others and can't say no. Living with a chronic illness or maybe you are struggling with a loss of purpose/direction and feeling lonely, disillusioned or disconnected from the world. If so, then welcome aboard!
Hello! I'm Jayne. I'm a Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout to re-create balance, meaning and purpose in their lives. Are you? Feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed in your career/life/relationships and feel like you have made choices that no longer fit who you are now. Childless/Childfree and feel misunderstood, judged or invisible. Self-critical, strives to please others and can't say no. Living with a chronic illness or maybe you are struggling with a loss of purpose/direction and feeling lonely, disillusioned or disconnected from the world. If so, then welcome aboard!
0117 463 0967 View 0117 463 0967
Photo of UK Online Counselling, Monica Sala, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
UK Online Counselling, Monica Sala
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Monica. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with 29 years experience in a number of face-to-face settings including NHS, organisations and private practice, now working solely online since 2010 after specialising in Online Therapy. Through secure Zoom-based sessions, I work deeply and meaningfully with individual adult clients across diversity, whether living in the UK or as Expats overseas, exploring relationship difficulties (and toxicity), trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, life direction and belonging, among them. As for all us, some of these often overlap..
Hi, I'm Monica. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with 29 years experience in a number of face-to-face settings including NHS, organisations and private practice, now working solely online since 2010 after specialising in Online Therapy. Through secure Zoom-based sessions, I work deeply and meaningfully with individual adult clients across diversity, whether living in the UK or as Expats overseas, exploring relationship difficulties (and toxicity), trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, life direction and belonging, among them. As for all us, some of these often overlap..
0117 463 4592 View 0117 463 4592

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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.