Anxiety Counselling in Houghton Regis

Photo of Oliver John Whitefield, BACP, Counsellor
Oliver John Whitefield
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Houghton Regis LU5
Issues I work with include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Depression, Existential Issues, Identity Issues, Phobia, LGBTQ+ Issues and Low Self-esteem.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.
Issues I work with include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Depression, Existential Issues, Identity Issues, Phobia, LGBTQ+ Issues and Low Self-esteem.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.
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Photo of Oliver John Whitefield, BACP, Counsellor
Oliver John Whitefield
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Houghton Regis LU5
Issues I work with include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Depression, Existential Issues, Identity Issues, Phobia, LGBTQ+ Issues and Low Self-esteem.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.
Issues I work with include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Depression, Existential Issues, Identity Issues, Phobia, LGBTQ+ Issues and Low Self-esteem.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.
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Laura Duffy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houghton Regis LU5
Hi, my name is Laura and I started my practice in 2014. My passion is helping people who suffer with depression and anxiety, having personal experience with both. I enjoy finding new and creative ways of helping people to find their happiness and be at one with themselves. We are all different and as such all need a different approach, we are not broken and certainly do not need fixing. We can all at some point need someone to talk to about an imbalance in our lives and by using various techniques proven to be effective you will be able to find that balance and achieve the life you want to live not only now but also in the future.
Hi, my name is Laura and I started my practice in 2014. My passion is helping people who suffer with depression and anxiety, having personal experience with both. I enjoy finding new and creative ways of helping people to find their happiness and be at one with themselves. We are all different and as such all need a different approach, we are not broken and certainly do not need fixing. We can all at some point need someone to talk to about an imbalance in our lives and by using various techniques proven to be effective you will be able to find that balance and achieve the life you want to live not only now but also in the future.
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Tracey Morison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Houghton Regis LU6  (Online Only)
Looking for counsellor can be a daunting prospect I offer a supportive , accepting , professional and confidential Therapeutic Counselling Service where you can be yourself. Small steps can lead to big changes and you have made the first sometimes difficult step to seek help . I understand we all have bad days sometimes , in which days just don’t seem to end and where stress and anxiety can affect our whole way of being . I have many years of experience working with individuals and couples and I understand the difficulties faced and the mixed emotions that can be felt .
Looking for counsellor can be a daunting prospect I offer a supportive , accepting , professional and confidential Therapeutic Counselling Service where you can be yourself. Small steps can lead to big changes and you have made the first sometimes difficult step to seek help . I understand we all have bad days sometimes , in which days just don’t seem to end and where stress and anxiety can affect our whole way of being . I have many years of experience working with individuals and couples and I understand the difficulties faced and the mixed emotions that can be felt .
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Renata Karlinskaite
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Houghton Regis LU6
I can support people with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-worth, self-belief, confidence, motivation, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, loss, fears and phobias, limiting beliefs, behavioural issues, unwanted habits, bereavement and more.
Helping You to Build Healthy Self-esteem, Feel Free From Past Constraints, and Make Positive Changes! Offering online video and phone counselling, self-esteem psychotherapy and hypnotherapy sessions. As a Counsellor, I use an integrative approach to counselling, which means I go according to the client's needs and keep the therapy client centred. Alongside counselling and self-esteem coaching, I offer hypnotherapy as an effective way for reaching out the subconscious mind and targeting a specific problem. You can find more info on my website www.renatatherapies.org
I can support people with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-worth, self-belief, confidence, motivation, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, loss, fears and phobias, limiting beliefs, behavioural issues, unwanted habits, bereavement and more.
Helping You to Build Healthy Self-esteem, Feel Free From Past Constraints, and Make Positive Changes! Offering online video and phone counselling, self-esteem psychotherapy and hypnotherapy sessions. As a Counsellor, I use an integrative approach to counselling, which means I go according to the client's needs and keep the therapy client centred. Alongside counselling and self-esteem coaching, I offer hypnotherapy as an effective way for reaching out the subconscious mind and targeting a specific problem. You can find more info on my website www.renatatherapies.org
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Clive Deeks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Houghton Regis LU5
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
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Colin Keith Johnson
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU6
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
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Elaine Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
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Photo of Sithembisile Thembie Mapingire, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sithembisile Thembie Mapingire
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eaton Bray LU6
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
Life is a journey that can be challenging and overwhelming. Sometimes presenting you with unexpected difficult experiences that require you to talk to someone outside of yourself, friends, and family. Acknowledging you need help and getting the right counselor is half the battle won. I will support you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Depression, anxiety, uncertainty, fear, trauma, bereavement, and abuse can leave you feeling helpless and alone. That is when you need to talk to a counselor and feel understood.
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Sumeet Grover
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5
I work with couples & individuals going through moderate distress, and some of the common issues that I work with are: anxiety, depression, Complex Trauma, relationship issues, survivors of domestic violence and post-traumatic stress.
The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
I work with couples & individuals going through moderate distress, and some of the common issues that I work with are: anxiety, depression, Complex Trauma, relationship issues, survivors of domestic violence and post-traumatic stress.
The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
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Kath Attwood couples & Individual counsellor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU6
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
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Dr Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5  (Online Only)
I am qualified to work with people with anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post-traumatic stress and also survivors of sexual abuse. I work with both individuals and couples. I am experienced in working with young people and adults and with people in a range of relationship styles including monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships. I work with all members of LGBT+ and those who do not identify as such but are questioning or exploring this aspect of their sexuality, regardless of their sexual orientation.
I am qualified to work with people with anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post-traumatic stress and also survivors of sexual abuse. I work with both individuals and couples. I am experienced in working with young people and adults and with people in a range of relationship styles including monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships. I work with all members of LGBT+ and those who do not identify as such but are questioning or exploring this aspect of their sexuality, regardless of their sexual orientation.
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Dean Sanderson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of issues involving: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship difficulties, School/Workplace issues, Stress, Parent separation, and Self- harm.
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
I work with a variety of issues involving: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship difficulties, School/Workplace issues, Stress, Parent separation, and Self- harm.
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
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Geeta McElwee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU6
Sometimes life throws up challenges that can feel overwhelming. It can affect our self esteem, our sense of identity and our ability to cope with the pressures of everyday life. I work with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, relationship challenges, school related stress, sexual assault and abuse. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns. I will work at a pace that suits you, and together we can explore any difficulties you may be experiencing, working towards a positive and meaningful change.
Sometimes life throws up challenges that can feel overwhelming. It can affect our self esteem, our sense of identity and our ability to cope with the pressures of everyday life. I work with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, relationship challenges, school related stress, sexual assault and abuse. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns. I will work at a pace that suits you, and together we can explore any difficulties you may be experiencing, working towards a positive and meaningful change.
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Ingrid-Maria Nordgren
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5
My passion is to work with clients that want to expand and understand themselves, to deepen and explore their relationship to life, to themselves, their bodies and to others so that they can live and be in healthy and creative relationships, and live a good life ultimately. Maybe a life experience has been traumatic, maybe you have encountered a relationship problem at work or with friends or family, stress, depression or anxiety is crippling your life energy. Whatever your experience is, we can explore your issues with deeper reflection and enquiry, so that new possibilities, awareness, trust and choices can emerge.
My passion is to work with clients that want to expand and understand themselves, to deepen and explore their relationship to life, to themselves, their bodies and to others so that they can live and be in healthy and creative relationships, and live a good life ultimately. Maybe a life experience has been traumatic, maybe you have encountered a relationship problem at work or with friends or family, stress, depression or anxiety is crippling your life energy. Whatever your experience is, we can explore your issues with deeper reflection and enquiry, so that new possibilities, awareness, trust and choices can emerge.
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Photo of Tracy Harvey, MBACP, Counsellor
Tracy Harvey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
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Inga Krzyzanowska de Sloan
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunstable LU5
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
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Janice Teh
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunstable LU6
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if they knew the truth. You may have been trying to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if they knew the truth. You may have been trying to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
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Turning Leaf Counselling UK
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU6
I have been through a lot in my 58 years, from childhood trauma, rejection, poor relationship choices, self-harm, divorce, anxiety, menopause trauma, medical issues, abandonment issues, emotional abuse.
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
I have been through a lot in my 58 years, from childhood trauma, rejection, poor relationship choices, self-harm, divorce, anxiety, menopause trauma, medical issues, abandonment issues, emotional abuse.
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
020 3835 2813 View 020 3835 2813
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Peter Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU6
I offer a warm respectful safe environment where you can explore all the difficulties that you’re facing. Issues I work with include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, couple counselling, trauma (ptsd, cptsd), low self worth/confidence, emotional withdrawal/disengagement, life changes/transitions, work issues, procrastination, historical abuse, shame/guilt/blame, loss, to mention a few. If you are finding it difficult coping or struggling with difficult feelings/emotions, or your thinking is just going around and around in circles, counselling can help. My aim is to support you through those challenging and difficult time.
I offer a warm respectful safe environment where you can explore all the difficulties that you’re facing. Issues I work with include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, couple counselling, trauma (ptsd, cptsd), low self worth/confidence, emotional withdrawal/disengagement, life changes/transitions, work issues, procrastination, historical abuse, shame/guilt/blame, loss, to mention a few. If you are finding it difficult coping or struggling with difficult feelings/emotions, or your thinking is just going around and around in circles, counselling can help. My aim is to support you through those challenging and difficult time.
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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.