Anxiety Counselling in Leicester Forest East

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Second Chance Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
I offer a safe, welcoming environment for my clients to talk through any issues. I am an individual member of the BACP. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling can be short or long term. I hold an up to date DBS and am fully insured. I am GDPR compliant. I have experience of working with issues around anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual/physical abuse, family difficulties and low self esteem and others. I have over 1500 counselling hours experience and have been volunteering/working at a sexual abuse crisis centre for 5 years
I offer a safe, welcoming environment for my clients to talk through any issues. I am an individual member of the BACP. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling can be short or long term. I hold an up to date DBS and am fully insured. I am GDPR compliant. I have experience of working with issues around anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual/physical abuse, family difficulties and low self esteem and others. I have over 1500 counselling hours experience and have been volunteering/working at a sexual abuse crisis centre for 5 years
0116 464 9951 View 0116 464 9951
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Talking Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
Our counsellors are qualified in a range of approaches to therapy including, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred, we have a range of experience including, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, bereavement, sleep problems, self confidence, anger, self harm, trauma, issues of eating distress.
Talking Wellness is a collective of professional counsellors who are passionate, committed and care. We offer Counselling focused on increased self-understanding, and acceptance, which can help you navigate your own way through challenges, make empowering choices and achieve your personal wellness goals. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues in life and during counselling you can explore, and gain deeper insight in a safe, confidential and none judgemental relationship, focused on your best interests.
Our counsellors are qualified in a range of approaches to therapy including, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred, we have a range of experience including, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, bereavement, sleep problems, self confidence, anger, self harm, trauma, issues of eating distress.
Talking Wellness is a collective of professional counsellors who are passionate, committed and care. We offer Counselling focused on increased self-understanding, and acceptance, which can help you navigate your own way through challenges, make empowering choices and achieve your personal wellness goals. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues in life and during counselling you can explore, and gain deeper insight in a safe, confidential and none judgemental relationship, focused on your best interests.
01455 241491 View 01455 241491
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Bruce Edhouse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
If you’re reading this I guess you want to know a little about who I am and whether therapy would be good for you. In which case, hello – nice to meet you! I think I can help people with just the right kind of safe, non-judgemental environment that allows us to understand and work through issues. I work with clients face to face, or remotely by phone or Zoom, using a range of exercises and techniques that I have personally developed to help release tension and improve life. With a bit of work, you can end therapy feeling more secure in yourself and free from all that stuff which has stopped you from being the real you.
If you’re reading this I guess you want to know a little about who I am and whether therapy would be good for you. In which case, hello – nice to meet you! I think I can help people with just the right kind of safe, non-judgemental environment that allows us to understand and work through issues. I work with clients face to face, or remotely by phone or Zoom, using a range of exercises and techniques that I have personally developed to help release tension and improve life. With a bit of work, you can end therapy feeling more secure in yourself and free from all that stuff which has stopped you from being the real you.
0116 497 6888 View 0116 497 6888
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Letitia Daniel
MA
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
0116 478 2909 View 0116 478 2909
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Shelley Smith - Sunrise Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
I am passionate about providing a therapeutic service to help people of all ages with their presenting issues, to support their mental health and wellbeing and to assist them with strategies and skills that can prevent their troubles from escalating. We are all just trying our best in this busy world but sometimes need a little support along the way, especially in times of difficulty. I developed Sunrise Wellbeing to provide a bespoke emotional support service, tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Through a friendly integrative approach, we can work together to understand emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
I am passionate about providing a therapeutic service to help people of all ages with their presenting issues, to support their mental health and wellbeing and to assist them with strategies and skills that can prevent their troubles from escalating. We are all just trying our best in this busy world but sometimes need a little support along the way, especially in times of difficulty. I developed Sunrise Wellbeing to provide a bespoke emotional support service, tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Through a friendly integrative approach, we can work together to understand emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
0116 464 8087 View 0116 464 8087
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Breathing Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
0116 216 3926 View 0116 216 3926
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Katie Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
Person-Centred Counselling can help you work through your emotions and the areas of your life that are causing you concerns in the here and now.  I am trained to work in a trauma informed way. I believe that it is what has happened to you that creates the way you view the world, the way you view yourself and ultimately the way that you behave and feel. This can impact all parts of your life, from your sense of self, to your relationships and your self esteem.
Person-Centred Counselling can help you work through your emotions and the areas of your life that are causing you concerns in the here and now.  I am trained to work in a trauma informed way. I believe that it is what has happened to you that creates the way you view the world, the way you view yourself and ultimately the way that you behave and feel. This can impact all parts of your life, from your sense of self, to your relationships and your self esteem.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Lisa Anderson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
I am a highly experienced Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and accredited CBT Therapist with over 20 years experience working in mental health, as a clinician, academic, supervisor and trainer. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have developed a reputation for providing a quality service in the following areas: Assessment and intervention of mental health problems; Working with children, adolescents and adults; Working with complexity and trauma. I have a specialist interest in OCD and anxiety disorders.
I am a highly experienced Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and accredited CBT Therapist with over 20 years experience working in mental health, as a clinician, academic, supervisor and trainer. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have developed a reputation for providing a quality service in the following areas: Assessment and intervention of mental health problems; Working with children, adolescents and adults; Working with complexity and trauma. I have a specialist interest in OCD and anxiety disorders.
0116 478 6738 View 0116 478 6738
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Farah Hussain
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
It doesn’t matter what the nature of your problem is, whether it’s poor mental health, a lack of self-esteem, unhealthy relationship patterns, anxiety, fear of intimacy, lack of direction or a myriad of other issues - you can move past it.
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
It doesn’t matter what the nature of your problem is, whether it’s poor mental health, a lack of self-esteem, unhealthy relationship patterns, anxiety, fear of intimacy, lack of direction or a myriad of other issues - you can move past it.
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
0116 497 1784 View 0116 497 1784
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Rose McDonald
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
My specialisms include: working through the menopause transition, grief, loss and bereavement, self esteem and confidence, performance anxiety, general anxiety disorders, depression and low mood, unhelpful/ negative thinking and trust issues to name a few.
Hello, I'm Rose. Well done for taking a courageous first step in seeking help for what's troubling you right now. Let me reassure you that I will help you to ease into your counselling journey by offering a welcoming, confidential, non-judgemental and safe space. The goal during our time together is to help reduce your distress by understanding what's happening and why you are feeling the way you do. We'll collaborate to find the root cause of your emotions and feelings. This will involve some exploration of experiences and emotions and time for self reflection and self care.
My specialisms include: working through the menopause transition, grief, loss and bereavement, self esteem and confidence, performance anxiety, general anxiety disorders, depression and low mood, unhelpful/ negative thinking and trust issues to name a few.
Hello, I'm Rose. Well done for taking a courageous first step in seeking help for what's troubling you right now. Let me reassure you that I will help you to ease into your counselling journey by offering a welcoming, confidential, non-judgemental and safe space. The goal during our time together is to help reduce your distress by understanding what's happening and why you are feeling the way you do. We'll collaborate to find the root cause of your emotions and feelings. This will involve some exploration of experiences and emotions and time for self reflection and self care.
01572 498977 View 01572 498977
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Halfway Tree Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
01332 980834 View 01332 980834
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Paul Garner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7  (Online Only)
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Self Worth, PTSD and Couples Therapy.
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Self Worth, PTSD and Couples Therapy.
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
01509 323093 View 01509 323093
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Donna Haswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
0116 502 3534 View 0116 502 3534
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Ellen Sharrocks
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
0116 478 4092 View 0116 478 4092
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Nicky Alexis Daly
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Are you struggling with difficult feelings such as fear, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, anger? Do you feel like you are going around in circles and can't see a light at the end of the tunnel? Taking that step to ask for help can be a frightening one, but it can also be them beginning of stepping out of that circle and finding a different perspective. My name is Nicky Daly and I work in a counselling/psychotherapy practice, just 3 minutes drive from J23 of the M1. As a practise we offer short and long term therapy for individuals, couples and children. We have over 30 years experience supporting people in distress.
Are you struggling with difficult feelings such as fear, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, anger? Do you feel like you are going around in circles and can't see a light at the end of the tunnel? Taking that step to ask for help can be a frightening one, but it can also be them beginning of stepping out of that circle and finding a different perspective. My name is Nicky Daly and I work in a counselling/psychotherapy practice, just 3 minutes drive from J23 of the M1. As a practise we offer short and long term therapy for individuals, couples and children. We have over 30 years experience supporting people in distress.
07581 747542 View 07581 747542
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You And Me Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Hello, I believe it can be tough sometimes perhaps because you might be feeling stuck or your sense of direction has derailed, its ok! I get it! All you want is to feel heard. However you are feeling, it truly is ok! Trying to understand where it is you are right now is an important part of therapy, which will help you to overcome issues, such as anxiety, stress, lack of confidence & low self - esteem. You maybe feeling some or all of these and the thought of getting back on track feels like a challenge.
Hello, I believe it can be tough sometimes perhaps because you might be feeling stuck or your sense of direction has derailed, its ok! I get it! All you want is to feel heard. However you are feeling, it truly is ok! Trying to understand where it is you are right now is an important part of therapy, which will help you to overcome issues, such as anxiety, stress, lack of confidence & low self - esteem. You maybe feeling some or all of these and the thought of getting back on track feels like a challenge.
0116 326 4298 View 0116 326 4298
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Hollie Jeffery
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE7
I have experience of working with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, relationship issues, bereavement, traumatic life experiences, shame and self-criticism, low self-esteem and a specialist interest in perinatal mental health.
Therapy can be a great tool for restoring life balance and bringing about positive change. It can help you to understand more about yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions. Therapy could be beneficial if day to day life feels overwhelming or if you have difficult life experiences that you feel ready to explore. Perhaps you can be highly critical of yourself. You might regularly experience emotions that feel unmanageable and overpowering OR you may often find yourself entirely disconnected from how you’re feeling. You might want to learn more about yourself and your relationships with others.
I have experience of working with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, relationship issues, bereavement, traumatic life experiences, shame and self-criticism, low self-esteem and a specialist interest in perinatal mental health.
Therapy can be a great tool for restoring life balance and bringing about positive change. It can help you to understand more about yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions. Therapy could be beneficial if day to day life feels overwhelming or if you have difficult life experiences that you feel ready to explore. Perhaps you can be highly critical of yourself. You might regularly experience emotions that feel unmanageable and overpowering OR you may often find yourself entirely disconnected from how you’re feeling. You might want to learn more about yourself and your relationships with others.
01644 714964 View 01644 714964
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Amy Scott | Counselling in Derby and Online
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling hopeless, low, anxious, lost or just not quite right? Struggling with imposter syndrome, overwhelmed or unfulfilled? I can offer you a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space to explore whatever's on your mind or in your heart. I believe that you deserve an approach to therapy that's truly as unique as you are, so I never use 'a one size fits all' approach. Instead, I draw from a wide array of tools, approaches and theories - always working alongside you to find out what's best for you. Whether there's a certain event that's brought you to counselling, or things just don't feel 'quite right', counselling can help.
Are you feeling hopeless, low, anxious, lost or just not quite right? Struggling with imposter syndrome, overwhelmed or unfulfilled? I can offer you a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space to explore whatever's on your mind or in your heart. I believe that you deserve an approach to therapy that's truly as unique as you are, so I never use 'a one size fits all' approach. Instead, I draw from a wide array of tools, approaches and theories - always working alongside you to find out what's best for you. Whether there's a certain event that's brought you to counselling, or things just don't feel 'quite right', counselling can help.
01246 956496 View 01246 956496
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Sandra Findlay Cluer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Waitlist for new clients
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
0116 326 2205 View 0116 326 2205
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Shanice Dasour
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
I specialise in working with children, young people and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life changes, low self-esteem, anger, or are stuck in patterns of people-pleasing, avoidance, procrastination, frustration, and loss.
Welcome to The Therapy Lane, a space for you to be heard. As an integrative therapist, I aim to establish a compassionate space and be beside you while you explore, express, and process your worries. Guidance in bringing you to a new awareness and creating clear perspectives is what I aim to bring. I offer a warm and caring environment to enhance the possibility of you overcoming whatever your struggles may be. The Therapy Lane invites your voice to be heard.
I specialise in working with children, young people and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life changes, low self-esteem, anger, or are stuck in patterns of people-pleasing, avoidance, procrastination, frustration, and loss.
Welcome to The Therapy Lane, a space for you to be heard. As an integrative therapist, I aim to establish a compassionate space and be beside you while you explore, express, and process your worries. Guidance in bringing you to a new awareness and creating clear perspectives is what I aim to bring. I offer a warm and caring environment to enhance the possibility of you overcoming whatever your struggles may be. The Therapy Lane invites your voice to be heard.
0116 497 6668 View 0116 497 6668
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.