Anxiety Counselling in Leicester

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Caitlyn St John
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
As humans we all feel lonely, frustrated, exhausted, curious, anxious, confused, misunderstood and angry, and I would love to meet with you just as you are! I offer weekly sessions in-person and online - whether you need a space for a few weeks or many months.
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
As humans we all feel lonely, frustrated, exhausted, curious, anxious, confused, misunderstood and angry, and I would love to meet with you just as you are! I offer weekly sessions in-person and online - whether you need a space for a few weeks or many months.
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
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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.
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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.
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Alison Claire Holder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
My specialist areas of working are Relationships, anxiety and trauma and abuse, I also have a lot of experience working with children and young people.
Hi, I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I Offer face to face and online sessions, I am based in Evington Leicester with easy access for parking. I have many years experience working with a range of different issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, self esteem, relationship issues. I have experience of working with children (age 5 up) teenagers and adults. I offer you a safe non judgemental place to explore your difficult thoughts and feelings, and work with you to create the changes you want to make.
My specialist areas of working are Relationships, anxiety and trauma and abuse, I also have a lot of experience working with children and young people.
Hi, I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I Offer face to face and online sessions, I am based in Evington Leicester with easy access for parking. I have many years experience working with a range of different issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, self esteem, relationship issues. I have experience of working with children (age 5 up) teenagers and adults. I offer you a safe non judgemental place to explore your difficult thoughts and feelings, and work with you to create the changes you want to make.
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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.
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Shaun William Lewis Snr. Accred
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as anxiety, night terrors, panic attacks or depression, it could also be a general sense of feeling down and simply not understanding why. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist offers you the opportunity to explore what concerns you may have in a confidential, non-judgemental setting with someone who explores what life events might have contributed to these feelings. I am now offering Saturday appointments from 09:00-13:00.
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious. This might be because of specific difficulties such as anxiety, night terrors, panic attacks or depression, it could also be a general sense of feeling down and simply not understanding why. Talking to an experienced, accredited therapist offers you the opportunity to explore what concerns you may have in a confidential, non-judgemental setting with someone who explores what life events might have contributed to these feelings. I am now offering Saturday appointments from 09:00-13:00.
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Jeremy Richardson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Hello I am Jeremy A counsellor/psychotherapist. Are you ready to take positive steps to improve your well-being, develop your insight, evolve a deeper understanding of yourself whilst gaining coping strategies and improving your self-esteem? Anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and family issues or knowing something just isn’t quite right are problems where I will be able to help you. Sometimes it is too difficult to talk to family and friends for many reasons. With my professional guidance restore a clearer perspective. Remember nobody deserves to suffer in silence. Start your recovery and give me a call today.
Hello I am Jeremy A counsellor/psychotherapist. Are you ready to take positive steps to improve your well-being, develop your insight, evolve a deeper understanding of yourself whilst gaining coping strategies and improving your self-esteem? Anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and family issues or knowing something just isn’t quite right are problems where I will be able to help you. Sometimes it is too difficult to talk to family and friends for many reasons. With my professional guidance restore a clearer perspective. Remember nobody deserves to suffer in silence. Start your recovery and give me a call today.
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Hannah Ruby
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I have most experience in working with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, anxiety and self-esteem issues.
Hello, I'm Hannah, welcome to my page! I offer both long and short term individual therapy for adults and young people aged 16 and above. I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. This means that I use a range of theories to suit the client, including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centered counselling and attachment theory. I have lots of experience in working with young people and adults in a therapeutic setting. No matter what form of support you need, I believe that the client-therapist relationship is most important. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
I have most experience in working with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, anxiety and self-esteem issues.
Hello, I'm Hannah, welcome to my page! I offer both long and short term individual therapy for adults and young people aged 16 and above. I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. This means that I use a range of theories to suit the client, including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centered counselling and attachment theory. I have lots of experience in working with young people and adults in a therapeutic setting. No matter what form of support you need, I believe that the client-therapist relationship is most important. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
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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.
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Celia Allan - Rothley Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
I have NHS experience working with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, personal and relationship issues, work-related stress, and emotional, financial, and sexual abuse.
Hello, I’m Celia, I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Rothley, Leicestershire. People seek therapy for many different reasons: depression, anxiety, loss/grief, or facing a major life-changing event. Perhaps you are experiencing family/relationship issues or problems involving money or work difficulties. Maybe you or a relative has been diagnosed with cancer. Whatever your reason rest assured that I am here to support you along the way and to help you to get your life back on track. Sometimes help in the form of professional support can be just what is needed. My aim is for you to feel heard in a safe space.
I have NHS experience working with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, personal and relationship issues, work-related stress, and emotional, financial, and sexual abuse.
Hello, I’m Celia, I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Rothley, Leicestershire. People seek therapy for many different reasons: depression, anxiety, loss/grief, or facing a major life-changing event. Perhaps you are experiencing family/relationship issues or problems involving money or work difficulties. Maybe you or a relative has been diagnosed with cancer. Whatever your reason rest assured that I am here to support you along the way and to help you to get your life back on track. Sometimes help in the form of professional support can be just what is needed. My aim is for you to feel heard in a safe space.
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Chris Parker
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I work with clients with a variety of issues, including trauma, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, EUPD, both male and female child and adult abuse, PTSD and many others.
Hi I'm Chris and based in Leicester. I'm an accredited Member of the BACP. At Leicester Therapy if you are struggling with something in your life at the moment and want to take that first step towards change I am here to help you. My priority is to provide you with a safe, confidential space and to support you through the whole process. As a humanistic therapist I practice in a non-judgemental, ethical, structured way and can help you to develop your solutions that will help you change and grow. I work from Office 5 above Leicester Coffee House Company, 110 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DL
I work with clients with a variety of issues, including trauma, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, EUPD, both male and female child and adult abuse, PTSD and many others.
Hi I'm Chris and based in Leicester. I'm an accredited Member of the BACP. At Leicester Therapy if you are struggling with something in your life at the moment and want to take that first step towards change I am here to help you. My priority is to provide you with a safe, confidential space and to support you through the whole process. As a humanistic therapist I practice in a non-judgemental, ethical, structured way and can help you to develop your solutions that will help you change and grow. I work from Office 5 above Leicester Coffee House Company, 110 Granby Street Leicester LE1 1DL
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Mary T Shipton
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE19
Have you been struggling through life, feeling overwhelmed and wishing you had someone to talk to? It could just be a general sense of feeling down or more deep-rooted feelings of loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression. If this is you then talking to a trained therapist presents the opportunity for you to explore your issues. My beliefs are that it is important to recognise that no two people’s journeys are the same and because of this I utilise my skills and training to tailor counselling sessions.
Have you been struggling through life, feeling overwhelmed and wishing you had someone to talk to? It could just be a general sense of feeling down or more deep-rooted feelings of loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression. If this is you then talking to a trained therapist presents the opportunity for you to explore your issues. My beliefs are that it is important to recognise that no two people’s journeys are the same and because of this I utilise my skills and training to tailor counselling sessions.
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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.
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Photo of Helen Anna Gluszonek, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Helen Anna Gluszonek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
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Farah Hussain
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
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.
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Knighton counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Anxiety and depression are often presented to me.
I have been in practice for 22 years and during that time helped hundreds of clients with a wide range of emotional issues. I am a compassionate and approachable person that clients trust and feel at ease with. Relationship breakdowns and difficulties can leave people feeling lost and confused counselling can help them through this process of change . Past negative experiences can have an impact on their lives in a negative way , I can help clients process past trauma so that they can live a more happy life. I am the clinical supervisor at a womens sexual abuse charity and the clinicalead of a cancer charity .
Anxiety and depression are often presented to me.
I have been in practice for 22 years and during that time helped hundreds of clients with a wide range of emotional issues. I am a compassionate and approachable person that clients trust and feel at ease with. Relationship breakdowns and difficulties can leave people feeling lost and confused counselling can help them through this process of change . Past negative experiences can have an impact on their lives in a negative way , I can help clients process past trauma so that they can live a more happy life. I am the clinical supervisor at a womens sexual abuse charity and the clinicalead of a cancer charity .
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Dr Sarah Simmonds
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
You may have critical thoughts, anxiety, low self esteem, shame or trauma related difficulties that hold you back.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and Director of The Leicestershire Psychology Service in private practice. I have over 20 years experience offering clinical psychology services to adults with mental health difficulties. I specialise in complex trauma, shame, self esteem and anxiety. I am the Lead for Leicestershire NHS Urgent Care Psychology and developing trauma informed care.
You may have critical thoughts, anxiety, low self esteem, shame or trauma related difficulties that hold you back.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and Director of The Leicestershire Psychology Service in private practice. I have over 20 years experience offering clinical psychology services to adults with mental health difficulties. I specialise in complex trauma, shame, self esteem and anxiety. I am the Lead for Leicestershire NHS Urgent Care Psychology and developing trauma informed care.
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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.
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Joe Moore
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in life? I have over 20 years experience of working with clients and together we’ll work on helping you to feel less stressed, helpless and alone. I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you want to move forward in life? I have over 20 years experience of working with clients and together we’ll work on helping you to feel less stressed, helpless and alone. I may use counselling to help provide a safe, judgement-free space where you can open up and explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the worries and dilemmas within your life. Or I may use Cognitive Behaviour therapy to help lift your mood by restarting positive activities, gain control of your thoughts or help you to face your fears so that you regain a sense of achievement within your life.
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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.
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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.