Anxiety Counselling in West London, London

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Nicholas Rose & Associates
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W4
People come to us to talk about loss, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life crises, traumas, health concerns, starting or coming off medications, compulsive behaviours, clinical diagnoses, fertility, sex and sexuality, diversity in fact we have over 120 concerns that people bring to us.
Need to find the right person to talk to? If you have only just started to look for help you maybe feeling confused or even overwhelmed by the choice of therapies and therapists available - we understand and are here to help. We offer you a warm and friendly welcome from a selected team of expert therapists who bring an outstanding breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in both the in-person and online private talking therapies. Our team includes counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and EMDR practitioners to ensure you can find the right therapist for what you need right now.
People come to us to talk about loss, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life crises, traumas, health concerns, starting or coming off medications, compulsive behaviours, clinical diagnoses, fertility, sex and sexuality, diversity in fact we have over 120 concerns that people bring to us.
Need to find the right person to talk to? If you have only just started to look for help you maybe feeling confused or even overwhelmed by the choice of therapies and therapists available - we understand and are here to help. We offer you a warm and friendly welcome from a selected team of expert therapists who bring an outstanding breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in both the in-person and online private talking therapies. Our team includes counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and EMDR practitioners to ensure you can find the right therapist for what you need right now.
020 7167 2663 View 020 7167 2663
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Emma Blijdenstein
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W3
Among others, I can help with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationships, feeling stuck, lack of confidence, bereavement, trauma, racial trauma, the mental impact of the (peri)menopause.
Would you like emotional support - but find that talking is not always easy? I offer a warm, safe and collaborative space where you can explore your concerns through talking and/or the use of art materials. As an integrative counsellor I base my approach on a variety of psychological methods, enabling me to offer broad-spectrum, personalised treatments. Sessions are client-led; meaning I am guided by your needs, and tend to be a mix of talking and creativity. Don't worry! Art making is optional. Also, you do not need to be 'good' at art. The opposite: the more spontaneous and 'unfinished' your creation, often the more therapeutic.
Among others, I can help with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationships, feeling stuck, lack of confidence, bereavement, trauma, racial trauma, the mental impact of the (peri)menopause.
Would you like emotional support - but find that talking is not always easy? I offer a warm, safe and collaborative space where you can explore your concerns through talking and/or the use of art materials. As an integrative counsellor I base my approach on a variety of psychological methods, enabling me to offer broad-spectrum, personalised treatments. Sessions are client-led; meaning I am guided by your needs, and tend to be a mix of talking and creativity. Don't worry! Art making is optional. Also, you do not need to be 'good' at art. The opposite: the more spontaneous and 'unfinished' your creation, often the more therapeutic.
020 7123 9301 View 020 7123 9301
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Erika Mancini
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W5
Life can take unpredictable turns, leaving us in pain and disbelief. At times we get over it. At other times we dwell in there for a long time as if there was no way out. It may feel lonely and unexplainable and yet time passes by. My name is Erika Mancini. I am a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. I specialise in trauma, childhood trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and relationships. I believe we are all shaped by the relationships we experienced while growing up and that this can sometimes result in adaptations or coping mechanisms that may prevent us from becoming who we really are.
Life can take unpredictable turns, leaving us in pain and disbelief. At times we get over it. At other times we dwell in there for a long time as if there was no way out. It may feel lonely and unexplainable and yet time passes by. My name is Erika Mancini. I am a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. I specialise in trauma, childhood trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and relationships. I believe we are all shaped by the relationships we experienced while growing up and that this can sometimes result in adaptations or coping mechanisms that may prevent us from becoming who we really are.
01748 901813 View 01748 901813
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Helen Woods
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W11  (Online Only)
I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person Centred Experiential Therapy. Working as a Senior Psychotherapist/Supervisor in the NHS I have helped many people overcome depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, eating disorders, relationship issues, as well as helping to manage living with Long Term Conditions such as IBS and Long Covid. My postgraduate training was at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London, where I received tuition from world leading experts in CBT.
I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person Centred Experiential Therapy. Working as a Senior Psychotherapist/Supervisor in the NHS I have helped many people overcome depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, eating disorders, relationship issues, as well as helping to manage living with Long Term Conditions such as IBS and Long Covid. My postgraduate training was at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London, where I received tuition from world leading experts in CBT.
020 7870 3429 View 020 7870 3429
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Alanah Garrard
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W11
There are periods of time when our lives and choices feel difficult and it can seem quite overwhelming. Whether that is presented in feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, isolation, feelings of not being able to cope, a general feeling of dissatisfaction or relying on external elements such as alcohol or drugs for relief. I am here to provide support and to offer a non-judgemental empathic approach. The goal is to assist you in making the changes you need by talking things through in a safe environment.
There are periods of time when our lives and choices feel difficult and it can seem quite overwhelming. Whether that is presented in feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, isolation, feelings of not being able to cope, a general feeling of dissatisfaction or relying on external elements such as alcohol or drugs for relief. I am here to provide support and to offer a non-judgemental empathic approach. The goal is to assist you in making the changes you need by talking things through in a safe environment.
020 3389 7591 View 020 3389 7591
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Lea Kristensen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W11
I work with issues such as anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, bereavement, grief, loss, stress and abuse.
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience in clinical and private settings. I have completed extensive and rigorous training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading and most established training institutions in UK.
I work with issues such as anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, bereavement, grief, loss, stress and abuse.
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience in clinical and private settings. I have completed extensive and rigorous training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading and most established training institutions in UK.
020 3870 2423 View 020 3870 2423
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Sulafa Yassin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
West London, London W5
I work with cultural awareness and sensitivity, particularly working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, thoughts of suicide/self harm with adults, children and adolescents.
Starting counselling can seem hard for some but those first steps can have a positive lasting impact. I understand that things can feel overwhelming at first but hopefully I can help you to work through any anxieties about counselling so that I can support you through your personal journey. With me, your therapeutic journey is the priority. I work with you to help understand your difficulties better and find ways of managing similar difficulties in the future. I work with children, adolescents and adults using various approaches depending on the individual's needs, largely person centred and cognitive behaviour approaches.
I work with cultural awareness and sensitivity, particularly working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, thoughts of suicide/self harm with adults, children and adolescents.
Starting counselling can seem hard for some but those first steps can have a positive lasting impact. I understand that things can feel overwhelming at first but hopefully I can help you to work through any anxieties about counselling so that I can support you through your personal journey. With me, your therapeutic journey is the priority. I work with you to help understand your difficulties better and find ways of managing similar difficulties in the future. I work with children, adolescents and adults using various approaches depending on the individual's needs, largely person centred and cognitive behaviour approaches.
020 4538 4424 View 020 4538 4424
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Sophie Cottrell
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W4
The sort of things that my clients typically want to look at include: abuse, anxiety, body-image, bullying, divorce, mood swings, phobias, trauma, self-harm, stress, and issues around self-esteem and sexuality.
Life can get really difficult sometimes – we may know why we’re finding things hard, but we may not and that's OK too. Through therapy we can explore what’s happening for you and find the way through together. We can look at what’s on your mind and what it’s like being you as well as the role your past might have played. We can go at your pace and you’ll decide what you want from coming to see me. I work sensitively and respectfully with all ethnicities, cultures and sexualities. I offer both long term support to clients wishing to explore their feelings in depth and short-term work if you’re wanting to address a specific problem.
The sort of things that my clients typically want to look at include: abuse, anxiety, body-image, bullying, divorce, mood swings, phobias, trauma, self-harm, stress, and issues around self-esteem and sexuality.
Life can get really difficult sometimes – we may know why we’re finding things hard, but we may not and that's OK too. Through therapy we can explore what’s happening for you and find the way through together. We can look at what’s on your mind and what it’s like being you as well as the role your past might have played. We can go at your pace and you’ll decide what you want from coming to see me. I work sensitively and respectfully with all ethnicities, cultures and sexualities. I offer both long term support to clients wishing to explore their feelings in depth and short-term work if you’re wanting to address a specific problem.
01748 900379 View 01748 900379
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Anna Pinto
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1W  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with many years of work experience in the NHS and in private practice supporting adults from different backgrounds who struggle with a range of mental health difficulties. Examples include anxiety, low mood, difficulties in relationships, stress related to work, and adjustment to major life events. I work in an integrative way drawing on different evidence based therapies whilst ensuring that you are supported to utilise your own strengths and resources.
I am a clinical psychologist with many years of work experience in the NHS and in private practice supporting adults from different backgrounds who struggle with a range of mental health difficulties. Examples include anxiety, low mood, difficulties in relationships, stress related to work, and adjustment to major life events. I work in an integrative way drawing on different evidence based therapies whilst ensuring that you are supported to utilise your own strengths and resources.
020 4530 8290 View 020 4530 8290
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Bill Adlard
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W2
I’ve a lot of experience dealing with emotional problems, trauma and anxiety.
Do you need someone to talk to? Do you need some emotional support, and help understanding what’s going on? There can be times when you feel overwhelmed and powerless, and now you’ve taken the decision to reach out for help. My priority is to make you feel safe and supported enough in the session to talk freely about whatever is bothering you, about whatever you’re feeling, and that can be quite a daunting prospect. Maybe you’ve never really had the opportunity to explain your innermost thoughts and feelings to someone who cares. You’ll find it liberating, and it will be the start of a major journey of healing and self-discovery.
I’ve a lot of experience dealing with emotional problems, trauma and anxiety.
Do you need someone to talk to? Do you need some emotional support, and help understanding what’s going on? There can be times when you feel overwhelmed and powerless, and now you’ve taken the decision to reach out for help. My priority is to make you feel safe and supported enough in the session to talk freely about whatever is bothering you, about whatever you’re feeling, and that can be quite a daunting prospect. Maybe you’ve never really had the opportunity to explain your innermost thoughts and feelings to someone who cares. You’ll find it liberating, and it will be the start of a major journey of healing and self-discovery.
020 3389 6057 View 020 3389 6057
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London Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W5
Our professionally accredited team of counsellors and psychotherapists have a variety of specialities, including working with, LGBT+ issues, trauma, identity, sexual issues, anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem issues, self-harm / suicidal thoughts, bereavement, anger issues and many more.
Our modern world has become a very tough place for many people. With the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty and fear around the Ukraine war, the cost of living crisis and numerous other personal struggles have left many people battling with their mental health and well being. But how has it affected you? Here at West London Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Services, we have a highly experienced team of therapists who are here to help you through whatever you're struggling with. Your wellbeing and happiness will always be our number one priority.
Our professionally accredited team of counsellors and psychotherapists have a variety of specialities, including working with, LGBT+ issues, trauma, identity, sexual issues, anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem issues, self-harm / suicidal thoughts, bereavement, anger issues and many more.
Our modern world has become a very tough place for many people. With the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty and fear around the Ukraine war, the cost of living crisis and numerous other personal struggles have left many people battling with their mental health and well being. But how has it affected you? Here at West London Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Services, we have a highly experienced team of therapists who are here to help you through whatever you're struggling with. Your wellbeing and happiness will always be our number one priority.
01895 547540 View 01895 547540
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Anita Sarin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1S
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with a range of issues including - anxiety - bereavement - depression - divorce or separation - family and childhood difficulties - insomnia and sleep problems and relationship difficulties.
Contacting a therapist might seem daunting at first but therapy can provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to make sense of current concerns. Speaking in confidence can help you less burdened and enable you to work towards living a more fulfilling life.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with a range of issues including - anxiety - bereavement - depression - divorce or separation - family and childhood difficulties - insomnia and sleep problems and relationship difficulties.
Contacting a therapist might seem daunting at first but therapy can provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to make sense of current concerns. Speaking in confidence can help you less burdened and enable you to work towards living a more fulfilling life.
020 3974 2529 View 020 3974 2529
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Dr Sheena Kumar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W4  (Online Only)
Stress & Anxiety Therapy. Firstly, I know it is hard to know what therapist is right for you so check out my website blogs on 'how to pick a therapist'. Working with me... I am a Stress & Anxiety Psychologist. I work with high achievers who are being held back by stress and anxiety. My clients are often fuelled by perfectionism and people-pleasing tendencies. Despite successful careers, their personal lives do not match up.
Stress & Anxiety Therapy. Firstly, I know it is hard to know what therapist is right for you so check out my website blogs on 'how to pick a therapist'. Working with me... I am a Stress & Anxiety Psychologist. I work with high achievers who are being held back by stress and anxiety. My clients are often fuelled by perfectionism and people-pleasing tendencies. Despite successful careers, their personal lives do not match up.
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Debbie Wilson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W4
If you are thinking about counselling it is likely that your life is causing you distress or is not fulfilling in the way you would like it to be. You might be facing a life changing event such as redundancy, bereavement or the end of a relationship. You may be struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or difficult relationships. Or it may be that feel stuck and don’t know where you are going with your life.
If you are thinking about counselling it is likely that your life is causing you distress or is not fulfilling in the way you would like it to be. You might be facing a life changing event such as redundancy, bereavement or the end of a relationship. You may be struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or difficult relationships. Or it may be that feel stuck and don’t know where you are going with your life.
020 4538 5103 View 020 4538 5103
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Alexandra Stochin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W3
As an integrative psychotherapist, I'm here to provide you with a welcoming, non-judgmental, and compassionate space where you can explore challenging thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I understand the anxiety that may arise from seeking therapy and choosing a therapist. Please rest assured, I am here to help and answer any questions you may have, making this journey as comfortable as possible. My private practice is located in North Acton W3, where I offer in-person sessions. I am dedicated to providing a personalised, client-centered service that encourages you to be your authentic self and embark on a therapeutic journey.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I'm here to provide you with a welcoming, non-judgmental, and compassionate space where you can explore challenging thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I understand the anxiety that may arise from seeking therapy and choosing a therapist. Please rest assured, I am here to help and answer any questions you may have, making this journey as comfortable as possible. My private practice is located in North Acton W3, where I offer in-person sessions. I am dedicated to providing a personalised, client-centered service that encourages you to be your authentic self and embark on a therapeutic journey.
020 3727 7652 View 020 3727 7652
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Evan Bates
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W6
I have worked with people facing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem, existential crisis, and sexuality and identity issues.
I offer a free 15 minute phone call before meeting. This gives you an opportunity to outline your current circumstances and enables me to consider whether I might be able to help you. Your first session will be an assessment where I will ask you some questions to better understand your past, your present and your expectations. This session is a two-way process for both of us to consider if we might be able to work together. Any ongoing therapy will last 50 minutes and would take place on a weekly basis.
I have worked with people facing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem, existential crisis, and sexuality and identity issues.
I offer a free 15 minute phone call before meeting. This gives you an opportunity to outline your current circumstances and enables me to consider whether I might be able to help you. Your first session will be an assessment where I will ask you some questions to better understand your past, your present and your expectations. This session is a two-way process for both of us to consider if we might be able to work together. Any ongoing therapy will last 50 minutes and would take place on a weekly basis.
01748 901842 View 01748 901842
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Dr Nisha Sharma
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W2  (Online Only)
Hello, are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed or just stuck and don’t how to move forward, I can help! Taking the first step to seek help can be tough and you might be finding it difficult to know where to start. I offer a safe, supportive and non judgemental space for you to work through current issues. Together we can explore the areas you want more support in and develop a plan to learn skills and techniques to help you cope with the challenges you are facing. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist with over 12 years experience working in the NHS.
Hello, are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed or just stuck and don’t how to move forward, I can help! Taking the first step to seek help can be tough and you might be finding it difficult to know where to start. I offer a safe, supportive and non judgemental space for you to work through current issues. Together we can explore the areas you want more support in and develop a plan to learn skills and techniques to help you cope with the challenges you are facing. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist with over 12 years experience working in the NHS.
020 4538 4876 View 020 4538 4876
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Saidat Khan Consulting Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
I work with anxiety, stress and depression; more structured and goal orientated focus with addictions, namely drugs, alcohol and sex.
I am a highly qualified Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist, A Psycho-sexual and Relationship Therapist and an Addictions Specialist who helps individuals, couples, families and groups gain the psychological awareness to improve health and well-being.
I work with anxiety, stress and depression; more structured and goal orientated focus with addictions, namely drugs, alcohol and sex.
I am a highly qualified Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist, A Psycho-sexual and Relationship Therapist and an Addictions Specialist who helps individuals, couples, families and groups gain the psychological awareness to improve health and well-being.
020 3962 0335 View 020 3962 0335
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Zahra Shariff
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W5
Are you feeling sad, experiencing panic attacks or have low self-confidence? Are you looking to increase awareness and ability to respond to unwanted thoughts and feelings with openness, curiosity and compassion? Are you looking to reconnect with what is important to you and create a greater sense of balance? I offer psychological therapy and counselling sessions to clients with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, phobias and trauma. My clients develop more adaptive strategies to respond to thoughts and feelings more effectively, regain a stable sense of self and move freely towards their values.
Are you feeling sad, experiencing panic attacks or have low self-confidence? Are you looking to increase awareness and ability to respond to unwanted thoughts and feelings with openness, curiosity and compassion? Are you looking to reconnect with what is important to you and create a greater sense of balance? I offer psychological therapy and counselling sessions to clients with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, phobias and trauma. My clients develop more adaptive strategies to respond to thoughts and feelings more effectively, regain a stable sense of self and move freely towards their values.
01748 901731 View 01748 901731
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Asa Sanderson Msc Ma Mbacp
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
I specialise in mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress and men's related issues. These are issues such as intimacy, ED, low sex drive, pornography and relationship or social challenges. In psychotherapy sessions I provide a confidential setting that encourages you to reflect on your journey. We will explore the feelings, emotions and impact significant events have had on the way you experience day-to-day life. We will work through your thought process moving towards the version of you that you've always wanted to be. Who is that person? Do they allow themselves to smile, laugh and be happy?
I specialise in mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress and men's related issues. These are issues such as intimacy, ED, low sex drive, pornography and relationship or social challenges. In psychotherapy sessions I provide a confidential setting that encourages you to reflect on your journey. We will explore the feelings, emotions and impact significant events have had on the way you experience day-to-day life. We will work through your thought process moving towards the version of you that you've always wanted to be. Who is that person? Do they allow themselves to smile, laugh and be happy?
020 4538 8613 View 020 4538 8613
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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.