Anxiety Counselling in London

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Erin Vignali
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
London N3
I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of different presentations including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Hi! I'm Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile. I always wanted to be a psychologist since I was 12 years old. I even remember the exact spot I was standing when I told my friend that I wasn't sure I would do it because the amount of education required took too long! My hesitation did not last long after I took International Baccalaureate level Psychology in High School and fell in love. Then there was no turning back and after a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Child Development, I completed my doctoral degree and became a psychologist.
I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of different presentations including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Hi! I'm Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile. I always wanted to be a psychologist since I was 12 years old. I even remember the exact spot I was standing when I told my friend that I wasn't sure I would do it because the amount of education required took too long! My hesitation did not last long after I took International Baccalaureate level Psychology in High School and fell in love. Then there was no turning back and after a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Child Development, I completed my doctoral degree and became a psychologist.
020 4539 4510 View 020 4539 4510
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Gianina Ionela Ardeleanu
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
London SE1
Hey! What brings you here? What hurts? What are your struggles? What keeps you stuck? Is it a relationship with a loved one? A parent, a child, a partner or a friend? Is it depression, overwhelming feelings of sadness, loss of joy, sleepless nights, no desire to get out of bed, avoiding friends or family members? Is it anxiety or panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, constantly worrying, creating worst scenarios? Is it a sense of not feeling good enough, comparing yourself to others in a negative light, second guessing your actions, feeling judged, having a sense that your existence is a waste of time?
Hey! What brings you here? What hurts? What are your struggles? What keeps you stuck? Is it a relationship with a loved one? A parent, a child, a partner or a friend? Is it depression, overwhelming feelings of sadness, loss of joy, sleepless nights, no desire to get out of bed, avoiding friends or family members? Is it anxiety or panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, constantly worrying, creating worst scenarios? Is it a sense of not feeling good enough, comparing yourself to others in a negative light, second guessing your actions, feeling judged, having a sense that your existence is a waste of time?
020 3962 0971 View 020 3962 0971
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Dr Maya Patel, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
Many of us will experience difficult moments in our lives which may leave us feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I’m glad that you have taken the first step to seek support and share what has been going on for you. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express and understand how you have been feeling, in addition to helping you identify your personal strengths and resources. Some clients hope to gain specific tools and strategies to manage feelings such as low mood or anxiety, whilst others seek a space to talk openly about a particular situation and reflect on its impact on their day-to-day life and wellbeing.
Many of us will experience difficult moments in our lives which may leave us feeling stuck or overwhelmed. I’m glad that you have taken the first step to seek support and share what has been going on for you. My aim is to provide a safe space for you to be able to express and understand how you have been feeling, in addition to helping you identify your personal strengths and resources. Some clients hope to gain specific tools and strategies to manage feelings such as low mood or anxiety, whilst others seek a space to talk openly about a particular situation and reflect on its impact on their day-to-day life and wellbeing.
020 3893 2065 View 020 3893 2065
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Dr Claire Allott, Willow Psychology Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London EC2A  (Online Only)
I specialise in supporting people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, complicated grief, stress, low self-confidence and low mood.
Hi, I'm Claire. I’m a HCPC registered clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS for over 10 years before joining Willow Psychology Service. One of the most important things underpinning my therapeutic work is building a non-judgemental, trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship. It can be really difficult to ask for help: my aim is to create an environment which allows us to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to move towards your goals.
I specialise in supporting people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, complicated grief, stress, low self-confidence and low mood.
Hi, I'm Claire. I’m a HCPC registered clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS for over 10 years before joining Willow Psychology Service. One of the most important things underpinning my therapeutic work is building a non-judgemental, trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship. It can be really difficult to ask for help: my aim is to create an environment which allows us to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and equip you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to move towards your goals.
020 4538 0486 View 020 4538 0486
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Caterina Fadda - Psychotherapy - EMDR
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
London W10  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a qualified and Accredited Psychotherapist and Accredited EMDR Therapist. I offer online sessions in English or Italian to clients based internationally. For over 10 years, I have been working in the NHS, educational settings, and in private practice helping children, young people and adults recover from emotional difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. I have experience in working with neurodivergent people, I am culturally sensitive and have been supporting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Hi, I am a qualified and Accredited Psychotherapist and Accredited EMDR Therapist. I offer online sessions in English or Italian to clients based internationally. For over 10 years, I have been working in the NHS, educational settings, and in private practice helping children, young people and adults recover from emotional difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. I have experience in working with neurodivergent people, I am culturally sensitive and have been supporting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
020 3535 6758 View 020 3535 6758
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Hannah Morgan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London E2
I can support individuals and families with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, bereavement, conflict, fears, low mood, sleep problems, relationship or behavioural difficulties, among others.
Hello, I'm a clinical psychologist specialising in working with adults, children, young people and their families. I have 13+ years experience working in the NHS across a number of services including with adults, looked-after children and for a young people's drug and alcohol service. I also have experience working with parents over the perinatal period, with mothers and babies, and parents and toddlers. Experience has taught me that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client; therefore, I strive to provide a warm, accepting, engaging space for young people and parents alike.
I can support individuals and families with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, bereavement, conflict, fears, low mood, sleep problems, relationship or behavioural difficulties, among others.
Hello, I'm a clinical psychologist specialising in working with adults, children, young people and their families. I have 13+ years experience working in the NHS across a number of services including with adults, looked-after children and for a young people's drug and alcohol service. I also have experience working with parents over the perinatal period, with mothers and babies, and parents and toddlers. Experience has taught me that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client; therefore, I strive to provide a warm, accepting, engaging space for young people and parents alike.
020 4538 4029 View 020 4538 4029
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Dr Sandra Couto
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London SW7
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life in general? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life in general? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
020 3195 4395 View 020 3195 4395
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Max Noak: Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
London E2
Some people seek psychotherapy and counselling because of a quiet desire for something more, some because of an absence of joy and liveliness, some feel a lingering sadness, some find themselves in shallow relationships, some are suffering the pains of depression, anxiety or anger, some feel close to madness, some are curious to take a closer look at the riches within.
Some people seek psychotherapy and counselling because of a quiet desire for something more, some because of an absence of joy and liveliness, some feel a lingering sadness, some find themselves in shallow relationships, some are suffering the pains of depression, anxiety or anger, some feel close to madness, some are curious to take a closer look at the riches within.
020 4538 9344 View 020 4538 9344
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Erin Hope Thompson (Online Sessions Available)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London N21
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
07403 936134 View 07403 936134
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Dragana Djukic
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London SW14
I have a particular interest and vast experience (25+ years) in working with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, and relationship issues. I offer ONLINE therapy only, for now – via Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom. I provide a safe and supportive space for you to express your feelings and thoughts so to gain clarity and make a positive, lasting change. For more information, please contact me on 079 0889 0336, or visit my website www.quantumkoan.com
I have a particular interest and vast experience (25+ years) in working with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, and relationship issues. I offer ONLINE therapy only, for now – via Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom. I provide a safe and supportive space for you to express your feelings and thoughts so to gain clarity and make a positive, lasting change. For more information, please contact me on 079 0889 0336, or visit my website www.quantumkoan.com
07908 890336 View 07908 890336
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Dr Nazif Fuat
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
London N22
I am a Qualified Counsellor and Social Psychologist (PhD), offering integrative psychological therapy, drawing on person-centred and humanistic therapies. I am a Registered Member of BACP. I mainly work with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, social anxiety, stress, relationship issues, domestic violence, violence, abuse, self-esteem problems and self-confidence problems. As humans, we are social beings. Our social relationships make who we are and we tend to feel stress and anxious when things do wrong. I help my clients to feel more functional and happy in their relationships with themselves as well as others.
I am a Qualified Counsellor and Social Psychologist (PhD), offering integrative psychological therapy, drawing on person-centred and humanistic therapies. I am a Registered Member of BACP. I mainly work with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, social anxiety, stress, relationship issues, domestic violence, violence, abuse, self-esteem problems and self-confidence problems. As humans, we are social beings. Our social relationships make who we are and we tend to feel stress and anxious when things do wrong. I help my clients to feel more functional and happy in their relationships with themselves as well as others.
01992 940549 View 01992 940549
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Milo Brandon - Anxiety Hypnosis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London WC1H
Are anxiety and stress holding you back? Do you want to find out and get rid of the root cause of unwanted thoughts, emotions and behaviour. If the answer is yes, then hypnotherapy will enable you to achieve a deliberate, meditative state to manage anxiety, PTSD, worry, pain or stress-related health conditions, as well as helping you overcome unwelcome habits, low self-confidence and negative thinking. Are you solution-focused and capable of engaging your mind creatively? Do you now want to overcome what is holding you back in your mind, body, relationships and professional life. If the answer is yes, then hypnotherapy can help you.
Are anxiety and stress holding you back? Do you want to find out and get rid of the root cause of unwanted thoughts, emotions and behaviour. If the answer is yes, then hypnotherapy will enable you to achieve a deliberate, meditative state to manage anxiety, PTSD, worry, pain or stress-related health conditions, as well as helping you overcome unwelcome habits, low self-confidence and negative thinking. Are you solution-focused and capable of engaging your mind creatively? Do you now want to overcome what is holding you back in your mind, body, relationships and professional life. If the answer is yes, then hypnotherapy can help you.
020 8138 8872 View 020 8138 8872
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Samantha Carbon Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:- * Stress * Relationship issues * Eating disorders * Anxiety & panic attacks * Bereavement * Depression * Addiction.
If you are suffering from emotional distress or mental health issues contact me. You may want to take some time to review the past in order to make more satisfying choices in the present, or be struggling with confidence and a sense of self behind the roles and often necessary masks at work or in family life.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:- * Stress * Relationship issues * Eating disorders * Anxiety & panic attacks * Bereavement * Depression * Addiction.
If you are suffering from emotional distress or mental health issues contact me. You may want to take some time to review the past in order to make more satisfying choices in the present, or be struggling with confidence and a sense of self behind the roles and often necessary masks at work or in family life.
020 3835 3714 View 020 3835 3714
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Dr Lucia Giombini
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London SW14
I have dedicated the majority of my career as Clinical Psychologist thus far to helping people suffering from various forms of eating disorder, such anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or emotional eating. By working with these conditions, I have developed a deeper understanding of the difficulties connected to them, such as different types of anxiety disorders and depression, perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. I use different interventions deriving from a wide range of psychological theories, including motivational enhancement therapy, interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Please, for more information visit my website: www.luciagiombini.com
I have dedicated the majority of my career as Clinical Psychologist thus far to helping people suffering from various forms of eating disorder, such anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or emotional eating. By working with these conditions, I have developed a deeper understanding of the difficulties connected to them, such as different types of anxiety disorders and depression, perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. I use different interventions deriving from a wide range of psychological theories, including motivational enhancement therapy, interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Please, for more information visit my website: www.luciagiombini.com
020 3962 0172 View 020 3962 0172
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Sila Ozdemirler
London EC1R
I am specialized in working with anxiety, work-related stress and relationship problems and attachment style issues. I also offer support for depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, time management and organisational skills, adaptation problems, identity and life transitions, bereavement, and trauma. I am an integrative therapist working with CBT and incorporate it with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), compassion focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness with a holistic approach.
I am specialized in working with anxiety, work-related stress and relationship problems and attachment style issues. I also offer support for depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, time management and organisational skills, adaptation problems, identity and life transitions, bereavement, and trauma. I am an integrative therapist working with CBT and incorporate it with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), compassion focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness with a holistic approach.
020 3974 2052 View 020 3974 2052
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Claire Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW6
I am a BACP registered counsellor and EMDR practitioner working with both adults and children who are struggling with life's challenges. My areas of special interest and experience include: anxiety, panic attacks, attachments, confidence and self esteem, stress, PTSD, trauma, loneliness, depression, relationship issues, intimacy issues, divorce, family conflict, infidelity, life transitions, peer relationships, estrangement, abuse and grief, bereavement and loss.
I am a BACP registered counsellor and EMDR practitioner working with both adults and children who are struggling with life's challenges. My areas of special interest and experience include: anxiety, panic attacks, attachments, confidence and self esteem, stress, PTSD, trauma, loneliness, depression, relationship issues, intimacy issues, divorce, family conflict, infidelity, life transitions, peer relationships, estrangement, abuse and grief, bereavement and loss.
020 4538 1397 View 020 4538 1397
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Arezu Nikukar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London NW9  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues, and bereavement.
I am an accredited and experienced psychotherapist. I offer a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences, transform old patterns, and discover new possibilities. I equip you with the skills needed to conquer your current and future emotional and behavioural challenges.
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues, and bereavement.
I am an accredited and experienced psychotherapist. I offer a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences, transform old patterns, and discover new possibilities. I equip you with the skills needed to conquer your current and future emotional and behavioural challenges.
020 3375 6649 View 020 3375 6649
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Dr. Aziz Anzabi
Counsellor, PhD, ACC-AC
Verified
London NW11
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
07446 500016 View 07446 500016
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Emily Iniekio
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
London SW14  (Online Only)
I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, bi-polar disorder, suicidal ideation, self-harm, low self-worth and many other mental health conditions.
Seeking help through therapy can feel like a daunting task, but it can also be the first big step to healing from within. Perhaps you're feeling stressed, having trouble sleeping or just generally out of sorts. This may even be affecting your relationships, work and health. I offer you a warm empathic space and a chance to talk about whatever is troubling you in a confidential supportive way. Simply put, it a chance for you to heal. I work with an integrative psychodynamic model, bringing in elements of CBT and minfulness.
I have worked with people suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, bi-polar disorder, suicidal ideation, self-harm, low self-worth and many other mental health conditions.
Seeking help through therapy can feel like a daunting task, but it can also be the first big step to healing from within. Perhaps you're feeling stressed, having trouble sleeping or just generally out of sorts. This may even be affecting your relationships, work and health. I offer you a warm empathic space and a chance to talk about whatever is troubling you in a confidential supportive way. Simply put, it a chance for you to heal. I work with an integrative psychodynamic model, bringing in elements of CBT and minfulness.
01748 902963 View 01748 902963
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Diana Ivankovic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London N1
I specialise in relationship issues, anxiety, work related stress, attachment issues, self esteem, low confidence issues.
We all have aims and ambitions for ourselves but life events can often leave us in places and situations that are unhelpful to us in finding our true selves and realising our full potential. I know, I've been there myself... We know that we are our own agents of change but occasionally we may need a helping hand. Metaphorically speaking, we need to adjust our sail so we can catch the wind that will take us to those unexplored waters. Do you feel like you are stuck or just unable to make what may feel like the simplest of decisions? The causes for this may not be so simple or obvious and this is where counselling can help.
I specialise in relationship issues, anxiety, work related stress, attachment issues, self esteem, low confidence issues.
We all have aims and ambitions for ourselves but life events can often leave us in places and situations that are unhelpful to us in finding our true selves and realising our full potential. I know, I've been there myself... We know that we are our own agents of change but occasionally we may need a helping hand. Metaphorically speaking, we need to adjust our sail so we can catch the wind that will take us to those unexplored waters. Do you feel like you are stuck or just unable to make what may feel like the simplest of decisions? The causes for this may not be so simple or obvious and this is where counselling can help.
020 3984 8194 View 020 3984 8194

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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.