Anxiety Counselling in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Fiona Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Having worked in mental health for 8 years I have extensive experience and specialise in working with low self esteem, trauma, bereavement and anxiety (including stress, worry, panic and social anxiety) I have worked with all age groups including young people and University students.
Hello I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist currently providing online sessions. Life can be hard sometimes and we can often find ourselves feeling alone with our thoughts and feelings and unsure of the way forward. In sessions we work together to understand these often complex thoughts and feelings and find ways to understand, process and alter them. By having the support of therapy you will have a safe, confidential space separate to your life to explore your difficulties, whether you consider these big or small problems they can be shared and made sense of together.
Having worked in mental health for 8 years I have extensive experience and specialise in working with low self esteem, trauma, bereavement and anxiety (including stress, worry, panic and social anxiety) I have worked with all age groups including young people and University students.
Hello I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist currently providing online sessions. Life can be hard sometimes and we can often find ourselves feeling alone with our thoughts and feelings and unsure of the way forward. In sessions we work together to understand these often complex thoughts and feelings and find ways to understand, process and alter them. By having the support of therapy you will have a safe, confidential space separate to your life to explore your difficulties, whether you consider these big or small problems they can be shared and made sense of together.
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Dr Christine Price
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Lately I have had a particular focus on treating anxiety, depression, health anxiety, O.
I have over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating a wide range of mental health issues. Whether you're dealing with mental health challenges or even navigating physical health problems, my career has been about treating people with all kinds of difficulties. These include anxiety and panic; depression; health anxiety; intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder; work stress/burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; chronic pain; relationship issues; bereavement and loss; emotional regulation and body image/self-esteem issues as well as many others.
Lately I have had a particular focus on treating anxiety, depression, health anxiety, O.
I have over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating a wide range of mental health issues. Whether you're dealing with mental health challenges or even navigating physical health problems, my career has been about treating people with all kinds of difficulties. These include anxiety and panic; depression; health anxiety; intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder; work stress/burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; chronic pain; relationship issues; bereavement and loss; emotional regulation and body image/self-esteem issues as well as many others.
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Dr Alex Hull - Leazes Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
I will help you manage and take back control of your mental health. I specialise in working with anxiety and depression. I have many years experience working in the NHS and private practice. I use evidence-based techniques that really work. I have a warm and accessible style that will help you feel comfortable and understood. I work with young people and adults. I work with health insurance companies and offer some of the lowest session rates for the best quality clinical psychology support available. It's as simple as that.
I will help you manage and take back control of your mental health. I specialise in working with anxiety and depression. I have many years experience working in the NHS and private practice. I use evidence-based techniques that really work. I have a warm and accessible style that will help you feel comfortable and understood. I work with young people and adults. I work with health insurance companies and offer some of the lowest session rates for the best quality clinical psychology support available. It's as simple as that.
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Honey Summers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel weighed down by worry, stress and the demands of your life? Do you feel anxious, or depressed or low, or unmotivated and like you have lost the best part of you? Maybe you feel like you have never been able to discover the best part of you? Do you have unwanted thoughts, memories or images which you can't keep out of your mind? Are you worried about not being in the right relationship, or the right job? Do you feel confused about your feelings or unsure of the right decision to make? Do you feel like you have lost hope? You might feel lonely and unable to talk to family or friends about how you feel.
Do you feel weighed down by worry, stress and the demands of your life? Do you feel anxious, or depressed or low, or unmotivated and like you have lost the best part of you? Maybe you feel like you have never been able to discover the best part of you? Do you have unwanted thoughts, memories or images which you can't keep out of your mind? Are you worried about not being in the right relationship, or the right job? Do you feel confused about your feelings or unsure of the right decision to make? Do you feel like you have lost hope? You might feel lonely and unable to talk to family or friends about how you feel.
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Tabitha Appleby
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I specialise in PTSD, Complex PTSD, ADHD, ASD, loss, anxiety and relationships but this is not exhaustive.
I am BACP Accredited integrative psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I and also a EMDR Therapist and Couples Counsellor and regularlywork with neurodiversity. I provide a free initial short call service to get more information regarding the presenting issue. Integrative means that I have many tools and can adapt my style to meet my clients needs. EMDR can help with trauma, phobias and anxiety and I work with Couples to help with communication and better relationships. I work online and face to face.
I specialise in PTSD, Complex PTSD, ADHD, ASD, loss, anxiety and relationships but this is not exhaustive.
I am BACP Accredited integrative psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I and also a EMDR Therapist and Couples Counsellor and regularlywork with neurodiversity. I provide a free initial short call service to get more information regarding the presenting issue. Integrative means that I have many tools and can adapt my style to meet my clients needs. EMDR can help with trauma, phobias and anxiety and I work with Couples to help with communication and better relationships. I work online and face to face.
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Claire Austin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Problems i have worked with are anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, domestic abuse, sexual violence, low self esteem, low mood, eating distress, anger, loss, identity issues, family issues, self harm and suicidal ideation.
I am an experienced Adult Counsellor, who has worked in various sectors over my career, my experience is working with women. I have a depth of experiencing in offering therapeutic space to explore issues arising and work in an integrative, compassion focused way to develop the therapeutic relationship. I work creatively with individual need allowing a range of therapeutic processes to be used. EMDR is a huge part of my practice using creative means to explore 'stuck memories'. Working in a EMDR process helps move memories quickly and focuses on primary target memories.
Problems i have worked with are anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, domestic abuse, sexual violence, low self esteem, low mood, eating distress, anger, loss, identity issues, family issues, self harm and suicidal ideation.
I am an experienced Adult Counsellor, who has worked in various sectors over my career, my experience is working with women. I have a depth of experiencing in offering therapeutic space to explore issues arising and work in an integrative, compassion focused way to develop the therapeutic relationship. I work creatively with individual need allowing a range of therapeutic processes to be used. EMDR is a huge part of my practice using creative means to explore 'stuck memories'. Working in a EMDR process helps move memories quickly and focuses on primary target memories.
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Psychology Newcastle - Dr Mariam Majid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
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Genevieve Theresa Buée
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I work with a range of issues for example: Eating disorders, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Asperger syndrome, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Women's issues, Infertility/Pregnancy, Narcissism and family dynamics, including estrangement.
Hello, I am an experienced therapist offering counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 14 and over. I provide professional insight and perspectives in approaching problems to enhance well being and create an overall positive change in understanding. This helps make meaning out of life in the "here and now" and also provides support with ongoing benefits in making life choices for the future. When situations or context do not have solutions, supporting the process of emotional healing is the focus of therapy.
I work with a range of issues for example: Eating disorders, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Asperger syndrome, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Women's issues, Infertility/Pregnancy, Narcissism and family dynamics, including estrangement.
Hello, I am an experienced therapist offering counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 14 and over. I provide professional insight and perspectives in approaching problems to enhance well being and create an overall positive change in understanding. This helps make meaning out of life in the "here and now" and also provides support with ongoing benefits in making life choices for the future. When situations or context do not have solutions, supporting the process of emotional healing is the focus of therapy.
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Time to Talk Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I have specialist experience working with people with Depression, Anxiety disorders including; Panic, Generalised anxiety (Excessive worry|), Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic, PTSD, Health Anxiety, Phobia's, Social anxiety, Stress, Sleep difficulties, and Low self esteem issues.
If you are suffering from anxiety, stress or low mood then I am here to help. I offer a free telephone consultation to help you decide what you need. I am a qualified nurse, fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT), EMDR (Trauma Therapy) and Couples Counsellor with over 13 years experience working in the NHS and health services. I believe in offering the most effective and efficient treatment with a warm and compassionate approach tailored to meet your needs. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to be able to get the most out of your sessions and work towards a happier healthier you.
I have specialist experience working with people with Depression, Anxiety disorders including; Panic, Generalised anxiety (Excessive worry|), Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic, PTSD, Health Anxiety, Phobia's, Social anxiety, Stress, Sleep difficulties, and Low self esteem issues.
If you are suffering from anxiety, stress or low mood then I am here to help. I offer a free telephone consultation to help you decide what you need. I am a qualified nurse, fully accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT), EMDR (Trauma Therapy) and Couples Counsellor with over 13 years experience working in the NHS and health services. I believe in offering the most effective and efficient treatment with a warm and compassionate approach tailored to meet your needs. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space for you to be able to get the most out of your sessions and work towards a happier healthier you.
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Dr Carolyn Law
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE20
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
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Photo of Lyndsey Waugh, Psychotherapist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Lyndsey Waugh
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
My particular area of interest and expertise is Trauma, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Adoption, Depression, Sexual Issues, Therapeutic Parenting as well as Training Counselling Therapeutic Skills.
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
My particular area of interest and expertise is Trauma, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Adoption, Depression, Sexual Issues, Therapeutic Parenting as well as Training Counselling Therapeutic Skills.
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
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Dr Stuart Sadler
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I specialise in helping people overcome problems such as depression, anxiety (whether due to worry, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, or intrusive thoughts), and sleep disorders (such as insomnia, nightmares and early waking) so they can feel better and function better in day to day life again.
I specialise in helping people overcome problems such as depression, anxiety (whether due to worry, obsessive-compulsive disorder, health anxiety, or intrusive thoughts), and sleep disorders (such as insomnia, nightmares and early waking) so they can feel better and function better in day to day life again.
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Next Step Psychotherapy & Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
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Sarah Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a qualified psychotherapist and yoga teacher - I believe in the process and understand it takes courage to reach out. I have ten years of experience supporting people of different ages and backgrounds in various settings. I am passionate about supporting women to feel less anxious and more confident. I work with stress, anxiety, trauma, loss, change, identity, belonging, self-confidence and relationship issues. I'll be with you 'in the mess' and journey with you towards meaningful change.
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a qualified psychotherapist and yoga teacher - I believe in the process and understand it takes courage to reach out. I have ten years of experience supporting people of different ages and backgrounds in various settings. I am passionate about supporting women to feel less anxious and more confident. I work with stress, anxiety, trauma, loss, change, identity, belonging, self-confidence and relationship issues. I'll be with you 'in the mess' and journey with you towards meaningful change.
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Relief Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
Hello, My name is Billy Signey, MBACP, BA honours. I work in an integrative way offering a safe, confidential environment for my clients, enabling them to understand their feelings and emotions in this ever-changing and demanding world. I have worked with problems such as PTSD, Depression, Abuse, Sexual and Physical, Historical/Childhood issues, Neglect, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Suicidal ideation, Phobias, avoidance, etc. Please text me for a free 10-minute no-obligation chat and I will do my best to find the best way forward for you. I have an extensive list of client testimonials that can be viewed on request.
Hello, My name is Billy Signey, MBACP, BA honours. I work in an integrative way offering a safe, confidential environment for my clients, enabling them to understand their feelings and emotions in this ever-changing and demanding world. I have worked with problems such as PTSD, Depression, Abuse, Sexual and Physical, Historical/Childhood issues, Neglect, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Suicidal ideation, Phobias, avoidance, etc. Please text me for a free 10-minute no-obligation chat and I will do my best to find the best way forward for you. I have an extensive list of client testimonials that can be viewed on request.
0191 743 0523 View 0191 743 0523
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Holly Lynn
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
People enter therapy for many reasons, it may be that you are feeling overwhelmed, unhappy or anxious. You may be struggling in your relationships, or with your identity and sense of self. It can be difficult to navigate the way through these times when you feel stuck or at a loss as to how to move forward. I offer patience and a safe, confidential space that fosters personal growth and autonomy. We will work together to make sense of your problems, enable a deeper understanding of yourself and make changes if you wish.
People enter therapy for many reasons, it may be that you are feeling overwhelmed, unhappy or anxious. You may be struggling in your relationships, or with your identity and sense of self. It can be difficult to navigate the way through these times when you feel stuck or at a loss as to how to move forward. I offer patience and a safe, confidential space that fosters personal growth and autonomy. We will work together to make sense of your problems, enable a deeper understanding of yourself and make changes if you wish.
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Patrice Buee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
Hello my name is Patrice Buée. I can support you with a range of issues to help work through grief and loss including symptoms of depression, low mood and anxiety. Family issues, relationship challenges, work related issues and long term health problems are explored using a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. I have experience in providing therapy to both adults and young people of secondary school age (10 years old and upwards).
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Sian Barnard Peaceful Minds
MSc
Not Verified Not Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I offer a safe and non-judgemental enviroment where I help people solve the problems that they are dealing with. I want my clients to walk away from our time together with the tools to maintain the changes they have worked for and a new found or rediscovered confidence in themselves and life. My therapy is practical, straight forward and it works. Cognitive behaviour therapy was designed for anxiety related issues from panic to OCD. It is perfect for depression or anger issues. As a qualified hypnotherapist I also teach relaxation and mindfillness meditation to those who want that extra dimension to their therapy.
I offer a safe and non-judgemental enviroment where I help people solve the problems that they are dealing with. I want my clients to walk away from our time together with the tools to maintain the changes they have worked for and a new found or rediscovered confidence in themselves and life. My therapy is practical, straight forward and it works. Cognitive behaviour therapy was designed for anxiety related issues from panic to OCD. It is perfect for depression or anger issues. As a qualified hypnotherapist I also teach relaxation and mindfillness meditation to those who want that extra dimension to their therapy.
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Photo of Dr Kathleen Hass, Psychologist in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
0191 814 7219 View 0191 814 7219
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Hayley Tyson-Adams
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
My main areas of expertise are depression, trauma/PTSD and anxiety disorders (including worry, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, illness anxiety and social anxiety).
Hi, I'm Hayley. I'm passionate about helping my clients to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. I am an experienced, BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR (trauma/PTSD) practitioner offering treatment for depression, trauma and anxiety disorders. Alongside private practice, I work in the NHS and have over 10 years experience helping others work towards their personal and life goals. Recent client feedback: "Therapist was excellent, approachable and had a caring manner, and helped me to have a better understanding of my issues. I feel I have come a long way since starting this process."
My main areas of expertise are depression, trauma/PTSD and anxiety disorders (including worry, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, illness anxiety and social anxiety).
Hi, I'm Hayley. I'm passionate about helping my clients to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. I am an experienced, BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and EMDR (trauma/PTSD) practitioner offering treatment for depression, trauma and anxiety disorders. Alongside private practice, I work in the NHS and have over 10 years experience helping others work towards their personal and life goals. Recent client feedback: "Therapist was excellent, approachable and had a caring manner, and helped me to have a better understanding of my issues. I feel I have come a long way since starting this process."
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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.