Anxiety Counselling in Winslow

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Jenny Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winslow MK18
I understand speaking to somebody can surface anxiety, you may have self-doubting thoughts or unhelpful thinking that your difficulties aren't as important.
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
I understand speaking to somebody can surface anxiety, you may have self-doubting thoughts or unhelpful thinking that your difficulties aren't as important.
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
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Tom Spacek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winslow MK18
I am a fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and supervisor. I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias). I have a special interest in applying mindfulness based and compassion-focused treatment across a range of psychological disorders.
I am a fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and supervisor. I pride myself in offering a bespoke service providing evidence-based therapy for depression, PTSD, stress, low self-esteem and a range of anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias). I have a special interest in applying mindfulness based and compassion-focused treatment across a range of psychological disorders.
01525 302717 View 01525 302717
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Chiltern Talking Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winslow MK18
You might be feeling low, anxious or on edge; struggling with sleeping or eating; have experienced a bereavement or other life event; finding relationships difficult; panicking, worrying or overthinking; struggling to manage your emotions; feeling stuck in a cycle; with negative or anxious thoughts.
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a CBT/EMDR Therapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions and ADHD Assessments. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
You might be feeling low, anxious or on edge; struggling with sleeping or eating; have experienced a bereavement or other life event; finding relationships difficult; panicking, worrying or overthinking; struggling to manage your emotions; feeling stuck in a cycle; with negative or anxious thoughts.
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a CBT/EMDR Therapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Schema and Art Psychotherapy sessions and ADHD Assessments. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
01442 971728 View 01442 971728
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Tim Lockley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winslow MK18
​I’m a qualified and BACP registered psychotherapist offering online sessions with individuals. My focus is on creating a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, and I work collaboratively with them to help identify and address their unique needs and challenges. My approach is relational, informed by both psychodynamic and person centred theories, which means that I draw from a wide body of theory, exploring how our pasts influence our presents, as well as what is happening in the 'here and now'.
​I’m a qualified and BACP registered psychotherapist offering online sessions with individuals. My focus is on creating a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, and I work collaboratively with them to help identify and address their unique needs and challenges. My approach is relational, informed by both psychodynamic and person centred theories, which means that I draw from a wide body of theory, exploring how our pasts influence our presents, as well as what is happening in the 'here and now'.
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Coral-Lee Laurence
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK18  (Online Only)
It can be extremely exhausting trying to be 'ok' or anxiety provoking navigating life with all its uncertainties.
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
It can be extremely exhausting trying to be 'ok' or anxiety provoking navigating life with all its uncertainties.
How many times have you questioned why you repeat the same actions, find yourself in the same relationships, similar conditions or even ruminating on the same thoughts. We often do things unknowingly and have a deep longing to know why. You long for insight on your past and your present and feel anxious about the future because of this. It is at your worst moments that you seek self introspection, yet you still feel stuck. Perhaps you have self doubt or have uncertainty about where you are or what you want in your life. You have a deep desire to attain the life you dream of but feel that you get in your own way.
01525 664382 View 01525 664382
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Julie Arnold
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK18
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I work with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. Being heard and accepted for being who you truly are, can feel incredibly empowering. When this is taken away, our thoughts can trigger unhelpful behaviours, increasing low mood. Which in turn can play havoc with our emotions. When we feel lonely and isolated, overwhelming feelings can flood our thoughts and fears. I can offer you a safe, warm, and confidential space to explore any issues that may contribute towards your anxiety and depression. I am here to listen to you in an non-judgemental way, and to support you with any changes you wish to make.
Hello, I work with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. Being heard and accepted for being who you truly are, can feel incredibly empowering. When this is taken away, our thoughts can trigger unhelpful behaviours, increasing low mood. Which in turn can play havoc with our emotions. When we feel lonely and isolated, overwhelming feelings can flood our thoughts and fears. I can offer you a safe, warm, and confidential space to explore any issues that may contribute towards your anxiety and depression. I am here to listen to you in an non-judgemental way, and to support you with any changes you wish to make.
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Kimberley Bolton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
At some point in our lives, we all encounter difficulties. We each have unique experiences of these struggles and at times they can feel overwhelming. This is where I can help. You may seek therapy if you feel stressed, anxious or struggle with low mood. You might find yourself affected by current or past experiences. Difficulties related to work, the home or relationships. Or it may be that you long for a confidential space to be heard and understood. Counselling and psychotherapy can help wherever you are in your life.
At some point in our lives, we all encounter difficulties. We each have unique experiences of these struggles and at times they can feel overwhelming. This is where I can help. You may seek therapy if you feel stressed, anxious or struggle with low mood. You might find yourself affected by current or past experiences. Difficulties related to work, the home or relationships. Or it may be that you long for a confidential space to be heard and understood. Counselling and psychotherapy can help wherever you are in your life.
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Lauren Anne Calder
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18  (Online Only)
Most people choose therapy at a time when they are experiencing a “crises in meaning”, “crises in ego” or "crises in relationship". This is a call to action. Whether the struggle is to do with a relationship, depression, anxiety or adjustment to change, the person has a desire to find resolution or relief. This is a necessary process in the path toward psychological maturity, humility and self-acceptance. Therapy facilitates this process. ​I am a senior psychologist, in practice since 2005. I am trained as a Child & Family Mediator and completed a specialisation in Transpersonal Psychology which informs my approach to therapy.
Most people choose therapy at a time when they are experiencing a “crises in meaning”, “crises in ego” or "crises in relationship". This is a call to action. Whether the struggle is to do with a relationship, depression, anxiety or adjustment to change, the person has a desire to find resolution or relief. This is a necessary process in the path toward psychological maturity, humility and self-acceptance. Therapy facilitates this process. ​I am a senior psychologist, in practice since 2005. I am trained as a Child & Family Mediator and completed a specialisation in Transpersonal Psychology which informs my approach to therapy.
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Dr Morvwen Duncan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing specialist psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and young people. This includes supporting those who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and challenges in forming or maintaining relationships. ​I specialise in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to understand a young person's learning strengths and areas of difficulty, and to identify general or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia. I also provide assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Karen Johnson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
I have experience with working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety or depression as a result of work or day to day pressures of life or lack confidence or purpose in life.
Do you wake up anxious, stressed and dread the beginning of each new day? Are you feeling overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else’s needs and feel guilty if you take time for yourself? Do you often feel that everyone else’s problems are greater than yours and don’t speak out about your own difficulties but will happily listen and support friends when they need help? Perhaps you feel that your work / life balance is out of control but just don't know where to start? Working together I will help you create healthier habits, feel better about yourself and learn techniques to feel more in control to begin enjoying life again.
I have experience with working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety or depression as a result of work or day to day pressures of life or lack confidence or purpose in life.
Do you wake up anxious, stressed and dread the beginning of each new day? Are you feeling overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else’s needs and feel guilty if you take time for yourself? Do you often feel that everyone else’s problems are greater than yours and don’t speak out about your own difficulties but will happily listen and support friends when they need help? Perhaps you feel that your work / life balance is out of control but just don't know where to start? Working together I will help you create healthier habits, feel better about yourself and learn techniques to feel more in control to begin enjoying life again.
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Paul Masters
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham MK18
Examples of issues I can help with: feelings of stress and anxiety, panic attacks, feelings of depression, sadness or emptiness, problems with anger, relationships, confidence problems, feeling burdened by shame or guilt, feelings of loneliness or isolation, low self- esteem and motivation.
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
Examples of issues I can help with: feelings of stress and anxiety, panic attacks, feelings of depression, sadness or emptiness, problems with anger, relationships, confidence problems, feeling burdened by shame or guilt, feelings of loneliness or isolation, low self- esteem and motivation.
Hello and welcome. Making the decision to begin therapy or counselling can be anxiety provoking. It is important, therefore, to find the right therapist or counsellor for you, as this is a vital element of the psychotherapeutic process. Finding a therapist or counsellor you feel safe with and with whom you have a sense of connection will enable you to explore the issues. People of all ethnicities and social backgrounds seek therapy for a plethora of reasons, and I welcome patients whatever their culture, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
020 3962 1621 View 020 3962 1621
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Celia Flack
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
I have an interest in self esteem issues, relationship issues and anxiety.
There are times in our lives when things can become difficult or perhaps we do not feel content and we don't know why. I offer emotional warmth and empathy to help you explore your difficulties, make sense of your emotions and reconnect with yourself. I believe that most people can benefit from having some counselling, from being with someone who truly listens to your unique experience, understands it and helps you to understand it too. I am a registered member of BACP and as a qualified integrative therapist I will tailor my approach to best meet your individual needs. I am led by you and what you feel ready and able to work on.
I have an interest in self esteem issues, relationship issues and anxiety.
There are times in our lives when things can become difficult or perhaps we do not feel content and we don't know why. I offer emotional warmth and empathy to help you explore your difficulties, make sense of your emotions and reconnect with yourself. I believe that most people can benefit from having some counselling, from being with someone who truly listens to your unique experience, understands it and helps you to understand it too. I am a registered member of BACP and as a qualified integrative therapist I will tailor my approach to best meet your individual needs. I am led by you and what you feel ready and able to work on.
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Smita Davé
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK18
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
07956 308774 View 07956 308774
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Asense Therapy - Marie Liddiard
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK18
I can support you with issues which are having a negative impact on your mental health, including, helping you to overcome trauma, manage anxiety and stress or relationship difficulties, change unhelpful or unwanted habits and gain increased confidence and self-esteem. I am motivated by a deep desire to empower you to overcome challenges, find purpose, make positive changes and achieve greater well-being.
I can support you with issues which are having a negative impact on your mental health, including, helping you to overcome trauma, manage anxiety and stress or relationship difficulties, change unhelpful or unwanted habits and gain increased confidence and self-esteem. I am motivated by a deep desire to empower you to overcome challenges, find purpose, make positive changes and achieve greater well-being.
0191 743 2036 View 0191 743 2036
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Lydia Nightingale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
Hello, I am a Person-Centred counsellor specialising in relationships, bereavement, abuse and work-related issues. I also work with anxiety, stress and depression. Person-Centred counselling means that I believe that you are in control and hold the keys to unlocking what is troubling you. I consider my role to be similar to that of a guide, who supports you in your unique situation to help you move forward. I have ten years’ experience of supporting diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges.
Hello, I am a Person-Centred counsellor specialising in relationships, bereavement, abuse and work-related issues. I also work with anxiety, stress and depression. Person-Centred counselling means that I believe that you are in control and hold the keys to unlocking what is troubling you. I consider my role to be similar to that of a guide, who supports you in your unique situation to help you move forward. I have ten years’ experience of supporting diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges.
01895 320801 View 01895 320801
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Clive Deeks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
01296 254512 View 01296 254512
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The Launton Listening Lodge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckingham MK18
You may feel angry, overwhelmed, isolated, anxious or even stuck and depressed.
Hi I’m Sarah, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I run a quiet private practice from Launton with free parking, where I provide confidential in-person counselling to adults. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice as I believe this is what enables us to heal. As my client, you are my priority and I strive to offer a therapeutic relationship where there is mutual trust, you feel heard, understood and valued, as a whole unique person. I understand how daunting deciding to see a counsellor can be. Often it’s the first difficult step, especially if you have never experienced counselling before.
You may feel angry, overwhelmed, isolated, anxious or even stuck and depressed.
Hi I’m Sarah, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I run a quiet private practice from Launton with free parking, where I provide confidential in-person counselling to adults. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice as I believe this is what enables us to heal. As my client, you are my priority and I strive to offer a therapeutic relationship where there is mutual trust, you feel heard, understood and valued, as a whole unique person. I understand how daunting deciding to see a counsellor can be. Often it’s the first difficult step, especially if you have never experienced counselling before.
01869 943658 View 01869 943658
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Joanne Blythen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham MK18
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
01908 103712 View 01908 103712
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Phillip Mapoma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK18  (Online Only)
I never imagined that childhood experiences such as changing schools six times, not having many friends and a bicycle accident could have given me trauma that would impact me in adulthood. It was only when I began training to be a counsellor and received personal therapy (as a course requirement) that I fully understood. Since becoming a counsellor, it has been my passion to help people struggling with trauma related issues including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and abuse. If you are looking for someone who is non-judgmental, has a good listening ear and really cares about helping people then you have found the right person.
I never imagined that childhood experiences such as changing schools six times, not having many friends and a bicycle accident could have given me trauma that would impact me in adulthood. It was only when I began training to be a counsellor and received personal therapy (as a course requirement) that I fully understood. Since becoming a counsellor, it has been my passion to help people struggling with trauma related issues including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and abuse. If you are looking for someone who is non-judgmental, has a good listening ear and really cares about helping people then you have found the right person.
020 4538 8304 View 020 4538 8304
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Anya Amrith
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham MK18
Are you finding life challenging? It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. Maybe there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work alongside clients using symbol and metaphor to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help people with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD/CPTSD, OCD and much more.
Are you finding life challenging? It may feel like something is holding you back, or perhaps you can’t feel yourself really living. You may have developed coping mechanisms that are negatively impacting your life. Maybe there are parts of you that feel disconnected, numb or shut down whilst you function through your daily life. Talking can be hard to do, even with those around you. I work alongside clients using symbol and metaphor to gently identify experiences that words are difficult to define. I help people with stress, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD/CPTSD, OCD and much more.
01280 733127 View 01280 733127

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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.