Anxiety refers to an overwhelming sense of apprehension or fearfulness – it can produce both psychological and physical symptoms.
The symptoms can range from the sweaty palms and a faster heart rate of mild stress, to the crippling feelings of a panic attack. Symptoms of anxiety can be different from person to person, from situation to situation, and can change over time. For example, if you are feeling healthy and well rested you are likely to respond differently to a difficult situation, than if you have not slept because of illness.
Anxiety can also feel like a weight you constantly have to carry with you. A feeling of dread, a sense of waiting because it feels like something awful is just round the corner. It can be exhausting too to be experiencing anxiety, this tiredness and feeling of dread could also be described as depression and they are often interlinked.
Counselling can help you to address any underlying factors associated with your anxiety. Counselling helps you to explore you thoughts and feelings in a supportive space, and can help you to understand your anxiety and how to live with it. Often the process of understanding the causes of anxiety can help to relieve the distress caused by anxiety. I would hope counselling with me would mean you do not need to pretend and can share how you really feel about yourself, others and the world around you.