Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as a worry or fear that can be mild or severe.
Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life , you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.
However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives; I used to be one of them!
If your worrying is interfering with your ability to function and relax it’s possible you may have Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
What is General Anxiety Disorder?
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a common anxiety disorder. GAD is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event. The difference between “normal” worrying and GAD is that the worrying is excessive, intrusive, and persistent and literally takes over. I unknowingly lived with GAD myself for many years, it can get better with the right help and understanding.
How can I help? By offering you…
- A space where you won’t feel judged to explore where your feelings came from
- Coping strategies to help you deal with uncertainty.
- Relaxation techniques
- An understanding of your triggers and what’s happening
- A way to challenge your unhelpful thinking styles and find alternative thoughts that will become natural the more you practice.