Anxiety definition:

a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

We’ve all experienced anxiety to a degree; nervousness about exams, driving test,  or even a job interview, but when is anxiety more of a problem? Every person is different; what is one persons worry is nothing to another, so it is very difficult to be specific about anxiety, it all depends on how the anxiety symptoms manifest themselves and how they effect each indivdual.

Yes we all get nervous, however does it actually stop you doing something? When anxious, how is it effecting you? Is it causing physical symptoms? Is the anxiety feeling more than the dread or fear of doing something?

Do the symptoms include:

Trouble concentrating?

Feeling tense and jumpy?

Are you constantly anticipating the worst?


Are you constantly watching for signs of danger?


Feeling as if your mind’s gone blank?

Anxiety not only effects our emotional wellbeing it can also cause physical symptoms which can include:

  • a pounding heart
  • sweating
  • stomach upset or dizziness
  • frequent urination or diarrhea
  • shortness of breath
  • tremors and twitches
  • muscle tension
  • headaches
  • fatigue and/or insomnia
  • and it can often lead to panic attacks.


Counselling can help people explore their anxiety in a safe place, for instance, what could be causing it? What makes it worse? and What things can help?

To find an Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor in your area click here.


Last Modified on 27th November 2015
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