Anxiety

Whilst most people suffer some anxiety from time to time in situations where it may be expected, others suffer from more persistent ‘general anxiety’, which remains despite there being no obvious cause for the sufferer to feel anxious. Often the person suffering from anxiety may realise that they need not be worrying, but cannot prevent themselves from doing so. Anxiety may gradually affect more and more aspects of day to day life and become increasingly difficult to deal with.

Approximately 100 years ago, Carl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, described anxiety as ‘fear thinly spread’. This remains one of the most well regarded descriptions of how anxiety sufferers feel. However, this should not be misunderstood; anxiety is indeed a very powerful emotion. Anxiety may be so prominent that tasks which were previously regarded as ordinary become impossible.

It is common for sufferers of anxiety to be misdiagnosed with depression. This means that many people may not get the treatment they need to solve their anxiety effectively. Medication may be prescribed for depression which has no benefit to anxiety sufferers. My training enables me to use a range of techniques in order to help those suffering from anxiety in the way that will best work for the individual.