Anxiety can come in many forms including feeling worried, having panic attacks, seeking reassurance, avoiding places or activities, having intrusive thoughts and compulsions or be anxious when you are around other people.
Often we experience a combination of these difficulties.
Anxiety is often classified into the following problems, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), specific phobias, Social Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Anxiety disorders can cause a significant impact on your life and may also start to make you feel depressed.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend people are offered CBT Therapy for anxiety problems including GAD, panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety and PTSD.
In therapy, your treatment plan for anxiety means you will learn to understand how your anxious thoughts, avoidance and safety behaviours are keeping the anxiety going. Then you will learn to test your anxious thoughts in a step by step way using CBT for anxiety worksheets. The advantage of worksheets is you can use them yourself at home.
An experienced CBT Therapist will guide you through treatment for anxiety helping you make the changes you would like based on your goals.
See the CBT page for recommended CBT books for anxiety.
If you are feeling anxious and would like to arrange an appointment to discuss if CBT would be beneficial please contact us