We all experience anxiety from time to time, and to varying degrees.
For some people, or if left unchecked, anxiety can affect our performance at work, at home, and even affect our relationship with family, friends and partners. Anxiety can also have a big impact on our physical health and other mental health difficulties we might be experiencing (such as depression, anger or even our sleep).
Our natural tendency can be play anxiety down, ignore how much damage it is doing, or even beat ourselves up about it – which continues the cycle of anxiety, and makes us feel worse about ourselves.
What Causes Anxiety?
Helping people at our online therapy clinic, and face to face with clients in Newcastle, shows that there can be a range of causes for anxiety which may differ from person to person. Quite often the exact causes of anxiety vary between people.
For some, anxiety might be focused on a specific problem such as worry about your health (as in health anxiety), or come about as intrusive thoughts, compulsions, or routines as in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). For others, their anxiety might appear as more general worry and frequent catastrophising, such as in Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
Sometimes, there might be a specific trigger, such as a period of work stress, insomnia or experiencing a trauma can trigger an anxiety problem. In other cases, anxiety might be related to ways of thinking that developed from early experience or while growing up.
Symptoms of Anxiety:
There can be a range of symptoms that come with anxiety, both physical and psychological. Some symptoms of anxiety include:
– Repeated worry and negative thoughts
– Excessive dwelling or analysing events that have or haven’t happened
– Feelings of choking or not being able to breathe properly
– Muscle tension or physical pain
– Sleep problems (insomnia, nightmares, waking up during the night or waking up too early)
– Hot flushes or sweating
– Grinding your teeth
– Nausea or feeling sick
– Panic attacks
Working with one of our psychologists, anxiety counsellors or therapists who specialise in anxiety can help you learn techniques to overcome your negative thinking, physical symptoms and feelings of anxiety so that you can be manage better in day to day life.
How Our Anxiety Clinic in Newcastle Treats Anxiety
Dr Stuart Sadler (Lead Clinical Psychologist at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling) and his team of experienced Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors, and Anxiety Therapists in Newcastle work with people experiencing a range of anxiety related problems.
Therapy and anxiety counselling can teach you skills and techniques that help you learn to manage your anxiety, and overcome any related problems that might be present, including depression, sleep trouble, addictions, and other difficulties.
Following a short 10 minute phone call to see which of our therapists might be the best person to help (or whether another service might be better suited), you will be able to speak to one of our therapists who specialises in your difficulty to ensure that you have the best therapist for your problem.
Contact Us About Anxiety Counselling in Newcastle or Online Anxiety Counselling
If you are struggling with anxiety, reach out to our specialist anxiety services by completing the form below or calling us on 07966 645 198 to see how we can help.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling