Anxiety Counselling St Albans

What is anxiety?

We all experience anxiety. It’s a physical and emotional response we have when we are nervous or worried about something. Anxiety counselling St Albans can help you to manage your anxiety when it becomes overwhelming.

It is normal to feel anxious if you have an event or a decision coming up that can have a big impact on your life. For example:

  • going to a job interview
  • sitting an exam
  • moving house
  • having a baby
  • a career change
  • changes in a relationship
  • going into hospital

Usually after the event has happened your feelings of worry will stop. Anxiety becomes a problem when it stops you living the life you want. If you are feeling anxious, here are some of things you may notice:

Symptoms and Diagnosis

  • Worrying all the time and can’t stop overthinking?

  • Trouble concentrating and feeling restless?

  • Have a feeling something awful is going to happen?

  • Trouble sleeping or waking up early?

  • Aches, pains, headaches or stomach aches?

  • Thinking about the same thing over and over?

  • Having panic attacks?

The most common mental health issue is the UK is mixed anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression are closely linked with a lot of the symptoms overlapping. You may find it helpful to also look at the depression page.

The NHS uses a self-assessment tool to diagnose anxiety. You can take the test here.

How can counselling help anxiety?

Book a free consultation here.

Need help now?

If you are having suicidal thoughts or need help immediately please try and talk to someone. You need to know that you are not alone and you are not beyond help.

If you need help immediately call 999 or go to any hospital A&E department.

If you don’t want to go to an A&E you can call 111 for NHS England. You can also contact your GP for an emergency out of hours appointment.

Here are some helplines you can call anytime, day or night. They can help you to see options beyond your feelings of despair.

Samaritans –  116 123.

Papyrus – 0800 068 41 41. For teenagers and young people.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – 0800 58 58 58. For men.

Childline – 0800 1111. For children and young people.

If you need urgent help and want to try something else, try this from Mind.