Anxiety is a normal and important emotion that keeps us safe in dangerous situations. However, at times anxiety becomes problematic when it is triggered more easily and more intensely in some individuals. This can start to have an impact on how a person lives their life (such as affecting their social life, family life, work or study).
Anxiety problems come in a variety of forms. At Approach Psychology, our Clinicians help clients with all types of anxiety problems, including:
Treatment for anxiety problems will vary depending on the specifics of the difficulties being experienced. Generally, however, anxiety treatment involves both cognitive aspects (i.e., learning to identify and manage unhelpful thoughts about situations) and behavioural aspects (i.e., reducing unhelpful coping mechanisms such as avoidance and excessive reassurance-seeking).