Does life feel a challenge, overwhelming, out of your grasp? Do you have a feeling of fear, worry or uneasiness? Is this affecting your decision-making, your eating, your sleeping, your relationships with others and general functioning?
Anxiety can have a useful function for us, as it connects to the body’s warning system to alert us that something isn’t as it should be. Anxiety can also occur from focusing increasingly on what may ensue in the future over what is happening here and now. Anxiety can result from something external to us, for example, we may have natural anxiety around exams, difficulties with relationships, interviews or moving home. Issues arise when the anxiety becomes so intense it blocks us moving forward and can make us avoid important situations that trigger the anxiety, such as interviews.
This is where counselling can be beneficial. We can work collaboratively to explore the effects and develop awareness of causal factors and triggers, begin to regain control over the anxiety.
As a Careers Adviser for over 10 years, I have worked with many clients with anxiety around exam stress, transitions, loss of job. My work with Cruse has also provided valuable experience supporting clients left with anxiety once their loved one has deceased. I can work with you to gain insight into your situation and allow things to become more manageable. We can make sense of what is happening for you; so that you can understand any impact in your relationship, at home or work. This exploration and perspective can shed light on what is happening and provide clarity to help you move forward.