Anxiety Counselling and Support with Our Experienced Psychotherapist & Counsellor
According to a recent poll by the National Post, 41% of Canadians surveyed noted struggling with a form of anxiety. Anxiety can take many forms and impact us at home, work, etc. so it’s imperative to get support sooner rather than later to help manage symptoms before they take over.
Everyone experiences stress however when those days turn into weeks and months, we start to experience more serious symptoms of anxiety. We may feel like it’s “just a phase”, but anxiety becomes an issue when it doesn’t go away. Our friends and family may not fully understand the impact anxiety can have on our lives- it impacts our relationships, self-esteem, physical health, work and many aspects of our life. Counselling is one of the best ways to mitigate the impacts of anxiety on our life. Counselling using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can help you better manage your mood by tackling the thoughts that influence our behaviours and moods. Anxiety often leads us to worst case scenario thinking, and CBT teaches us how situations impact our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and how to challenge maladaptive thoughts. Anxiety often hijacks our attention, so other approaches such as Mindfulness can help us stay more present by bringing awareness to our thoughts and impact on our mood. We often get stuck too far in the future and mindfulness helps us to bring back focus to the present where we can learn to disengage anxious thoughts.
Counselling with a psychotherapist can help you better manage your mood by learning new coping strategies, problem solving and changing behaviour that may be contributing to symptoms. If interested in seeking out professional support for your mental health, please check out our available counselling and book an appointment with our experienced therapist.