Can Therapy Help with Anxiety?

by Dr Sheri Jacobson
Reviewed by Dr Sheri Jacobson

We've all come across a dangerous or stressful situation which provoked feelings of panic, anxiety and fear in us. These feelings are completely natural and usually don't occur often. However, if you have anxiety issues, these feelings occur regularly and can strike unexpectedly and at any time, causing distress and leaving you feel powerless and out of control.

Anxiety can produce unpleasant side-effects like sweating, tension and avoidant behaviour, and if unattended can cause difficulties in your relationships, at work, and in your mood.

If this sounds like your experience, then know that you are not alone; anxiety is one of the most common reasons that people seek therapy.

Therapy can help you to gain an insight into where your anxiety has originated from and to find your own, better ways of coping with life going forward. It is a safe place to explore what you are feeling with someone who listens and understands.

A professional therapist, like those on, can help you to gain an understanding of how your anxiety might have originated, and the possible causes and triggers of your anxiety. They can work with you to bring about healthy change and to help you to find ways of managing stressful situations in the future.

You can find qualified, professional therapists who specialise in treating anxiety to talk to in person around the UK or online by Skype here.

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