Therapy for Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating when it overwhelms you. It is the sensation of fear, and at times panic, that can lead to physical symptoms such as a racing heart, tightness in the chest, excessive sweating, and feeling faint from hyperventilation. Anxiety can come in many forms and can be in relation to many things. For some, anxiety about being made fun of, judged negatively by others, or becoming embarrassed, can lead to an avoidance of socialising with friends and family. For others, their fears may be specifically related to animals or insects, or being outdoors. For many people, however, the anxiety is in response to excessive worrying (the ‘worry wart’) about anything and everything, which leads to a constant feeling of unease and discomfort. When left untreated, anxiety disorders can worsen and become more difficult to overcome. It is important that you seek psychological intervention at the earliest convenience. Dr Marsden is experienced in the treatment of a range of anxiety disorders and will help you to overcome your fears and manage anxiety in a helpful way, so you can live according to what you value, not guided by what you fear.