Anxiety is a common mental health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can manifest in various forms, impacting daily life and overall well-being. Marigold Counselling & Consulting specializes in helping individuals understand and manage anxiety through evidence-based practices and personalized care.

What is Anxiety? 

Anxiety is a natural stress response characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness, or fear. While occasional anxiety is a normal part of life, chronic anxiety can interfere with daily activities and lead to more severe health problems.

Common Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Persistent worry or fear about everyday situations
  • Restlessness or feeling on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Physical symptoms like sweating, trembling, or an increased heart rate

 

Types of Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Excessive worry about various aspects of life, such as work, health, or social interactions.
  • Panic Disorder: Recurrent panic attacks involving sudden, intense fear and physical symptoms.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: Intense fear of social situations and being judged by others.
  • Specific Phobias: Irrational fear of particular objects or situations.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviours (compulsions).
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Anxiety triggered by a traumatic event.

Our Approach to Managing Anxiety: At Marigold Counselling & Consulting, we use a holistic approach to help individuals manage anxiety. Our methods include:

  1. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
    • It helps identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours.
    • Teaches coping strategies to manage anxiety-provoking situations.
  2. Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques:
    • Encourages present-moment awareness to reduce stress.
    • Includes practices like deep breathing, meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation.
  3. Exposure Therapy:
    • Gradual exposure to anxiety-inducing situations to reduce fear response.
    • It helps build confidence and coping skills.
  4. Lifestyle Changes:
    • Promotes a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and adequate sleep.
    • Encourages activities that bring joy and relaxation.
  5. Supportive Environment:
    • Provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to express their feelings.
    • Offers ongoing support and resources to aid recovery.

At Marigold Counselling & Consulting, we have helped numerous clients successfully manage their anxiety. 

If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety, Marigold Counselling & Consulting is here to help. Our experienced therapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Ready to take the first step towards managing your anxiety? Book a session

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

Dan Millman