Anxiety Counselling

Stress is one of the most common reasons for seeking counselling. Stress and Anxiety are normal responses to threatening situations. However, anxious feelings can cause struggles in relationships, at work, and in general mood levels.

How can Counselling help with Anxiety?

Counselling and psychotherapy can be instrumental in tackling the underlying causes of anxiety and working on ways of managing it. Anxiety counsellors help you explore possible causes of your anxiety, including those created by employment, relationships and past experiences, and work with you to develop more effective coping strategies.anxiety disorder

Some of us can be fuelled by nervous energy, some of it can be linked to previous traumas. We may struggle to manage our emotions and let them take us over. Sensitive at times, others can get stuck or immobilised in our fear, stress or anxiety. It may be important to understand what you are doing to maintain high stress levels, some behaviours serve to exacerbate stress.

Therapy can also help you understand how your anxiety condition is originated in relation to your specific situation and circumstance, in order to develop a specific recovery plan. As you progress on your journey to reduced stress, your therapist can provide ongoing emotional support and help you to identify potential barriers to self-improvement.

Counsellors will work with you to develop stress-reduction tools and to promote psychologically-healthier patterns of living. In tailoring treatment to your needs, your therapist may use a specific approach such as cognitive behavioural therapy or they may combine several techniques which suit your circumstances more appropriately.

What are the Benefits of Anxiety Counselling in the Treatment of Stress?

Without effective strategies for understanding and addressing stress symptoms, anxiety and panic attacks can increase and create significant problems in your relationships, work and overall wellbeing. Our Paris psychologist team can help you fully understand the causes of stress, anxiety and panic.

Counselling will help you answer theses questions :

  • Which are the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to my high stress levels ?
  • What are the possible causes for my stress and anxiety ?
  • How to gain self-understanding and insight, including identifying stress triggers?
  • Can I learn techniques and tools that are effective for me for the long-run?
  • How to develop coping strategies to manage stressful situations ?


Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder, Stress and Panic

Listed below are some of the common symptoms people experience when dealing with anxiety, stress or panic. Psychotherapy and counselling can help by exploring both the root causes of anxiety and the factors that maintain anxiety problems.

Anxiety Symptoms

  • Sense of dread
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep problems

Stress Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Racing thoughts
  • Imagining the worst
  • Anger outbursts
  • Drinking or smoking more
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Feeling unsociable
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension
  • Stomach problems
  • Sexual problems

Panic Attacks Symptoms

  • Trembling
  • A choking sensation
  • Chest pain
  • Hot flushes
  • Nausea
  • Feeling faint
  • Numbness
  • Fear of dying
  • Palpitations
  • Sweating