Anxiety Counselling in Toronto
Do you experience an unexplainable sense of dread? Do you feel at unease in various settings and environments? Do you feel afraid or fearful for no apparent reason? These are just some of the symptoms that one could experience if they are dealing with anxiety.
If you have anxiety, you already know how disruptive this condition can be to your daily life and routines. You know it can affect your family relationships, work, social interactions, and other aspects of your life. You may even start to dislike engaging in activities and hobbies that once brought a sense of relaxation, comfort, and happiness.
It is important to remember anxiety is a very personal experience for each person. There can be a broad range of psychological, emotional, and physical symptoms that are triggered during anxiety episodes. For instance, a person’s “flight or fight” response could be triggered when they feel afraid or believe they might be harmed.
Anxiety Counselling Is Tailored for Each Person
Just like other psychological conditions, each person is different. They will have different symptoms, emotional responses, and anxiety triggers from one another. There is not a single course of treatment. What methods work for one person are not always as effective in others.
It is for these reasons anxiety counselling is tailored and customized to fit each person’s individual requirements and needs. Your counsellor works with you to learn exactly what anxiety is like for you. Your anxiety may have emotional, cognitive, or physical attributes, as well as some combination of all three.
For instance, you may notice your heart rate and blood pressure increases, while you start to feel a sense of unease, and a general sense that something bad is going to occur. Varying degrees of anxiety may also appear in response to relationship issues, such as a fear of being rejected or hurt by someone you care about.
How Counsellors Help People Suffering with Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety counselling in Toronto can help you start to discover what makes you anxious. In order to develop an effective course of treatment, your therapist will work with you each step of the way in a caring, supportive, nurturing, and safe environment.
Ongoing counselling will explore various aspects of your life to determine the foundations of your condition, which could include one or more of the following:
- Identifying what feelings, emotions, and events are related to your anxiety.
- Addressing prior events that you have not fully overcome.
- Exploring what events could form the origins of your anxiety disorder.
- Learning more about what triggers set off your anxiety.
- Helping you learn how to reduce the symptoms that trigger your anxiety.
- Developing effective coping mechanisms when anxiety episodes occur.
- Helping you realize your strengths and how to use these to manage and overcome anxiety.
In some cases your therapist may recommend using a combination of therapy methods and medications as part of your treatment for anxiety.
For further information about anxiety counselling in Toronto or to start to better understand your condition, please feel free to contact Ellen Starr directly at 416-488-3102 to schedule an initial consultation today!