Counselling for Anxiety
Slight anxiety is often normal. It helps a person to think in different ways and to pay attention to potentially harmful situations. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, then it is a warning signal that there might be deeper underlying issues.
While Anxiety is often described as a mental disorder, it is also often caused by a traumatic experience.
Several examples of trauma-based anxiety:
People who grew-up with authoritarians or abusive parents feel anxious whenever they encounter authority figures like teachers or bosses who are critical and authoritarian.
People who experienced abandoned or neglect by significant figures during childhood, often feel anxious and fearful that their current partner may leave them.
Someone who has been told that he or she is not good enough, often feel extremely anxious about being criticised.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Symptoms of disproportionate anxiety may include:
Difficulty to concentrate
Restlessness, and a feeling of being "on-edge"
Difficulty to rest, e.g. difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep
Constant nightmares of the event or situation which triggers anxiety
If the symptom persists for more than a month, you may benefit from seeking professional support to understand the root cause and to regain control of your life.
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Anxiety
At Restoring Peace, we provide counselling services various type of anxiety, which includes Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, We work with our client to identify the underlying cause of the anxiety and design a treatment plan to target the cause. We also teach our client coping methods that help to reduce anxiety symptom and help them to cope with daily lives.