Anxiety Counselling 

understanding Anxiety

Fear helps you to pay attention to potentially harmful situations. However, if you frequently feel that you are on edge, it is a warning signal that they might be experiencing anxiety. While some anxiety requires medication, most of the anxiety is treatable through counselling and psychotherapy.

Types of Anxiety


Anxiety includes, but not limited to

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • Social Anxiety

  • Specific Phobia

  • Adjustment Anxiety

  • Panic Disorder

Anxiety is also present in most cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

What Caused Anxiety?

Various reasons lead to anxiety. Chemical imbalance, change of environment, and unresolved traumatic experience are some of the underlying causes.

Trauma-based Anxiety

An unresolved traumatic experience, such as being subjected to bullying or harsh criticism, often triggers anxiety. Likewise, frequent experience with authoritarians or abusive parents may trigger anxiety when you encounter authority figures who are critical and authoritarian. 


Growing up with authoritarians or abusive parents often triggers anxiety when encountering authority figures who are critical and authoritarian. And severe abandonment or neglect by significant figures during childhood may lead to frequent anxiety of being abandoned. If untreated, it often disrupts the adult relationship. 

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. While it is normal to be fearful of being judged when making presentations or performing in public, people with social anxiety often feel self-conscious in everyday situations, constantly afraid of being judged and fearful of socialising, especially when meeting new people. 


Also known as social phobia. People with social anxiety often feel fearful in social situations, such as meeting new people, dating, attending a function or a job interview. They avoid speaking in front of people for fear of subject to humiliation, judgment, and rejection. People with social anxiety often struggle with a sense of inadequacy, Inferiority, embarrassment and depressions.


The cause of social anxiety varies. One of the reason is the chemical imbalances of serotonin and the amygdala. Research generally supports the theory that s previous negative experience, such as bullying, being subjected to constant criticism and public shaming, lead to social anxiety.  

Social anxiety usually starts during youth, and extremely shy people are susceptible to it. Psychotherapy using EMDR and CBT has been proven to be effective in working with people with social anxiety. 

Symptoms of Anxiety

Symptoms of disproportionate anxiety may include:

  • Excessive worry

  • Difficulty to concentrate

  • Increased irritability

  • 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 

Restoring Peace provides counselling and psychotherapy services for various types of anxiety, including Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Adjustment Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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