ANXIETY

Anxiety is a very normal response to danger and humans have survived as a species because of it. However, as our minds have evolved, the experience of anxiety can very often occur when we don’t need or want it to. Anxiety can be a very intense and scary physiological experience and can also result in distressing thoughts, images, nightmares and behaviours. This can cause problems for us and stop us from living the lives we want to lead. You might find that you are experiencing an underlying feeling of anxiety most of the time, or it may occur at specific times or in particular ways, for example:

  • Health anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias of specific things or events
  • Social anxiety
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Whilst these labels are helpful in understanding the way on which anxiety manifests for you, here at Talking Heads, we are interested in finding out about your own unique experience of anxiety. This will help us to find the most appropriate therapeutic approach to work for you.

health anxiety

Health Anxiety

Health anxiety is sometimes known as ‘hypochondria’ and is an anxiety difficulty that is characterised by intense worry and preoccupation with your physical health. You

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phobias and anxiety

Phobias

A phobia is when you experience intense levels of anxiety as a result of exposure to a certain situation or object. The object or situation

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