Suaimhneas Cork CBT Psychotherapy and Mindfulness

CBT Therapy for Anxiety

CBT for Anxiety

CBT is an effective therapy for anxiety. It is completely normal to feel anxious from time to time. However, when anxiety feels ongoing, overwhelming and distressing to the extent that it is preventing you from doing the things in life that matter the most to you, then it might be time to seek support from a therapist.

At Suaimhneas Cork CBT Therapy and Mindfulness, we will help you find ways to overcome your anxiety, and reclaim your energy and vitality so that you can focus on what is important to you in your life. 

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety can be described as a feeling of nervousness, fear or unease. It is a feeling of uncertainty or dread that something bad is about to happen. When we feel anxiety in the body then we are in the fight or flight response. The symptoms of anxiety are the same as the effects of adrenaline in the body such as feeling dizzy/lightheaded, shallow breathing, racing heartbeat, feeling sweaty, shaky knees, feeling nauseous and so forth. These experiences of adrenaline or anxiety can be extremely distressing if they are ongoing and persistent for you. CBT therapy helps you to understand what keeps you stuck in this vicious cycle helps you to learn the skills to overcome anxiety in your life.

 

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Types of Anxiety

There are many different types of anxiety. CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy and is recommended by the Nice Guidelines for all anxiety disorders (https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs53). Please click on the links below if you would like to learn more.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety disorder involves ‘persistent and excessive worry’ about a number of events or activities (e.g. finances, work, school, family) to the extent that it affects our daily activities.

Social Anxiety

This is extreme self-consciousness due a fear of being judged negatively or embarrassed in social situations.

Panic Attacks

Panic disorder as an intense experience of fear or discomfort lasting for up to ten minutes, whereby symptoms can appear to occur suddenly.

Agoraphobia

Panic disorder as an intense experience of fear or discomfort lasting for up to ten minutes, whereby symptoms can appear to occur suddenly.

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