It’s not uncommon to feel anxious now and then. Lots of people feel nervous before taking a test, or before an interview or having a problem at work. These feelings are common and considered normal.

Anxiety becomes more of a problem when symptoms interfere with your life, affecting your sleep or daily activities.

Anxiety becomes heightened, our reaction to a situation is out of proportion to what might be normally expected. Changing how we feel and behave, they can manifest into real physical symptoms. Severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating and have an impact on daily life

Physical symptoms of anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Pins and needles
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Butterflies in stomach
  • Headache
  • Muscle tension
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Feeling faint
  • Sweating
  • Feelings of panic
Psychological symptoms of anxiety
  • Feeling tense
  • On edge
  • Sense of dread
  • Feeling out of control
  • Overwhelming thoughts
  • Restless
  • Lacking concentration
  • Over thinking
  • Dwelling on negative thoughts
What can cause it?

There isn’t one specific thing that can trigger feelings of anxiety, it could be a combination of factors all individual to the person experiencing it such as;

  • Financial concerns
  • Relationship problems
  • Exam nerves
  • Job worries
  • Worries about health
  • Past or childhood experiences
  • Poor diet
  • Stress and exhaustion

If you are frequently anxious, or experienced it for a long time, you may start to have additional problems, such as:

  • lowered immune system
  • sleep problems
  • feeling depressed
  • excessive smoking or drinking
  • Misuse of drugs
  • Lowered sex drive
How can I help?

Coming soon

What will they feel like after our sessions?
  • Peace of mind
  • Weight off shoulders
  • Clearer
  • Relaxed
  • Positive outlook
  • Sense of freedom
  • Calmer

Contact Karen

All of the contact details for Karen Peters Therapy can be found on the contact page. All calls and e-mails are treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality.