Anxiety: Symptoms & Support in York, Manchester & online

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry, or fear that can be experienced both physically and mentally.

A wide range of factors can leave you feeling worried and anxiety is something many people will experience. Changes in your situation, career, or future can all build up to leave you feeling anxious, but these nerves usually soon pass as the situation unfolds.

Anxiety can become a problem when it starts to impact everyday life. Severe worrying or obsession, which continues for an extended period, can lead to feeling isolated, exhausted, or withdrawn, affecting self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.


Symptoms of Anxiety

Symptoms of anxiety can be both physical and emotional, and you may notice a change in your ability to manage anxiety, which shows itself in a combination of different ways.


Physical symptoms can include:

Panic attacks

Shallow breathing

Tense muscles

Heart palpitations


Feeling sick

Dry mouth


Difficulty with sleep and concentration.


Emotional symptoms can include feeling:



Full of dread


On edge




How to deal with Anxiety

There are helpful techniques that can be used to help someone struggling with anxiety, to feel more in control and return to a more relaxed emotional state.

Every individual situation is different, so it is often helpful to try a range of methods to discover what works best, to help feel more confident and able to cope when they feel anxiety symptoms coming on.

The most important thing is to talk about what you think is causing the feeling of anxiousness, which often helps calm these feelings and see clearly what is making you feel this way.

Try relaxing activities such as mindfulness or yoga, make a worry box, go on a walk with people you trust and let them know what is on your mind. When you feel the moment is right, have a conversation about your feelings and work together to recognise the signs that make you anxious.


How we can help with Anxiety

Whilst it is normal to feel anxious sometimes, a combination of concerns about things like your job, family or day to day life may result in you feeling anxious consistently. If your anxiety does not ease through talking and exploring ways to help manage it, it may be time to seek professional help.

Our team of expert therapists can offer you a range of specialist psychological therapies to suit your needs. Our starting point for therapy is to offer an individual consultation to think with you about your worries or concerns and identify the approach to therapy that is most likely to help.

As an independent therapy service, we are delighted to be able to provide a highly personalised approach, informed by clinical research and best practice, professional expertise, and your own preferences.

We understand that seeking therapy can be daunting and that taking the first step can be challenging. We have a team of trained experts who can work with you to design a bespoke and flexible treatment that works best, which is available at our clinics in York, Manchester and online.

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