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Anxiety is a natural bodily reaction that we will all experience. It's an essential part of the body's natural defence system, warning us of threats and potential danger. But for many people, persistent anxiety can cause genuine emotional distress and interfere with daily life. There are different types of anxiety, but whatever your experience, we offer a range of proven treatments that can help you take control.
Anxiety can be successfully treated – the first step is getting an assessment. We can help with both, face-to-face or online.
1 in 6 people in the UK are thought to suffer with an anxiety disorder at any one time.
Anxiety if often misunderstood as just worrying too much – but it is a serious health condition, affecting all areas of a sufferer’s life.
There are numerous physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety – read more about them here
The most common mental health condition in the UK, treating depression and anxiety requires careful management.
Characterised by a strong and persistent fear of social situations, social anxiety disorder can leave the individual socially isolated, leading to depression.
If your career or hobbies require you to speak in public and you develop performance anxiety, help is at available.
Characterised by extreme worry about many things including money, work, family life, social interactions and health concerns, GAD can be severely limiting.
Affecting 1 in 100 people in the UK, OCD is often misunderstood and often very well hidden.
Panic Attack symptoms can be terrifying and attacks can come with no obvious trigger.
2% of the UK are thought to have a phobia – for some they can have a huge impact on the quality of their life.
A serious and incredibly distressing condition, PTSD symptoms can include flashbacks, panic attacks and traumatic memories.
Some stress is normal, but if it becomes acute or chronic, stress can become debilitating and life altering.
In this blog we look at the main differences and why main reason it is vital to know whether you are stressed or have an anxiety disorder.
A recognised treatment for PTSD, anxiety and panic disorders, EMDR can bring huge relief to adults and children alike.
One of the most effective ways to treat anxiety is by talking therapies – CBT, EMDR and psychotherapy are just some of the options available.
There are several medication options that can be hugely effective at helping people recover.
Our Anxiety test is an easy and anonymous way of finding out if the symptoms you are struggling with, and how you are feeling is a result of an Anxiety disorder. Your results may indicate whether you might benefit from treatment from one of our experienced, senior psychiatrists, psychologists or psychotherapists.Take a 5 minute test
You don’t need a GP referral to book a diagnosis
Appointments usually available within a few days, nationwide
Qualified and friendly triage team to help you find the right option
Every year we help thousands of people, just like you, to find expert, Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists who have many years’ experience in diagnosing and treating anxiety.
I was seen very quickly, following a conversation with someone in the triage team who really took the time to understand what my concerns were. I wasn’t sure about getting a diagnosis, but the appointment with the Psychiatrist was excellent, very thorough and I have been amazed at level of care taken by the clinician to understand me. The comprehensive report which followed, has been incredibly useful and I now feel more confident about going forward.
I was surprised how easy it was to get hold of someone to talk to about appointments, and changes to my condition – every time I have rung I have spoken to someone who understands Bipolar. Everybody I’ve spoken with has been very friendly, certainly non-judgemental and made me feel at ease. My appointment was very thorough, I was quickly able to talk about everything I needed to
I have struggled on and off with depression most of my life. My GP has prescribed antidepressants and a short course of CBT, but they haven’t really helped. I was a bit nervous about paying privately, but it was well worth it. I saw a Psychiatrist who obviously really understands depression and actually changed my diagnosis. Now I know what I am dealing with, I can find a treatment that will work. Thank you.
Just to say thank you for the whole team for helping me, it’s been great to finally get a proper treatment plan in place, I don’t know why I delayed doing this for so long. The whole process was really clear and the triage team were really nice to me on the phone, always polite. I have had six sessions of therapy so far and it seems to be making a difference already!
The ADHD assessment was very thorough, I felt like no stone was left unturned. It was a surprise to me to learn that I also have depression, which helps explain some of how I have been feeling. Now I have a proper medication plan in place I feel much better, the Dr. explained the whole thing to me and I am looking forward to things settling down.
8% of the adult population suffer with anxiety and depression
The Independent Mental Health Taskforce