Anxiety Counselling Cork

Anxiety Counselling

Are you suffering from anxiety?
Has your life become limited by your fears?
Would you like to find a way to feel calm and peaceful again?

“Fight or flight” is an essential part of what it is to be human and has evolved to keep us safe. But if this fear response is over-active and fires when it is not needed, it can result in endless worrying, avoidance, phobic fears and panic attacks. As these develop it becomes more and more difficult to live your life, which in turn makes you feel more anxious and so feeds the problem. Our human ancestors survived by learning how to be quiet, timid and very careful. In a world where most large animals were stronger, faster, more vicious and armed with teeth or claws, the best way for humans to survive was avoidance. Although we don’t face those large hairy predators today, we have inherited the ability to be scared, to scan our environment for danger and to panic. And unfortunately, this ability can be used habitually and inappropriately. Once we have learned that a certain situation is dangerous by panicking, the mind ‘remembers’ this fact to ensure that the next time it sees a similar situation, it can give you the necessary response to enable you to fight or to run away. Some people eventually find it too difficult to go outside the safety of their home at all and have to give up a job and a social life.

Getting help 

The good news is you do not need to suffer on your own – counselling is an effective way of treating anxiety and stress! I specialise in working with clients suffering with anxiety ranging from mild anxiety and stress to panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Phobias and OCD.I have developed effective ways to help individuals overcome panic attacks, limiting fears, “What if…?” questions, feeling unsafe and constant worrying. I understand how exhausting and low your anxiety might be making you feel and I am here to help.

Making an appointment

If you are interested in making an appointment please send me a message:

See also my Anxiety, Stress and Panic Attacks page  and my stress counselling and panic attack counselling pages.

Or read the following articles: Can we be anxiety free?, Panic Attacks, What is Anxiety?