Anxiety help, therapy & treatment sessions with Dr Debbie Smith

Symptoms of Anxiety

There are several symptoms associated with anxiety and they are often very difficult for the person experiencing them to ignore. They include:

  • A raised heart rate
  • Feeling breathlessness
  • Feeling hot
  • Shaking
  • Fidgeting
  • Not being able to concentrate
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Experiencing raising thoughts

Although these physical sensations feel very intrusive, there isn’t anything wrong with your body or the physical reaction. What is faulty is the message your thoughts are sending to you body, which is that, you are experiencing a threat to your safety. If this were true then your body equipping you would be very helpful. However, there is often not a real threat and then you are left with a release of adrenalin, triggering the physical sensations above and no need for it.

The only way to prevent these physical symptoms of anxiety is to change your thinking. This is essence of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Which is why it is the most effective treatments for anxiety. It can often be that just half a dozen sessions can significantly allow you to gain control over these intrusive symptoms.

We have specialist practices in Northampton, Milton Keynes, London and other surrounding areas. Additionally we can offer online anxiety help, therapy and treatment sessions for those who are further afield or are struggling to make it to a practice.


If you would like to have a chat, either call or e-mail me.
Our meetings can be face to face, or via Skype/FaceTime.

Dr Debbie Smith – BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
BPS Expert Witness | BPS Chartered Scientist | HCPC Registered | UKRCP Registered
BACP Senior Accredited Member | Certificate of European Psychology – EuroPsy
Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine