Group counselling for anxiety can be helpful in sharing experiences and ways of coping, and assist with learning ways of better connecting with others. Anxiety often leads to withdrawing from others, so a group context can offer a much-needed way of getting support with people having common challenges. Anxiety comes in many forms and you may experience social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, or even phobias.
People who experience Social Anxiety often feel negatively judged by others, which can lead to feelings of being inferior, inadequate, and embarrassed. It may also be difficult for people to be in public around others causing avoidance of social situations.
Those who struggle with Generalized Anxiety have ongoing worry and tension, and often see worries and problems in every situation. Irritability, muscle tension, and trouble concentrating are additional symptoms of generalized anxiety.
Panic attacks are frequently experienced as intense worry or fear within minutes that might also involve choking sensations, trouble breathing, sweating, and rapid heartbeat. People experience panic typically have recurrent worries about having another panic attack and avoid situations that they think might trigger another one.