Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a condition that causes feelings of anxiety about a wide range of issues and situations. This is in contrast to phobias or other anxiety-related issues that are typically triggered by specific situations.
People with GAD often say that they feel anxious most of the time. They may struggle to relax and say that they find it hard to enjoy life.
Why GAD is different
GAD requires a different approach to treatment than other conditions such as phobias. With a phobia, the issue can be approached directly, and once the anxiety regarding the situation is resolved, people typically feel better.
However, people with GAD often find that once a specific worry has been resolved, their anxiety attaches itself to something else, and they continue to feel anxious.
Our therapists are experts in anxiety and therefore understand that treating GAD requires a different approach to other conditions.
How we treat GAD
You will be paired with a therapist experienced in treating GAD.
We use an integrative approach, so your therapy will be tailored to you. In the first session, you'll spend some time getting to know your therapist so that they can provide you with the perfect programme.
We'll work at your pace, so your therapy can move forward as fast or as slow as you are comfortable with.
The things you will learn will stay with you for the rest of your life. So, even after your therapy has finished, you will continue to benefit from the sessions.