Are you experiencing persistent feelings of tension, worry, or fear? Do you you find it challenging to relax or unwind? Are you having difficulty controlling your worrying thoughts, or do you feel constantly on edge? Have you noticed changes in your appetite or sleep patterns? Do you feel fatigued and restless most of the time? These could be signs of anxiety, and we would love to be part of your journey to finding the calm place inside you.

Our approach to Anxiety Treatment:

Evidence Baed Approach

We use evidence-based therapies such as IFS, EMDR and AEDP to help clients with anxiety. We know that anxiety and nervous system dysregulation usually go hand in hand, and we aim to help clients develop mindfulness and relaxation-based skills to regulate their nervous system.

Helping You Find Calm

Anxiety can disrupt your sense of calm and security. We will work with you to develop coping strategies and relaxation techniques to manage anxiety symptoms and cultivate a sense of peace.

Experience in Anxiety Treatment

With more than seven years of extensive experience in anxiety treatment, we have helped numerous individuals overcome their struggles and find relief.

A Holistic Approach

At Roya Counselling, we understand that when it comes to anxiety, some approaches such as CBT, which usually focus on thoughts and cognitions, have certain limitations. This is why we have a more holistic approach which to also work with the client`s emotions and body sensations in addition to their conscious thoughts.

Developing Coping Strategies

Coping with anxiety can be challenging, but it’s possible. We will help you develop healthy coping strategies to navigate anxious thoughts and situations, empowering you to regain control of your life.

DID YOU KNOW THATANXIETY DISORDERS are one of the most treatable mental health problems? Therapy, medications, or a combination of both can be highly effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

What is Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. It is a common mental health condition characterized by excessive worry, fear, or nervousness. People with anxiety might constantly feel “on edge” or find themselves becoming agitated or startled easily. Anxiety can interfere with a person`s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being.

Signs of Anxiety?

Excessive Worry

Constant worry or apprehension about various aspects of life is a sign of anxiety. People with anxiety tend to focus on what can go wrong and usually believe that they will not be able to tolerate the impacts of a negative event.

Physical Symptoms:

Physical symptoms of anxiety can become draining and take a toll on our physical health, Anxiety can manifest in physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, or gastrointestinal discomfort.

Restlessness or Irritability

Feeling on edge, restless, or easily irritated, with a sense of being constantly on high alert, is a sign of anxiety.

Difficulty Concentrating:

Racing thoughts, an overwhelming sense of unease, and constant worry usually lead to trouble focusing or staying present. Difficulty concentrating can impact a person’s functioning, which can exacerbate the anxiety.

Sleep Disturbances:

Anxious thoughts or feelings of restlessness in our body can make it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or experience restful sleep. Poor sleep, in turn, leads to more anxiety, leading to a vicious cycle.

Muscle Tension:

We usually hold anxiety as a form of tension in our bodies; persistent muscle tension, stiffness, or soreness often result from chronic stress and anxiety.

Avoidance Behaviors:

Avoiding triggering situations is very common in people with anxiety disorders. Some people might go to great lengths to avoid situations, places, or activities that trigger feelings of anxiety or panic. Although they provide temporary relief, avoidance behaviours lead to more anxiety in the long run.

Panic Attacks:

Panic attacks are sudden and intense episodes of fear or discomfort accompanied by physical symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, or sweating. People experiencing a panic attack feel an intense sense of dread, which can be scary and confusing.

Social Anxiety:

Social anxiety is one way in which anxiety can impair our lives; fear or avoidance of social situations or interactions due to worries about being judged, criticized, or embarrassed by others can be signs of social anxiety.

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn


  1. Schedule a complimentary consultation.
  2. Book your first session to kickstart your therapy process if we resonate with you.
  3. Keep in mind that therapy isn’t a quick fix; consistency is vital for positive outcomes.
  4. Reflect on sessions and apply insights for maximum therapeutic benefits.
  5. Communicate what works and what doesn’t; therapy is a collaborative process.

Different types of DEPRESSION

Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety tend to feel anxious and uncomfortable in social situations. They tend to avoid social situations due to the fear of experiencing anxiety symptoms such as sweating, shortness of breath, or dizziness. The avoidance usually creates a vicious cycle which leads to more social anxiety over time. Therapy for social anxiety helps clients develop tools to regulate their anxiety symptoms and also understand what beliefs and life experiences might be underlying their social anxiety.

Panic Disorder

Individuals with panic disorder experience episodes of intense anxiety and dread called panic attacks. Panic attacks are usually very intense and include physical sensations such as chest pain, heart palpitation, sweating, shortness of breath, and dizziness. People experiencing panic attacks sometimes feel “out of body” and disconnected and worry that they will die. Sometimes the anxiety symptoms are so scary that a client ends up in a hospital`s emergency room.
Anxiety counselling helps clients to learn how to cope with panic attacks when they arise. More importantly, anxiety therapy helps clients process what underlies their panic attacks so that their nervous system becomes more regulated in the long run and does not go into panic as often.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

People with generalized anxiety disorder feel a general sense of anxiety, restlessness and being on edge on a regular basis. They have common anxiety symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, digestive issues, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, irritability, difficulty concentrating and sleep issues. Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder often think of the worst-case scenarios, overprepare for an upcoming situation and avoid any situation that involves uncertainty.
An anxiety therapist will help a client with GAD to develop coping skills as well as understand the root of the heightened arousal of their nervous system. Clients with severe generalized anxiety disorder might benefit from combining therapy with an anxiety medication.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Trauamatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is anxiety disorder that happens when a person has witnessed or experienced a life-threatening and terrifying event which was inescapable. People with PTSD have common anxiety symptoms along with flashbacks (reliving the traumatic moment), intrusive thoughts/memories about the traumatic event and avoidance of potential triggers. Trauma for PTSD includes helping the client to heal the emotional, physical and cognitive footprints of the trauma by processing the traumatic event in the safety of therapy sessions.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder that involves recurring, intrusive thoughts , urges or images that cause distress and anxiety (obsessions). The obsessions are accompanied by repetitive behaviours and rituals (compulsions) to lessen the anxiety . Although compulsions lead to temporary relief of anxiety symptoms , they interfere with a person’s functioning and mental health. Therapy for OCD helps clients to develop tools to cope more effectively with the obsessions and compulsions by using mindfulness skills. An anxiety therapist will use exposure and response prevention (ERP) to lessen a client`s OCD symptoms.


Phobia is an anxiety disorder which involves an intense, excessive, persistent and unrealistic fear of an object, animal, situation or activity. People with phobia experience intense anxiety when faced with their feared object and will go to extreme lengths to avoid the object of their phobia, which increases their symptoms of phobia. One of the most effective therapy approaches to treating phobias is “desensitization “therapy in which clients are gradually exposed to their object of phobia over time to reduce anxiety.


Are anxiety disorders treatable?

Yes. Anxiety disorders are, in fact, highly treatable with the right support. Most patients see improvements in their anxiety symptoms and lead normal lives when they receive the proper support. This includes receiving anxiety treatment through psychotherapy, lifestyle changes or medications. The combination of all of these supports is usually most helpful.

What are some common anxiety therapies?

There are different evidence-based approaches to treating anxiety, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, IFS therapy and AEDP. My training in all of these approaches allows me to choose what works best for your anxiety symptoms.

Can therapy alone help me to treat my anxiety?

Research has shown that therapy can be very effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety. It is important to remember that changes with therapy happen gradually and there is no fast cure. It is also important to remember that anxiety therapy is most effective when combined with healthy lifestyle changes.

How common are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are the most common types of mental disorders. If you are experiencing anxiety , you are not alone.

What happens if I don’t get anxiety treatment?

Untreated anxiety often gets worse over time as our nervous system becomes chronically dysregulated. Untreated anxiety can also lead to depression.

What is the main cause of my anxiety?

There is often not a single factor that causes anxiety. Anxiety disorders usually arise through a combination of current and past life events , childhood traumas, temperament , genetics and medical conditions.

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About Roya Counselling

At Roya Counselling, we are committed to providing professional, ethical, and evidence-based counselling services that prioritize your well-being. We understand that seeking therapy can be a difficult and brave decision, and we honor the trust you place in us. We have personally experienced the transformative power of therapy, and we will never take your desire for healing lightly. 


We believe in the inherent resilience of our clients, and our stance towards our clients is non-judgmental, compassionate and curious.
We feel very privileged to hear about our clients’ hopes, goals and pains and witness them slowly recovering their peace, happiness and livelihood.