Anxiety is a common problem that can affect anyone, at any stage of life.
It may cause you to feel nervous, worried or stressed about things that seem unimportant. It might also make it difficult for you to deal with everyday situations and responsibilities.
Many people find that counselling helps them cope with anxiety and get back on track with their lives.
Counselling can help you build confidence in yourself and your abilities, understand why you do what you do and develop new ways of thinking about things so that feelings of worry and stress become less frequent or severe.
You learn coping mechanisms.
The counsellor will help you learn coping mechanisms. Some people cope with anxiety by exercising, listening to music or getting a massage.
This is called “self-soothing” and can be very effective in reducing feelings of nervousness and worry.
Other people prefer to talk things out with their friends or family members, which also provides relief from anxiety because it gives them an outlet for their emotions and thoughts rather than keeping them bottled up inside.
Counsellors can teach you how to use these kinds of coping mechanisms in different situations so that when you’re feeling anxious, there are many things that can help distract you from those negative feelings while they pass on their own accord without having any lasting consequences (such as depression).
Lastly, learning new ways of coping with stress means that if something happens at work like being criticized by your boss or having an important deadline looming over your head – instead of letting those stressful events cause additional challenges with managing your mental health problems – now there’s another tool available that can help keep everything under control!
You get to know yourself better.
The idea of learning more about yourself can seem scary, but it’s actually a wonderful way to get closer to who you are.
The things that make us anxious are often the same things that make us feel good.
Counselling gives you an opportunity to learn more about yourself and how you react in situations, as well as what triggers your anxiety.
You also get an understanding of what helps you cope with anxiety, which is incredibly useful when dealing with a mental illness such as this one.
Knowing all these things allows for better management of your condition so that it doesn’t control every aspect of your life or prevent from achieving goals such as finishing school or getting a job.
You feel supported and cared for.
When you are struggling with anxiety, it can feel like your world is falling apart and that no one will understand what you’re going through.
The good news is that there are plenty of people out there who have been exactly where you are and they have found ways to manage their anxiety in healthy ways.
It’s important to remember that even though your life may seem chaotic right now, there is hope for improvement in the future—and a professional counsellor can help you get there!
You realize you are not alone.
You are not alone.
It is important to remember that you are not the only one who has experienced what you are going through.
The truth is, many people have gone through similar situations and experienced the same emotions as you. In fact, there is a good chance that many people around you are dealing with their own problems right now!
While it may be hard for some to imagine that others could possibly be going through something similar, consider this: everyone has been hurt by someone or something at one point in their lives—and they will probably continue to be hurt well into the future.
Everyone experiences pain at some point in life; however, we all react differently when faced with such situations.
Some people tend to cope better than others do when faced with challenges such as these because they have certain qualities (or traits) within themselves which allow them to handle things better than others would if placed in similar circumstances — qualities such as patience and self-control for example or even just being able help yourself feel better during difficult times by doing things like exercising regularly or eating healthy foods regularly too!
You learn about forgiveness.
Forgiveness is not something that happens overnight.
It’s a process, and it can take some time. You don’t need to forgive someone in order for you to move forward after an event or situation has happened.
Forgiveness is not giving up on justice and fairness, or condoning what happened as acceptable or justifiable.
Forgiveness also doesn’t mean forgetting or trying to justify the hurtful thing that was done—it just means letting go of your anger about it so that you can live your life without being controlled by it.
In fact, forgiveness may mean seeking compensation for what happened if that’s what will help put things right; but even when people are eligible for compensation through the courts, there are many reasons why some people choose not (or can’t) pursue this option (e.g., lack of resources).
Forgiveness isn’t reconciliation either—that’s when two people who have been separated come back together again as friends or partners—but sometimes they do happen together!
Your brain is reprogrammed.
Counselling will help to reprogram your brain. This means that you will learn to change the way you think and behave, as well as how you feel about yourself.
You may have had negative thought patterns for years, which can make it difficult to stop thinking negatively.
Counselling helps with this by guiding you in changing these thought patterns into ones that are more realistic, helpful and positive.
The same goes for beliefs: if a belief is negative then it will affect the way you feel about yourself and others around you – they could become a self-fulfilling prophecy!
Counselling helps make sure that any unhelpful beliefs are replaced with more positive ones so that they can no longer affect your day-to-day life negatively; instead they will support and encourage growth towards being happy again.
The best thing about counselling is that it’s a safe space where you can be yourself and talk about your feelings.
You don’t have to hide anything or pretend like everything is fine when it isn’t because the person sitting in front of you has been trained to listen and support you.
This means that they will not judge what comes out of your mouth, regardless if it seems silly or weird at first glance—they just want to help!
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Hany Cheng is a professional licensed counselor based in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Hany Cheng has accumulated more than 10 years experience as a mental health counselor by providing exceptional and result driven counseling services to her clients.
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