Anxiety is a general term for several issues that cause such symptoms as nervousness, fear,worry and apprehension. Anxiety is our bodies way of adapting to face a challenge. Our heart begins to beat faster as oxygen and blood is pumped around our body. This reaction is our bodies natural way of defending itself. Anxiety exists to keep us safe and protect us from danger, however this reaction becomes difficult to manage in today’s world when we may feel a treat where none exists or where the anxiety we feel is disproportionate to the possible treat. Perhaps we may not even know why we are feeling this way, as there may appear to be no logical reason for it.

Some symptoms and signs of anxiety are listed below. However, remember the list is not
exhaustive and if you have questions please call us for more information:

  • Panic, fear, and uneasiness.

  • Sleep problems.

  • Not being able to stay calm and still.

  • Cold, sweaty, numb or tingling hands or feet.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Heart palpitations.

  • Dry mouth.

  • Nausea.

When we can no longer control these feelings, or they begin to interfere with our life this is when we can seek help. Remember Anxiety is a treatable condition and you do not need to suffer in silence, support and help for anxiety is available at Marino Counselling and Psychotherapy


Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. In a lot of cases this is what we have come to know as life. We now live in a world that is continuously changing and as it does it is also demanding more
upon us. Family, work, relationships, money, health, in every aspect of our life that we pour ourselves into we also experience some level of stress at different stages as a result. Stress can lead to heart problems, obesity, headaches, depression, anxiety as well as affect your
general quality of life. Coming to Marino Counselling and Psychotherapy we can begin to put management plans in place, examine your options and start making the changes needed to make a fresh start in life

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