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Anxiety Counseling in Dubai


We all get anxious. It’s a normal reaction to various events. Anxiety keeps us alive in fact, and we need it. It’s what makes us leap out the way when a car is coming towards us, or helps us run when we need to escape a crowd getting out of control.

The problem is when we start to feel anxious in situations that don’t need to cause us anxiety. Some people feel anxious when they wake up in the morning, seemingly for no particular reason. Some people feel anxious around others or when speaking publically. Anxiety shows itself in many different ways. If you feel anxiety is getting in the way of living life fully, our team can assist you both manage and get to the bottom of it. Some symptoms of anxiety may be easy to recognize;

Butterflies in the stomach
An impending sense that something bad is going to happen
Upset stomach
Loss of appetite
Heart racing
Avoiding situations that cause you to feel anxious
Difficulty sleeping
Negative thoughts marked by excessive worry or catastrophic thinking.

Usual number of sessions for treating anxiety


Anxiety affects 1 in 4 of us

Some symptoms of anxiety are less easy to pinpoint. For example, feeling irritable or angry can often be a response to anxiety. Some common anxiety disorders include;

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Phobia (fear of being judged by others)
Panic Disorder
Agoraphobia (fear of leaving the house)
Health anxiety (a fear that something is wrong and reassurance from doctors isn’t enough)

Anxiety is a very common problem for many people. It has been widely researched and psychological methods for treating it have also been subject to rigorous research. Our team is experienced in delivering treatments tailored to your particular issue. As per international guidelines for the treatment of anxiety, our team commonly use CBT or psychodynamic therapy.

The treatment will help you manage anxiety when it happens, facilitates an understanding of triggers to anxiety in order to reduce the occurrence and will assist you get to the bottom of the reasons why it is a problem at all. This combination of ways to deal with it and insight into the causes of the issue will help reduce the frequency with which it happens and leave you better equipped to cope with it if or when it does.

“My counselor’s holistic approach to therapy is exciting and effective. Her focus on the person rather than the diagnosis allows for thorough analysis of issues and their cause”.

Male, 51

Panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Stress are all some of the terms that come under the umbrella of anxiety. Our team members offer counseling for anxiety in Dubai in English, Arabic and French. and follow international guidelines for the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Dr Marie Thompson

DHCC Psychologist & Clinical Director

Dr Rebecca Ferguson
Dr Rebecca Ferguson

DHCC Psychologist

Dr Monica Thompson

DHCC Psychologist

+971 (0) 4 4403844

Unit 203, 2nd Floor, Building 49
Dubai Healthcare City, right next door to City Hospital

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