Our World Data (2018) estimates that approximately 264 million people worldwide experience some form of anxiety that affects their life in a negative or distressful way. The term 'anxiety' refers to a broad category of conditions including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), a long-term condition which causes people to feel constant anxiety unrelated to a specific issue. Other forms of anxiety can be quite specific (e.g. body dysmorphic disorder, health anxiety or specific phobias). any people experience anxiety that range across various forms of anxiety at the same time.

Data from the Scottish Health Report (2017) asserts that between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, approximately 219,840 people in Scotland consulted their GP or practice nurse at least once about anxiety. Amongst the adults who presented to the NHS with anxiety, 11% reported two or more anxiety symptoms. Women are more likely to report anxiety symptoms than men. Women and men aged 25-54 years were more likely than other age groups to be seen for some form of anxiety. Many people with anxiety will also experience symptoms of low mood and depression too.  These statistics represent those patients who attended NHS services for some form of anxiety. Many more do not seek help or instead receive help and support from other sources (e.g. private therapists, charities, online support etc.).

Anxiety and stress are serious health issues and they can impact on us in many different ways. One person’s anxiety or stress might be different from another’s. We understand this, which is why therapy, CBT, counselling and coaching are tailored to you and your needs, concerns and difficulties.

My Affiliate Therapists and I are warm, empathic, understanding and work with you, collaboratively, to tailor therapy to you. Sessions are private and confidential and can be long-term or short-term, depending on you and your concerns. We go at YOUR pace!

Evidence suggests that the sooner you get help and support, the more likely it is you will get better and reduce or improve anxiety or stress. So, when you begin reducing and managing anxiety and stress, you also begin taking care of your physical health, feelings, mental health, relationships, social life and many other aspects of your life. So, the sooner you seek help and support, the sooner you improve your quality of life.


There are many forms of anxiety and stress including those listed below. It's important to bear in mind though that everyone's anxiety and stress is different, can change over time and can be a mixture of different signs and symptoms. So, even if you don't 'fit' any of the types of anxiety and stress below, that's ok because we work with you, as a unique individual, according your thoughts, feelings, experiences and needs. Some of the different types of anxiety and stress are listed below.

Want to Talk to Someone About Your Anxiety?

Please contact us to find out if we have a therapist who can help with the form of anxiety or stress you are experiencing.


We receive lots of enquiries from people asking if they have anxiety or stress or if their stress or anxiety thoughts, behaviours, feelings and experiences warrant them accessing services or receiving help and support.


One of the best things about GADS is that we never discriminate on whether someone has a ‘full-blown’ anxiety or stress disorder/diagnosis; has been formally diagnosed; or meets certain ‘criteria’. We don’t ‘do’ labels: we understand that everyone is different and we are interested in how life is for you and how we can help and support you, as a unique individual.


We welcome anyone who feels that anxiety and stress is affecting their life. As far as we are concerned, if anxiety and stress is affecting your life in some way – socially, emotionally, psychologically, physically, occupationally etc., then you deserve help and support with such difficulties. Get in touch to find out how counselling, CBT therapy, psychotherapy, coaching and stress management therapy can help you.