Anxiety is often a response to an unknown trigger, which can make it difficult to understand or address. Sometimes anxiety can become excessive and intolerable, undermining one’s ability to effectively cope with daily life. Anxiety disorders are common and include phobias, social or generalised anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior and severe separation anxiety in children. Acute anxiety can lead to panic attacks, which although not dangerous, can certainly feel appear so. The causes of anxiety can be diverse and complex. As a therapist my techniques are accordingly varied and can involve medium to long-term therapy or short-term practical interventions.