Everyone experiences anxiety. You may feel anxious when you are writing an exam, waiting for lab results, or when you hear an unexpected noise during the night. This type of anxiety is often short-lived, mild and typically does not cause us harm. Someone with an anxiety disorder experiences anxiety more frequently, with more intensity, and for longer periods of time. Like depression, anxiety is common. Mood disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in Canada.

Physical Reactions:

  • Muscle tension
  • Racing heart, feeling shortness of breath
  • Flushed cheeks
  • light-headedness/dizziness
  • Sleep problems
  • Sweaty, cold, clammy hands


  • Irrational thoughts
  • Overestimation of danger
  • Underestimation of the ability to cope
  • Worry and rumination of events
  • Catastrophic thoughts


  • Avoidance
  • Social Isolation


  • Nervous
  • Anxious
  • Irritable
  • A feeling of panic, fear

Counselling can be an effective way to manage your anxiety. Using an integrative counselling approach Debra can help you address issues from anxiety.

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About Us

Richmond Counselling Services is owned and operated by Debra. Debra is a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience. She graduated from Western University earning both a Bachelor and Master of Social Work degree and additional clinical training. Debra uses an eclectic therapeutic approach. Her goal is to provide a comforting and compassionate space for clients.

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