Sometimes, negative thoughts creep up on you and become intrusive. They may cloud your thinking and prevent you from feeling relaxed or completing everyday tasks. If you have worries, anxious thoughts or obsessions which are affecting your day-to-day life, a course of therapy may help you to manage this.
Perhaps you have developed behavioural patterns or habits which alleviate your feelings of anxiety, and you are unable to stop performing these obsessive rituals. Some common habits include obsessive cleaning, dressing in a certain order or switching lights on and off.
If you feel this obsessive behaviour has become a compulsion and would like to address it, a course of therapy can help you to understand the root cause of your anxiety and give you tools to manage it. Psychotherapy is a useful route to gaining insight into your anxiety, which can lead you to increased self-knowledge.