Stress & Anxiety – A Checklist of Symptoms

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by Stress, Anxiety, Nervousness or Panic?


People who experience a high amount of stress, nervousness, anxiety, or panic, may experience some, or many of these symptoms.


Take a look through the list below (these are common symptoms, but it is not a complete list), and think about how you may be affected physically, or mentally, because of the stress, overwhelm or anxiety that is present for you.


I’d like you to take comfort in knowing that these symptoms are common physical and/or psychological responses to feeling worried, stressed, overwhelmed, nervous or panicky.


Without addressing the cause of what is feeding your stress or anxiety, these symptoms may persist, and in some instances, may become more intense over time.


I support women through problematic experiences of stress, anxiety, nervousness and /or panic attacks. You can overcome these horrible feelings, just like many others have. It may take commitment, perseverance, and allowing yourself to feel vulnerable at times – but through the counselling process, together, we can work toward you gaining a greater understanding of why you’re feeling the way that you are at times, and you can learn effective strategies to manage this.


Which of these do you experience?

Racing heart / palpitations

Trembling or shaky

Muscle tension and / or headaches

Tired or fatigued

Shortness of breath


Dry mouth

Upset stomach / digestive unease


Hot flashes or chills

Lump in your throat

Numbness or tingling sensations

Feeling jumpy or easily startled

Difficulty concentrating, or “foggy thinking”

Irritable / Mood swings

Sleeping problems

Feeling on edge, like something bad is going to happen

Constant worrying thoughts

Irrational thoughts that are inconsistent with who you are & your beliefs

Fear of dying / going crazy / going to have a heart attack.

As a trained counsellor, I support women who are affected by chronic or sudden bouts of stress, anxiety, or panic attacks. I provide education and understanding of their experiences, and then help them to manage their symptoms as they gain greater personal insight, comfort, and confidence to move through their problematic experience.


Wendy Gilroy is a Mother of 2, and a professional Counsellor for women. Wendy has a degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Addiction Studies, and a Diploma of Counselling. She lives in Sydney, Australia, and offers secure ONLINE counselling for women around the world, as well as telephone, face-to-face and home visit services for  mums.

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Disclaimer: This is for information purposes only. If you have any concerns about your physical or mental health, please consult your healthcare practitioner for medical advice.