Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear, worry or apprehension about what's to come. It becomes problematic when this anxiety is strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities. Counselling is extremely effective in reducing anxiety. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the most widely used for anxiety disorders. It identifies negative feelings and replaces them with positive and effective thoughts and behaviours. A therapist will act as your coach to strategise more realistic outlooks. A person with anxiety may look at life as if it is black or white but a therapist will help identify the hues of grey.