How long is a piece of string?
As a general rule we say from 3-6 months.
This depends on so many factors – like, how intense the anxiety is, how long you have had it, how quickly you respond. How much you want to make the change and how much effort you will put in, how many stresses you have had in your life, and how intense they have been, your genetics, your environment, current stresses, family and friend support.
What also determines how long you will want to come in for is what is your desired goal. e.g. some people want just a bit of relief, and other people want to resolve their anxiety.
I have observed from working with hundreds of people that people go through stages. And most people start making progress from very early on, within a couple of sessions often the very first session. But getting people closer to resolving their anxiety take several months. Often people who are on meds, will begin to reduce them around the 3 month mark, because they are making such amazing progress.
Most people will be coming in for two sessions a week – if intense we ask people to come more in the beginning.