Anxiety such as generalised anxiety, social anxiety, or panic attacks can cause you considerable distress, significantly limit what you can do, and hold you back from achieving your fullest potential. However, you do not need to deal with anxiety on your own. Anxiety can be overcome by seeing an Anxiety Psychologist for treatment.
Do any of the following symptoms associated with anxiety and panic attacks apply to you?
- Are you preoccupied by excessive worries which frequently affect you?
- Have you had a worrying or frightening experience?
- Do you feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to calm yourself down?
- Do you find social situations anxiety-provoking?
- Do you experience feelings of panic which come on ‘out of the blue’ where you fear that something dreadful is going to happen?
- Do you have a fear of: going mad, losing control, dying, embarrassing yourself, being humiliated, being judged badly by others, or not being able to escape from a situation?
- Do you experience symptoms such as: heart palpitations, chest pains, dizziness, trembling, dry mouth, sweating, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, hyperventilation, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea?
- Do you frequently avoid situations as a way of ‘managing’ your anxiety?
We all experience some anxiety in a situation where we feel our safety is threatened. However, once the threat has passed, the body returns to a normal state. With ongoing anxiety, this does not occur and the body remains in a constant state of alarm (fight, flight or freeze response), which can impact significantly on your ability to function in daily life.
Psychological Treatment for Anxiety
With extensive experience in providing psychological therapy for generalised anxiety, social anxiety, and panic attacks, we can help you to deal with the above feelings, thoughts and behaviours, and achieve a calmer and more relaxed state of being.
Psychological therapy and treatment for anxiety is provided in a safe and supportive manner, utilising a range of therapeutic interventions. An approach is used drawing on a variety of therapy modes which include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and interpersonal therapy (amongst others).
Benefits of Psychological Treatment for Anxiety
We can help you to:
- gain an understanding of what is happening to you when you experience the symptoms of anxiety
- learn strategies to manage and reduce your anxiety
- change thoughts and behaviours that contribute to and maintain anxiety
- learn what you can and cannot control, learn to deal better with uncertainty, and overcome any striving for perfectionism
- overcome anxiety fears and avoidance
- strengthen your sense of self and overall coping skills
- change the impact of the anxiety
- learn to become calmer and more relaxed
How we can help
- become a calmer and more relaxed person living more in the present, rather than constantly worrying about the ‘what ifs’ and ‘catastrophizing’
- learn strategies to manage and overcome the symptoms of anxiety
- learn how to addresss excessive worrying
- become more comfortable in social situations
- change anxious and self-critical thoughts that limit you
- overcome fears and avoidant behaviour related to anxiety
- strengthen coping skills
Call 0409 415 323
Contact us to see a psychologist and commence psychological therapy for anxiety. The treatment provided will help you to reduce your anxiety symptoms, overcome excessive worrying, and live a more relaxed and calmer life.
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