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Anxiety Counselling Melbourne.

Anxiety is by far the most prevalent mental illness in our modern world. Anxiety often accompanies mental worry or emotional pain. As we focus on the worry or pain we are experiencing, the feelings can become so overwhelming that they hijack our senses, preventing us from enjoying the present moment. Anxiety magnifies our fears and causes us to be more nervous or irritable than the situation requires.

​No matter where you are in Brisbane – or beyond (online and phone counselling are also available!) – we can help you with anxiety counselling. We can show you effective ways to free yourself from the burdens of over-thinking, over-worrying and over-reacting to anxiety, empowering you to regain peace of mind.

Anxiety Counselling can help you to find:

Confidence

You will have the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.

Clarity

Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.

Performance

You will learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.

Focus

With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.

Empowerment

Empower you to discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are able to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

Breaking the Cycle

As humans, we naturally wish not to suffer. We typically try to escape anxious feelings as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we rarely succeed at truly getting rid of those awful feelings. Suppressing them, denying them or distracting ourselves with other activities might work for a moment.

The anxiety inevitably returns, often with even greater intensity. You cannot fix the problem of anxiety by avoiding it; you must instead learn how to change your relationship with it. Anxiety counselling is an effective way of alleviating your fearful feelings and reducing the impact on your daily life.

With the help of a qualified professional, anxiety therapy can help you break the cycle of avoidance by teaching you how to face the anxiety head-on.

Learn Coping Skills

During the course of anxiety counselling, you will learn skills to manage your anxiety. You will learn to recognize your triggers and identify your internal warning signs that the anxiety cycle has started.

You will learn to disengage from negative thoughts and treat them as information rather than absolute truths. You will also learn acceptance skills, which allow you to feel anxiety symptoms in your body without trying to change or avoid them. Anxiety counselling will teach you to break these thought patterns.

You can let go of past regrets and future fears, and instead focus on the present, where you can take meaningful action.

Getting to the Root Causes

Our counsellors are skilled at going deep beneath the surface to help you confront the root causes of anxiety in your life. So much of what we do is dictated by our subconscious and our habits. One of our skilled counsellors can help you understand why certain fears, places, or situations induce anxiety – and how you can overcome these You can then examine the situation with a renewed perspective and consciously design a life after your own heart and values.

​Looking for Anxiety Counselling in Melbourne? Contact us today!

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What’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?

Counsellors and psychologists are both licensed professionals who offer people mental health support. These two healthcare professions are often confused with each other as they overlap in terms of the help they can provide.

Counselling generally refers to short-term treatment while psychologists typically refers to longer-term treatment such as mental health disorders. Counselling can help a person process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

What types of issues can a counsellor assist a person with?

Counsellors can confidentially listen to, empathise and talk with you about the following issues and problems;

  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Life transitions such as the Birth of a New Baby, Separation, Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battling Addictions
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Resolving Work-related Issues
  • Overcoming Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Resolving Family and Relationship Issues
  • Increasing Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
Why do I have to pay online and is it safe?

Our mission is to make counselling affordable for all people, so we use Calendly and Stripe to keep costs low for you. Data that passes through Calendly is encrypted, both in transit and at rest. All connections from the browser to the Calendly platform are encrypted in transit using TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. Stripe is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Do people often feel nervous about coming to see a counsellor?

Yes, it is common for people to experience some initial nervousness. My Practice always endeavours to provide a warm and understanding environment in which to help people feel more comfortable.

How often will I need to come?

Generally, counselling typically involves a few weeks of relatively intensive treatment (usually 1 appointment per week), followed by as many maintenance sessions as you and your counsellor feel is appropriate (usually fortnightly or monthly).

How do I prepare for my first counselling session?

There is no need to prepare anything specific prior to your initial appointment. It can however be helpful to think about what you might want to talk about in the sessions. If you have areas you would like to target, think about describing these. If you have goals for improvement (in your relationships, work, or self-esteem, for example), bring them to your first session, as well as any obvious obstacles or barriers you are aware of.

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