The Psych Professionals can provide Anxiety Counselling for children, teenagers and adults. Our experienced Psychologists have postgraduate qualifications and can treat various anxiety disorders.
The aim of Anxiety Counselling is to give you helpful skills and strategies to be able to cope with daily life, and face any future challenges. Feelings of anxiety and panic can be overwhelming, but regardless of how intense your feelings are, it is important to remember that these feelings and experiences are very common. Many people have been through similar things—you are certainly not alone. Anxiety Counselling can help you to overcome feelings of anxiety and lead a satisfying, happy life.
We also offer support to parents of children in Anxiety Counselling using programs like the Triple P program (Positive Parenting Program), 1-2-3 Magic, and other successful programs.
When to seek Anxiety Counselling
We all have times in our life when we feel anxious, nervous or stressed out. These are natural responses when we face new challenges that take us out of our comfort zones, or when we feel threatened. Under normal circumstances, our anxiety will pass once the cause of the anxiety (often referred to as the ‘stressor’) is no longer present, and we can return to life as normal. However, anxiety is a condition where these feelings don’t subside—they continue on without any clear cause.
Anxiety is more acute than normal feelings of stress or worry—it can be completely overwhelming, making it difficult to undertake even the simplest task we may have completed hundreds of times before. Anxiety can sometimes turn into panic in the form of panic attacks. These are characterised by hyperventilation and an overwhelming sense of dread. Some people even feel as if they are dying. Such feelings of anxiety and panic can be very difficult to control on your own, which is why Anxiety Counselling can be extremely helpful.
Signs of anxiety
People seek Anxiety Counselling for various reasons. Signs you may be experiencing unnatural levels of anxiety include:
- not being able to sleep (insomnia)
- feeling afraid or uncomfortable in normal situations
- feeling on edge or restless
- becoming irritated easily
- panic attacks
- changes in your appetite
- trouble concentrating
- physical symptoms (e.g. racing heart, tightness in your chest, hot and cold flushes, obsessive negative thoughts, and muscle pain).