Skilled Anxiety Counselling Melbourne: Find Your Peace of Mind

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Anxiety Counselling Melbourne: Understanding Anxiety Disorders

At Solace Psychology, our Melbourne-based anxiety counselling offers support for various kinds of anxiety disorders. We are skilled mental health professionals who bring understanding and a targeted treatment plan to each session.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a common emotion that most people feel regularly and is considered a normal response to a perceived threat or danger. Nearly everyone can feel fear from time to time.

However, for people with an anxiety disorder, the persistent and intense fear can become an overwhelming feeling that disrupts their daily lives.

Our team at Solace Psychology are here to work with you to combat anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Finding the right psychologist in Melbourne is the first step in your healing journey.

Our experienced team offer compassionate support with evidence-based therapies to help manage your anxiety and feel able to enjoy life more.

Contact us today to book an appointment.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

This disorder is characterised by uncontrollable and excessive worrying about everyday life events to the point where your day-to-day life is frequently disrupted.

Panic Disorder

This disorder may cause an individual to experience frequent episodes of extreme fear and anxiety that seem to come out of nowhere. These are often referred to as panic attacks.

Social Anxiety Disorder

This disorder is recognised when an individual has a considerable or overwhelming fear of being judged or evaluated by others in social situations. This fear may prevent them from engaging socially on regular occasions.

Specific Phobias

This disorder is defined by objects, animals or situations causing intense fear to a disruptive level.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

This disorder is characterised by intrusive and uncontrollable obsessions that generate anxiety and compulsive behaviours.

The Impact of Anxiety Disorders

What Causes Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders can occur from a multitude of factors. These can include:

A genetic predisposition or family history of anxiety.

Exposure to a traumatic incident.

Prolonged exposure to multiple stress-inducing life events or changes such as movi

A major emotional incident such as a bereavement or relationship issues.

There are common causes of anxiety, but keep in mind there can be many others. We understand that mental health and what influences it is personal. We will help uncover what may be causing your anxiety to identify the best path for treatment in Melbourne.

Emotional and Physical Effects

The impact of anxiety on a person can be disruptive or even debilitating. When left untreated, symptoms can severely increase over time. Symptoms and their effects can manifest differently depending on the person. Common symptoms of anxiety disorders include recurring negative thoughts and behavioural changes such as withdrawal and avoidance.

Along with the emotional effects like shame and low self-esteem, individuals can also experience physical symptoms. These can be present in various forms:

Nausea

Shaking, sweating and dizziness

Chest pain and heart palpitations

Feeling butterflies in the stomach

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Anxiety Treatment Options

One-On-One Counselling for Anxiety Treatment

Our experienced psychologists provide a safe and supportive environment for clients seeking counselling for anxiety with one-on-one sessions. You can visit us at our Carlton North or Coburg practice and experience a calming space, designed to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Online Anxiety Therapy Sessions

Many of our experienced team also provide telehealth therapy sessions to help manage anxiety symptoms. We understand that an in-person appointment does not suit every schedule.

A telehealth appointment can also be a more appealing option for those suffering from agoraphobia or an increase in anxiety when being outside the safety of home. You can view which of our psychologists offer telehealth appointments via their profile or contact us directly.

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Our Approach to Anxiety Counselling

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Assessment and Diagnosis

Our clinical psychologists take an integrative approach to the treatment of anxiety, combining evidence-based therapies with a personalised approach. We recognise that each individual is unique. No one-size-fits-all method exists when it comes to anxiety management.

We will work together to unearth what may be causing your anxiety disorder and the best way to move forward for an unrestricted life.

Building a Therapeutic Relationship

Our psychologists will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. We exclusively use evidence-based therapies for treatment:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)

At our core, we are always client-focused. Treating anxiety is a personal process to which we bring compassion and expertise. Our dedication ensures you feel understood, heard and supported in your therapeutic relationship.

Overcoming Anxiety with Our Experienced Psychologists

Empowerment and Taking Control

Our approach to anxiety treatment is about empowering you to live and feel your best. Our anxiety counsellors help clients discuss their anxiety, put it into perspective, and create ways to mitigate or manage it.

You do not have to live with anxiety or deal with it alone. Contact us to get started with your first appointment.

Building Resilience and Confidence

An experienced psychologist aims to help you overcome anxiety and improve your overall mental well-being. For some clients, this only requires a few sessions.

For others, they feel the need for continued sessions over longer periods. No way is the singular ‘right way’ to approach your treatment. We are always about designing strategies that suit your unique needs.

Receiving treatment from the right therapist can allow you to build your confidence when encountering situations or environments that cause anxious emotions and behaviours. We work to help mitigate your anxiety and improve your overall quality of life through our sessions.

Getting Started with Anxiety Counselling in Melbourne

Finding the Right Anxiety Counsellor in Melbourne

Your journey has already started by reaching our page! If you feel you need support in dealing with anxiety problems, panic attacks or other anxiety-related issues — our team are here to help.

Many clients tell us they believed their anxiety was simply part of their personality. Feeling fear or worry is extremely common, but the persistent difficulties anxiety causes can greatly affect your life. These can be overcome with the right help.

Our clinic in Melbourne provides a safe and supportive environment for clients seeking counselling for anxiety and other mental health issues. Our experienced team of Clinical Psychologists and Psychologists seek to help you overcome your anxiety and improve your mental health.

Building Resilience and Confidence

An experienced psychologist aims to help you overcome anxiety and improve your overall mental well-being. For some clients, this only requires a few sessions.

For others, they feel the need for continued sessions over longer periods. No way is the singular ‘right way’ to approach your treatment. We are always about designing strategies that suit your unique needs.

Receiving treatment from the right therapist can allow you to build your confidence when encountering situations or environments that cause anxious emotions and behaviours. We work to help mitigate your anxiety and improve your overall quality of life through our sessions.

Meet Our Team

Our compassionate team of clinical psychologists and counselling psychologists work exclusively in evidence-based therapies.

We offer a space to help you grow and improve your well being.

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Nazli Kayhan

Masters of Clinical Psychology

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Beverley Tyrrell

Masters of Clinical Psychology

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Libby Perkins

Masters of Counselling
Psychology

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Luke Bamford

Masters of Clinical Psychology

FAQs

What is the best treatment for anxiety?

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to treatment. The best treatment depends on the type of anxiety you are experiencing, how long you have been experiencing it for, and what may have caused it. We will begin our sessions by identifying the right treatment path for you. Once this has been determined, we can asses which evidence-based therapy is the right form of treatment for you and your mental wellbeing.

Why am I feeling anxious?

Nearly everyone feels anxious at some point in their lives. This may be caused by stressful events such as job loss, moving community, or performing in front of a large crowd. People with certain personality types or a familial history of mental health issues can be more predisposed to experiencing anxiety. There is no straightforward answer to why everyone experiences anxious feelings. For some people, it can be due to environmental or genetic factors, or a combination of both.

How to manage anxiety without a therapist?

If you’re suffering from generalised anxiety or any other anxiety disorder, the best course of action is to seek professional help. You may only need a few sessions before you feel comfortable in your daily life. The right therapist can set you up with the appropriate strategies to live your life without the overwhelming feeling of anxiety.

At Solace Psychology, our job is to provide you with the right tools to help alleviate your anxiety and be able to manage symptoms on your own. You can also garner support from great online resources that can assist you in managing anxiety like Beyond Blue, Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria and Headspace. If anxiety is disrupting your daily life, the best approach is to seek anxiety counselling in Melbourne.

Contact Us

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