Anxiety Counselling In Melbourne
At the Centre for Clinical Psychology in Melbourne, our psychologists have helped many people with anxiety. We can also support you to learn strategies to both manage and overcome rumination, worry and anxiety.
We can help you find greater ease and calm.
What is anxiety and how can counselling from a clinical psychologist help you?
Anxiety involves the body and the mind.
You are probably familiar with how an anxious, racing mind feels. How it jumps ahead to a thousand possibilities. Thoughts can feel hard to control. People worry about things that might go wrong or ruminate on problems that can’t be solved. People also worry about embarrassing social situations, or problems with their health. Most of all, many people worry about their worry, and the fact they can’t stop worrying.
When we are anxious, the body also becomes tense. We can feel agitated and restless. Muscle tension and stomach upset are common. Some people also clench their jaw, and the breath becomes shallow and rapid. If you have concerns about anxiety, come and speak with us.
Anxiety is exhausting. There are ways to help youself feel better.
Psychological treatment for anxiety involves examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It involves finding new ways of relating to thoughts, as well as challenging ourselves to do some things differently (our behaviour). Learning about how to manage physiological arousal is also important, this may take the form of exercise, relaxation or mindfulness.
Our psychologists can help you with anxiety. We use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of anxiety.
Anxiety can take the form of:
- Panic attacks
- Intense worry about social situations
- Specific phobias (e.g. blood, flying, lifts)
- Generalised anxiety is associated with high levels of persistent worry and physical symptoms (muscle tension, fatigue and difficulty concentrating)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Perinatal anxiety and depression may affect a mother or father during pregnancy or after the birth of a child
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If you are living with anxiety, you are not alone. Our team of psychologists provide non-judgemental support for people looking for counselling to help with anxiety in Melbourne. We can help you feel better and find a sense of calm.
We provide TeleHealth services.