Helping people cope with anxiety and live fulfilling lives
- Struggling with feeling nervous all the time?
- Constantly worried about making mistakes?
- Do you feel awkward in social situations?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, you could be one of many Australians who wrestle with anxiety. In fact, 1 in 4 Australians are affected by anxiety during their lifetime.
Approximately 25% of Australians have an anxiety disorder that requires treatment at some point in their life.
Source: Better Health Channel, Victorian Government
What is Anxiety?
Worry is a normal part of life. We all worry about different things from time to time, depending on what’s happening in our lives. However, anxiety is excessive worry that interferes with our daily lives.
Some people experience mild symptoms while others struggle with severe symptoms, leaving them feeling debilitated and out of control. In its most extreme form, people can have panic attacks, stutter, feel nervous all the time, or even develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Symptoms of Anxiety
You’re likely to experience some of the following:
- Increased awareness of your heart beating
- Churning stomach
- Chest tightness
- Tense muscles
- Sweaty palms
Anxiety can affect your life in profound ways. However, you don't need to struggle on your own. Professional help is available to help you cope better and live a fulfilling life.
How I can help
Treatment for Anxiety
For the past decade, I've worked as a clinical psychologist with clients who suffer from anxiety. Different evidence-based treatments are available resulting in people enjoying peaceful lives. My therapeutic approach includes mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Mindfulness Training.
Anxiety doesn't need to control your thoughts and daily life. This debilitating condition can be treated effectively enabling you to lead a fulfilling life. Reaching out for help is not easy but it’s the first step on the road to recovery.
Working with a psychologist can seem daunting, even scary. You may have lots of questions about how I work and what it's like to talk with a professional clinical psychologist. Why not head over to my FAQ page to find answers to frequently asked questions? You can also make an online booking by clicking on the link below.