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Anxiety Counselling Melbourne, Anxiety Treatment Center Melbourne

Anxiety Counselling Melbourne, Anxiety Treatment

Treatment & Help for Anxiety in Melbourne

Cope better with life’s daily stresses

We have all been there: the anxious, worried feeling before you give a big presentation or sit for a tough exam. This is a natural reaction to stressful situations. However, many people feel this kind of anxiety, fear and worry outside of these challenging situations. If you believe these feelings are impacting your daily life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety is not a single condition, but rather an umbrella term that is used for a group of related conditions; such as acute stress disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorders. Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state and affects the emotions and behaviours of an individual; it can create feelings of fear, worry, concern and uneasiness. Anxiety is considered to be a normal reaction to a stressful situation, and can often help an individual to deal with a difficult situation. However, when anxiety becomes excessive, it can be considered a disorder.

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterised by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for this concern. People exhibiting symptoms of GAD tend to expect the worst; they have difficulty suppressing their worry about issues such as their health, finances, family, relationships, work, and schooling. Often the fear and worry experienced is unrealistic or out of proportion to the situation. These negative feelings tend to take over the person’s life to the point where their fears severely affect their daily functioning causing them to avoid certain situations due to their unrealistic fears and irrational thoughts.

If you are experiencing anxiety, it is important to seek help from a practitioner as soon as possible. The practitioners at VCPS can provide support for people who are anxious by developing a treatment plan that may include:

  • relaxation training
  • assertiveness training
  • attention training
  • sessions to assist improving insight into one’s boarder personality factors that contribute to these feelings
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • gradual exposure therapy

To make an appointment with one of our practitioners click here or phone (03) 9419 7172

The following practitioners at VCPS provide treatment for those experiencing anxiety:

Mr Robert Luzza - Consultant Psychologist

Ms Rosemary Grahame – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Philip Walsh - Clinical Psychologist

Ms Serena Thorpe - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Russell Deighton - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Peter Wigg – Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Cherine Habib - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Effie Frangoulis - General Practitioner (interest in Mental Health)

Dr Olga Szymańska - Clinical Psychologist

Ms Leonie Hehir - Consultant Psychologist

Ms Maria Galatsis – Consultant Psychologist

Dr Adam Becker - Consultant Psychologist

Dr Dennis Shum - Consultant Psychiatrist

Mr Damon Ashworth – Consultant Psychologist

If you are struggling with anxiety, click here or phone (03) 9419 7172 to make an appointment with one of our experienced practitioners. We can help you stop worrying about life and start enjoying it again.

The following practitioners at VCPS provide treatment for those experiencing anxiety: