Anxiety therapy

Anxiety is more than worry…

It prevents us from being ourselves and causes roadblocks with relationships, work, and ourselves.

It doesn’t need to be this way.

Anxiety is treatable through learning new skills and understanding where our anxious thoughts come from.

Using evidence-based approaches, we can assess where the anxiety is coming from, what thoughts or behaviours keep you in the anxiety cycle, and what strategies you can implement to make anxiety manageable again.

Learning to manage anxiety means anxious thoughts may continue but are much less distressing, allowing you to live a life you value rather than one driven by fear.

Facts about anxiety

It’s very common

Anxiety is Australia’s most common mental health condition impacting 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men.

Exercise helps

30 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise 5 times per week can reduce depressive symptoms.

Stress less

Ongoing stress is a major contributor to anxiety. When we don’t know how to deal with stress, we are more at risk of developing clinical anxiety.

Talk therapy works

Cognitive therapies are the first line of treatment for anxiety and are found to yield results between 12-14 sessions, depending on the severity of anxiety.

Common signs of anxiety include:

  • Depression
  • Excessive worrying
  • Feeling agitated
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Tense muscles
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep.
  • Feeling depressed or down
  • Ruminating on the past and future
  • Difficulty breathing or panic attacks
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Feeling on edge or in danger
  • Irritability

It’s common for anxiety to be experienced with additional concerns such as:

Trauma / Depression / Physical health conditions / Chronic stress /
Life transitions / Substance use / Relationship changes

Tips to help with anxiety

01

Notice it

Notice when your anxious thoughts are most active and how it impacts your day. Calling it out is the first step to improving.

02

Ground yourself

Practice the five senses method or box breathing to regulate your parasympathetic nervous system.

03

Talk about it

Chat with someone about your anxiety. You’ll be surprised how many people are going through something similar.

04

Seek help

If you’re finding it too hard to cope on your own, speak with your GP about seeing a therapist and obtaining a mental health care plan referral.

Resources for anxiety

One part of therapy is examining how our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviour. Here is a resource you can use today to help improve your ability to recognise ways of thinking that may negatively impact your mental health.

Get in touch

Identifying these symptoms is the first step in creating positive life changes. Anxiety is treatable, and we are here to help you. Reach out to us to start your journey today