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Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety Counselling in Southport, Gold Coast.

Anxiety in Australia is an incredibly common condition. It is a more common mental health condition then depression and will affect 1 in 5 Australians in their lifetime.

What is anxiety?

Many people mistakenly think it only a severe nervous problem like panic attacks, obsessive behaviours and relentless worrying.  Anxiety is very common and there are several treatments that can successfully treat anxiety and provide relief from symptoms for the various types of anxiety.

Anxiety symptoms

Anxiety symptoms appear in so many different ways. I usually give all my clients a brief test which measures anxiety levels at the first counselling session.

Anxiety has both psychological symptoms and physical symptoms - not everyone has the same set of symptoms.  Some of the symptoms are:

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Constant thinking and difficulty thinking clearly

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Excessive trembling and sweating (sweaty hands)

  • Nausea and dizziness

  • Tightness and knots in the stomach

  • Insomnia or disturbed sleep

  • Chest pain, tightness in the chest and headaches

  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing and forgetfulness

  • Weakness in the limbs and muscle tension

Additionally people suffering with anxiety often find themselves with compulsive worrying, irrational fears, difficulty in social settings and more. Some people mistakenly think they are having a heart attack and go to their doctor or the emergency department of their local hospital. To add to their confusion and shock, they are told there is nothing physically wrong with them and that they are most likely suffering with anxiety.  

What are the most common types of anxiety?
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder

  • Social Anxiety

  • Specific Phobia

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Posttraumatic Stress disorder

  • Panic Disorder

If left untreated anxiety can have a detrimental effect on work, relationships, family, social and recreational activities. 

Improve your life today. Call 0419 738 231.

Can Anxiety be treated?

Fortunately, treatment is available and David is experienced and skilled in effective fast treatments for anxiety and anxiety disorders. He teaches practical effective tools and strategies that allow you to manage and overcome anxiety.  These are proven approaches that are based on research.

These therapy approaches to treat anxiety, include Schema Therapy, Chairwork, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and brief psychodynamic psychotherapy.  He can also help you with the issues that are causing your anxiety such as trauma and assist you to get back to a productive and happy life.  

Booking an appointment is easy.

Appointments are available on Monday to Thursday from 10am to 7:30pm, on Friday from 8:30am to 12:30pm, and on Saturday from 8am to 10am.  I am registered to offer Medicare and Private Health Insurance Rebates.

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You can improve your life.

Make the phone call today to book a counselling appointment to improve your life and move towards the life you know that you deserve. Call David now on 0419 738 231.

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