Anxiety Counselling Melbourne Specialist. Anxiety Treatment Melbourne Locals Need
Looking for anxiety treatment in Melbourne? Finally – Anxiety counselling Melbourne locals have wanting; somatic focusing psychotherapy. I now offer somatic in person and online anxiety specialist Melbourne courses.
Anxiety Counselling in Melbourne
Anxiety – it’s a natural part of life, and something we’ve all experienced.
In small doses, it is normal, and it even serves a purpose.
Anxiety is the body’s autonomic nervous system’s way to attempt to protect you from danger.
But when the anxiety is irrational, prolonged, it can become debilitating.
If you’ve tried meditating, exercising, candles, baths, or all of the above – & nothing works, then seeking professional help of either a face to face or online with an anxiety specialist in Melbourne,
I specialise in somatic psychotherapy (FOT), which can offer some fantastic resources in working through primary and secondary modes of anxiety.
Primary Anxiety and secondary anxiety?
Sometimes, we can also get what’s called secondary anxiety. Consequently, we feel anxious about our anxiety. Whether you come for anxiety counselling in Melbourne or via teletherapy via Skype, a focus on uncovering the layers helps identify identify both.
I also work in other modalities, such as CBT, psychodynamic, EFT, person-centred and existential psychotherapy all which can offer some insights and transformation of one’s anxiety.
Some of the techniques I use, such as somatic focusing and other experiential therapies can really help dramatically shift this uncomfortable emotion.
Fight, Flight or Freeze
The origins of anxiety can be seen in most animals when under threat. This is known as the fight/flight/freeze response. This response becomes activated to protect us.
However we tend to translate painful emotions into these responses, distorting what is real danger. The story follows the state of the nervous system. This follows Dr Steven Porge’s polyvagal theory.
- Mind racing
- Heart racing
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle tension
- Excessive perspiration
- Nausea / vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Avoidance of situations
- Lack of concentrating
- Feel like you’re dying
In Person & Online Anxiety Counselling in Melbourne is needed more than ever!
As you may note from the list above, anxiety is not just a psychological condition — it’s also physiological one.
Anxiety is the body responding to a perceived threat.
It does this by flooding itself with stress hormones. These hormones prepare the body for fight-or-flight responses — our awareness increases, our heart pumps blood to power our muscles, and we get ready for action.
The problem is, your body will do this in response to the threat of a shark in the water near you … or a looming deadline at work. Or perhaps to troubles in our relationships. Or even just reading too much about global troubles on the news.
Anxiety can affect work, relationships, self esteem, and can ultimately lead to other mental health conditions, such as depression.
Convenient Online Anxiety Treatment in Melbourne
Anxiety can make it difficult for people to leave the house, or deviate from their normal schedules. Trying to juggle a trip to a counsellor on top of our daily routines can even add to people’s anxiety — an irony that is not lost on me.
That’s why I offer flexible hours, on flexible days, and where necessary, online.
That means you can schedule an appointment after work hours, if you needed. Perhaps Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for you? Reach out, and I will try to arrange a time that suits your needs.
Online sessions make it possible to see an anxiety specialist from the comfort of your own home. Don’t let travel, schedules, driving and parking add to your anxiety! Stay at home in your favourite spot, open up a computer tab, and we can work together towards your brighter future.
Different forms of Anxiety
Anxiety can present itself in a number of ways. First, there’s social anxiety. Further, anxiety can also manifest over financial issues, deadlines at work, or deciding whether to stay or go in a relationship. However if the situation worsens this can also lead to other disorders such as:
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Sleep disorders
Contact an Online Anxiety Treatment Melbourne Specialist today
Don’t let anxiety continue to affect your life, your health, and your relationships.
I have some really beautiful and wholesome ways in working with anxiety that I’d love to share with you.
Did you know that anxiety affects up to 25% of Australians?