Anxiety Counselling Gold Coast
Our anxiety counselling service on the Gold Coast can help you to overcome your anxiety, without relying on medication. Statistics show that one in four Australians will suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder during their lifespan!
Do you suffer from frequent fear or worry, dread, panic attacks, phobias or irrational thoughts; which make it difficult to live your life fully and happily? Perhaps you have been taking anxiety medication for years, but are yet to see a positive outcome?
At Integrated Health Specialists, our proven anxiety treatment program gets to the root causes of your anxiety – which may be deeply ingrained and difficult to identify and overcome alone. Whilst many people turn to medication to manage anxiety, unfortunately it does not treat the causes of anxiety, it only ‘takes the edge off’ the symptoms. Anxiety counselling is one of the most effective ways to treat anxiety without medication, and more people are now turning to counselling as their primary solution to their debilitating anxiety.
Everyone gets anxious from time to time, it can range from feeling nervous or uneasy, to worried, and for some it can cause intense fear or severe panic. Anxiety presents itself in different ways for different people. Symptoms can include:
- Tightness in chest
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid heartbeat
- Nausea or upset stomach
- Irritability and restlessness
- Avoidance behaviours
Anxiety can be a generalised emotional response, or it can be triggered by very specific situations or events. Catastrophic thinking often underpins anxiety; anticipating the worst-case scenario in any given situation or potential outcome. Also, an intense preoccupation with everyday matters such as relationships, work, finances, health, parenting etc., and experiencing compulsive worry and tension in relation to such matters.
Our Gold Coast anxiety counselling services can help you to identify the true causes for your anxiety, and develop simple and effective strategies to overcome them. At Integrated Health Specialists, our highly experienced psychologist and hypnotherapist has developed a proven anxiety treatment program. The program helps you to identify the triggers for your anxiety, offers continued support through your journey, and applies a range of proven therapies including evidence-based tools and strategies to help you to manage and overcome your anxiety symptoms.