Anxiety Counselling Perth.

Anxiety Counselling Perth

Begin your journey to peace with anxiety therapy.
At Mindstate Psychology, we specialise in providing compassionate and effective treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety. Our team of experienced psychologists are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of anxiety, offering a safe space where you're understood.

Our personalised counselling approaches can help you whether you're facing social anxiety, panic attacks, need help overcoming a specific phobia, or just feel generally anxious. We can empower you with the tools, strategies, and coping skills you need to get back on track.
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Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural stress response characterised by feelings of fear, apprehension, and overwhelming worry. It is important to recognise that anxiety is completely normal! While people experience different levels of anxiety, everyone experiences some stress and worry throughout their life.

Typically, feelings of anxiety occur during stressful or dangerous situations. However for some people, feelings of anxiety can become constant. They may occur without a particular reason and interfere with daily lives. This may signify an anxiety condition. 

While anxiety can feel overwhelming, it is important to know that you are not alone. As many as 3 million Australians are living with anxiety right now, and as many as 1 in 4 Australians will experience an anxiety-related disorder at some point in their lives. 

Symptoms of Anxiety

With an anxiety condition, feelings of stress, anxiety and worry are more frequent or don’t go away at all. The feelings aren’t always connected to an obvious change or trigger and may develop slowly over time, making it harder to notice. 

Generally, the symptoms of anxiety include feelings, thoughts and physical symptoms.

Feelings Thoughts Physical Symptoms
  • Feeling worried or anxious most of the time
  • Excessive fear
  • Restlessness
  • Tense, wound up and edgy
  • Worrying or rumination
  • Unable to control your anxious thoughts
  • Obsessive thinking
  • Catastrophising
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disturbances or difficulty
  • Hot and cold flushes
  • Racing heart
  • Chest tightness
  • Quick breathing or shortness of breath
  • Difficult sleeping
  • Headaches

Because we all experience varying levels of anxiety, it can be difficult to know when you need to seek professional support. Generally, anxiety becomes a problem when:

  1. The feelings of anxiety are disproportionate to the trigger or event, or
  2. Your feelings of anxiety are negatively impacting your daily functioning; and
  3. The feelings haven’t gone away after an extended period of time. 

Please remember that some of the symptoms of anxiety can present similarly to symptoms of medical conditions. If you are ever in doubt as to whether you are experiencing anxiety or a medical emergency, please speak to your doctor, visit an emergency department or call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance.

Causes of Anxiety

Anxiety can stem from a complex interplay of genetic, environmental, psychological, and developmental factors. Its causes are as diverse as the individuals it affects. They might occur from genetic predispositions, psychosocial development, to life experiences and external stressors.

Events such as trauma, significant life changes, and chronic stress instances can trigger anxiety disorders. There is an intricate link between our environment and mental health.

Types of Severe Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders

Book An Appointment With One Of Our Anxiety Psychologists

We all experience periods of stress, anxiety, grief, conflict, and other forms of emotional distress during our lives. Most of the time, we're able to bounce back. Sometimes, we might need a little extra help to do so. Our team of highly experienced psychologists are ready to help you get back to your best self.

Anxiety Treatment Options

At Mindstate Psychology, we employ a range of anxiety therapies and treatment options to help you manage your anxiety and improve your daily functioning. While we tailor our treatments to your specific circumstances, some of the many options that we utilise include

How Mindstate Psychology Can Help You With Treatment for Anxiety

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition, but with the right support and strategies, it is possible to manage its symptoms and reclaim a sense of control over your life. At Mindstate Psychology, we offer a compassionate and personalised approach to anxiety treatment tailored to your needs. We integrate a range of cutting-edge, evidence informed therapies to empower you to live your best life.
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Personalised Treatment Plans

Our first step is to understand the nature and triggers of your anxiety. By gaining a deep insight into your personal experiences, we can tailor a treatment plan that addresses your specific challenges.
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Developing Your Plan

We create a personalised treatment plan that may include a combination of therapeutic techniques, lifestyle adjustments, and coping strategies designed to target your anxiety effectively.

Our Anxiety Psychologists in Perth

Our anxiety psychologists in Perth are highly experienced in providing mental health support and therapeutic interventions to individuals experiencing anxiety. We employ various evidence-based approaches to help individuals understand, manage, and alleviate their symptoms. Our experts work towards creating a safe and empathetic environment, aiming to tailor our support to each client's unique needs. We work with other healthcare professionals, such as GPs and Psychiatrists, to ensure a holistic approach to your mental wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety

Here are some frequently asked questions about seeing a Trauma Psychologist in Perth.

What is the difference between fear and anxiety?

Fear and anxiety are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct differences in terms of emotional and physiological responses. Fear is a direct, focused response to an immediate threat, causing an urgent reaction to a known danger. It's typically associated with a fight-or-flight response, preparing the body to react to the present danger. Anxiety, on the other hand, is more diffuse and future-oriented. It involves a heightened state of arousal and worries about potential threats or negative outcomes that may or may not happen. Anxiety can persist even in the absence of an immediate threat and can affect daily functioning over a longer term. Understanding these differences is key to identifying and treating anxiety disorders effectively.

I have been struggling with unpleasant thoughts and/or obsessive thinking. Do you have someone I can see for this?

We understand how distressing, unpleasant thoughts and obsessive thinking can significantly impact your quality of life. Our team includes experienced therapists who specialise in treating conditions associated with these symptoms, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders. We offer a supportive environment and evidence-based treatments tailored to your needs, helping you manage and overcome these intrusive thoughts.

Are treatments for anxiety covered by Medicare?

Treatments for anxiety are generally covered by Medicare if you have a GP mental healthcare plan. Anxiety therapy may also be eligible for private health insurance rebates, although this depends on your insurance provider and the type of cover you have. More information is available on our individual therapy and group therapy fees pages. Please note that Neurofeedback is not covered by Medicare.

Anxiety Help and Support in Perth

If you or someone close to you is experiencing symptoms of anxiety, we’re here to help. When you visit Mindstate Psychology, you’ll meet experienced, caring professionals who are here to help. Contact us today and start your journey towards mental wellness.

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Where are We Located?

Mindstate Psychology is located at Unit 3, 11 Richardson St, in South Perth. This convenient location makes it easy for you to get the assistance you need.
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Mindstate Psychology does not provide emergency mental health services.
If you're worried about harm toward yourself or others, or you are otherwise experiencing an emergency, please call 000.