Anxiety Therapy North Brisbane
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Anxiety is a natural function that alerts us to danger and enables a response to potential threats, but it can affect people negatively and prevent us from enjoying life, work and relationships. When that happens, seeking anxiety treatment from a psychologist who specialises in anxiety therapy and counselling is the right move.
The caring psychologists at Brisbane Centre for Psychology offer a range of anxiety treatment options. These include CBT, EMDR, Schema Therapy and more to help you identify the root cause of the anxiety you’re experiencing and work through it to better cope with daily life and the difficult times we all face in life.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Anxiety can affect people psychologically, physiologically and behaviourally, and often in different ways.
For example, some people think unhelpful thoughts that prevent them from coping with situations at home or work, others find it hard to express themselves or manage everyday situations, and others experience symptoms like sweating and muscle tension.
Just as anxiety affects people in different ways, so too do the symptoms of anxiety differ from person to person. While panic attacks can be incredibly intense and may be accompanied by symptoms like hot and cold flashes, elevated heart rate and shortness of breath, many anxiety symptoms aren’t always obvious. Some of the common symptoms that can be treated with anxiety counselling and therapy include:
- Muscle tension
- Elevated heart rate
- Feeling faint of dizzy
- Sweating or hot and cold flashes
- Obsessive thinking that snowballs
- Upset stomach or feeling nauseous
- Restlessness and compulsive behaviour
- Social isolation due to avoiding social situations
- Difficulty breathing and feeling tight across the chest.
Who can experience anxiety?
Everyone can experience anxiety, not only adults.
Children can also display anxious or fearful behaviour, especially when faced with new or difficult situations, like a breakdown of their parents’ marriage or relationship, starting a new school or bullying. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is common and a major challenge for people across Australia these days, and is one of the conditions and disorders can be treated with specialist anxiety treatments provided by a qualified psychologist.
If you or a loved one experience any of the above symptoms, whether daily, occasionally or during times of difficulty or stress, contact Brisbane Centre for Psychology to make an anxiety treatment appointment with a psychologist at our Brisbane North clinic.