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What is Anxiety Counselling?

Anxiety Counselling is a professional service where individuals grappling with anxiety and related disorders can voice their concerns in a safe environment. At SHYNE Wellness, located in the heart of Brighton, Melbourne, your journey to overcoming anxiety is supported by highly qualified and passionate counselors. Empower yourself to lead a happier, more functional life by booking an appointment today.

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

There are several types of anxiety disorders, each with unique characteristics:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Characterised by excessive worrying about different things, GAD can cause physical and mental exhaustion.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): This condition involves unwanted repetitive thoughts and behaviors.
  • Social Anxiety: A fear of social situations, leading to avoidance and feelings of self-consciousness.
  • Panic Disorder: Includes sudden feelings of terror leading to panic attacks.

Each type of anxiety disorder can substantially impact the quality of everyday life, making it crucial to seek timely intervention.

How Anxiety Counselling Can Help

Anxiety counselling at SHYNE Wellness can be an instrumental part of your journey to wellness. We use evidence-based methods like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to ensure that you receive the best care possible.


  • Understanding Triggers: Identify what events or situations exacerbate your anxiety.
  • Developing Coping Strategies: Learn practical skills to deal with anxiety in everyday life.
  • Improving Mental and Emotional Well-being: Work through underlying issues contributing to anxiety and enhance overall well-being.
  • Personal Growth: Gain insight into personal patterns and work towards personal development and growth.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Experiencing symptoms of anxiety can significantly impact your day-to-day life and overall health. Below is an elaboration on the various symptoms, helping you better understand and identify them in daily life.

1. Constant Feelings of Tension or Unease

  • Description: A persistent feeling of tension or unease can linger, impacting concentration, and daily functioning.
  • Impact: This can lead to irritability, restlessness, and physical symptoms like muscle tension.
  • How to Recognize: Notice if you are continually feeling on edge, restless, or irritable without a clear reason.

2. Panic Attacks

  • Description: Panic attacks are sudden episodes of intense fear that trigger severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause.
  • Impact: Panic attacks can be frightening, potentially leading to avoidance behavior of places or situations associated with the panic attack.
  • How to Recognize: Be aware of unexpected episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms like palpitations, sweating, trembling, or feelings of impending doom.

3. Sleep Disturbances

  • Description: Anxiety often interferes with sleep patterns, leading to difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep.
  • Impact: Chronic sleep disturbances can contribute to fatigue, cognitive impairment, and other health issues.
  • How to Recognize: If you find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep and feel fatigued during the day, these might be signs of anxiety-related sleep disturbances.

4. Excessive Sweating

  • Description: Anxiety can trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response, leading to excessive sweating.
  • Impact: This can create discomfort and self-consciousness in social or professional settings.
  • How to Recognize: Pay attention to unexplained increased sweating, especially in non-heated environments or without physical exertion.

5. Intrusive Thoughts

  • Description: Anxiety can cause persistent, unwelcome thoughts that may focus on feared events or situations.
  • Impact: Intrusive thoughts can interfere with concentration and daily activities, leading to additional distress.
  • How to Recognize: Be mindful of constant, unwelcome thoughts about specific fears or worries that disrupt your focus and peace of mind.

6. Memory or Concentration Difficulties

  • Description: Anxiety can impair your ability to concentrate and retain information.
  • Impact: This can impact your work performance, academic achievements, and daily tasks management.
  • How to Recognize: Observe if you are having consistent trouble concentrating on tasks or remembering information without a clear reason.

How to Get Help for Anxiety in Melbourne

In Brighton, Melbourne, booking an appointment at SHYNE Wellness is a simple and confidential process. Our team of psychologists and clinical psychologists are committed to supporting you in navigating and managing anxiety disorders, ensuring you can regain control over your life.

Steps to Get Help:

  1. Recognize the Symptoms: Acknowledge the signs of anxiety and understand the impact on your life.
  2. Reach Out for Help: Don’t hesitate to book an appointment for anxiety counselling in Melbourne at SHYNE Wellness.
  3. Undergo an Assessment: Meet with a mental health professional to discuss your concerns and develop a tailored treatment plan.
  4. Engage in Therapy: Participate in therapy sessions, such as CBT, to explore your anxiety and work on practical coping strategies.
  5. Commit to Growth: Make a commitment to your mental and emotional well-being by continuing to engage in the therapeutic process.

If you’re experiencing excessive worrying, panic attacks, or feel anxious regularly, do not delay seeking help. You deserve to lead a balanced and fulfilling life, free from the burdens of anxiety disorders.

Support Groups

Participating in support groups and group therapy can be highly advantageous for individuals grappling with anxiety. These settings offer a secure and understanding environment where individuals can openly share their experiences and exchange valuable coping strategies.

Impact: Forging connections with individuals who comprehend and empathize with your challenges can alleviate the sense of isolation and offer invaluable support.

How to Recognize: You may find it beneficial to explore the option of joining an anxiety support group or participating in group therapy sessions. This can provide you with an opportunity to connect with individuals who are facing similar experiences and receive valuable support from a community of understanding peers.

Exercise and Mindfulness Practices

Participating in physical activities and incorporating mindfulness practices can effectively alleviate anxiety symptoms, fostering a sense of calmness and enhancing overall well-being.

Impact: Integrating consistent exercise and mindfulness into your daily routine can offer a sense of empowerment and uplift your mood, leading to a decrease in anxiety levels.

How to Recognize: Be mindful of how physical activity and mindfulness practices can positively affect your mental health. If you observe a decrease in anxiety levels after engaging in these activities, make them a regular part of your routine.

Self-Care Strategies

Ensuring proper self-care is vital for effectively managing anxiety. Self-care strategies encompass various practices that foster physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Impact: Engaging in self-care has the potential to alleviate anxiety symptoms and enhance one’s overall quality of life.

Examples of self-care strategies:

  • Regular exercise
  • Mindfulness activities (e.g., meditation, yoga)
  • Spending time in nature
  • Engaging in hobbies or activities that bring joy
  • Setting boundaries and saying no to things that may cause stress
  • Prioritizing sleep and relaxation
  • Seeking support from loved ones

How to Incorporate Self-Care: Prioritize your well-being by crafting a tailored self-care plan and dedicating daily time to indulge in activities that nurture your mind, body, and soul. Don’t forget to treat yourself with kindness and embrace self-compassion along the way.

Anxiety Counselling FAQs

What types of anxiety does SHYNE Wellness handle?

Our team of psychologists is experienced in managing various anxiety disorders, including GAD, OCD, and social anxiety, among others.

What treatment methods are used?

Our approach primarily involves CBT, blended with other therapeutic methods, ensuring a personalized and effective treatment plan for each individual.

How can I book an appointment?

Simply reach out to us by phone at 0417 616 406 or make an online booking via

Is the counselling session confidential?

Absolutely! Your comfort and confidentiality are our priority. We ensure a safe space for you to explore and address your concerns without judgment.

SHYNE Wellness: A Safe and Supportive Environment for Healing from Anxiety

Dealing with anxiety is a journey, and seeking professional help is a significant step towards recovery. At SHYNE Wellness in Brighton, Melbourne, you are embraced with understanding, respect, and expert care. Feel encouraged to share, explore, and overcome your anxiety with us.

Don’t let anxiety control your life. Book an appointment today, and let us walk this path of healing and recovery together. Your well-being is worth it! Remember, anxiety is treatable, and you deserve peace and happiness. Your journey to wellness begins now at SHYNE Wellness. Your Brighton community is here to support you every step of the way.

Getting the help you need doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

The reality is we all have feelings and emotions and we all need healthy outlets to explore, understand, express and grow from these feelings and emotions.

Poli can help you start this process.

  • Explore mixed feelings
  • Achieve clarity and acknowledgement
  • Learn effective communication strategies
  • Alleviate distress
  • Support more positive thinking
  • Inspire effective problem-solving
  • Improve relationships
  • Boost self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Explore the balance between personal goals and relationship priorities

Poli Zoungas

Counsellor and Life Coach

Poli is a multi-talented and committed Counsellor and Life Coach who is sincerely passionate about supporting her clients through their issues. Poli is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and International Coaching Federation and has assisted clients worldwide. She specialises in working with adolescents, couples, adults and families. Poli provides practical support that a client can use immediately to help them move forward in life.

Poli is a very warm, understanding and patient Counsellor and Life Coach who truly enjoys seeing her clients achieve success in their life. She listens compassionately and guides the client using forward thinking techniques that help them create a better future for themselves. Her extensive educational training gives her the ability to listen and coach clients through their problems in a way in which they feel empowered and inspired.

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