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Anxiety Therapy

Everybody feels stressed, anxious or worried sometimes – it’s part of the human condition and has a role to play in our survival.

After the stressful situation passes, anxiety usually dissipates and we relax again. When those feelings continue after they are relevant and become excessive however, anxiety can seriously undermine our sense of joy in life.

Many of us find that the uneasy feeling of anxiety can become difficult to bear, persistent, and very difficult to get rid of.

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) / Social Anxiety

Generalised Anxiety Disorder or GAD, as the name implies, is a general sense of worry and stress that doesn't seem to go away. Panic Disorder happens when a person develops panicky times of intense and acutely distressing anxiety with physical symptoms such as sweating and shortness of breath.

Social Anxiety is mostly focussed on being around people or groups, often accompanied by a great fear of embarrassing oneself. It can lead to social isolation and loneliness. Other more specific anxiety disorders such as phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are all indicative of excessive anxiety that can have a dramatic impact on a person's life.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders, affecting 14% of Australians in a one year period. Women are more likely to develop anxiety than men.

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Identifying the signs and symptoms of anxiety

  • Fear and worry

  • Nervousness

  • Panic or panic attacks

  • Stress that starts impacting on your sleep, mood, body and relationships

  • A nagging sense of disquiet, foreboding or a sense of impending doom

  • Fretting and feeling that you can’t relax

  • Physical symptoms like a racing heart, clammy hands or digestive issues

  • Obsessing about not so important things that seem big, like germs or what people think

  • Waking up with racing thoughts or worry about the day

  • Difficulty with concentration and remembering things

  • Shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, nightmares or diarrhoea

Some anxiety symptoms may have a physical origin

As some anxiety symptoms may have a physical origin, it’s always a good idea to consult your GP for a check-up, and if you both agree it’s psychological, you may want to ask for a referral to a Psychologist for anxiety treatment.

Our Adelaide Psychologists can help you manage anxiety and reduce its effects on your life and well-being. There are techniques, lifestyle choices, and sometimes medication, if needed, that can all contribute to you finding your sense of calm and peace again and feel more in control of your life.

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Yes, there is help! Our Psychologists are experienced in psychological solutions and will tailor-make a therapeutic solution to fit your needs and character.

At Kensington Psychology & Well-Being, we offer a variety of proven and effective techniques such as Mindfulness, Meditation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT and Progressive Relaxation.

We teach the art of relaxation and meditation, to improve mood and enhance a sense of contentment and joy.

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Get in touch with us

We offer a comprehensive range of services to treat and nurture the body and mind and get you back on the path to health and well-being.

If you’re ready to reach out to the Kensington Psychology & Well-Being team, you can get in touch by calling us on 08 7006 5225 or via our Online Contact Form.

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