Anxiety

Anxiety2018-12-03T04:15:02+00:00

Choose A Life Without Anxiety

Nervousness, anxiety, and stress, along with fear are normal feelings you experience during certain occasions. Hence, you can become anxious and afraid at any moment when dealing with a traumatic or stressful situation. In general, these feelings would go away once the moment passes. Afterward, you feel a sense of relief. So, to some extent anxiety can be a way for people to cope and learn.

However, it’s not always the case for some who tend to remain anxious, stressed, and afraid for long periods of time. At People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD, we refer to these people as those whose anxiety switches are always on. The indicators of anxiety are manifested by mental and physical discomfort.

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Your heart rate is elevated, and you’re breathing heavily
  • You experience body tremors
  • You get dizzy and suffer headaches
  • You have an upset stomach, and it could lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • You’re quickly frightened or surprised
  • Your muscles are tense, and the tension keeps you from sleeping
  • Your appetite is affected

Mental Symptoms of Anxiety

  • You’re easily confused
  • You always worry, and you think over it repeatedly
  • You start to think of the worst thing that could happen
  • You panic all time as you anticipate the worst
  • Your thoughts become erroneous and begin to deceive you into believing the wrong things

Along with these symptoms, your behavior alters as well. You start to avoid situations and people because you’re afraid of what might happen.

We’re Here To Help You

Even if you’re not sure if your fear is warranted or not, it’s best to seek help at People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD. Our team of psychologists can assess your concerns and provide you with the clarity you deserve to understand why you may be anxious and what might be keeping you from living a healthy, stress-free life. We can help provide you with a definitive plan for your therapy.

At People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD, we provide a range of psychological treatments like Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We also offer Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Both apply to a variety of anxiety problems, and you can expect the following results.

  • You gain a better understanding of what causes your anxiety. Moreover, what factors activate it.
  • You achieve a more relaxed and calmer mood as you learn to understand how important your thoughts are on the amount of anxiety you experience.
  • You also learn how to take control and master your thoughts. Rest assured our health professionals will guide you throughout the process. Our psychologists will provide you with the strategies to head off erroneous ideas.
  • You can start to curtail your immediate distress response to any situation that in the past would have caused you great anxiety
  • You can start to focus and concentrate better. You no longer have to struggle with your memory.

Anxiety is normal. However, prolonged bouts of stress can hamper your way of life. Remember, you don’t have to live in fear all the time. You have a choice. If you suffer from anxiety or someone you love does, contact People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD today. Our team of psychologists are at your service.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T05:25:18+00:00

Counselling is in itself a professional and confidential service offered by psychologists to assist a person in becoming more emotionally healthy and self-aware. Couples, individuals, and families can seek counselling to help them address all sorts of issues in their lives. During counselling, you have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your life, your situation, and everyone around you.

What is a Psychologist?2018-10-15T14:43:48+00:00

Psychologists are trained to study the science of mental processes and human behavior through research findings. Research-based methods are used to help people reduce stress and change ways in their behavior and thinking that can harm them. These methods will hopefully help facilitate self-awareness and a better outlook in life.

All People Psychology psychologists have at least four years of university experience. They also have completed two more years of further education, or two years of supervision from a registered psychologist. Our psychologists who hold a specialist title such as Clinical Psychologist have completed at least six years of university education.

Given their practice, psychologists are trained to be able to use a wide variety of therapy and counselling methods. This means the clients themselves play an important part in making these sessions work as the psychologists will try to understand the thoughts, actions, and feelings of their patients.

Psychologists however do not use drug-based treatments and do not prescribe medication. They can consult the help of trained professionals such as GPs who may be able to prescribe medication when necessary.

Can People Psychology write psychological evaluations and reports?2018-10-15T14:43:37+00:00

Your dedicated People Psychology practitioner is capable of writing a psychological report, which is sometimes needed for situations such as TACs, Work Cover claims, and court proceedings. These psychological reports cost a fee separate to your psychological consultations. We will however make sure to discuss the nature of these costs with you in detail prior to writing the report. This also means you have to pay for the report in full before you get your copy.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T05:42:19+00:00

As stated in the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, all counselling sessions are confidential and private. The information you share during these sessions will only be used for assessing, diagnosing, and treating your situation.

However, there are limitations to these rules. For instance, if there’s an immediate risk to you or people you know, or if your file has been subpoenaed, then we’re obligated to share your file.

Is Counselling for Me?2018-10-15T14:43:08+00:00

Counselling is for anyone who wants to take their first step towards a renewed perspective in life. Counselling can help you develop the skills necessary to understand and cope with various issues that are happening around you and the people you live your life with.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-15T14:42:41+00:00

It’s natural to feel nervous if you’ve never attended a counselling session before. However, it’s important to understand that it more or less is a session done through conversation. Your People Psychology practitioner may ask “What brings you here today?” and use it as a springboard for you to open up about your current situation, your views in life, and your life in general. Your psychologist may eventually explain what you can expect from the rest of the counseling sessions in addition to the strategies he or she thinks may help you cope and adjust to your situation.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T05:48:14+00:00

Everyone is inherently different, and as such we all have our own ways of coping with issues. This means people who seek counselling don’t get the same treatment. Sometimes, people get to resolve their issues with a small numbers of sessions. Sometimes, others prefer to work on their long-term emotional development and as such schedule sessions regularly.

What are the opening hours of a People Psychology Practice?2018-10-15T14:53:20+00:00

In our Melbourne CBD office, we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. Practice hours are: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-15T14:44:32+00:00

We offer very reasonable rates for both counselling and group workshops. Concessions apply for health care card holders and pensioners. For further details on pricing, please contact our Client Specialist Team.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?2019-02-20T01:41:40+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T05:53:17+00:00

Rebates for Medicare and some private health insurers can be paid directly into your bank account at the conclusion of your session.

Find out more information about Medicare’s Easyclaim System.

What type of counselling and therapies do you use?2018-10-15T14:40:09+00:00

People Psychology psychologists are capable of mixing and matching various kinds of treatment depending on the situation of the client. These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.