Anxiety Counselling in Chatswood, NSW

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Dr Tamara Robins
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Waitlist for new clients
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
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June Gay, Principal Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
June specialises in the client centred treatment of adults, with a focus on anxiety, mood disorders, serious/chronic illness support, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ mental health, sleep disorders, relationships and adult ADHD.
June has over 22y experience as a Psychologist and has a Master of Counselling Psychology. Central to therapy with June is an authentic, empathetic and collaborative therapeutic relationship, which research has shown to be the most important factor in successful counselling. Recognising the uniqueness of each individual, June integrates evidence based concepts and techniques to assist and empower client recovery. Sessions can be conducted either in person or via Telehealth video software. Additionally, June is a registered provider with Medicare, health funds, WorkCover, and Access+.
June specialises in the client centred treatment of adults, with a focus on anxiety, mood disorders, serious/chronic illness support, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ mental health, sleep disorders, relationships and adult ADHD.
June has over 22y experience as a Psychologist and has a Master of Counselling Psychology. Central to therapy with June is an authentic, empathetic and collaborative therapeutic relationship, which research has shown to be the most important factor in successful counselling. Recognising the uniqueness of each individual, June integrates evidence based concepts and techniques to assist and empower client recovery. Sessions can be conducted either in person or via Telehealth video software. Additionally, June is a registered provider with Medicare, health funds, WorkCover, and Access+.
(02) 9100 0355 View (02) 9100 0355
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Andrew McPherson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
(02) 9100 0856 View (02) 9100 0856
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Christine Kim Principal Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Many clients come to counselling with a hope. This hope is an opportunity for the clients to change, to become someone they want to be. Using client's strengths, counselling can help them find a new direction in their lives. Christine Kim is a registered psychologist with a passion for, and experience in working with adolescents and adults in educational and clinical settings. For over 10 years, Christine has experience working across a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety and a range of childhood anxiety disorders), bullying and work-related stress issues.
Many clients come to counselling with a hope. This hope is an opportunity for the clients to change, to become someone they want to be. Using client's strengths, counselling can help them find a new direction in their lives. Christine Kim is a registered psychologist with a passion for, and experience in working with adolescents and adults in educational and clinical settings. For over 10 years, Christine has experience working across a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety and a range of childhood anxiety disorders), bullying and work-related stress issues.
(02) 8806 0035 View (02) 8806 0035
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Alex Whyburn
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I have over 18 years experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, bipolar, eating disorders, trauma and personality disorders. I am also experienced in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
I have over 18 years experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of clinical presentations including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, bipolar, eating disorders, trauma and personality disorders. I am also experienced in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
(02) 9100 0815 View (02) 9100 0815
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Erin Chan- Individual Couple And Family Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
(02) 8503 4490 View (02) 8503 4490
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Adriana Glusman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
I specialise in treating behavioural and emotional problems such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, in children, adolescents and adults. I believe that working collaboratively and honouring clients' knowledge and experience are keys for change. I also have more than 20 years of experience in cognitive, educational and behavioural assessment of young people and adults.
(02) 6190 7726 View (02) 6190 7726
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Kathryn Cordier
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Hi, I’m a client-centred counsellor and psychotherapist who helps young people and adults move through challenges they may be facing such as stress, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, depression and grief and loss. I also provide trauma responsive care. I work collaboratively with clients to help them feel safe, build resilience and to think and feel more positively about themselves. Clients thereby develop a better connection with themselves and those who are important to them and feel able to face their challenges with greater ease and a sense of empowerment.
Hi, I’m a client-centred counsellor and psychotherapist who helps young people and adults move through challenges they may be facing such as stress, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, depression and grief and loss. I also provide trauma responsive care. I work collaboratively with clients to help them feel safe, build resilience and to think and feel more positively about themselves. Clients thereby develop a better connection with themselves and those who are important to them and feel able to face their challenges with greater ease and a sense of empowerment.
(02) 9158 6106 View (02) 9158 6106
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The Serenity Space - Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I am a compassionate 'Person Centered' Counsellor supporting you to re- learn how to develop an optimistic sense of self, helping you to understand the roots and cause of internal conflicts. Change is not something we do. It arises out of a deeper experience with ourselves. Whether it be negative mindset, anxiety, depression, fear, relationship issues, chronic illness. It takes time to change entrenched behaviours developed in your lifespan. The therapeutic process of counselling, enables change of unwanted behaviours - using practical ways, making better life choices, one step at a time in a private and safe space.
I am a compassionate 'Person Centered' Counsellor supporting you to re- learn how to develop an optimistic sense of self, helping you to understand the roots and cause of internal conflicts. Change is not something we do. It arises out of a deeper experience with ourselves. Whether it be negative mindset, anxiety, depression, fear, relationship issues, chronic illness. It takes time to change entrenched behaviours developed in your lifespan. The therapeutic process of counselling, enables change of unwanted behaviours - using practical ways, making better life choices, one step at a time in a private and safe space.
0423 693 284 View 0423 693 284
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Jessica Koch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Jess also assists with anxiety, depression, stress, weight concerns, trauma, grief and loss.
Jess provides a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for each individual to explore their current challenges and gain insight into the background, maintenance and effect of these challenges. Jess holds the power of the client-therapist relationship in high regard and collaborates with her clients to reach their individual treatment goals and guide them towards living their best lives. Working from a holistic, strengths-based approach, Jess encourages each individual to utilise their strengths, build resilience and acquire practical skills to manage emotions, thoughts and actions.
Jess also assists with anxiety, depression, stress, weight concerns, trauma, grief and loss.
Jess provides a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for each individual to explore their current challenges and gain insight into the background, maintenance and effect of these challenges. Jess holds the power of the client-therapist relationship in high regard and collaborates with her clients to reach their individual treatment goals and guide them towards living their best lives. Working from a holistic, strengths-based approach, Jess encourages each individual to utilise their strengths, build resilience and acquire practical skills to manage emotions, thoughts and actions.
(02) 9159 6981 View (02) 9159 6981
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Kylie McIntosh
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I support adults and adolescents experiencing distress including anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, relationships, self esteem, motivation, trauma, parenting.
The therapy journey can help us understand and address distress in our lives through understanding how the past has stayed alive in our current experience. It is no longer about what happened, it is how it lives on in parts of ourselves.. "Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it" (Brene Brown). I offer a safe therapeutic environment for you to navigate and resolve the concerns and difficulties you face with gentle curiosity and mindfulness, and will support you in building self-compassion, understanding and connection, strength, self-esteem and a sense of empowerment.
I support adults and adolescents experiencing distress including anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, relationships, self esteem, motivation, trauma, parenting.
The therapy journey can help us understand and address distress in our lives through understanding how the past has stayed alive in our current experience. It is no longer about what happened, it is how it lives on in parts of ourselves.. "Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it" (Brene Brown). I offer a safe therapeutic environment for you to navigate and resolve the concerns and difficulties you face with gentle curiosity and mindfulness, and will support you in building self-compassion, understanding and connection, strength, self-esteem and a sense of empowerment.
(02) 8074 1570 View (02) 8074 1570
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Janet Yap
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I am a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience in supporting adults on their mental health journey. I have expertise in working with people who are experiencing challenges in coping with the stress of everyday life - whether that is in managing difficult relationships, parenting, work-related stress or general burnout and anxiety. I am also passionate about helping people break free from childhood and family dysfunction that has impacted on their capacity to live full and meaningful lives. I have particular expertise in treating adults with emotion dysregulation and unhelpful coping behaviours.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience in supporting adults on their mental health journey. I have expertise in working with people who are experiencing challenges in coping with the stress of everyday life - whether that is in managing difficult relationships, parenting, work-related stress or general burnout and anxiety. I am also passionate about helping people break free from childhood and family dysfunction that has impacted on their capacity to live full and meaningful lives. I have particular expertise in treating adults with emotion dysregulation and unhelpful coping behaviours.
(02) 9100 0565 View (02) 9100 0565
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Sylvia Chen - Individual And Couples Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
(02) 8403 0049 View (02) 8403 0049
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Law May Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Law Ortovent is an accredited counsellor (ACA level 4), psychotherapist, sexologist, and dance therapist. She has extensive clinical experience in helping people affected by complex trauma, addiction, life transitions, anxiety & depression, relationship and sex-related issues.
Law Ortovent is an accredited counsellor (ACA level 4), psychotherapist, sexologist, and dance therapist. She has extensive clinical experience in helping people affected by complex trauma, addiction, life transitions, anxiety & depression, relationship and sex-related issues.
(02) 8105 5109 View (02) 8105 5109
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Shannon Gostelow
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
In addition she can assist with anxiety and mood disorders, stress, relationship and work difficulties.
Shannon is a registered Psychologist and has also trained and worked as a professional actor. She is uniquely placed to empathise with, and empower, creative artists. She can assist with performance anxiety, the challenges and stresses of working as a performer and creative artist and other issues of wellbeing and resilience for creative artists.
In addition she can assist with anxiety and mood disorders, stress, relationship and work difficulties.
Shannon is a registered Psychologist and has also trained and worked as a professional actor. She is uniquely placed to empathise with, and empower, creative artists. She can assist with performance anxiety, the challenges and stresses of working as a performer and creative artist and other issues of wellbeing and resilience for creative artists.
(02) 9100 0735 View (02) 9100 0735
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Mitra Storey
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
(02) 8074 5442 View (02) 8074 5442
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Matti Lee
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Apart from relationship issues, we deal with mental health complaints including depressive mood, anxiety, grief and loss, & trauma and crisis.
"Feeling stuck?" - This is one of the most common expression for counselling clients. Innerhealth Practice has been helping clients to explore options and exercise solutions in difficult situations. I am passionate about improving health and maintaining harmonious life balance. Life is filled with challenges and joy. If you would like to try a new way of coping, you might prefer working with someone who has been professionally trained in counselling combined with the practical experience. Look no further, make a call today and be in charge of your issue. Nationally Registered & Accredited services by PACFA and ACA.
Apart from relationship issues, we deal with mental health complaints including depressive mood, anxiety, grief and loss, & trauma and crisis.
"Feeling stuck?" - This is one of the most common expression for counselling clients. Innerhealth Practice has been helping clients to explore options and exercise solutions in difficult situations. I am passionate about improving health and maintaining harmonious life balance. Life is filled with challenges and joy. If you would like to try a new way of coping, you might prefer working with someone who has been professionally trained in counselling combined with the practical experience. Look no further, make a call today and be in charge of your issue. Nationally Registered & Accredited services by PACFA and ACA.
(02) 8294 8741 View (02) 8294 8741
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Lisa Butler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I work with adults, helping them to cope with a range of stressful situations and the ups and downs of everyday life. This could include coping with depression, stress, anxiety, loss, family conflict, fears, career or work problems, emotional distress or relationship difficulties. I find most people are looking for help to improve their well-being, make difficult life decisions, improve relationships with others, and overcome psychological and other hurdles in life.
I work with adults, helping them to cope with a range of stressful situations and the ups and downs of everyday life. This could include coping with depression, stress, anxiety, loss, family conflict, fears, career or work problems, emotional distress or relationship difficulties. I find most people are looking for help to improve their well-being, make difficult life decisions, improve relationships with others, and overcome psychological and other hurdles in life.
(02) 8403 0055 View (02) 8403 0055
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Eitan Dekel - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
This may range from ‘minor’ life conflicts, to facing and grieving for severe losses or existential fears.
My name is Eitan, a professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Medicare Provider, with over 30 years of experience derived from a variety of workplace settings including community mental health, hospitals, Headspace and private practice in NSW. My passion is to support and work with people through their emotional journey to articulate their desired change, help them recover from their emotional pains and to bring their desired change to fruition. I work with individuals and couples, either via Telehealth or in person at my home psychotherapy clinic in St Ives (Upper North Shore).
This may range from ‘minor’ life conflicts, to facing and grieving for severe losses or existential fears.
My name is Eitan, a professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist and an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker - Medicare Provider, with over 30 years of experience derived from a variety of workplace settings including community mental health, hospitals, Headspace and private practice in NSW. My passion is to support and work with people through their emotional journey to articulate their desired change, help them recover from their emotional pains and to bring their desired change to fruition. I work with individuals and couples, either via Telehealth or in person at my home psychotherapy clinic in St Ives (Upper North Shore).
(02) 8403 2869 View (02) 8403 2869
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Jamie Perrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I provide psychological therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, work stress, burn out and sleep difficulties.
I specialise in supporting adults of all ages, focussing on their unique inner strengths, resilience and potential for personal growth. I aim to guide each individual through their unique recovery journey by employing thorough mental health assessment and tailored therapy techniques. I am particularly passionate in supporting women experiencing challenges in their personal and professional lives. I am a warm, empathetic and compassionate therapist who firmly believes in each individual's capacity to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life.
I provide psychological therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, work stress, burn out and sleep difficulties.
I specialise in supporting adults of all ages, focussing on their unique inner strengths, resilience and potential for personal growth. I aim to guide each individual through their unique recovery journey by employing thorough mental health assessment and tailored therapy techniques. I am particularly passionate in supporting women experiencing challenges in their personal and professional lives. I am a warm, empathetic and compassionate therapist who firmly believes in each individual's capacity to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life.
(02) 9909 6172 View (02) 9909 6172

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Anxiety Counsellors

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.