Anxiety Counselling in Hunter Region, NSW

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Timothy Rex Hatfield
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Charlestown, NSW 2290
While he does have experience with Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Depression, he has a keen interest in working with people through dilemmas of change, for example grief and life transitions.
Timothy aims to help guide you in understanding and improving your mental health struggles by exploring your history and current experiences together. He works in a collaborative way to help each individual client better understand themselves and move forward in life with healthier and more positive experiences.
While he does have experience with Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Depression, he has a keen interest in working with people through dilemmas of change, for example grief and life transitions.
Timothy aims to help guide you in understanding and improving your mental health struggles by exploring your history and current experiences together. He works in a collaborative way to help each individual client better understand themselves and move forward in life with healthier and more positive experiences.
(02) 4082 8207 View (02) 4082 8207
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Nikki Grant Life Choices
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Swansea, NSW 2281
Do you have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I want to help you find the tools you need to overcome life obstacles. I am available for face to face and telehealth appointments Australia wide. I work with adults and older teens to help them address mental health or emotional concerns, and children 13+ with anxiety. I work with people with anxiety and depression, as well as addictions, eating disorders and head injuries. I also offer supervision services to Psychologists and Mental Health Workers.
Do you have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I want to help you find the tools you need to overcome life obstacles. I am available for face to face and telehealth appointments Australia wide. I work with adults and older teens to help them address mental health or emotional concerns, and children 13+ with anxiety. I work with people with anxiety and depression, as well as addictions, eating disorders and head injuries. I also offer supervision services to Psychologists and Mental Health Workers.
(02) 4075 9870 View (02) 4075 9870
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Xavier King
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Dungog, NSW 2420
I work with individuals from all backgrounds, addressing challenges such as trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. My approach is non-judgmental, holistic, and compassionate, providing a safe space for exploration and healing. Together, we can build emotional resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges and create a fulfilling and balanced life for everyone.
I work with individuals from all backgrounds, addressing challenges such as trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. My approach is non-judgmental, holistic, and compassionate, providing a safe space for exploration and healing. Together, we can build emotional resilience, enhance self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges and create a fulfilling and balanced life for everyone.
(02) 5941 6436 View (02) 5941 6436
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Elizabeth (Liz) Williams
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Charlestown, NSW 2290
I have a wide range of experience working with people with a variety of presenting problems including PTSD, anxiety (generalised, phobias, social, panic), OCD, depression and personality disorders.
I am extremely passionate about my work. I appreciate the chance to build therapeutic relationships based on compassion and respect and I see therapy as two people working together to achieve your goals. I work with clients using styles of therapy that have been shown as effective and I make sure that each client's goals and experiences are valued when making a therapeutic plan. I like working with adults and teenagers and have worked with people from all walks of life including veterans and first responders, people who have experienced childhood trauma or trauma as an adult, LGBTQI people, and neurodivergent people.
I have a wide range of experience working with people with a variety of presenting problems including PTSD, anxiety (generalised, phobias, social, panic), OCD, depression and personality disorders.
I am extremely passionate about my work. I appreciate the chance to build therapeutic relationships based on compassion and respect and I see therapy as two people working together to achieve your goals. I work with clients using styles of therapy that have been shown as effective and I make sure that each client's goals and experiences are valued when making a therapeutic plan. I like working with adults and teenagers and have worked with people from all walks of life including veterans and first responders, people who have experienced childhood trauma or trauma as an adult, LGBTQI people, and neurodivergent people.
(02) 4071 2384 View (02) 4071 2384
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The Lakes Counselling (Psychotherapist)
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morisset, NSW 2264
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
A warm welcome! My name is Catherine. You have taken the first step to alter your current situation. It will be a privilege as your psychotherapist (Masters in Counselling, Level 2 ACA), to provide you with exceptional bespoke treatment for depression, anxiety and trauma (or other mental health issues ). My guidance and professional skills, (CBT, ACT, and Gottman (couples) as well as extensive counseling experience have positively impacted my clients consisting of adults,children, teens, and couples. Small business award for Couples Therapy (2023). Also counsellor for Carers Australia.
(03) 6159 0103 View (03) 6159 0103
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Sarah Young
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
The Junction, NSW 2291
As humans we crave connection but when connecting makes us anxious we often withdraw from ourselves, our emotions and other people.
I'm a clinical psychologist with experience in both the public and private sector helping teenagers and adults overcome emotional challenges. I believe people need someone to be in the moment with them as they face their feelings in response to everyday struggles and past issues. I prioritise emotional regulation and understanding so people feel empowered to meet their true capacity and overcome life's challenges.
As humans we crave connection but when connecting makes us anxious we often withdraw from ourselves, our emotions and other people.
I'm a clinical psychologist with experience in both the public and private sector helping teenagers and adults overcome emotional challenges. I believe people need someone to be in the moment with them as they face their feelings in response to everyday struggles and past issues. I prioritise emotional regulation and understanding so people feel empowered to meet their true capacity and overcome life's challenges.
(02) 4005 0121 View (02) 4005 0121
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Shelley Puru - Harmony Well-being Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Toronto, NSW 2283
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
Specialising in children, youth and individuals who are stressed, anxious and generally overwhelmed with life’s curve balls. Do you have children with behaviours that are challenging, diagnosis’ of ADHD, Autism or similar? Do you have teens that feel like no one understands them? Do you want to create a sense of contentment in your life? To gain some connection within your family, to feel a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance? To understand and not vilify the many different parts of who you are? Congratulations on taking the first and often most difficult step in your well-being journey!
(02) 4005 0240 View (02) 4005 0240
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Martin Leon Wieczorek
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
Martin Wieczorek is a registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of The Jarrah Tree Practice. He will take the time to understand you, your story, and your context, tailoring his evidence-based approach to your unique situation. His focus is on providing the most efficient and effective care possible while creating a genuine and caring therapeutic relationship. He has a special interest in the treatment of recurrent mood and anxiety issues drawing heavily upon evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Martin takes a holistic, person-centered approach.
(02) 4012 0801 View (02) 4012 0801
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Stephanie Casson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Hamilton, NSW 2303
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. I specialise in working with anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults who are experiencing eating disorders. I strongly believe that with supportive, effective, and personalised intervention, people living with eating disorders can experience a full recovery.
(02) 4005 2828 View (02) 4005 2828
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Zachary Herron
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I have experience working with broad range of psychological conditions (Anxiety Disorders; Mood Disorders; Trauma and Stress; and Substance Use), with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
I have experience working with broad range of psychological conditions (Anxiety Disorders; Mood Disorders; Trauma and Stress; and Substance Use), with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
Life is a dynamic process. Sometimes that process is smooth and easy to navigate and sometimes it is rocky and can become very hard. For me psychology is the way towards a better understanding of the dynamic process of life and psychotherapy is a workshop to create tools, specific to you, to help you live well. I am interested in making psychology accessible to everyone by meeting you where you are at in your story.
(02) 4012 0523 View (02) 4012 0523
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Angela Morillas-Johnson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maitland, NSW 2320
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
I have a passion for helping people navigate the stresses of their work and personal life, to create balance and harmony. I can assist people experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief and loss, as well as difficult life circumstances that you may be struggling to cope with.
(02) 4075 9980 View (02) 4075 9980
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Allira Sazdanoff
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a psychologist, with an approach to therapy that is person-centred and holistic in nature, taking into account the many aspects of the human experience and the influences that shape us. I have experience in assessing and providing therapeutic services to adolescents and adults with a diverse range of mental health conditions, and have a special interest in working with complex trauma and dissociation, anxiety, and attachment difficulties. I strive to create safety for individuals to explore their vulnerabilities and am passionate about supporting clients to reduce suffering, to live authentically, and achieve their goals.
I am a psychologist, with an approach to therapy that is person-centred and holistic in nature, taking into account the many aspects of the human experience and the influences that shape us. I have experience in assessing and providing therapeutic services to adolescents and adults with a diverse range of mental health conditions, and have a special interest in working with complex trauma and dissociation, anxiety, and attachment difficulties. I strive to create safety for individuals to explore their vulnerabilities and am passionate about supporting clients to reduce suffering, to live authentically, and achieve their goals.
(02) 4049 4035 View (02) 4049 4035
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Emma Flynn (Fax: 02 4910 9087)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Adamstown, NSW 2289
I'm here for you! Empowering you. Are you facing life challenges? From relationships, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and emotional turmoil, navigating these complexities can be daunting. But you don't have to do it alone. As a compassionate, personable and authentic psychologist, I support adults, children, and teens, to overcome these obstacles. My approach is tailored to your unique needs, focusing on fostering healthy communication, understanding, and resilience for you and your family unit. Using evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema therapy.
I'm here for you! Empowering you. Are you facing life challenges? From relationships, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and emotional turmoil, navigating these complexities can be daunting. But you don't have to do it alone. As a compassionate, personable and authentic psychologist, I support adults, children, and teens, to overcome these obstacles. My approach is tailored to your unique needs, focusing on fostering healthy communication, understanding, and resilience for you and your family unit. Using evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema therapy.
(02) 4046 7809 View (02) 4046 7809
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Kristen Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291
I provide face to face counselling in Newcastle, NSW and telehealth. I am passionate about supporting people through stress, depression, anxiety, grief, burnout and trauma. I am also experienced in skill building including decision making, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional regulation and boundary setting, from many years providing Employee Assistance Counselling. I see clients under a variety of programs: private clients, Medicare Approved Mental Health Care Plans, Approved Victims of Crime, Employee Assist and Canteen Australia (12-25 year olds impacted by cancer).
I provide face to face counselling in Newcastle, NSW and telehealth. I am passionate about supporting people through stress, depression, anxiety, grief, burnout and trauma. I am also experienced in skill building including decision making, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional regulation and boundary setting, from many years providing Employee Assistance Counselling. I see clients under a variety of programs: private clients, Medicare Approved Mental Health Care Plans, Approved Victims of Crime, Employee Assist and Canteen Australia (12-25 year olds impacted by cancer).
(02) 4075 3421 View (02) 4075 3421
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Kristy Singh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Blacksmiths, NSW 2281
I help those struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic pain and illness, grief and loss, intimacy and sexuality, struggles with faith or spirituality, PTSD and navigating life transitions.
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
I help those struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic pain and illness, grief and loss, intimacy and sexuality, struggles with faith or spirituality, PTSD and navigating life transitions.
Would you like to grow in confidence and skill to deepen your connection to your self and the ones you love? Do you want to improve your relationships and wellbeing? If you could benefit from discovering how to be kinder to your self, learning skills like boundaries to improve your relationships or understand and heal from the effects of trauma then I might be the person to help you. Sometimes we need a guide to empower us to explore our inner world and discover tools to help us move forward.
(02) 4075 9893 View (02) 4075 9893
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Grace York
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wickham, NSW 2293
Grace is a friendly and approachable psychologist, she is passionate about helping people better understand themselves to navigate life's challenges and joys. Grace loves to work with individuals from all walks of life and values working on the root cause of challenges whenever possible, rather than focusing solely on symptom management. Grace believes in flexibly tailoring therapy to individual needs and has experience with working with trauma, disability, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodiversity, adjustment difficulties, attachment difficulties, family dynamics, stress, social difficulties, and emotional difficulties.
Grace is a friendly and approachable psychologist, she is passionate about helping people better understand themselves to navigate life's challenges and joys. Grace loves to work with individuals from all walks of life and values working on the root cause of challenges whenever possible, rather than focusing solely on symptom management. Grace believes in flexibly tailoring therapy to individual needs and has experience with working with trauma, disability, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodiversity, adjustment difficulties, attachment difficulties, family dynamics, stress, social difficulties, and emotional difficulties.
(02) 4075 9112 View (02) 4075 9112
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Martina Magnery
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I am a psychotherapist and relationship coach with a passion for helping those who find themselves stuck, depressed, anxious, blocked, or those restless and looking for solutions for finding a fulfilling better quality of life.
I am a psychotherapist and relationship coach with a passion for helping those who find themselves stuck, depressed, anxious, blocked, or those restless and looking for solutions for finding a fulfilling better quality of life.
(02) 4071 8307 View (02) 4071 8307
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Present Tense Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Merewether, NSW 2291  (Online Only)
You’re worried & overwhelmed that your life is out of control and off track. You’re experiencing dread, agitation, and frustration as a result of living a life that you would not have chosen. If you’re struggling to cope with the world, now might be the time to connect with a psychologist who can help. Let us work together to develop a plan that can reassure you that things can & will change towards living a fulfilled life, more aligned with your values. Continue reading to learn how booking a therapy session today is the best, yet most difficult, decision you will ever make for your current well-being & your future self.
You’re worried & overwhelmed that your life is out of control and off track. You’re experiencing dread, agitation, and frustration as a result of living a life that you would not have chosen. If you’re struggling to cope with the world, now might be the time to connect with a psychologist who can help. Let us work together to develop a plan that can reassure you that things can & will change towards living a fulfilled life, more aligned with your values. Continue reading to learn how booking a therapy session today is the best, yet most difficult, decision you will ever make for your current well-being & your future self.
(02) 4005 0031 View (02) 4005 0031
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Catherine Hickson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
If you want to make changes in your life, if you are sick of feeling anxious, depressed, uncertain, dissatisfied, addicted - if life feels overwhelming - come and talk about it and together we will explore what you really want, what is stopping you, and how to make progress towards your needs and goals.
Do you want to change something about yourself? Are you sick of behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and Breath work.
If you want to make changes in your life, if you are sick of feeling anxious, depressed, uncertain, dissatisfied, addicted - if life feels overwhelming - come and talk about it and together we will explore what you really want, what is stopping you, and how to make progress towards your needs and goals.
Do you want to change something about yourself? Are you sick of behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and Breath work.
0407 940 535 View 0407 940 535
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Bartholomew P Henrick
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Newcastle, NSW 2300
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
I work with adults and teenagers with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. I also offer assessments and reporting for legal purposes. I offer a relaxed environment where clients can feel safe and supported.
(02) 4063 1050 View (02) 4063 1050

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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.