Anxiety Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Sanober Rizvi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sanober works in private practice with clients presenting with depression and anxiety , trauma, problems of adjustment, grief and loss, violence and abuse.
Sanober has a warm and empathic approach to therapy and has over 20 years of experience. Sanober assists with a range of concerns including feelings of low self-worth, emotional neglect or loneliness, relationship concerns, rumination and worry, perfectionism and need for control, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse and difficulties regulating or expressing emotion. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change.
(02) 4214 4927
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Leppington, NSW 2179
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Bondi Mind Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
You have finally made the decision to seek counselling and once you've decided, you want to see someone pretty quickly. Your mind can sometimes spiral into overthinking, negative thinking, catastrophising, creating with it anxiety - you may feel sick in the stomach, or agitated, or might not want to get out of bed in the morning. Speaking with someone who is readily available and works outside of business hours can help you manage the anxiety and give you some tools or skills to better manage your days. Speaking to someone who is not going to judge you and will listen without bias can help put your mind at rest to create change.
(02) 9100 0628
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North Bondi, NSW 2026
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Shweta Israni - Relationship And Family Therapist
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I can support you through challenging times in your life or relationships; to help with conflict, communication issues, loss of trust, low intimacy, feeling disconnected, family disagreements/estrangements, blended family difficulties and parenting. I also have particular expertise with AD/HD, and anxiety in adults & teens. I bring thoughtfulness, warmth, extensive therapeutic knowledge and a multi-cultural perspective to my work as a therapist.
(02) 9100 0956
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Joyce Ong
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Joyce's clients present with issues such as anxiety , depression, stress, grief, trauma, relationship conflicts, life transitions, sexual/gender identity, and self-acceptance. Clients hope to resolve past traumatic experience or adverse childhood experiences to overcome their inner critic to achieve a life of vitality. Joyce's working philosophy is “embracing humanity from within”, which means she sees her role as a helping hand in her client’s journey to resolve their suffering with respect and dignity.
(02) 8503 9961
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North Ryde, NSW 2113
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Mindfulness and Wellbeing Counselling Service
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
If you identify with any of these common long-term problems such as being disorganised, negative mindset, procrastination, depression, anxiety , self-isolation, mental health issues, contemplating suicide, relationship breakdowns, unhealthy lifestyle, unmotivated, low self-esteem, then you are in the right place, right now.
Counselling can help you gain clarity, stay focused, know your true purpose and move forward, providing meaning to your life. Counselling can awaken your desire to grow and develop which ultimately leads to living that purposeful, fulfilling and happy life! By clearly seeing what you’re looking for in life and how to get it, will empower you to become the master of your own mindset.
(02) 8074 5947
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Glenwood, NSW 2768
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Susan Nash
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I love working with people who have experienced social anxiety .
I see many clients who feel "stuck" and may need guidance in being able to move forward. I work with clients in exploring what they want to stand for in life, and how to take steps in moving towards their values.
(02) 6189 2645
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Miranda, NSW 2228
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Rory White
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with a major life crisis? a relationship breakdown? Or just wanting some support for the day to day hurdles? Or just wanting to improve your life? If the answer is yes to any of these look no further. I am dedicated to providing you a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate and understanding environment that will allow you to be able to explore your needs, wants, fears , pain, trauma and grief, as well as the struggles of anxiety and depression but also celebrate who you are, support your hopes and help to build your resilience and achieve your goals.
(02) 8922 9692
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West Pymble, NSW 2073
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Blossoming Minds Therapy
Psychotherapist, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We cover a wide range of Mental Health issues and specialise in psychotherapy with a trauma focused approach. Our devoted clinicians can help you with issues such as stress, panic , anxiety , depression, eating disorders, relation issues, expectations, workplace bullying, ignorant families, family traumas, death and much more. Further, we help to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of our clients that are diagnosed with different mental health disorders.
(02) 8403 2200
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Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
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Dr Misia Temler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I help adults struggling with depression, anxiety , and a range of other cognitive and behavioural difficulties. I take an active goal-oriented approach aimed at breaking unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I work with clients in developing personalised treatment plans based on their unique needs and responsivity. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I draw on my PhD area of expertise in memory and cognition to help clients effectively integrate their past, present, and future so they can move forward in life.
(02) 9100 0076
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Edgecliff, NSW 2027
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Resilient Heart Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with clients facing a variety of personal challenges. Whether it be anxiety , depression, eating disorders and body image concerns, anger, self-esteem, difficulties with relationships (family, partners, work) or general stress and not feeling 'yourself'. I hope to support you back to the kind of life that feels meaningful and rich.
(02) 8069 9781
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Mary Gilbert
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping adults navigate various psychological and emotional challenges through increasing personal insight and the capacity for change. I am trained in treating various issues, some of which include anxiety , mood disorders, trauma, parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, communication and emotion-regulation difficulties. I provide a warm and collaborative space where challenges can be safely explored and worked through. I believe that a trusting and authentic relationship is integral to therapeutic progress and I place great emphasis on listening deeply and connecting.
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Surry Hills, NSW 2010
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Kerrie Ann Baker
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Kerrie. I'm a Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about working in the mental health space. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, using drugs or alcohol to help you cope? Are you unable to move past a challenging time in your life or sick of waking up every day feeling the same? Are you ready to get help? I work with adults with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety , trauma, substance use disorder, grief and loss, relationship issues and developing boundaries.
(02) 8105 5818
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Smithfield, NSW 2164
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John Chalmers
Psychologist, PsychD, MACPA
Verified
Verified
John provides assessment and treatment for a range of issues including (but not exclusively) mood, anxiety , and adjustment disorders, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, stress management, and existential concerns.
Dr John Chalmers is an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist, board-approved supervisor, and Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). Over the course of his training and career he has worked in a range of clinical settings, including community and hospital-based mental health services in the public and private sector in Sydney, as well as nearly a decade of clinical experience in private practice. John provides assessment and treatment for a range of issues including (but not exclusively) mood, anxiety , and adjustment disorders, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, stress management, and exi
(02) 9100 0209
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Michelle Fox
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years experience, I work extensively with anxiety , stress, depression, relationship issues and overall life challenges. I have a strong interest in issues of self-esteem, transforming limiting thoughts and beliefs and discovering meaning and purpose in one’s life. I bring warmth, safety, empathy and insight to the therapeutic relationship. I also support individuals and groups in the aftermath of grief and trauma. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their goals, navigate difficult times and to thrive.
(02) 8015 6377
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Kingsford, NSW 2032
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Elizabeth Talbot
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I treat a wide range of clinical and non-clinical mental health issues, but my special area of interest is anxiety -related conditions, such as generalised anxiety , chronic worry, health anxiety , stress, OCD, social anxiety .
As your clinical psychologist, I want to understand your situation, so I start by listening to you with a curious, open mind and without judgement. I help you explore your feelings and behaviours through reflection, to uncover the beliefs that sit behind them. From this foundation of understanding, we work collaboratively to find practical strategies to manage your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. So whether you need long-term support or an occasional visit, you can move forward with more ease, confidence and optimism.
(02) 8806 0157
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Kogarah, NSW 2217
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Sarah Travers
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Sarah is an empathetic and supportive clinical psychologist who values working with adults seeking to overcome psychological difficulties and live a fulfilling and meaningful life. She is skilled in providing treatment for a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety , stress, adjustment, depression, grief and loss, low self-esteem, and perfectionism.
(02) 9100 0881
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Zetland, NSW 2017
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Carla Ross
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
My interests include: Anxiety , mood, relationship and interpersonal issues, grief, perinatal, work stress, and women's issues.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I have seen the great value of therapy and how it can help in creating deep and meaningful change in people's lives. My therapy approach is guided by schema therapy, ACT, and CBT and my priority is in creating a sense of safety and connection within my clients.
(02) 9158 6123
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Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
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Luna Fumagalli
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I'm a psychologist and couples therapist known for my warm and friendly approach, often described as nurturing and playful. My therapy style is holistic, trauma-sensitive, and evidence-based.I enjoy assisting both Individuals and Couples. In individual therapy, I focus on supporting clients with anxiety , stress, low mood, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, relationship doubts/ anxiety , relationship OCD (ROCD), communication, self-criticism, post-breakup distress, boundary challenges, and life/career dissatisfaction. My goal is to empower clients, enhance wellbeing, strengthen self-esteem, and foster healthy relationships.
(02) 9381 1510
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Surry Hills, NSW 2010
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Natasha Rawson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
She has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety and worry, eating difficulties, low self-esteem, posttraumatic stress, depression, and difficulties experienced in the post-natal period.
Natasha is a warm and empathic Clinical Psychologist who has had extensive experience across multiple domains of mental health challenges. Her approach is focused on your goals and she is motivated to work with you to draw on your personal resources, along with the latest in evidence-based techniques to help address your concerns. Along with private practice work, Natasha worked for 14 years in a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment and clinical research unit, and has been working for eight years as a supervisor, training Clinical Psychologists at the Masters level of university training.
(02) 9100 0053
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Randwick, NSW 2031
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Sean Dickson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I have been providing psychological services for over 20 years and have experience in both the private and corporate sectors. I am a warm, supportive and highly experienced psychologist dedicated to helping you overcome depression, anxiety , stress and other longstanding issues. I am committed to delivering effective and long-lasting results in your personal life and relationships. I use evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
(02) 8766 0685
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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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 popular 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.