Anxiety Counselling in Hurstbridge, VIC

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Jenny Story-Turner
Psychologist, MSc, MAPS
Verified
Verified
The problems I help with include the following: Relationship issues; anxiety , phobias, depression and anger; pain management; smoking cessation and weight management. I am an accredited couples counsellor, and have a graduate qualification in hypnotherapy from a program jointly administered by the Austin Hospital and Melbourne University Department of Psychiatry. I have a Pharmacy degree, which facilitates collaboration with medical practitioners about how best to help clients on anti-depressants and other psychotropic medications.
(03) 8400 0857
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Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
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Martin Grinter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I assist adults with anxiety , addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties and mood disorders understand the nature of their concerns and help guide them toward a better quality of life. I value the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship through a non-judgmental approach and unconditional positive regard. I work collaboratively with clients to develop treatment goals, and achieve these through skill building and developing effective coping strategies to better their lives. I also call upon client strengths to initiate and maintain positive changes.
(03) 8400 0751
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Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
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Kristine Lutter
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialise in anxiety , depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, couples and women struggling with infertility. My approach is holistic looking at the physical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects. I attempt to ensure clients feel safe and comfortable before they are able to share what has happened to them. With my experience in this industry, I have trained and supervise counsellors. This has helped me to deepen my understanding of what clients need.
(03) 8104 9918
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Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
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Compassion, Hope & Resilience Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I understand that it can be difficult to make the decision to see a counsellor, especially when you feel so vulnerable. I am here to listen and gently encourage you to tell your story. I’m interested in finding out what’s happened to you, not what’s ‘wrong’ with you. Counselling isn’t about learning to think positively or exercising greater self-discipline, it’s about starting to really listen to what your instincts are telling you.
(03) 8400 0885
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Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
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Rachel Drysdale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
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Rachel Drysdale is a counsellor and an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, with more than ten years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Rachel has worked in the child protection, education, emergency management and mental health fields and has a particular interest in working with new parents and families, including defence force families and foster families. Rachel is also a registered provider with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).
(03) 8400 0957
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Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
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Damien Gafforini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
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I have over 15 years of experience, in particular supporting those whom have experienced some form of traumatic event (especially sexual abuse). This includes current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces, Veterans and their families (PTSD). I work with children and young people who have behavioural and emotional difficulties and developmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD, ODD. I also provide Neurofeedback therapy and EMDR. Essentially if you are ready to engage in therapy, open to exploring current behaviours and how change may occur - Then lets get started!
(03) 9068 6002
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Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
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Vanessa Tranter
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I love to see people overcome their anxiety . I have a particular passion that if I was to have one super power it would be to change their thinking in this area. I love to provide an environment where it is safe for someone to begin their journey of healing and mostly I want to be the counsellor that I wish I had found on my own journey of healing.
(08) 9126 9219
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Whittlesea, VIC 3757
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Kim Maloney
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
I am a person-centred Counsellor who is passionate about supporting people who are experiencing anxiety .
Sometimes in our lives we experience low self esteem, tricky situations, or feel that we are at a cross roads. We can experience difficulties in the relationships we value most. Counselling helps provide a space for you to explore those issues that are troubling you. We can consider ideas and strategies to give you greater clarity about what it is you want; and help you find the pathway forward. I work across age groups and look forward to supporting you achieve your goals.
(03) 9070 3611
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Doreen, VIC 3754
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Healthy Young Minds: Psychology for kids
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Ann has a special interest in autism, anxiety and learning difficulties.
HYM is a private child psychology clinic managed by Psychologist Ann Magiris. HYM supports children who are experiencing mental health, learning or behavioural issues. Ann is very passionate about helping your child build their toolbox so they are better equipped to face obstacles and cope with difficult situations. Ann's approach is to establish what is going on for your child and then create a plan, incorporating essential skill development during the therapeutic process. Parents play a vital role in supporting the process so their child can practice skills and make progress. Together we can make a difference!
(03) 8797 2039
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Whittlesea, VIC 3757
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Amanda Barber
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified
Verified
I also work extensively with overcoming patterns of anxiety and helping unhook from depressive thinking.
Feeling better is great, but I love to empower people with skills, strategies, and mechanisms to DO better. Strategic Psychotherapy is about effecting measurable change and progress. Talking about things and debriefing is great and comforting, however progress is what really counts.
(03) 8104 9751
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Whittlesea, VIC 3757
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Liam Jilla
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
communication), coping mechanisms for anxiety and stress, dealing with anger but most importantly I am there to offer any support for males who need someone to talk too.
Hi there, my name is Liam and I am a Men's Counsellor working at FamilyCare located in Wallan and Seymour. I also service the Strathbogie, Murrindindi and Mitchell Shire regions in which I offer in person services, over the phone and or online services to Men from the ages of 18 and above. FamilyCare is a non for profit organisation and therefore the services that I offer are of no charge to you.
(03) 4421 6423
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Kinglake, VIC 3763
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Jodie Fincham - Safe Place Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
From time to time, we all face challenges and experience change throughout different stages of our lives. But for many of us, sometimes it might be more difficult than usual to cope or find our way. Perhaps you are feeling lost because the life you currently lead is not what you had imagined it would be? Or it could be that you are facing an overwhelming situation, or 'stuck' in a relationship that creates major stress. You may have been struggling with anxiety , depression, loss or other significant life transitions for some time, and now need help. At Safe Place Counselling, you do not need to deal with life’s challenges alone.
(03) 4708 5474
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Kinglake, VIC 3763
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Counselling by Carolyn
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Together, we can unpack and properly investigate your concerns, fears , doubts, frustration and sadness to find new ways forward and better ways to cope, manage, adapt, grow and learn.
Are you an adult looking for supportive private counselling? I specialise in: 1. Navigating Emotions - (anger, frustration, fear, pain, low self-confidence, grief, sadness & shame); 2. Relationship Concerns - (dating issues, relationship breakdown, separation & co-parenting); and 3. Life Transitions - (health changes/diagnoses, status changes, weight concerns, career dissatisfaction or pathways). I am a truly person-centered counsellor, with a warmly non-judgmental approach. I provide unconditional positive regard as I help you to safely navigate difficult times, decisions, situations, past events and people.
(03) 8104 9991
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Kinglake, VIC 3763
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Erin Jones Art Therapy
MA
As an Art Therapist I use art, media and the creative process (drawing, writing, sculpting, drama, clay, sand, dance and movement) to facilitate the exploration of feelings, improve self-awareness and reduce anxiety .
I have a passion working with people to improve their wellbeing and achieve the goals that they set for themselves. I am experienced working with individuals with complex chronic and acute illness and understand the complexities of illness and the impacts this has on a persons mental and emotion state. I also have a large and invested interest in supporting women as they navigate the journey into motherhood (matrescence) and the emotional challenges this can bring along with the change in identity and self. As a mother of 2 young children I understand first hand the day to day challenges being a mother can be.
(03) 8104 9750
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Whittlesea, VIC 3757
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Purple Patch Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Lavinia is a registered psychologist with over 13 years experience working in community mental health and forensic settings. She works with adults who experience anxiety , depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, grief, addiction, other mental health issues or life difficulties in general.
(03) 7303 3862
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Whittlesea, VIC 3757
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Not accepting new clients
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Iris Ravelle Lockyer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Iris is a counselling psychologist with a person-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients towards healing, growth, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style. Iris is an LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware clinician.
(03) 9034 8647
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Yarra Glen, VIC 3775
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Rae Kruger - Counselling and Training
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
Counselling is the collaborative approach addressing day to day challenges individuals face in their life time. At times, doing it by yourself seems overwhelming and hopeless. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to talk about these issues and develop the necessary skills to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing as an individual or within a relationship. Rae is willing and able to work with clients to address challenges and help you achieve your goals supporting your overall well-being.
(03) 8737 9417
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Doreen, VIC 3754
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Euphemia Opara
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
We are very passionate at what we do. With over fifteen years experience working in the Health Sector and directly supporting clients, We understand that life can be difficult sometimes, and at such times, a good shoulder to Cry and lean on is priority. You can count on us to work side by side with you while you regain Hope and rebuild your future. "Recovery is Real"
(03) 7303 3929
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Whittlesea, VIC 3757
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Chris Cunningham
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Managing stress and changing behaviour is a complex matter. It can be even tougher when you try to do it alone. My clients are looking for the tools to manage their situation effectively and bring about positive behaviour change and improved performance. The people I work with want the power that comes from combining the best elements of coaching, positive psychology with the best therapeutic practices, including both traditional and state of the art methods. They want both coaching support and clinical expertise to help them cope, build their resilience and ultimately thrive across a range of complex situations and experiences.
(03) 4014 9024
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Yarra Glen, VIC 3775
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Alana Stewart
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I am Alana (she/her). I'm a non-judgemental therapist supporting people with mental health and trauma healing. I use both counselling and Art Therapy. I work with many LGBTQI+ and neurodivergent folk, people with lived experience of disability, chronic-illness and childhood trauma. I value being a person-centered and neurodiversity-affirming therapist.
(03) 8400 0787
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Whittlesea, VIC 3757
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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.