Anxiety is a natural human response characterised by sensations of apprehension, discomfort, or fear. This response is a normal adaptation to stress or situations that might be perceived as potentially harmful. However, when anxiety becomes excessive and exceeds the threshold of a regular response, becomes persistent or interferes with everyday functioning, it can evolve into an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety covers a range of conditions such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, health anxiety, and more. These conditions involve intense and persistent anxiety, often causing significant distress and impairment in various aspects of your life.
Anxiety may present in the following ways:
Here are some ways that anxiety can impact your body physiologically:
Here are some ways that anxiety can impact your thinking:
Here are some ways that anxiety can impact your behaviour:
Here are some ways that anxiety can impact the way you feel:
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, our experienced Melbourne psychologists have a special interest in anxiety management, fostering a healthy self-esteem, and nurturing healthier relationships. Our psychologists guide individuals to better understand the intricate dynamics of life changes that contribute to anxiety, adopting evidence-based approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy.
We believe that recognising and addressing one’s vulnerabilities during therapy has the potential to foster personal growth and inner resilience. This highlights the transformative power of the therapeutic process.
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we offer flexible appointments with our psychologists during the day, evening, or weekends, both in-person at our Melbourne psychology practice or online via telehealth.
Our team of psychologists hold full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adhere to ethical guidelines as mandated by the Psychologists Registration Board and Australian Psychological Society. Our clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based treatment approaches to supports individuals with anxiety management.