Anxiety and Depression Counselling in Brisbane
“Everyone feels anxious, sad or down sometimes, especially during tough times. But, if you have these feelings intensely for long periods of time and are having trouble with normal activities, you may be experiencing depression or anxiety.”
Carole Hanstede offers confidential, flexible anxiety and depression counselling services in the wider Dayboro and Samford areas in Brisbane
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or 'stressor' is removed.
Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don't go away - when they're ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause. It's a serious condition that makes it hard to cope with daily life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety, these feelings aren't easily controlled.
The symptoms of anxiety conditions can vary but common symptoms include physical (panic attacks, racing heart), psychological (excessive worry, catastrophizing) and behavioural (avoidance of situations that may trigger the anxiety).
If you think you may suffer from anxiety and/or depression it is very important to visit your GP or other health professional like a psychologist or counsellor for a full assessment and counselling to discuss treatment options.
Everyone feels sad or down sometimes, especially during tough times. Feeling sad or upset is a normal reaction to difficult situations. But, if you have these feelings intensely for long periods of time and are having trouble with normal activities, you may be experiencing depression.
Depression is more than just feeling sad or low during tough times. People with depression can have intense negative feelings for weeks, months or even years, sometimes for no good reason.
Depression is relatively common, affecting more than one million Australians each year.
Treating Anxiety and Depression
Unfortunately, many people with depression don't recognise it or get help. But, it is treatable and most people with depression go on to lead happy, productive lives with the right treatment for them.
As your counsellor, I will work with you to develop a treatment plan or strategies specific to your needs (as we are all unique in nature) for an effective recovery. During your counselling session we will gain a better understanding about the causes of anxiety and depression
Following the counselling session, we will take necessary steps to manage depression and anxiety is important for your current and long-term health. Anxiety and Depression is an illness that can get worse if left untreated.
Carole is a Member of the Australian Counselling Association and she can meet you in Brisbane, come to your place or provide support via phone or email.
For more details ring Carole on 0412132784 or email [email protected].