Anxiety Treatment in Adelaide

Quality Anxiety Treatment in Adelaide  

The experience of anxiety differs between people. Everyone has a different situation. But how well people handle different situations varies enormously. Whatever your situation, an anxiety treatment psychologist Adelaide aims to teach you to handle it better and suffer less. Research shows that people suffering from anxiety are likely to benefit from seeing a psychologist.

Panic Attack

A panic attack is the most extreme form of anxiety. It often has a sudden onset and is surprisingly physical in the symptoms. Sufferers may seek help in a hospital thinking they are having a heart attack. Our psychologists can help you to unwind your anxiety with treatment programs proven to give a high level of benefit.


Anxiety may show itself in the form of phobias, including agoraphobia, fear of attending school or a workplace, or other things for example flying or spiders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has many forms and some people have lived with restrictions in their lives for quite some time. Again, the disorder often responds well to treatment with cognitive behaviour therapy from a clinical psychologist.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For those who have been involved in a traumatic situation, they may be surprised to find that symptoms do not go away with time may leave them unable to move past what has happened, continuing to emotionally suffer and sometimes suffering from flashbacks and nightmares.  Perhaps the anxiety changes to a numbness, or inability to enjoy life. Both progressions are likely to benefit from intervention from a psychologist trained to deliver treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Worrying or Generalised Anxiety Disorder

You may be aware that you have always been a worrier.  You may believe that your worrying is useful to you for planning ahead, avoiding problems or even looking after other people. At times of stress, your worry may get worse, and this is when you are likely to seek help.

Impact of Childhood Abuse

Our psychologists all may spend time talking with a client about the effects on them of childhood events. The issues of our childhoods can persist.  There can be the experience of chronic high anxiety, avoidance, particularly of relationships, substance abuse and problems with body image, weight control and self-esteem. Emer Dunne works with adults to develop insight and manage their childhood issues.

Social Phobia

Sufferers of Social Phobia often describe themselves as dying of embarrassment. Many people can be shy or anticipate some meetings with nervousness, but for the person with social phobia, social events can be anticipated and experienced as torture. This is a treatable disorder, treated by Emer Dunne and Helen White.

What are treatments for anxiety?

Evaluation of CBT treatment programs have long shown that large improvements can to made by people with high anxiety. Other approaches such as mindfulness, EMDR and ACT are also integrated, and they too are evidence based – that is research has shown that that particular psychological treatment program is effective.

Book an Appointment

If you would like to book in to see an Adelaide psychologist, our receptionist will help you to find the  psychologist with an interest in your area where help is needed. Westbourne Park Psychology has now amalgamated with Rose Park Psychology. To see the psychologists who treat panic attacks please follow this link to Rose Park Psychology

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