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I understand that anxiety can significantly impact your daily life, causing distress and interfering with your overall well-being. As a dedicated counsellor, I am here to help you navigate through these challenges and provide effective treatment options. Read on to discover how a counsellor can assist you in managing anxiety, along with some common anxiety disorders you might be experiencing.


Types of Anxiety:


1. Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): GAD is characterized by excessive and persistent worry about various aspects of life, such as work, health, relationships, or everyday situations.


2. Panic Disorder: Individuals with panic disorder experience recurrent panic attacks, which are intense episodes of overwhelming fear accompanied by physical symptoms like heart palpitations, sweating, and shortness of breath.


3. Social Anxiety Disorder: Social anxiety disorder involves an intense fear of social situations, often leading to avoidance of social interactions due to a fear of embarrassment or judgment.


4. Specific Phobias: Specific phobias are irrational fears of specific objects, situations, or activities, such as heights, spiders, flying, or public speaking.


5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): OCD involves intrusive thoughts or obsessions that lead to repetitive behaviours or compulsions performed to alleviate anxiety temporarily.


6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It involves intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance of triggers associated with the trauma.


Seeking support from a professional counsellor is an important step toward managing and overcoming anxiety. I am here to provide guidance, support, and evidence-based techniques to help you lead a more fulfilling and anxiety-free life.

Julie Lorente Director Counsellor & Nutritionist

How I Can Help.

1. I will begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment to understand the nature and severity of your anxiety. This evaluation helps determine the appropriate treatment approach and techniques that will work best for you.


2. Psychoeducation: Anxiety can be overwhelming, and understanding its causes, symptoms, and triggers is essential. I will provide valuable psychoeducation, helping you gain insights into anxiety and its impact on your life. This knowledge empowers you to develop coping strategies and make informed decisions regarding your mental health.


3. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT is a widely used and effective approach for treating anxiety. It focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to anxiety. With my guidance, you will learn practical techniques to reframe negative thinking, replace it with more positive and realistic thoughts, and develop healthier behaviours.


4. Relaxation Techniques: I can teach you various relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness meditation. These techniques help reduce stress, induce calmness, and promote a sense of relaxation when anxiety arises.

If you would like further information or to make an appointment direct, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 2 business days.

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