Anxiety, Fear and Worry
Anxiety problems are the most common problem occurring in childhood and throughout the lifespan of many people. Anxiety problems generally occur when an individual's daily functioning is significantly negatively impacted by the anxiety which they experience; or if they are experiencing high and intolerable amounts of distress as a result of their anxiety; or both.
Common anxiety problems include:
Generalised anxiety disorder (excessive worry)
Social anxiety (fear of social situation and talking in public)
Separation anxiety (common mostly in early childhood)
Panic disorder (fear of having panic attacks)
Specific phobias (e.g., fear of spiders, heights, dogs, dark and other objects or things)
Mixed anxiety and depression
At our clinic we offer only the most up to date and evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behaviour therapy at present has the most empirical support for the treatment of child, adolescent and adult anxiety, and it is what we use at our clinic.
For older clients such as adults we also offer mindfulness based approaches to anxiety.
We believe in working with both children and families (typically parents) in the treatment of anxiety in young children.