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Providing Treatment for Anxiety in the Sutherland Shire

Evolving Minds Counselling have decades of experience treating a range of anxiety disorders including, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder and phobias.  We are located in the Sutherland Shire and work with children, adolescents and adults.


In many cases anxiety can be described as a wave, due to the way it can build out of nowhere, rising, peaking and eventually subsiding. 


Fear and anxiety are closely interconnected with anxiety the tool our body uses to warn us of potential danger and alert our bodies to spring into action and defend ourselves. Anxiety only becomes a problem when it is out of proportion to the situation or when it arises when there is no actual threat or danger.


Anxiety affects the way we think, act, and feel and can result in the following:

  • Increase in heart rate, breathing rate, ‘butterflies’ in stomach or diarrhoea;

  • A narrowing of our attention resulting in worrying such as, something bad is going to happen;

  • Avoiding people or situations;

  • We may feel angry or;

  • Seek comfort in food, alcohol or cigarettes.


To tolerate and manage anxiety, we need the skill of noticing what is going on in our minds in response to a feeling or event and strategies to cope with these feelings. Anxiety softens when we can create a space between ourselves and what we’re experiencing.

Evolving Minds Counselling aims to help you manage and understand the symptoms of anxiety disorders and provide you with appropriate coping strategies, so you can take control over your life. 


If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions please call (02) 8519 4197.  You may also make an appointment by clicking the button below.