We match and customise treatment to individual needs, strengths and personal situation. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and we promise to be there for you every step of your journey.
If you come to us via your GP with a mental health care plan, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate of $126.50 with our clinical psychologist.
APPOINTMENTS MADE EASY
No more waiting lists. No more sifting through profiles. Simply book online to get started. We are always accepting new clients. We’ll get you in quickly and appointments are offered on weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Evidenced based psychological care that is based on the latest research about the most effective approaches to assessing and treating mental health difficulties individuals may be experiencing.
Seeking help is a sign of strength
At COPE we provide high quality, professional and confidential mental health treatment for various psychological disorders. We work with all ages across the lifespan including, adults, children, adolescents, and older adults.
What is Anxiety
Fear and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Anxiety can range from feeling worried to severe panic. Some level of anxiety is a normal response to stressful situations in your life and can help you perform at your best. However, experiencing high levels of anxiety can become a source of distress and an obstacle to functioning well in life.
Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. Anxiety can range from feeling worried to severe panic. Some level of anxiety is a normal response to stressful situations in your life and can help you perform at your best. However, experiencing high levels of anxiety can become a source of distress and an obstacle to functioning well in life.
For one in ten Australians the constant experience of anxiety affects their mood, the way they think and feel about things, their behaviour, ability to function, and has a range of physical symptoms that all impact negatively on overall quality of life, relationships, work, sleep and physical health.
If you recognise some of the following symptoms in yourself, we recommend you speak to one of our psychologists who specialise in the treatment of anxiety. The psychological treatments and programmes used at COPE are backed by years of clinical research, providing symptom relief and a route back to greater enjoyment of life.
Its time to invest in your wellbeing
Help is at hand – treatment is highly effective
Although the symptoms of anxiety can feel overwhelming, once the specific type of anxiety is diagnosed, typically people can start to feel better after a relatively short course of treatment, 6-12 sessions.
Our psychologists specialise in treatment of the following anxiety conditions:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Unwanted thoughts and unwanted actions about things such as dirt or contagious diseases.
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder – Excessive worry about work, relationship and other life situations.
- Social Anxiety Disorder – Excessive fear of being judged in social situations or being embarrassed, judged or criticised.
- Panic Disorder – Experiencing panic attacks and worrying about having a panic attack.
- Phobias – Intense fear of a situation or object such as small spaces or spiders.
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Constant replay of unwanted memories, trouble sleeping, checking for danger.
The good news is that with the right help you can overcome anxiety or learn how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life while managing your anxiety. We help develop strategies to remove barriers so that you can begin to create a meaningful way forward.