Anxiety Disorders – Rose Gillett

Rose Gillett       Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is an automatic response our bodies have to danger. When anxious, we can move into the fight, flight or freeze response. Most often we associate anxiety with ‘flight’ though fight and freeze are just as important and not often recognized. Anxiety can also arise to internal problems your unconscious mind avoids, such as strong emotions or pain. In these instances, you might experience a more regular, low experience of anxiety in a variety of contexts, rather than a panic response to a known fear.

Counselling Approach: Working with anxiety requires a combination of relaxation strategies to calm the bodies physiological arousal (panic), thought techniques to challenge unrealistic and catastrophizing thoughts, and exposure therapy to face the fear and reduce the body’s automatic danger response. Working with internalized anxiety is similar, though we are exposing to the internally avoided stimulus, such as emotions, thoughts or memories.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologist

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!