Treatment options for Anxiety

There are a variety of psychological and medical treatments available for Anxiety Disorders. Psychosocial interventions used in the treatment of anxiety disorders include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, anxiety management, relaxation therapies, and psychotherapy.

Medications used to treat anxiety disorders include SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (sertraline, escitalopram, paroxetine), benzodiazepines (diazepam, alprazolam, clonazepam), beta blockers, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Combination therapies are often utilised.

What is counselling and how can it help me?

Recovering from your depression, anxiety, trauma, alcohol dependence or drug addiction and moving forward with your life can be an extremely challenging process. Many people with dependence issues find it hard to talk to loved ones or friends about their problem, because they feel judged or misunderstood. Talking to one of our counsellors in a safe and confidential setting can help you express your true thoughts and feelings and to look at the issues that underlie and maintain your dependence.

 

  • Task-focused behavioural and cognitive therapy over a few sessions

  • Exploratory psychotherapy and analysis
     

What type of counselling is it?


How you deal with your problems is decided jointly between you and your counsellor, and depends on what stage you are at in your treatment or recovery. Counselling can vary from providing basic support and listening, to a more solution-focused approach using cognitive behavioural strategies to help you deal with issues such as cravings, preventing relapse, setbacks, frustration, anxiety, depression and any negative thinking which might get in the way of your recovery process.

Counselling can also take a more in-depth and exploratory approach if you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding about the origins and causes of your addiction. You might want to take a combined approach - you can decide what is right for you.

Our doctors, psychologists and counsellors work with our patients aiming to improve their personal and family lives.

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