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Being afraid of public places, crowds, what many call agoraphobia, can inhibit every area of your life. This anxiety disorder can create paralysing fear and anxiety and can even result in your being unable to leave your home. Counselling can help. You can even start with online counselling, from the comfort of your own home.
Our trained psychotherapists can help you overcome fear of public places or open places, such as shopping malls, amusement parks, or airports. We can also help with the social anxiety aspect of agoraphobia through various counselling methods that we are trained and experienced in.
What is agoraphobia costing you? Many who experience this phobia have panic and anxiety related to leaving their home or going into certain situations. Some are unable to work, don’t attend social functions, and won’t even go to medical appointments; putting their health at risk. It can impact your family, your finances, and your relationships.
Don’t let agoraphobia rule your life and rob you of joy! You can feel safe again!
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment.
Let’s work together to help you combat your fears!
Symptoms of this condition include: breathlessness, vomiting, sweating, or rapid heartbeat at the prospect of going into open or public places.
Agoraphobia is a serious anxiety disorder that requires treatment. Imagine your life without this all-consuming fear? How would that improve areas such as: your income, your relationships, and your time?
The good news is that various types of counselling options are available to you. Whether you want to try hypnotherapy, NLP (neuro linguistic programming) or mindfulness therapy, you can change thoughts and responses, and the panic and feelings of anxiety could go — allowing you to get back to “better” than normal.
When will I overcome this fear?
Most people begin to feel better almost as soon as they start their treatment program. Even though you might not be immediately ready to go out and do what you are now afraid of, by taking control of your situation, a feeling of empowerment and hope could fill you. With time and treatment, things can change. Treatment types and timelines will vary because you are an individual and everyone reacts in different ways. The good news is that as soon as you seek treatment you will be on the road to overcoming agoraphobia.
How is Bayside Psychotherapy’s Agoraphobia treatment unique?
Bayside recognises you as unique so your treatment is handled with a tailored-for-you approach. We assess your progress on an ongoing basis. A combination of treatments, such as: psychotherapy, dream work, hypnotherapy, Buddhist mindfulness mediation exercises, and other treatments may be used to help you get better.
If you’re not ready to leave the house just yet, we have online counselling via secure and private chat. And you can get started by downloading a recommended agoraphobia recording as well. Contact us today to book an appointment. You can call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to find out if we can help. Your communication is completely confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.
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