Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

Anxiety Stories: Andrew Farrelly Interview

Submitted by on 11th Sep 2015

Anxiety disorders can affect people from any walk of life but often many struggle to recognise that they are experiencing anxiety and it can be common for people to want to keep the issue private. This means that many can find it tough to admit there is a problem, often relating it to general “stress” […]


Hypnotherapy – does it really work

Submitted by on 15th Jun 2015

When we get asked “does hypnotherapy work?” (as we do innumerable times) a torrent of assumptions underpin the question. Typically we appreciate the wishful element in such a question but, in general, we recommend a healthy sense of scepticism. Recently, Bayside Psychotherapy received a visit by an intelligent, young Google employee for a survey. He […]


Germ phobias, ebola and human relationships

Submitted by on 22nd Oct 2014

What is germ phobia? Sometimes articulated as Mysophobia (Germophobia), a germ phobia characterises a disproportionate emotional arousal in response to a thought associated with contamination through contact with germs (whether real or imagined). Germophobia is often thought to arise in some instances of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) however it’s possible to also have germophobia and […]


Anxiety Stories: John Cantor Interview

Submitted by on 19th Sep 2014

Anxiety disorders are an issue that can affect anyone. Even those who seem to be the most courageous, strong willed and outgoing people that you know can have days when they have trouble leaving the house. Professional adventurer, John Cantor, has work stresses that can trigger anxiety at the least opportune times, disrupting work and […]


How To Deal with Rude People

Submitted by on 5th Sep 2014

We’ve all done it. You are minding your own business when a co-worker snaps at you for no reason or a customer raises their voice. At some point you will meet one, a rude person, and all too often we walk away from these encounters feeling frustrated, angry or upset. This is when a few […]


Physical Signs of Anxiety Infographic

Submitted by on 2nd Sep 2014

There are times when we don’t always recognise our feelings and it is very easy to forget that anxiety has physical effects too. When we can identify these signs it becomes easier to tell if you are experiencing anxiety and move towards a mindful solution, which is why we have put together this guide to […]


Feeling Anxious? You’re not the only one

Submitted by on 26th Aug 2014

Anxiety is a syndrome that is becoming increasingly more common around the world, if you’re suffering from this mental affliction remember you’re not the only one. There are 1 in 6 Australians experiencing depression, anxiety or both at any given time- a shocking statistic for which we wish to raise awarness not just of the […]


Anxiety Awareness Campaign

Submitted by on 23rd Jul 2014

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems experienced around the world; yet it is rarely spoken about and often misunderstood. An anxiety disorder is not something you can simply ‘get over’ nor is it something that goes away by itself. Taking anxiety seriously is one of the most important steps to recovery. […]


Hypnotherapy is not hypnotism

Submitted by on 5th Mar 2014

Does “it” really work? How often do we hear this? “It” carried vast assumptions usually owing to something magical and fast which supposedly bypasses conscious awareness. “Work” also carries assumptions which often involve the notion of a quick fix without any responsibility or effort on the part of the so called hypnotic subject (‘can hypnotherapy […]


Coping with panic attacks

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

We all experience intense stress from time to time, it’s an unavoidable component of living in a global society infused with sophisticated technology and focused on material acquisition that runs at breakneck speed 24 hours a day. How are stress and panic different? However panic attacks and panic disorder are very different from transient periods […]