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Online Anxiety Counselling: Through The Roadblock

Far more than stress, anxiety is a roadblock. You can’t see past the fear or thought to the point where you quickly arrive at worst-case scenarios. Panic attacks, a tight chest, breathlessness. 

Sometimes, there’s no obvious trigger for all of this, which can make things even more confusing.

But you’re not alone. Online therapy and anxiety counselling are here to turn down the volume and bring some calm into your life. Our anxiety counsellors are here to guide you in navigating those choppy waters.

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Let’s break down the different types of anxiety:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Generalised anxiety is all about chronic worrying, stress and tension. There’s no ~one thing~ that you are anxious over, instead it feels like everything causes us excessive worry.

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

A panic attack is an episode where you feel intense terror and a sense of doom – like disaster could strike at any moment. Common symptoms include:

  • A racing heartbeat
  • Abrupt sweating, or a sudden chill in the body
  • Feeling faint, dizzy, or weak
  • Numbing or tingling of hands
  • Chest pain or a feeling of heaviness (can feel like a you’re having a heart attack)
  • Loss of control
  • A fear of dying

When it comes to Panic Disorder, symptoms can strike without warning (rude). Going about your day with the fear that an attack could rear its head is anxiety-provoking and let’s be honest, exhausting. This can lead to being constantly on edge in the hopes of avoiding triggering a panic attack e.g., avoid driving to work, socialising or even leaving your home.


Agoraphobia is a fear of having a panic attack in public or unfamiliar spaces (sometimes even when thinking about leaving your own home). This fear leads you to avoid places that feel threatening or inescapable. In extreme cases, you may be confined to your home as it becomes the only place that feels safe.

Acute Stress Disorder

Acute Stress Disorder begins shortly after experiencing a life-threatening situation. Intrusive symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares and feeling out of touch with reality can occur. Symptoms usually show up 3 days to 1 month after the traumatic event.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) begins some weeks, months or even years after experiencing a life-threatening situation. PTSD has similar symptoms to acute stress disorder but will often last for months or years after the traumatic event.

Social Anxiety

Does socialising with other people induce a fear of intense panic? Do you worry about being judged by others? Or that you’ll embarrass yourself?

If you’ve been aggressively nodding along, then you may be experiencing social anxiety.

Those of us with social anxiety tend to feel like the most incompetent person in the room. This can be experienced across a range of settings including: a fear of talking to your boss, going on a date, or public speaking.

Did you know that public speaking has been rated more terrifying than dying? – This is because social rejection activates the same fear response as death. Wild stuff.

Specific Phobia

An experience of panic at the thought, sight, touch or even smell of a feared object or event. E.g., a fear of heights, spiders, needles, driving over bridges or even of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth (yes, it’s a real thing folks).

Specific phobias can attach themselves to any object or situation and one in ten people suffer from specific phobias at some stage in life.

Side note: a phobia is not just about being fearful, but rather an intensely felt irrational fear. Many are aware of the irrationality – but despite this awareness – intense anxiety prevails.

The good news is we can help with any and all of the above. By using a variety of evidence-based interventions (such as CBT and ACT) we can get you back on your feet. You can book in with an Indigo anxiety therapist here today to break away from the chains of anxiety and get back into life.

If you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, and are ready to seek professional help, our team is ready to see you. Online counselling is a safe and convenient method of therapy that you can access from the comfort of your own space. Get in touch today and see for yourself how therapy can transform your life.

Why Try Counselling for Anxiety?

Feeling anxious about reaching out for online anxiety counselling? We understand. At The Indigo Project, we’re committed to making your journey into online counselling for anxiety as easy and comforting as possible.

  • Understanding Your Anxiety: Let’s figure out what triggers your anxiety and how to manage it effectively. Discovering the roots of your worries is a key step in online anxiety therapy.
  • Personalised Strategies: Everyone’s anxiety story is different. We focus on giving you personalised tools and techniques, ensuring the counselling for anxiety you receive is tailored just for your needs.
  • Safe and Supportive: Our online anxiety counselling is a judgement-free zone. It’s a place where you can openly express and explore your feelings, knowing you’re in a supportive and understanding environment.
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Online Anxiety Counselling At Home

With online counselling for anxiety, working through it has never been more accessible. Think of it like having a therapeutic session as effortless as streaming your favourite playlist, right where you’re most at ease.

  • Convenience and Comfort: Embrace the ease of accessing online anxiety therapy from your own space. Whether at home, in a park, or even on a break at work, there’s no need to travel – the support comes to you.
  • Flexibility: We get that life can get hectic, which is why scheduling sessions for your online counselling for anxiety is all about what works for you. Plan your therapy sessions around your daily routine and commitments.
  • Privacy Matters: With online therapy for anxiety, your privacy is our priority. Rest assured, every session is confidential, so you can speak your mind without any worries.
  • Perfect Match Promise: If you don’t click with your therapist after the first or second session, we’ll rematch you and cover the cost of your next appointment (T&Cs apply).
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How Online Counselling for Anxiety Can Help

Our ethos with online therapy for anxiety goes beyond just chatting – it’s all about changing the game on how you handle those anxious thoughts. We team up with you to get what’s driving your anxiety and cook up some strategies to help you keep it under control.

We’re all about customising techniques, whether it’s mindfulness or solid coping skills, so your online anxiety therapy feels just right for you.

Beyond Anxiety: Comprehensive Mental Wellness Support

We know that anxiety often doesn’t appear alone – it can be mixed up with other emotions like anger or sadness. That’s why we also offer:

  • Depression Counselling: If those anxious feelings are part of a bigger picture of sadness, we’re here to help.
  • Anger Management Therapy: For times when anxiety turns into frustration, we’ve got strategies for that too.
  • Stress Counselling: Feeling overwhelmed more than usual? A little stress is normal, but when it impedes your daily life, finding an inclusive & warm therapist to guide you through can be massively helpful.

Your First Steps in Anxiety Counselling

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for some strategies and a professional sounding board. Here’s how you can start:

  • Get Matched With A Counsellor: Fill out our Get Matched form, and our matchmakers will find a highly qualified & progressive therapist who gets you.
  • Book When It Suits You: Counselling for anxiety should fit your life and schedule.
  • Kickstart Your Healing: Begin your sessions to start understanding your anxiety and loosening its grip on your life.

We’ve Got Your Back on This Journey

Facing anxiety can feel like a solo mission, but it doesn’t have to be.

Our team is here to support you with the best anxiety counselling, offering you tools, strategies, and a listening ear. Let’s take this step together – you’re not alone in feeling anxious, and you won’t be alone in overcoming it.
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