Experiencing anxiety is normal, and it can happen in different situations like work, school, health, or relationships. It’s a feeling of uneasiness, heightened worry, or dread. However, anxiety doesn’t have to define your day.
My name is Toni Maree, I am an anxiety counsellor in Canberra NSW. We can work together to create a calmer life for you to enjoy despite anxiety.
How Does Anxiety Impact You?
Anxiety affects everyone differently because we are all unique. People with mild anxiety may only feel overly anxious before significant events like a job interview, exam, or social function. On the other end of the scale, severe anxiety can be debilitating and cause feelings of dread, fear, heightened stress, or panic that persist even after the event. It can stop you from leaving the house, going on a picnic, or catching up with friends.
Understanding your anxiety and knowing your unique reactions to anxiety can help you discover coping strategies and live a happier life.
Your anxiety may take many different forms and can range in severity. Learning about your unique anxiety reactions and feelings can help you understand it better.
Finding coping strategies that work for you is essential to managing anxiety. With a combination of understanding and new skills, you can control anxiety and live a happier and healthier life without it.
If untreated, anxiety can have a negative impact on your life. It can harm your relationships, career, and well-being, and increase stress. Untreated anxiety can also lead to health issues like depression and heart disease.
Treating anxiety is possible, and there are many approaches available. Mindfulness and relaxation can work for some, while counseling and medication can help others. The key is to find a treatment that suits your unique needs and circumstances.
Asking for help
Counselling is an effective way to improve your coping skills and learn new techniques to manage anxiety. With counselling, you can tailor proven and practical anxiety management strategies to your unique situation and needs, helping you regain the life you want.
If you’re interested in seeing an anxiety counsellor or just want to talk to someone, contact Toni-Maree below.
Benefits of Counselling
We are all unique, so each of us will experience anxiety differently. Getting support when anxiety first appears minimises its impact on your daily life. Counselling therapy helps get rid of the following symptoms more quickly.
Common anxiety symptoms:
- Feeling overwhelmed or uneasy
- Catastrophising about “what if”
- Dread and unease
- Forgetfulness or memory problems
- Ruminating – going over situations/conversations
- Muscle Tension
- Easily startled
- Dry Mouth
- Heart Racing or Irregular heartbeat
- Chest or Abdominal Pain
- Elevated Heart Rate
- Avoid people or social situations
- Rapid or shallow breathing
- Sleep disturbances – too much/too little
- Excessive sweating
- Tired a lot – fatigue that won’t leave
- Poor concentration
- Hands shaking
- Out-of-character anger
What is Anxiety Counselling?
Toni-Maree provides a safe, non-judgmental space for discussing worries and concerns. This allows you to understand your unique reactions to stress and regulate intrusive thoughts and feelings. By combining an understanding of the underlying causes of anxiety with appropriate coping strategies, counsellors can help you live happier lives without anxiety.
Left untreated, anxiety can lead to other health issues and compromise our ability to cope with everyday tasks. It infiltrates all aspects of life and leaves us fractured and under stress. Seeking support from counsellors who understand anxiety and provide tools to help you live without it is essential.
There’s no need to feel embarrassed or worried about seeking help for anxiety. It’s a common experience, and you’re not alone in feeling it. Counselling is scientifically proven to minimize the impacts of anxiety on everyday life, making it the best way to get rid of anxiety.
Toni-Maree offers high-quality care for anxiety, staying updated on scientifically proven techniques and providing a short waitlist. Having personally experienced anxiety, she knows its negative impacts and offers tailored plans to suit individual needs.
As someone who has personally experienced anxiety and depression, which run in her family, Toni-Maree understands that eradicating anxiety from daily life takes skill and dedication. She knows first-hand the negative impacts it can have on all aspects of life and is dedicated to helping her clients find the unique answers that work best for them.
Toni-Maree is committed to helping you overcome anxiety, acknowledging that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. She will work with you to find the unique answers that work for you.
If you’re ready to take the next step towards managing anxiety, call Toni-Maree. With ten years of experience as a certified counsellor in Canberra, she can help you get the support you need.
"Before I met Toni-Maree my Anxiety controlled every aspect of my life. Through constant sessions where I was made to feel comfortable and heard I made the change that was needed. My whole mindset has changed and it has influenced so many new and positive things within my life including my relationships with other people! I never thought I could feel better through counselling… now I know how much more life has to offer and it's all thanks to this special lady!"
“I've been seeing Toni-Maree on and off as required for the past couple of years for relationship, personal development and work-related issues. I have a very good expectation of how she will work, including pushing me. She handles anything I throw at her professionally and supportively.
Making contact with Toni-Maree was really easy and she did a very comprehensive phone appointment before meeting with me in person; this made me feel like she wanted to ensure she was the right fit for me as a client.
As much as I hate this, (and also appreciate it), Toni-Maree will call me out if she feels I'm not being honest with myself, or am dancing around something that I find difficult to discuss. She will robustly discuss sensitive topics to ensure they're looked at with objective eyes, which in-turn has significantly reduced sensitivities around the topic making them much more easy to comprehend and deal with.
Toni-Maree has helped me to get through some difficult, stressful and anxious scenarios and become a much better person for it.
I strongly recommend Toni-Maree as both a personal Counsellor and a great life coach."
“Toni-Maree is great at what she does as a counsellor and she really cares about her clients. She has helped me get through one of the hardest times of my life."
A.D. in Canberra
“Toni-Maree listened to what was going on in my life, from my relationship breakdown to my employment issues. I told her exactly what I wanted to achieve and we went from there. Toni-Maree will call BullSh*t if she feels it’s not what you need at the time, or you start reverting to old thought patterns. As a result of therapy with Toni-Maree, I have additional tools (like NLP techniques) to pull out whenever I feel anxious or like everything’s getting on top of me again. I highly recommend Toni-Maree to anyone needing counselling support as I felt heard and understood, as she helped me to get my marriage, career and life back on track."
“Toni-Maree helped to give me clarity during a time where I was feeling lost and seeking answers. Her gentle approach, warmth and kindness helped me to feel at ease as she worked and gave me insight into areas of my life I was struggling with. Her intuition and knowledge is second to none and I was so impressed with her accuracy and professionalism as an anxiety specialist life coach."
Catharine Jean Ross – owner at Break Free with EFT.
“Before I met Toni-Maree my Anxiety controlled every aspect of my life. Through constant sessions where I was made to feel comfortable and heard I made the change that was needed. My whole mindset has changed and it has influenced so many new and positive things within my life including my relationships with other people! I never thought I could feel better through counselling... now I know how much more life has to offer and it's all thanks to this special lady!"
“I’ve been seeing Toni-Maree for about 5 weeks now. She has helped me really change my life for the better, from the first day I met T-M she made me feel very relaxed & comfortable in her office. Shes firm & honest without being over bearing or intimidating. I look forward to our counselling sessions together and would encourage everyone to meet her, especially if you are experiencing relationship issues."
“Working with Toni-Maree as a life coach has helped me to pinpoint the underlying reasons for my stress and frustrations. My sessions have opened my eyes to my potential as a person, and made me remember who I really am and what I really stand for. Toni-Maree has helped me to understand why I do the things I do and react in the ways that I do, and to change the beliefs that guide my actions. As a result, my stress levels are down, my confidence is up and I am able to focus more on the positives in my life. This change has not only affected me for the better, but my relationships with my husband and children have also benefited from a happier more calm wife and mother."
“I first came across Toni-Maree by accident. I was feeling very low and I found her in a magazine. I thought, well I could give her a ring. I rang and she answered immediately but was somewhat stunned. Her phone had been broken for the best part of a week and she had just that moment put her sim card in her daughter’s phone to see if she had any messages – and there I was. Since then, Toni-Maree has been a major player in my life. Her supportive counselling skills have helped me move from a place of darkness to retiring with the courage to enjoy my life as it should be, not as others want it to be. Since I made this decision to work with Toni-Maree, the world had opened up for me and I am no longer anxious. The low feelings have dissipated and I feel better than ever."
“Toni-Maree is a very professional and personable holistic life coach who’s had a positive and extremely productive influence on a family member. She has helped her to retrain her objectives and focus and I would absolutely recommend Toni-Maree as a life coach and mentor."
“I’ve been working with Toni-Maree as a life coach. Toni- Maree has the fabulous intuitive ability to tap in and connect quickly PLUS untangled my turmoil and anxiety in a holistic and beautiful manner. I will be back for more. Do not hesitate. This lady is spot on and you’ll connect on the same wavelength. In gratitude."
Allison Roe – Solopreneur