Perth, Western Australia
What is anxiety?
Anxiety can be considered a normal human experience, everybody feels anxiety from time to time. Moderate anxiety can be helpful in a number of ways such as improving your performance by increasing your motivation, energy levels and alertness. This can be helpful prior to playing a sporting match, attending a job interview or sitting examinations. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation high levels of anxiety can be helpful to motivate you to act (i.e. if you arrive at the scene of a car accident) or escape (i.e. if someone is threatening you). As long as the anxiety you experience is in proportion to the event that triggers it, anxiety can be considered functional.
Anxiety becomes dysfunctional when it is out of proportion with the triggering event, when it reduces your performance (rather than enhances it), or is severe and persistent. Anxiety that causes excessive worry, avoidance or panic can become detrimental to daily functioning.
Symptoms of anxiety may include;
- rapid heart rate
- dry mouth
- shortness of breath
- muscle tension
- feeling on edge
- concentration difficulties
If you are experiencing any difficulties with anxiety or other mental health issues and would like help please contact Sherry-Lee Smith on 042 135 1020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt Lawley Counselling Centre
13 Alvan St
Mt Lawley, Perth Western Australia 6050
Published by Sherry-Lee Smith Child, Adolescent, Adult, Psychologist. Perth, WA
Sherry-Lee Smith MAPS MAAP EMDRAA ISST CEDC
BA (Psych) Hons
Registered; Perth Western Australia
Sherry is a registered psychologist with 10 years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Sherry aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to increase their self-awareness and develop towards their full potential.
Issues addressed include;
depression and other mood disorders
anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety etc.)
drug and alcohol use
grief and loss
relationship difficulties and separation
young adult issues
body image issues
family of origin issues
Sherry uses an integrated therapeutic approach to counselling and psychotherapy tailoring the intervention to meet the unique needs of the client. Approaches may include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic approaches, Expressive Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
Sherry has experience working at an adolescent mental health services with adolescents and their families experiencing depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation. She has co-ordinated a drug and alcohol service for adolescents and adults experiencing difficulties related to their own or another’s drug and alcohol use and co-occurring mental health issues. Sherry has worked counselling children and adolescents who have experienced parental separation and family conflict. She has experience running groups related to drug and alcohol use, parenting, grief and loss, family and relationships, bullying and friendships, self-esteem, and parental separation.
Sherry is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). She is also an member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Medicare rebates and private health fund rebates may apply.
If you would like to book an appointment with Sherry or would like further information please contact her by phone or email.
Phone: 042 135 1020
Mt Lawley Counselling Centre
13 Alvan Street
Mt Lawley WA
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