Anxiety Treatment Is What We Do

Speaking about anxiety, and getting help is easy. Wherever you live in Australia, despite the Coronavirus Isolation Measures, we can help you deal with anxiety issues you may be facing, including depression.

You are still allowed to attend face to face medical appointments despite the Victorian lockdown. This includes anxiety treatments.

We are also just a phone or Skype call away and can help anyone with anxiety. Wherever you live in Australia, no matter whaic type of anxiety or fear you may be suffering.

Anxiety Treatment Australia is an anxiety clinic based in Hawthorn, Melbourne. It is run by Catherine Madigan. She is an experienced clinical psychologist. Her primary focus is on treating anxiety disorders through:

  • Telehealth ( secure online and telephone anxiety sessions)
  • Face to face anxiety treatment sessions  at 142 Auburn Road , Hawthorn 3122
  • Group workshops ( face to face group sessions are not operating at present due to government regulations re COVID -19)

Telehealth services for anxiety are now bulk billed under Medicare for all  Commonwealth concession cardholders until the 30th September 2020.


If you would like to come in for a face to face consultation be assured that we are practicing social distancing, providing hand sanitizer at the reception desk and cleaning surfaces between clients.

Catherine also provides anxiety treatment sessions or stress management counselling online via Coviu or telephone.

Catherine Madigan

If you are struggling with stress or anxiety, contact Catherine for face to face or telehealth anxiety solutions. Telehealth sessions are currently bulk billed for all Commonwealth concession card holders during the COVID -19 (corona virus) period.

Medicare rebates are available for everyone who has a mental health care plan and a referral letter and private health fund rebates apply to both individual and online services.

Stress Management

We offer stress management workshops online or in person. Click below for topics that can be included in a stress management training course.

Our Services

Depression Counselling

Depression affects 1 in 7 Australians at some point in their life. Stressors such as :unemployment, running a small business during a recession, financial worries, relationship problems, family breakdown and social isolation can lead to someone becoming depressed. CBT Treatment is available here, online, via phone or face to face

Anxiety Counselling

Are you worried about losing your job? Are you anxious about paying your bills? Do have difficulty controlling your worry? Are you experiencing panic attacks? Are you having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? Our face to face or Skype anxiety counselling can help.

Stress Management Counselling

We offer stress management counselling for individuals and provide stress management workshops to organisations, businesses and schools. This includes online stress management services by Catherine.

Public Speaking Anxiety Counselling

Public speaking anxiety treatment is a focus of Anxiety Treatment Australia. We offer individual and/or group sessions as well as virtual reality exposure. Now is the ideal time for online public speaking anxiety treatment, so you can rejoin the world with confidence. Telehealth sessions are available via phone or video conference online.

Body Image Counselling

Many people are preoccupied with their appearance and worry about how they appear., not because they are vain but because they believe they are ugly and are very distressed. Body image issues and body dysmorphic disorder are treated with CBT. Telehealth sessions are now available via phone or online or you can have a face to face session, whatever you prefer.

Group Therapy

We can offer group therapy for: Public speaking anxiety, Social anxiety, Perfectionism, Hoarding


We offer telehealth services via the telephone or online. Telehealth anxiety treatment means you can start or maintain your treatment without leaving your home or office. Telehealth services are bulk billed for all Commonwealth concession card holders and people deemed to be vulnerable to COVID-19. If you do not wish to use Medicare, or are not eligible for Medicare, services are still available for a fee.

4 Good Reason You Should Call Us!

Quick appointments no matter where you live in Australia

Minimal out of pocket expense (Medicare & Health fund Rebates)

Clinical Psychologist with approx. 25 years of experience. Also offering virtual reality exposure therapy.

Business hours, After hours and Saturdays appointments

Frequently Asked Questions

Anxiety Australia is an anxiety clinic in Hawthorn, Melbourne that is run by Catherine Madigan, who is a clinical psychologist. She primarily focuses on treating anxiety disorders and stress management techniques to individuals and businesses through one on one consultations and stress management workshops.

She offers professional, discreet and confidential treatment options that work.

Catherine’s effective anxiety treatments offered in Melbourne can help you overcome disorders such as:

Call now for an appointment on (03) 9819 3671 or 0429 88 3671

The website provides information about anxiety disorders and the treatment options available. You will also find contact details for other psychologists around Australia who have substantial experience in and/or work primarily with anxiety disorders.

Catherine Madigan is a Melbourne based Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about empowering clients with confidence. The reason her focus is primarily on the treatment of anxiety disorders is that she gains great satisfaction by witnessing the freedom and life changing results her therapies can deliver.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in Australia, with 1/7 people (14% of the population) reporting having had an anxiety disorder in the last 12 months. Women are more likely to have an anxiety disorder than men, 18% vs 11%. ABS National Survey of Mental Health & Wellbeing, Summary of Results 2007.

Anxiety or fear is a normal response to a present or imagined threat. Mild fear can be helpful as it enables us to respond quickly when faced with a dangerous situation and to be alert in difficult situations (e.g. exams). However, excessive fear may lead to people being paralysed e.g. soldiers under attack may be so afraid they can’t move to take cover, public speakers may find they go blank, forget their lines and are rendered speechless.

Anxiety is a normal emotion as it affects most people and is widespread. You would be abnormal if you didn’t experience fear sometimes. However, if your anxiety is out of proportion to the situation you are experiencing and/or persists in the absence of threat, e.g you worry about events months ahead or are experiencing anxiety long after the danger has passed, you may need professional help.

Some people are more prone to experiencing anxiety than others and it is not caused by just one thing but by a combination of factors including: genetics, family environment and traumatic life experiences. Sufferers may have unhelpful thinking patterns such as perfectionist standards. Nevertheless, you can learn to manage your anxiety more effectively.

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