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Clinical Psychologist Based In Hawthorn, Melbourne

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We will endeavour to respond to your request within 24 hours. If your matter is urgent, please call 0429 88 3671

Phone – 0429 88 3671



Burke Road Hawthorn East, Victoria

We also offer online and telehealth phone appointments


Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm

Other times may be available by arrangement


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We generally charge well under the Australian Psychological Society recommended fees.

Medicare rebates are also available.

Bulk billing is available to eligible health care card holders for to face sessions

Telehealth sessions are available. If you are a Commonwealth concession card holder they can be bulk billed.  Therefore wherever you live in Australia you can access anxiety treatment without leaving your home. Choose either online or over the telephone sessions to meet your needs.

Medicare Rebates

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Victoria
Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) from the University of Melbourne, Victoria

Catherine Madigan B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), M.A.P.S. is a Clinical Psychologist offering: online Skype sessions, telephone counselling and face to face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Virtual Reality Exposure Treatment

Catherine offers Bulk Billing for those people who have a low income health care concession card and a current mental health treatment plan and a separate referral letter stating the number of sessions authorised.
Bulk billed clients must attend their sessions between 9am- 4pm.

Fees apply to clients treated without a health care concession card. Full fee clients are entitled to a rebate of $126.50 under Medicare provided they have done the mental health care plan with their doctor and got a separate referral letter stating the number of sessions authorised. Fee paying clients pay a gap.

Catherine has been a clinical psychologist for over 20 years. She chose to work primarily in anxiety disorders as in early in her career she met people whose lives had been crippled by severe worrying and fear because they had not been correctly diagnosed and/or treated, Catherine has a caring, down to earth manner and a sense of humour.

She wants her clients to see an improvement in their condition as soon as possible, so they are encouraged to be active participants in their own recovery. Catherine encourages her clients where appropriate to : read books, attend support groups, attend to diet and lifestyle issues, exercise etc.

4 Good Reason You Should Call Us!

Quick appointments no matter where you live in Australia. Online shyness, public speaking and anxiety treatment available.

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 0429 883 671

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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