Anxiety Counselling


Looking for Anxiety counselling & Treatment?

Hi, I’m Cassandra Chiu, a psychotherapist/Counsellor and accredited coach based in Singapore. I am a mental health professional who has been offering counselling and coaching since 2011.

Anxiety disorder can be difficult to manage alone. Our centre specialises in helping working professionals through stress and anxiety. We aim to help you restore balance in your mental health and build stronger working relationships with the people around you.

Learn more about my services below

Our Approach to Anxiety Counselling Services

Providing a Safe Space

Our clinic is a calm, safe place for you to explore your worries and fears. My goal is to provide an environment where we can work through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, as well as develop strategies to help you manage symptoms of anxiety disorders.

Understanding the Cause

The very first thing we will do in our session together is to ensure you understand why you are feeling this way. It often has to do with the level of stress you're experiencing. Once anxiety counselling helps you understand, you can start to navigate your way out. Knowing how your anxiety works starts to give you power over it.

Deep Relaxation

Through deep relaxation techniques, we'll prepare your brain to learn and absorb information. As you've probably noticed, anxiety makes it almost impossible to pay attention and retain information. When you leave my clinic after that first session, I would expect you to feel better than you have in a long time.

What to Expect

In the following sessions, we will work together to:

  • Reduce the amount of worrying and introspection you are doing.
  • Resolve any practical problems that are causing you stress.
  • Work on any relationship difficulties you may be having.
  • Help you balance your thinking, so you are not plagued by worrying thoughts.
  • As you feel better, gradually introduce elements to your life that will protect you from becoming anxious again.
Counselling for anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses

My Practice Philosophy

My practice philosophy is to not dive into your painful past, but instead focus on the present. I use a direct, yet compassionate approach, and highly value the use of authenticity and humour in the process. The dance of therapy and coaching is both an art and science, each individual is unique and deserves customised help to quickly regain clarity, confidence and motivation.

I have over 10 years of experience in helping executives struggling with mental exhaustion and burnout to regain their lives again. I guide individuals to identify key stressors and learn new skills to minimize their impact through evidence-based treatments. It’s hard to know where to turn to when you are constantly fighting anxious feelings, and my goal is to provide a space where you feel comfortable

Signs & Symptoms

Everyone worries or feels nervous every now and again. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations. But for people with anxiety disorders, those worries, and fears are crippling. Your body goes into the “fight or flight” response so you might feel uneasy every day with the inability to concentrate. The worrying can be over situations or issues that other people don’t seem to be as bothered by. You might worry about work constantly even when you’re not working and feel anxious over small events.

If you frequently experience any of the following thoughts, you may have an anxiety disorder, and it may be time to come book a consultation:

You struggle with intrusive thoughts in daily life

Do you have daily battles with excessive worry, irrational fears, excessive guilt, experience your stomach churning all the time, and headaches in your waking hours?

Anxiety drains the pleasure from things you used to enjoy, makes you see everything through suspicious lenses and eradicates hope and energy.

You have trouble sleeping due to your emotions

Are you laying in bed, unable to sleep, thoughts turning around and round in your head, feel the walls closing in, feeling sick to your stomach? When you suffer from anxiety, it feels like nothing can ever help!

You have strong feelings of helplessness and inadequacy

Have you been constantly feeling that you’re not good enough, stressed, worried, fearful, easily irritable, weepy, and helpless? If so, you may have anxiety.

You experience strong and persistent fear

Have you been over thinking everything, running over scenarios in your head, feel sheer panic, and your heart pounding so fast you honestly believe you are going to die? That is what anxiety does to your thinking. This intense fear makes you feel certain that you can never feel safe or okay again.

These are signs and symptoms of anxiety. They can be scary – feel like you’re dying scary – and you don’t have to be controlled by them anymore.

Causes of Anxiety

Everyone worries or feels nervous every now and again. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations. But for people with anxiety disorders, those worries, and fears are crippling.

Panic attacks induced by anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorder is a serious, but common, condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 13 people suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety causes you to feel worried and stressed for long periods of time. It can also affect one’s thinking patterns and physical health. Everyday tasks and interactions can seem difficult, both mentally and physically, often meaning that we avoid doing things we would normally do.

There are multiple types of anxiety disorders, such as generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.

No one knows exactly what causes anxiety problems. Anxiety is not your fault or caused by anything you have or haven’t done. Several factors can cause anxiety including:

  • Early childhood and past experiences.
  • Current issues or stressful life events.
  • Physical or mental health issues.
  • Effects from prolonged alcohol, drug or medication use.

Common Triggers of Anxiety

Any stressful or traumatic event can contribute to Anxiety or a Panic attack. Common triggers include:

  • Exhaustion or a build up of stress.
  • Retrenchment, business fallout etc.
  • Feeling under pressure while studying or in work.
  • Having money/housing problems.
  • Physical or emotional abuse.
  • Neglect.
  • Breakups or Divorce.
  • Being bullied, harassed or being socially excluded.


Worried that in therapy, you will be spending weeks on end talking about your childhood that has nothing to do with your current anxiety? Fret not, my aim is to get you off anxiety counselling with the least number of sessions.

“Despite it being the first session, a counselling session with Cassandra has already inspired me to overcome my anxiety and emotional struggles, helping me to pull through a stressful period in my life. I would definitely urge anyone to try out a session at her counselling clinic.”

“I am grateful to Cassandra for not only being a great listening ear, but also an immense help in guiding me through my feelings of self-doubt. She has helped me to truly understand and compartmentalize my thoughts in a way that allows me to function optimally as both a leader and a creative. I am now able to face challenges with a more logical approach and complete my daily tasks with greater pride and fulfillment. Thank you, Cassandra!”

Constantly Anxious?

If you experience anxiety, it may be time to seek treatment and improve your daily life. With the help of our anxiety therapy, we aim to protect you from panic attacks and from losing control. Don't delay in seeking out a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Who to consult if you have anxiety?

It's recommended that you consult a mental health professional, such as a licensed psychotherapist or psychiatrist.

Can a Counsellor diagnose you with an anxiety disorder?

A counsellor may guide you in recognising and avoiding your anxiety symptoms, but only a psychiatrist or other medical doctor can officially diagnose you with an anxiety disorder.

How to seek help for mental health in Singapore?

In Singapore, you can reach out to registered therapists, counsellors, or psychiatrists. Our clinic provides counselling services, and you can easily set up an appointment.

What is the fastest method for treating Anxiety?

Methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy or exposure therapy have proven effective in anxiety treatment. However, there is no shortcut. Working through your anxiety attacks is a gradual process, where you learn healthy coping mechanisms with the help of mental health professionals.

Is there medication for anxiety?

Yes, Anti-depressants may be prescribed by a licensed psychiatrist and medical doctor. However, this is not directly available at our clinic.

How long is one session of counselling?

An initial consultation session can take up to 90 minutes, to get to know the patient better. Subsequent sessions will run about 50 minutes each.

How much does one session cost?

The first session will cost $400, and subsequent 50-minute-long sessions will cost $250 each. We also offer additional packages, and do not charge GST. Find out more about our prices here.

275 Thomson Road, Novena Regency,
#01-19 Singapore 307645

Office: +65 6269 0401