We aim to provide a high standard of treatment, and we pride ourselves in being able to be held accountable to our clients and to ourselves; we like to walk the talk.
Using brief questionnaires about your symptoms over the course of therapy, we can evaluate our effectiveness as a clinic and ensure that we maintain high quality of care. Your psychologist will discuss the results of these questionnaires with you as treatment progresses, to develop a collaborative plan for treatment throughout therapy. Unless you choose to opt out, we de-identify and collate data from these questionnaires to examine our effectiveness as a clinic.
Results from our 2017 data is presented below:
In 2017, a large portion of clients at Anxiety House sought treatment for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD; 21%) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD; 17%). We also worked with several clients who reported suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder (7%), Panic Disorder (6%), Specific Phobias (e.g., of confined spaces, vomiting; 3%), Illness Related Anxiety (2%), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD; 1%). Many clients at the clinic were also seeking therapy for adjusting to major life stressors (e.g., workplace bullying, relationship breakdowns, stress; 10%), and Skin Picking or Hair Pulling (1%). In addition to this, our psychologists also worked with a wide variety of presenting concerns including: Major Depression (6%), Sleep Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-natal anxiety and depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Perfectionism, and low self-esteem.
The clinic also saw a large variety of OCD subtypes, including:
• Aggressive thoughts or images of harming self or others
• Contamination fears
• Unwanted sexual thoughts or images
• Checking compulsions
• Hyper-awareness of bodily functions (Somatic)
• Intrusive thoughts with moral or religious connotations (Religious)
• Intrusive thoughts focusing on intimate relationships (Relationship)
We are proud of the results we have achieved with our clients. As illustrated in the graph, on average, treatment at Anxiety House has significantly reduced overall levels of distress in our clients, and significantly improved life satisfaction.