All of us at have experienced debilitating anxiety. But we’ve also overcome it and returned to normal and lasting health. Because we know the hardship anxiety unwellness can cause, we are committed to helping others, with over 27 years of service.” - Jim Folk, President,

There Is No Better Anxiety Counselling Than With Sue Waugh

Dear Jim,

Thank you so much for the Anxiety Centre, which is by far the best resource we have ever found for understanding and treating Anxiety and Depression.  And an even bigger thank you for having Sue Waugh as one of your Counsellors. I am sure all the Anxiety Centre counsellors are great, however, my husband and I know that for us and all our family and friends we have referred, there is no better assistance, guidance and support than counselling with Sue Waugh.

I'm seriously not exaggerating when I say that Sue saved our lives, our marriage, and our sanity.

Very briefly, our story is that I suffered varying degrees of anxiety for most of my life. However, it became unmanageable following a number of very challenging life stressors coming together over a short period of time (including the sudden death of my mother). I was at the stage where my GP wanted to put me on strong medication immediately to assist with what he said was severely high anxiety.  I didn't want to go on medication - I wanted to understand my condition and why I had reached the point I had. I wanted to learn once and for all how to successfully handle my life and my life challenges. I had had a large number of anxiety counselling sessions during my life but I had never had any sessions with somebody who had gone through anxiety themselves.  I decided that if I was really serious about making permanent positive change, I needed guidance from a professional who had personally experienced what I was going through.

I commenced weekly counselling with Sue Waugh from the Anxiety Centre which progressed to fortnightly and monthly sessions as I learned so much about anxiety and why I was like I was.   Through Sue, I learnt so much about myself, about anxiety, and about life. Through Sue’s guidance, I built an amazing toolbox of stress management skills and tools that I would be able to use throughout the rest of my life.  My life improved in leaps and bounds from our first meeting.

About a year after starting counselling with Sue, when I was well advanced and living a hugely better life, my husband went through a number of really difficult life stressors and ended up severely depressed.  This was so out of character for my husband who had never been through any anxiety nor depression episodes in his life.

After seeing how much better I was thanks to Sue's counselling, my husband also requested counselling with Sue.

To cut a very long story short - we are the happiest, healthiest - physically and mentally - that we have ever been.  We want to formally thank Sue for saving us.  Sue is so special and so precious to us.  We thank God for bringing Sue into our lives.  God bless you Sue for being so wonderful, caring and for your amazing anxiety and depression counselling skills.

I continue to this day to refer Sue to any family or friends who are going through a struggle with anxiety or depression as I know first hand that with Sue's help they will learn the skills they need to live their best life.

Thanks & Warmest regards,
Margo, Australia


The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 15, 2017. Information, support, and coaching/counseling/therapy for problematic anxiety and its sensations and symptoms, including the anxiety testimonials.