Anxiety Counselling in Ampthill

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Dr Meera Shah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
Life can throw us challenges at times where perhaps an outside perspective can help. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist and CAT therapist working with adults. I also work in the NHS. I specialise in physical health conditions (e.g. oncology, palliative care, pain, digestive diseases), alongside issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, loss, adjustment, trauma, life crisis, body image and identity. I'm also interested in issues of diversity and cultural conflict. I work in a collaborative and integrative way to help understand your difficulties and to move towards the change you seek.
Life can throw us challenges at times where perhaps an outside perspective can help. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist and CAT therapist working with adults. I also work in the NHS. I specialise in physical health conditions (e.g. oncology, palliative care, pain, digestive diseases), alongside issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, loss, adjustment, trauma, life crisis, body image and identity. I'm also interested in issues of diversity and cultural conflict. I work in a collaborative and integrative way to help understand your difficulties and to move towards the change you seek.
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Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
My counselling experience is varied and includes working with people who have problems with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work stress and coping with mid-life transitions.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
My counselling experience is varied and includes working with people who have problems with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work stress and coping with mid-life transitions.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
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Clive Deeks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
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Holly Dorling
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ampthill MK45
Hello, I'm Holly and I offer support for individuals and couples / multi-partnered people with issues relating to all things sex and relationships. I cover a range of topics, but my specialism sits with young adults (18-35), women's sexual health matters and relationship problems. This might include; dating concerns, low sexual desire, sexual anxiety, vaginismus, erectile problems, sexual health questions and living with STIs, low self-esteem/body image concerns. I also offer therapy for people needing support with recovering from affairs, improving communication or re-establishing intimacy in their relationship.
Hello, I'm Holly and I offer support for individuals and couples / multi-partnered people with issues relating to all things sex and relationships. I cover a range of topics, but my specialism sits with young adults (18-35), women's sexual health matters and relationship problems. This might include; dating concerns, low sexual desire, sexual anxiety, vaginismus, erectile problems, sexual health questions and living with STIs, low self-esteem/body image concerns. I also offer therapy for people needing support with recovering from affairs, improving communication or re-establishing intimacy in their relationship.
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Po Chan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
Maybe, it's anxiety, communication barriers, confidence or something deeper like trauma, abuse or loss.
In an ideal world, everyone should have someone, they can talk to. But the world isn't ideal and talking to someone you know may be difficult, or even problematic. So I can help. There’s a Chinese proverb that I like - ‘reading ten thousand scrolls, rather walk ten thousand miles.’ When we search for answers, our first point is the internet or books but what we can’t grasp from written literature, is the life experiences of interactions and 'light bulb' moments. My journeys have covered more than ten thousand miles. I have encountered and experienced many difficulties myself and I want to help you to overcome yours and feel better.
Maybe, it's anxiety, communication barriers, confidence or something deeper like trauma, abuse or loss.
In an ideal world, everyone should have someone, they can talk to. But the world isn't ideal and talking to someone you know may be difficult, or even problematic. So I can help. There’s a Chinese proverb that I like - ‘reading ten thousand scrolls, rather walk ten thousand miles.’ When we search for answers, our first point is the internet or books but what we can’t grasp from written literature, is the life experiences of interactions and 'light bulb' moments. My journeys have covered more than ten thousand miles. I have encountered and experienced many difficulties myself and I want to help you to overcome yours and feel better.
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Photo of Dr Antonia Harrison, PsychD, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Antonia Harrison
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
If you have made the decision to seek support from a psychologist, you have now taken the first step towards an improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. I provide psychological assessments and therapy, working with adults, children or families. If you do not have a clinical diagnosis, or are unsure of your needs, I can provide an assessment, and work with you to determine your goals and develop a treatment plan. If you are seeking a formal Autism /Asperger's diagnosis assessment, this is one of my specialist services. I provide therapies and diagnostic services privately, in Bedfordshire.
If you have made the decision to seek support from a psychologist, you have now taken the first step towards an improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. I provide psychological assessments and therapy, working with adults, children or families. If you do not have a clinical diagnosis, or are unsure of your needs, I can provide an assessment, and work with you to determine your goals and develop a treatment plan. If you are seeking a formal Autism /Asperger's diagnosis assessment, this is one of my specialist services. I provide therapies and diagnostic services privately, in Bedfordshire.
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Amy Alice Carpenter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
Hi! I'm an experienced Counsellor offering emotional support to a variety of Clients with a wide range of presenting issue. Not all individuals who come to counselling are suffering from a mental health crisis, a large proportion are seeking personal growth and seek to understand themselves better. Experience tells me that this can be a barrier to entry, no problem or issue is too small and I offer a confidential space which is free of judgement to assist individuals to work through and process past and present life experiences.
Hi! I'm an experienced Counsellor offering emotional support to a variety of Clients with a wide range of presenting issue. Not all individuals who come to counselling are suffering from a mental health crisis, a large proportion are seeking personal growth and seek to understand themselves better. Experience tells me that this can be a barrier to entry, no problem or issue is too small and I offer a confidential space which is free of judgement to assist individuals to work through and process past and present life experiences.
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Bedfordshire Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ampthill MK45
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
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Dean Sanderson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunstable LU5  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of issues involving: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship difficulties, School/Workplace issues, Stress, Parent separation, and Self- harm.
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
I work with a variety of issues involving: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship difficulties, School/Workplace issues, Stress, Parent separation, and Self- harm.
Welcome to my Profile. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, working face to face and also available for online sessions. I know the difference counselling can make to peoples lives and understand that starting and opening up to a counsellor can be difficult. I work with an integrated counselling approach to my support clients, All sessions are online giving more flexibility around busy lifestyles. I will work with you to move forward in line with your values to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions. I hope I will give you the confidence to express sometimes difficult and sensitive information.
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Kath Attwood couples & Individual counsellor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hockliffe LU7
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
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Susanna Sophia Summer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Biggleswade SG18
Whether you are struggling with emotions, relationships or physiological symptoms of anxiety or depression I can offer a safe space to explore these. You may be struggling to understand why things are so difficult, and may be very critical of yourself, thinking you should be coping better. You might have experienced a traumatic event, or always felt that you don't quite fit in, blaming yourself. You might be in a couple or a family unit struggling with arguments or disconnection from each other. You might just want to re-think your values and life goals to shift your future focus to something more rewarding.
Whether you are struggling with emotions, relationships or physiological symptoms of anxiety or depression I can offer a safe space to explore these. You may be struggling to understand why things are so difficult, and may be very critical of yourself, thinking you should be coping better. You might have experienced a traumatic event, or always felt that you don't quite fit in, blaming yourself. You might be in a couple or a family unit struggling with arguments or disconnection from each other. You might just want to re-think your values and life goals to shift your future focus to something more rewarding.
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Photo of Oliver John Whitefield, BACP, Counsellor
Oliver John Whitefield
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Houghton Regis LU5
Issues I work with include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Depression, Existential Issues, Identity Issues, Phobia, LGBTQ+ Issues and Low Self-esteem.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.
Issues I work with include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Depression, Existential Issues, Identity Issues, Phobia, LGBTQ+ Issues and Low Self-esteem.
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Elaine Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
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The Paros Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
I am a practising Human Givens Psychotherapist, working in Woburn Sands (near Milton Keynes). Most of my clients come to me with a number of emotional issues relating to depression, addiction, anxiety or stress, trauma or phobia. All my clients are from a variety of ages and background. I work with couples as well as individuals. My track record in securing rapid and enduring change ensures that I provide the best possible service and outcomes for my clients.
I am a practising Human Givens Psychotherapist, working in Woburn Sands (near Milton Keynes). Most of my clients come to me with a number of emotional issues relating to depression, addiction, anxiety or stress, trauma or phobia. All my clients are from a variety of ages and background. I work with couples as well as individuals. My track record in securing rapid and enduring change ensures that I provide the best possible service and outcomes for my clients.
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Kate Baillie
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
I work with a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, self esteem, sense of self, a felt sense of loss, grief, feeling numb, feeling stuck, relationship difficulties, worries about loved ones, stress related issues, anger, impact of a loved one's addiction on family members, later life worries.
Hello there and welcome. I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor. I qualified over ten years ago and currently run a private practice for individuals online anywhere in the UK. I also see clients face to face in the Bedford area. I offer a space for you to be heard in a warm, accepting and non-judgemental environment. It's a space where you can explore the issues - old or new - that have brought you to seek some support. The therapeutic relationship is an alliance that can help you towards a greater understanding of yourself, others and the world.
I work with a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, self esteem, sense of self, a felt sense of loss, grief, feeling numb, feeling stuck, relationship difficulties, worries about loved ones, stress related issues, anger, impact of a loved one's addiction on family members, later life worries.
Hello there and welcome. I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor. I qualified over ten years ago and currently run a private practice for individuals online anywhere in the UK. I also see clients face to face in the Bedford area. I offer a space for you to be heard in a warm, accepting and non-judgemental environment. It's a space where you can explore the issues - old or new - that have brought you to seek some support. The therapeutic relationship is an alliance that can help you towards a greater understanding of yourself, others and the world.
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Bonnie Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
I help in addressing anxiety and overwhelm, trauma, and assisting individuals in resolving the negative impacts of narcissistic abuse.
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Dr Suman Prinjha
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shefford SG17
I specialise in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cultural issues, work-related stress, and living with illness. We all face times when we feel confused, stuck or unsure about what to do. During these difficult or uncertain times talking to someone who listens, yet has distance from the issue, can really help. Asking for support is not a sign of weakness. It takes courage to focus on ourselves so that we can find solutions, make changes, and move forwards. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential yet proactive therapy in a safe and supportive space. I work in the evenings and weekends.
I specialise in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, cultural issues, work-related stress, and living with illness. We all face times when we feel confused, stuck or unsure about what to do. During these difficult or uncertain times talking to someone who listens, yet has distance from the issue, can really help. Asking for support is not a sign of weakness. It takes courage to focus on ourselves so that we can find solutions, make changes, and move forwards. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential yet proactive therapy in a safe and supportive space. I work in the evenings and weekends.
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Warren Foot
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK45
Hi , I'm Warren. I help people experiencing anxiety or depression or those that want to make changes to their life (at home or at work) but don't know how to start. People I work with will often be struggling with low esteem that affects their ability to live the life they want to live and make the decisions that they want to make. I help people with debilitating phobias or those who have suffered trauma and I support them to reach the goals they set to achieve the freedom they want. Check out my website at www.warrenfoottherapy.com and please don't hesitate to send me a message or give me a call.
Hi , I'm Warren. I help people experiencing anxiety or depression or those that want to make changes to their life (at home or at work) but don't know how to start. People I work with will often be struggling with low esteem that affects their ability to live the life they want to live and make the decisions that they want to make. I help people with debilitating phobias or those who have suffered trauma and I support them to reach the goals they set to achieve the freedom they want. Check out my website at www.warrenfoottherapy.com and please don't hesitate to send me a message or give me a call.
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Barry James Carpenter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
So, let's talk about YOU. 'I want to be free from anxiety,''I will never be good enough,''Who am I and can I be me?.' Maybe it's crippling anxiety where you're fearful of every situation, whether it's the now or related to a past trauma. Maybe you lack confidence in body & self, disliking yourself and feeling like you don't know who you are which causes you to be afraid to be you. Perhaps it's attachment patterns in relationships, fear of trusting due to being let down & abandoned, the terror of ending up hurt and alone. Well, I can help. After all, other's telling us that 'It'll be okay' is well meaning but does it help?
So, let's talk about YOU. 'I want to be free from anxiety,''I will never be good enough,''Who am I and can I be me?.' Maybe it's crippling anxiety where you're fearful of every situation, whether it's the now or related to a past trauma. Maybe you lack confidence in body & self, disliking yourself and feeling like you don't know who you are which causes you to be afraid to be you. Perhaps it's attachment patterns in relationships, fear of trusting due to being let down & abandoned, the terror of ending up hurt and alone. Well, I can help. After all, other's telling us that 'It'll be okay' is well meaning but does it help?
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Yvonne Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
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Anxiety Counsellors

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.