Anxiety Counselling in Bedford

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Emma Vincent
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Hi, I'm Emma, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a special interest in helping people to overcome anxiety, stress and low self-esteem. My experience ranges from working in schools, the charitable sector and as a private practitioner. The needs and goals of each client are placed at the forefront of every session, in a safe and non-judgmental space to allow a greater understanding of each unique situation and develop relevant coping strategies together.
Hi, I'm Emma, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a special interest in helping people to overcome anxiety, stress and low self-esteem. My experience ranges from working in schools, the charitable sector and as a private practitioner. The needs and goals of each client are placed at the forefront of every session, in a safe and non-judgmental space to allow a greater understanding of each unique situation and develop relevant coping strategies together.
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Kirsty Lally
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK45
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
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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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David Monks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Welcome to my therapy space where I am here to help you. There are many reasons why you have arrived here. Fundamentally you are seeking change ..something needs to be different. An issue or issues need airing and sharing to understand or transform. I may be overwhelmed by depression and/or anxiety and need a supportive space to work it out. Who am I you may be asking yourself....we can find out together therapy . I may be in relationships where there are some difficulties and challenges that need some understanding As a client in therapy I will bring openness and honesty at all times to my sessions.
Welcome to my therapy space where I am here to help you. There are many reasons why you have arrived here. Fundamentally you are seeking change ..something needs to be different. An issue or issues need airing and sharing to understand or transform. I may be overwhelmed by depression and/or anxiety and need a supportive space to work it out. Who am I you may be asking yourself....we can find out together therapy . I may be in relationships where there are some difficulties and challenges that need some understanding As a client in therapy I will bring openness and honesty at all times to my sessions.
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Bonnie Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK43  (Online Only)
I help in addressing anxiety and overwhelm, trauma, and assisting individuals in resolving the negative impacts of narcissistic abuse.
Do you want to create change, find relief and feel good? If you can say yes, you have come to the right place. I work with individuals who are overwhelmed, highly anxious and stressed, and want to fulfil their potential and create meaningful change.
I help in addressing anxiety and overwhelm, trauma, and assisting individuals in resolving the negative impacts of narcissistic abuse.
Do you want to create change, find relief and feel good? If you can say yes, you have come to the right place. I work with individuals who are overwhelmed, highly anxious and stressed, and want to fulfil their potential and create meaningful change.
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Rachel Cathan Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
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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.
01525 664374 View 01525 664374
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Connect Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
The main focus in my work with clients centres around depression, anxiety, loss and life changes either medical or circumstantial which can make us feel out of control, lonely and frightened.
Hello, have you been wondering what it might be like to talk to a counsellor? To be really listened to? How might I help you? Everybody has problems, but for some working through them is more challenging than for others; perhaps because of an early childhood experience, trauma, a relationship problem, or a feeling of sadness that might feel too hard or frightening to unpack alone. I can help. It’s ok not to be ok, but you don’t have to be alone with your struggle. Counselling will help you make meaning of how and why you are feeling the way you do and enable you to move forward with resilience and confidence, please get in touch.
The main focus in my work with clients centres around depression, anxiety, loss and life changes either medical or circumstantial which can make us feel out of control, lonely and frightened.
Hello, have you been wondering what it might be like to talk to a counsellor? To be really listened to? How might I help you? Everybody has problems, but for some working through them is more challenging than for others; perhaps because of an early childhood experience, trauma, a relationship problem, or a feeling of sadness that might feel too hard or frightening to unpack alone. I can help. It’s ok not to be ok, but you don’t have to be alone with your struggle. Counselling will help you make meaning of how and why you are feeling the way you do and enable you to move forward with resilience and confidence, please get in touch.
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Dr Jef Jacques
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
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Blue Room Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
I am experienced in supporting people affected by anxiety, low mood, unhelpful habits/ addictions, low self-esteem, victims/survivors of trauma, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties and neuro-diversity challenges and unpaid carers of a loved one with dementia.
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
I am experienced in supporting people affected by anxiety, low mood, unhelpful habits/ addictions, low self-esteem, victims/survivors of trauma, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties and neuro-diversity challenges and unpaid carers of a loved one with dementia.
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
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Vicki Iliffe
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor; I have experience with helping clients to manage and cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement and childhood abuse.
Hello, I’m Vicki, welcome to my profile. There may be many reasons why you are visiting my profile today, life might feel difficult or overwhelming right now. You might be looking for support through a painful time. Whether you are looking to find some peace, or to explore past or present events that are impacting your life; I will offer a warm, safe space for you to freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. My aim is to help you to feel understood, accepted, and comfortable to be completely 'you'.
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor; I have experience with helping clients to manage and cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement and childhood abuse.
Hello, I’m Vicki, welcome to my profile. There may be many reasons why you are visiting my profile today, life might feel difficult or overwhelming right now. You might be looking for support through a painful time. Whether you are looking to find some peace, or to explore past or present events that are impacting your life; I will offer a warm, safe space for you to freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. My aim is to help you to feel understood, accepted, and comfortable to be completely 'you'.
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Bedford Therapy Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
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Rachel Purvis
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am a registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Counsellor, able to offer counselling and therapy to adults and older adolescents. I work with people from all walks of life who are struggling with psychological or emotional difficulties, however they manifest: for example, feeling anxious, feeling depressed, having difficulty concentrating, feeling stressed at work, having relationships that break down, or having an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, food or drugs.
I am a registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Counsellor, able to offer counselling and therapy to adults and older adolescents. I work with people from all walks of life who are struggling with psychological or emotional difficulties, however they manifest: for example, feeling anxious, feeling depressed, having difficulty concentrating, feeling stressed at work, having relationships that break down, or having an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, food or drugs.
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Dr Meera Shah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
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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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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Matthew Kemp
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK43
Are anxiety, relationship challenges, or old traumas weighing you down? As a compassionate and experienced therapist, I’m here to assist. Life can be overwhelming—whether you're dealing with a traumatic event, the loss of someone close, or relationship difficulties, you're not alone. I offer a supportive environment to explore and grow, specialising in cognitive-behavioural and humanistic approaches. If you're unsure where to start, book a free initial consultation to take that first step towards healing. I'm here to help you make the changes you want to make and find acceptance in the things you can't.
Are anxiety, relationship challenges, or old traumas weighing you down? As a compassionate and experienced therapist, I’m here to assist. Life can be overwhelming—whether you're dealing with a traumatic event, the loss of someone close, or relationship difficulties, you're not alone. I offer a supportive environment to explore and grow, specialising in cognitive-behavioural and humanistic approaches. If you're unsure where to start, book a free initial consultation to take that first step towards healing. I'm here to help you make the changes you want to make and find acceptance in the things you can't.
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Joseph Alexis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
My therapy approach has been particularly effective with clients with low-self esteem, depression, worry, OCD, trauma experiences and social anxiety. Irrespective of the presenting problem, I have found that actively listening to an individual is fundamental to any successful treatment.
My therapy approach has been particularly effective with clients with low-self esteem, depression, worry, OCD, trauma experiences and social anxiety. Irrespective of the presenting problem, I have found that actively listening to an individual is fundamental to any successful treatment.
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
020 3984 8324 View 020 3984 8324
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Linda Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
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Deeann Press
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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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.