Anxiety Counselling in Birmingham

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Jo Mbaeru
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a BACP-registered integrative counsellor with extensive experience. I am trained in person-centred, CBT, Gestalt, and psychodynamic modalities, and I deal with people from all walks of life in a multicultural setting. If you're dealing with grief, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or dread of the future, talking about it and figuring out why you live the way you do and how you're going to go on might help.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a BACP-registered integrative counsellor with extensive experience. I am trained in person-centred, CBT, Gestalt, and psychodynamic modalities, and I deal with people from all walks of life in a multicultural setting. If you're dealing with grief, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or dread of the future, talking about it and figuring out why you live the way you do and how you're going to go on might help.
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Dr Lorna Nelson
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
I am an experienced, HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience working in the NHS as a qualified psychologist. In this time, I have supported individuals, families, young people, and staff teams in various settings. This includes community and inpatient mental health services, and within paediatrics and neonatal care, in both London and the West Midlands. I have worked therapeutically with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, and adjustment to health conditions.
I am an experienced, HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience working in the NHS as a qualified psychologist. In this time, I have supported individuals, families, young people, and staff teams in various settings. This includes community and inpatient mental health services, and within paediatrics and neonatal care, in both London and the West Midlands. I have worked therapeutically with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, and adjustment to health conditions.
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Openforwards
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
Do you need ways to relax, lift your mood and build your confidence? My name is Jim Lucas and I run a Psychology Service based in Birmingham and Online. We teach you the best ways to deal with your anxiety, reduce depression, manage work-related stress and self-esteem. We'll help you get to the root of the problems quickly. And, we'll make sure you get fully equipped to handle these difficulties on your own. Get in touch to speak with a CBT-Psychology Expert or visit our online shop to see our ebooks and online courses. Go to www.openforwards.com
Do you need ways to relax, lift your mood and build your confidence? My name is Jim Lucas and I run a Psychology Service based in Birmingham and Online. We teach you the best ways to deal with your anxiety, reduce depression, manage work-related stress and self-esteem. We'll help you get to the root of the problems quickly. And, we'll make sure you get fully equipped to handle these difficulties on your own. Get in touch to speak with a CBT-Psychology Expert or visit our online shop to see our ebooks and online courses. Go to www.openforwards.com
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Raj Bassi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and have completed a degree in Psychology and primarily practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have over ten years experience of working within a range of NHS mental health services in London and the West Midlands in treating depression, anxiety disorders and trauma in adults and children by way of delivering effective treatment and providing evidence-based procedures.
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Dr Soraya Michelle De Boni
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B27
Do you feel stuck, lost and alone in life? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to understand why you feel so unhappy and unfulfilled? Do you worry about letting people get emotionally close to you and so tend to distance yourself from others? Yet then feel isolated and deeply unhappy? Have you always felt different or as though there was something wrong with you? Do you have a longing to understand yourself and feel an emotional connection with people in your life? I have worked with many people with these kinds of problems. It is likely that you experienced emotional neglect or trauma as a child.
Do you feel stuck, lost and alone in life? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to understand why you feel so unhappy and unfulfilled? Do you worry about letting people get emotionally close to you and so tend to distance yourself from others? Yet then feel isolated and deeply unhappy? Have you always felt different or as though there was something wrong with you? Do you have a longing to understand yourself and feel an emotional connection with people in your life? I have worked with many people with these kinds of problems. It is likely that you experienced emotional neglect or trauma as a child.
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Sheila Ridgley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
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Menka Sura
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B28
Every now and then life puts in front of us some obstacles that can be difficult to overcome without support. When left to our own accords these hurdles can often take us on a downward spiral, and lead us to feel insufficient, insecure, anxious, stressed or even depressed. It may be a familiar relationship that brings in the challenge or a social, behavioural, financial or work related issue. The worries that keep you up at night may be due to many reasons but if they are taking over and leave you feeling isolated in life, it might be time to seek support from someone who can help navigate through the difficult period.
Every now and then life puts in front of us some obstacles that can be difficult to overcome without support. When left to our own accords these hurdles can often take us on a downward spiral, and lead us to feel insufficient, insecure, anxious, stressed or even depressed. It may be a familiar relationship that brings in the challenge or a social, behavioural, financial or work related issue. The worries that keep you up at night may be due to many reasons but if they are taking over and leave you feeling isolated in life, it might be time to seek support from someone who can help navigate through the difficult period.
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Sara Salih
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B12
Life can be challenging at times, and it's important to recognize when you need help. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with relationships, trauma, or grief, taking the step towards therapy is a courageous and vital move towards your well-being. In therapy with me, I will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable talking freely about what's on your mind.
Life can be challenging at times, and it's important to recognize when you need help. If you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling with relationships, trauma, or grief, taking the step towards therapy is a courageous and vital move towards your well-being. In therapy with me, I will provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable talking freely about what's on your mind.
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Natasha Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
Hello. Everything you are feeling in this moment is real and that’s ok. You may feel that no one understands and this can feel lonely. Struggling with the feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, depression, or anxiety, are typical responses of life stresses, including that of grief and trauma relating to significant life events, as well peri/postnatal experiences. It's most likely that this is not how you thought life would be. And it’s also likely that this is the first time in your life that you feel out of control.
Hello. Everything you are feeling in this moment is real and that’s ok. You may feel that no one understands and this can feel lonely. Struggling with the feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, depression, or anxiety, are typical responses of life stresses, including that of grief and trauma relating to significant life events, as well peri/postnatal experiences. It's most likely that this is not how you thought life would be. And it’s also likely that this is the first time in your life that you feel out of control.
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Eloise Jenkins
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B44  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
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SJ Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B2  (Online Only)
As an experienced Psychotherapist, I work with a range of issues including anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, phobias, depression .
Hello, my name is Sobia and I'm an Accredited Psychotherapist with 17 years experience. I have worked in mental health services for over 20 years. Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it hard to come to terms with major life events, difficult experiences or traumas. If you are looking to make sense of your experiences, emotions or to change how you think or deal with difficulties in your life, then maybe therapy is the way forward for you. I provide a safe, contained, compassionate and person centred therapeutic environment for you to share and explore your difficulties.
As an experienced Psychotherapist, I work with a range of issues including anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, phobias, depression .
Hello, my name is Sobia and I'm an Accredited Psychotherapist with 17 years experience. I have worked in mental health services for over 20 years. Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it hard to come to terms with major life events, difficult experiences or traumas. If you are looking to make sense of your experiences, emotions or to change how you think or deal with difficulties in your life, then maybe therapy is the way forward for you. I provide a safe, contained, compassionate and person centred therapeutic environment for you to share and explore your difficulties.
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Celia Frances Moore
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
I manage many young people,adults aged 18 and over (nhs & privately)affected by anxiety,low mood,depression,insomnia,panic attacks,stress and body shy.
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and Counselling.
I manage many young people,adults aged 18 and over (nhs & privately)affected by anxiety,low mood,depression,insomnia,panic attacks,stress and body shy.
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and Counselling.
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Carl Flynn Msc Bsc Pg Dip
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, scared, confused, angry, used and abused? Do you need someone to speak with, who will explore your concerns with you and support you to achieve greater balance and happiness in your life? Call me to help you create a brighter future.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, scared, confused, angry, used and abused? Do you need someone to speak with, who will explore your concerns with you and support you to achieve greater balance and happiness in your life? Call me to help you create a brighter future.
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Ayesha Bhatti
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B9
trauma, depression, anxiety, low-moods, self-esteem, difficult relationships, abuse, bereavement, loss, isolation etc.
I support my clients better cope with Autism and the impact it has on their relationships. I work from a humanistic approach, which means I view my clients holistically, considering their views, backgrounds and experiences. I believe that we all have an innate ability to develop ourselves and our potentials. Over our lifetimes, we all form ways of thinking and being to adjust to our environments. Having Autism can However sometimes these habits and beliefs are no longer useful and can become hurdles, preventing us from progressing. This is where contacting a psychotherapist can be your first step towards self-development.
trauma, depression, anxiety, low-moods, self-esteem, difficult relationships, abuse, bereavement, loss, isolation etc.
I support my clients better cope with Autism and the impact it has on their relationships. I work from a humanistic approach, which means I view my clients holistically, considering their views, backgrounds and experiences. I believe that we all have an innate ability to develop ourselves and our potentials. Over our lifetimes, we all form ways of thinking and being to adjust to our environments. Having Autism can However sometimes these habits and beliefs are no longer useful and can become hurdles, preventing us from progressing. This is where contacting a psychotherapist can be your first step towards self-development.
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
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Jas Dhillon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I provide empathetic and effective therapy for individuals dealing with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges. This includes helping clients manage anxiety, depression and stress, improve self-esteem and self-confidence as well as navigate complex relationship dynamics and family issues. I also offer support and guidance for those coping with grief, high levels of stress, persistent sadness and anger management issues.
I provide empathetic and effective therapy for individuals dealing with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges. This includes helping clients manage anxiety, depression and stress, improve self-esteem and self-confidence as well as navigate complex relationship dynamics and family issues. I also offer support and guidance for those coping with grief, high levels of stress, persistent sadness and anger management issues.
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Parveen Kaur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
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Brian Rich
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B23  (Online Only)
When life becomes difficult we can often find ourselves acting in ways that are self-defeating or prevent us from living life as fully as possible. This may be because of low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic illness, trauma or difficulties in relationships with others. I offer a safe and confidential space to identify and understand what is holding you back and work with you to overcome those difficulties. You may want to work on a specific issue for a short time or look at wider, deeper issues over a longer period. To find out more about how we might work together, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
When life becomes difficult we can often find ourselves acting in ways that are self-defeating or prevent us from living life as fully as possible. This may be because of low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic illness, trauma or difficulties in relationships with others. I offer a safe and confidential space to identify and understand what is holding you back and work with you to overcome those difficulties. You may want to work on a specific issue for a short time or look at wider, deeper issues over a longer period. To find out more about how we might work together, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
0121 827 6801 View 0121 827 6801
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Nazia Nazir
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Sometimes we feel we are not happy in the life that we are living and coming to terms with it or making a change can feel like an insurmountable task. Or we endure a loss that leaves us feeling utterly devastated; the breakdown of a friendship, the demise of a marriage, the death of a significant person, a parental or sibling estrangement. You may not even know what is wrong but you have an innate sense that your anxiety and low mood need your attention. That the sadness and loneliness you are experiencing is overwhelming and you want to reach out to find some happiness. But we can lose our sense of perspective at such times.
Sometimes we feel we are not happy in the life that we are living and coming to terms with it or making a change can feel like an insurmountable task. Or we endure a loss that leaves us feeling utterly devastated; the breakdown of a friendship, the demise of a marriage, the death of a significant person, a parental or sibling estrangement. You may not even know what is wrong but you have an innate sense that your anxiety and low mood need your attention. That the sadness and loneliness you are experiencing is overwhelming and you want to reach out to find some happiness. But we can lose our sense of perspective at such times.
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Waqar Waqar Azam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B28
If you’ve found yourself here searching for a therapist, then I can imagine that you are going through some tough times at the moment. Life can be difficult, and things can get all too much at times. Whether its emotional distress, depression, anxiety or feeling dissatisfied and empty if your life, we all go through these hardships and sometimes need some help to navigate through and overcome these times.
If you’ve found yourself here searching for a therapist, then I can imagine that you are going through some tough times at the moment. Life can be difficult, and things can get all too much at times. Whether its emotional distress, depression, anxiety or feeling dissatisfied and empty if your life, we all go through these hardships and sometimes need some help to navigate through and overcome these times.
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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.