Anxiety Counselling in Bletchley

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Carly Weston Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK3
There are many reasons people come to counselling, for example bereavement, relationship breakdown, issues at work, past or recent traumatic events, difficulties around disordered eating or complexities associated with gender dysphoria. Whatever it is that has led you to consider counselling, I know you have a unique story to tell. Are you are struggling with low self-worth, stress or anger? Or maybe you are worried, confused, scared, misunderstood, feeling lost or experiencing other unwanted feelings? Life can be very busy, demanding and draining. Counselling is an opportunity to slow down and look inside. What do you want?
There are many reasons people come to counselling, for example bereavement, relationship breakdown, issues at work, past or recent traumatic events, difficulties around disordered eating or complexities associated with gender dysphoria. Whatever it is that has led you to consider counselling, I know you have a unique story to tell. Are you are struggling with low self-worth, stress or anger? Or maybe you are worried, confused, scared, misunderstood, feeling lost or experiencing other unwanted feelings? Life can be very busy, demanding and draining. Counselling is an opportunity to slow down and look inside. What do you want?
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Kirsty Lally
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
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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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
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Denise Janvier-Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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Maria B. Hume
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK3  (Online Only)
Experienced psychological therapist, using evidence-based interventions to explore ways of helping people creatively, practically and thoughtfully. This is a collaborative process and we adapt how we work that is most helpful for you. I adhere to the boundaries of the BACP Ethical Framework and strict data protection/confidentiality policies. <> In addition to psychological therapies, I offer an exploratory interviewing process with a detailed report, to enable people to gain a better understanding of what is happening for them. This report can be passed on to a GP for onward referral, if appropriate.
Experienced psychological therapist, using evidence-based interventions to explore ways of helping people creatively, practically and thoughtfully. This is a collaborative process and we adapt how we work that is most helpful for you. I adhere to the boundaries of the BACP Ethical Framework and strict data protection/confidentiality policies. <> In addition to psychological therapies, I offer an exploratory interviewing process with a detailed report, to enable people to gain a better understanding of what is happening for them. This report can be passed on to a GP for onward referral, if appropriate.
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Stacy Holland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
I have a heart for those who haven't felt heard or understood and I will treat what you share with the utmost care. I can offer you compassion where maybe you feel you haven't received it before, or maybe you feel like you don't deserve it because that internal voice tells you you are not good enough. I can help you discover the roots of that voice, weakening its influence over you and allowing you to build a new voice that is encouraging and supportive. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, what you think and how you feel really is important to me.
I have a heart for those who haven't felt heard or understood and I will treat what you share with the utmost care. I can offer you compassion where maybe you feel you haven't received it before, or maybe you feel like you don't deserve it because that internal voice tells you you are not good enough. I can help you discover the roots of that voice, weakening its influence over you and allowing you to build a new voice that is encouraging and supportive. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard, what you think and how you feel really is important to me.
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Caroline McBride
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to be along side you whilst you find what it is that you need. I think people come to Counselling when they decide within themselves something in their life needs to change, be that an external change or a change in a way of feeling, I have a decades experience in building meaningful, containing, supportive relationships and can be alongside you whilst you find what it is that you need.
Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to be along side you whilst you find what it is that you need. I think people come to Counselling when they decide within themselves something in their life needs to change, be that an external change or a change in a way of feeling, I have a decades experience in building meaningful, containing, supportive relationships and can be alongside you whilst you find what it is that you need.
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DS-Therapia
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
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More Therapists Nearby

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Kath Attwood couples & Individual counsellor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
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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Asha Weir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK5
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 19 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 19 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
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Anne Kariuki
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK6
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might 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. ​
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might 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. ​
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Photo of Helen Heather, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Heather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
I support people in finding hope for the future rather than existing in the past. Sometimes it can feel as though we are playing a role for other people, rather than being our genuine selves. Things can become overwhelming and feel as though you are having to face things on your own. You may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or grief. You're not alone. By seeking counselling, you are taking a first step towards having a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future. If this resonates with you, read on...
I support people in finding hope for the future rather than existing in the past. Sometimes it can feel as though we are playing a role for other people, rather than being our genuine selves. Things can become overwhelming and feel as though you are having to face things on your own. You may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or grief. You're not alone. By seeking counselling, you are taking a first step towards having a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future. If this resonates with you, read on...
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Photo of undefined - Dr Meera Shah, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Meera Shah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Woburn MK17
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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Jenny Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK1
I understand speaking to somebody can surface anxiety, you may have self-doubting thoughts or unhelpful thinking that your difficulties aren't as important.
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
I understand speaking to somebody can surface anxiety, you may have self-doubting thoughts or unhelpful thinking that your difficulties aren't as important.
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, It is the first step towards change and takes courage. Maybe you're here because you have experienced a difficult past? Perhaps your childhood has left you feeling hurt? Do you feel excluded from others and when you are around other people do you feel like you don’t fit in and find yourself overcompensating to fit in, or question yourself and wonder what is wrong with you? Are you constantly worrying and find it hard to relax around others? Maybe this surfaces anger, jealousy or sadness?
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Alice Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
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Photo of Colin Keith Johnson, ACC-AC, Counsellor
Colin Keith Johnson
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
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Photo of Katherine Nickoll, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Katherine Nickoll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
Do you need to unburden your troubles and untangle your muddles? I can hear your darkest stories and share with you my belief that we can all grow. I love to work with people to realise their goals, rediscover their choices and to find hope, self-acceptance and emotional peace of mind. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, have issues at work, including chronic stress, or disability and hidden disability. I also am interested in body positivity, issues around self-esteem, imposter syndrome, and political or environmental worries.
Do you need to unburden your troubles and untangle your muddles? I can hear your darkest stories and share with you my belief that we can all grow. I love to work with people to realise their goals, rediscover their choices and to find hope, self-acceptance and emotional peace of mind. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, have issues at work, including chronic stress, or disability and hidden disability. I also am interested in body positivity, issues around self-esteem, imposter syndrome, and political or environmental worries.
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Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK9
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
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Photo of Dr Jef Jacques, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap., Psychotherapist
Dr Jef Jacques
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
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
Milton Keynes MK4  (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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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.