Anxiety Counselling in Cambridge

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Nicholas Cook
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
I have helped many people cope with stress, overcome anxiety, beat depression and reduce their drinking before it took over their lives completely.
Right now you might find it almost impossible to believe life will work out for the best. Sometimes change just comes along but most of the time it's up to us to get started. That's tough at the best of times. Maybe staying as you are just seems easier or, perhaps, you've now reached a point where you want to change but don't know how to go about it. Starting out can seem daunting, a risk even. That's where therapy comes in.
I have helped many people cope with stress, overcome anxiety, beat depression and reduce their drinking before it took over their lives completely.
Right now you might find it almost impossible to believe life will work out for the best. Sometimes change just comes along but most of the time it's up to us to get started. That's tough at the best of times. Maybe staying as you are just seems easier or, perhaps, you've now reached a point where you want to change but don't know how to go about it. Starting out can seem daunting, a risk even. That's where therapy comes in.
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Leiya Lemkey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1  (Online Only)
I have experience in treating a range of difficulties which include anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety, depressive disorders, trauma and PTSD, sleep problems, self-esteem, anger management, substance misuse, stress management and emotion regulation.
I am an HCPC Registered Psychologist who has Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I received my Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham in 2019. I have experiencing working in both the NHS and Private Sector.
I have experience in treating a range of difficulties which include anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety, depressive disorders, trauma and PTSD, sleep problems, self-esteem, anger management, substance misuse, stress management and emotion regulation.
I am an HCPC Registered Psychologist who has Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I received my Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham in 2019. I have experiencing working in both the NHS and Private Sector.
01223 679867 View 01223 679867
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Dr Lynsey Kelly | Young Adults | Self Esteem | Trauma | Anxiety | Depression
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
You feel so alone. You don’t like yourself much. You get stuck in thought spirals, and can't stop thinking about horrible memories you'd rather forget. You can be easily irritated, or feel lost and distant from others. You aren't sleeping well. You don’t fit in, and worry if others knew the real you, they wouldn’t want to be your friend. You feel you worry too much about what others think of you. Life feels overwhelming and like it’s slipping out of control.
You feel so alone. You don’t like yourself much. You get stuck in thought spirals, and can't stop thinking about horrible memories you'd rather forget. You can be easily irritated, or feel lost and distant from others. You aren't sleeping well. You don’t fit in, and worry if others knew the real you, they wouldn’t want to be your friend. You feel you worry too much about what others think of you. Life feels overwhelming and like it’s slipping out of control.
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Cambridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cambridge CB5
Cambridge Counselling Service is the largest private counselling service in Cambridge. Counselling is for anyone who wants to invest in getting their life on track. Typical problems that people bring to counselling include low-mood, depression, feeling stuck or trapped, anxiety, stress, feeling unhappy at work, eating issues, over-doing drink, drugs, gambling, gaming or social media, relationship issues (work or personal), identity issues, family problems, bereavement, career uncertainty, life-stage issues or personal development. We have private, comfortable and light-filled consulting rooms near Stourbridge Common, Cambridge.
Cambridge Counselling Service is the largest private counselling service in Cambridge. Counselling is for anyone who wants to invest in getting their life on track. Typical problems that people bring to counselling include low-mood, depression, feeling stuck or trapped, anxiety, stress, feeling unhappy at work, eating issues, over-doing drink, drugs, gambling, gaming or social media, relationship issues (work or personal), identity issues, family problems, bereavement, career uncertainty, life-stage issues or personal development. We have private, comfortable and light-filled consulting rooms near Stourbridge Common, Cambridge.
01223 658271 View 01223 658271
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Guy Snape Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
Feeling down? Stressed, anxious or depressed? I can help. We all have our "stuff" - pressure of work, relationship difficulties, painful memories or trauma, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty sleeping: modern life can feel overwhelming. Just like our physical health, everyone has times when their mental wellbeing is not at its best.
Feeling down? Stressed, anxious or depressed? I can help. We all have our "stuff" - pressure of work, relationship difficulties, painful memories or trauma, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty sleeping: modern life can feel overwhelming. Just like our physical health, everyone has times when their mental wellbeing is not at its best.
01223 981326 View 01223 981326
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Debbie Watt
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB22
I support clients to successfully - Build confidence and Resilience/ Establish new norms after redundancy, injury or loss/ Sleep better/ Develop skills to better manage physical and mental health/ Change careers/ Establish work-life-balance/ Tackle phobias or fears/ Improve communication and negotiation skills/ Thrive with neurodivergence/.
I’m a Coaching Psychologist and Accredited Master Coach with over 17 years of experience in supporting clients to navigate their way through challenges and change. My approach is to walk alongside you and tailor support to your changing needs on your journey to define and achieve your chosen outcomes -
I support clients to successfully - Build confidence and Resilience/ Establish new norms after redundancy, injury or loss/ Sleep better/ Develop skills to better manage physical and mental health/ Change careers/ Establish work-life-balance/ Tackle phobias or fears/ Improve communication and negotiation skills/ Thrive with neurodivergence/.
I’m a Coaching Psychologist and Accredited Master Coach with over 17 years of experience in supporting clients to navigate their way through challenges and change. My approach is to walk alongside you and tailor support to your changing needs on your journey to define and achieve your chosen outcomes -
01223 650660 View 01223 650660
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Monika Sobczak
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB5
Is anxiety taking pleasure out of your life? Finding it difficult to believe in yourself again? Life seems overwhelming? I assist you in unravelling your troubles. Through honest dialogue, I will provide you with a reliable, meaningful, supportive and ethically confidential relationship. There are several contrasting approaches in the counselling/therapy field where I integrate powerful ideas from most of them in order to meet your needs.
Is anxiety taking pleasure out of your life? Finding it difficult to believe in yourself again? Life seems overwhelming? I assist you in unravelling your troubles. Through honest dialogue, I will provide you with a reliable, meaningful, supportive and ethically confidential relationship. There are several contrasting approaches in the counselling/therapy field where I integrate powerful ideas from most of them in order to meet your needs.
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Ruth Cloherty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB21  (Online Only)
I work with people presenting with a variety of difficulties including stress, relationship difficulties, anger, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD & low self-esteem. All of these interfere with our ability to solve problems and express our potential. They limit our ability to enjoy our life fully. I use modalities such as Transactional Analysis & Internal Family Systems along with other effective interventions to empower you and help you heal and live your life more fully.  I work in a transparent way with you. My focus is on supporting you to achieve what you want to achieve and on creating maximum value for you going forward.
I work with people presenting with a variety of difficulties including stress, relationship difficulties, anger, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CPTSD & low self-esteem. All of these interfere with our ability to solve problems and express our potential. They limit our ability to enjoy our life fully. I use modalities such as Transactional Analysis & Internal Family Systems along with other effective interventions to empower you and help you heal and live your life more fully.  I work in a transparent way with you. My focus is on supporting you to achieve what you want to achieve and on creating maximum value for you going forward.
07951 977516 View 07951 977516
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Nora Woofenden
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB3  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, mood swings, life changes, and day-to-day stressors.
Therapy is an investment in your current and future wellbeing. I join my clients in identifying the source of their concerns, and developing positive change. Whether you're struggling with chronic mental health stemming from trauma, or wanting to figure out why life has felt so hard lately, I am ready to listen with care and non-judgement. I have navigated a wide variety of needs with people who've never experienced therapy before, people who've seem to have tried everything, and people somewhere in between. Wherever you are, and wherever you'd like to go, we'll find the way forward.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, mood swings, life changes, and day-to-day stressors.
Therapy is an investment in your current and future wellbeing. I join my clients in identifying the source of their concerns, and developing positive change. Whether you're struggling with chronic mental health stemming from trauma, or wanting to figure out why life has felt so hard lately, I am ready to listen with care and non-judgement. I have navigated a wide variety of needs with people who've never experienced therapy before, people who've seem to have tried everything, and people somewhere in between. Wherever you are, and wherever you'd like to go, we'll find the way forward.
01954 770985 View 01954 770985
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Chesterton Counselling&Psychotherapy, MSc MPhil MA
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE THERAPY! If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement, abuse or at times you do not feel like yourself I can help you find a “better place”. Together, we can explore challenges in your life; potential changes that you may wish to make, and to reach decisions about your current situation. In our sessions we will aim to enable you to become more confident and aim for a happier and better life. You are now able to fund sessions through your medical insurance Axa, Aviva, Nuffield etc http://chestertoncounselling.website3.me/
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE THERAPY! If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement, abuse or at times you do not feel like yourself I can help you find a “better place”. Together, we can explore challenges in your life; potential changes that you may wish to make, and to reach decisions about your current situation. In our sessions we will aim to enable you to become more confident and aim for a happier and better life. You are now able to fund sessions through your medical insurance Axa, Aviva, Nuffield etc http://chestertoncounselling.website3.me/
01223 622468 View 01223 622468
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José Rodríguez
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB24
Are you experiencing low mood, depression, anxiety? Are you feeling tired or emotional for no reason, cannot keep up with life, have panic attacks, or struggling to deal with trauma? If so, I can help you. I work with people like you. I offer in person and online sessions. I also have experience of helping people who are having family problems, relationship difficulties, adjusting to life changes, bereavement, difficulties with anger expression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) aiming to feel better and function well again.
Are you experiencing low mood, depression, anxiety? Are you feeling tired or emotional for no reason, cannot keep up with life, have panic attacks, or struggling to deal with trauma? If so, I can help you. I work with people like you. I offer in person and online sessions. I also have experience of helping people who are having family problems, relationship difficulties, adjusting to life changes, bereavement, difficulties with anger expression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) aiming to feel better and function well again.
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Lauren Anne Calder
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB22  (Online Only)
Most people choose therapy at a time when they are experiencing a “crises in meaning”, “crises in ego” or "crises in relationship". This is a call to action. Whether the struggle is to do with a relationship, depression, anxiety or adjustment to change, the person has a desire to find resolution or relief. This is a necessary process in the path toward psychological maturity, humility and self-acceptance. Therapy facilitates this process. ​I am a senior psychologist, in practice since 2005. I am trained as a Child & Family Mediator and completed a specialisation in Transpersonal Psychology which informs my approach to therapy.
Most people choose therapy at a time when they are experiencing a “crises in meaning”, “crises in ego” or "crises in relationship". This is a call to action. Whether the struggle is to do with a relationship, depression, anxiety or adjustment to change, the person has a desire to find resolution or relief. This is a necessary process in the path toward psychological maturity, humility and self-acceptance. Therapy facilitates this process. ​I am a senior psychologist, in practice since 2005. I am trained as a Child & Family Mediator and completed a specialisation in Transpersonal Psychology which informs my approach to therapy.
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Gary Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB22
If you are experiencing distressing symptoms in relation to ANY anxiety disorder - including phobias, PTSD, OCD and you want to make changes that liberate you so that you you can live the life that you would prefer then I can help. Sessions tend to last longer than the traditional hour (or in some cases 50 minutes) as I prefer to work without the time constraint and to give value for money.
If you are experiencing distressing symptoms in relation to ANY anxiety disorder - including phobias, PTSD, OCD and you want to make changes that liberate you so that you you can live the life that you would prefer then I can help. Sessions tend to last longer than the traditional hour (or in some cases 50 minutes) as I prefer to work without the time constraint and to give value for money.
01223 941662 View 01223 941662
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Lizzie Felter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2
Waitlist for new clients
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 10 years' experience of working with adults in NHS secondary care mental health services, as well as working privately. I am experienced in delivering psychological therapy for a wide range of difficulties including depression, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD and other long term consequences of trauma. I also offer therapy to people who do not have a mental health diagnosis but who would like help to understand, cope with, and change emotional difficulties they are experiencing.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 10 years' experience of working with adults in NHS secondary care mental health services, as well as working privately. I am experienced in delivering psychological therapy for a wide range of difficulties including depression, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and PTSD and other long term consequences of trauma. I also offer therapy to people who do not have a mental health diagnosis but who would like help to understand, cope with, and change emotional difficulties they are experiencing.
01223 972859 View 01223 972859
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Beatriz S Curtis
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB2  (Online Only)
These are some of the problems I can work with: interpersonal difficulties, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, autism and ADHD in highly functioning adults, difficulties with adjusting to a significant and stressful event, and those who have suffered historical abuse.
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and specialist in Psychotherapy, with extensive clinical experience. I have worked with clients across the lifespan. As well as in my private practice, I have worked with the corporate sector and in a variety of settings, like hospitals and out-patients clinics. I studied Psychology in Spain and since 1998, I have worked in mental health services in the UK. The talking therapy I provide is influenced by psychoanalytic theories and practices, which is explorative. I can draw upon other therapeutic models, like cognitive behavioural approaches when more focus and direction is needed.
These are some of the problems I can work with: interpersonal difficulties, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, autism and ADHD in highly functioning adults, difficulties with adjusting to a significant and stressful event, and those who have suffered historical abuse.
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and specialist in Psychotherapy, with extensive clinical experience. I have worked with clients across the lifespan. As well as in my private practice, I have worked with the corporate sector and in a variety of settings, like hospitals and out-patients clinics. I studied Psychology in Spain and since 1998, I have worked in mental health services in the UK. The talking therapy I provide is influenced by psychoanalytic theories and practices, which is explorative. I can draw upon other therapeutic models, like cognitive behavioural approaches when more focus and direction is needed.
01223 930109 View 01223 930109
Photo of Annabel Hollick, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Annabel Hollick
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB3
Life can become extremely difficult: things may seem overwhelming and out of control following a recent event or trauma; possibly something from your past has returned to worry you; or you realise that you need to finally tackle something you have been suffering with for a long time; perhaps you need to make an important decision and can’t think how to do so; or maybe you are plagued with anxiety or unhappy but with no clear idea as to why. Talking to someone and being fully listened to, without being judged, can be the start of a process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic experiences.
Life can become extremely difficult: things may seem overwhelming and out of control following a recent event or trauma; possibly something from your past has returned to worry you; or you realise that you need to finally tackle something you have been suffering with for a long time; perhaps you need to make an important decision and can’t think how to do so; or maybe you are plagued with anxiety or unhappy but with no clear idea as to why. Talking to someone and being fully listened to, without being judged, can be the start of a process of coming to terms with difficult and traumatic experiences.
01223 679863 View 01223 679863
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Kathy Rose
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
I have a high level of experience working with issues of low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues and work place stress.
I am an integrative Therapist with over 24 years of experience and an MA in Psychotherapy and counselling and am an accredited member of the BACP. I am passionate about the healing power of counselling, psychotherapy and the capacity of the human psyche to heal, develop and grow. This belief, coupled with my training and experience, underpins how I work with adults one-to-one. I can help with many areas of mental health and associated physical symptoms of: anxiety disorders, depression; underlying causes of emotional pain or distress. The process of counselling or psychotherapy can be life changing and enriching.
I have a high level of experience working with issues of low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues and work place stress.
I am an integrative Therapist with over 24 years of experience and an MA in Psychotherapy and counselling and am an accredited member of the BACP. I am passionate about the healing power of counselling, psychotherapy and the capacity of the human psyche to heal, develop and grow. This belief, coupled with my training and experience, underpins how I work with adults one-to-one. I can help with many areas of mental health and associated physical symptoms of: anxiety disorders, depression; underlying causes of emotional pain or distress. The process of counselling or psychotherapy can be life changing and enriching.
01223 857031 View 01223 857031
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Lisa Reynolds
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB1
I offer a space which is safe and non-judgemental where we can explore together what is happening with you and in your life that has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed and not knowing why. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life - be it through addiction, social anxiety, eating disorders, discomfort in your body image, destructive relationships. I am a passionate practitioner of EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing), a cutting-edge and clinically proven psychotherapeutic technique for treatment of PTSD.
I offer a space which is safe and non-judgemental where we can explore together what is happening with you and in your life that has left you feeling anxious, depressed, sad, low in self-esteem, empty or distressed and not knowing why. Through working together we will try to understand how these feelings are manifesting in your life - be it through addiction, social anxiety, eating disorders, discomfort in your body image, destructive relationships. I am a passionate practitioner of EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing), a cutting-edge and clinically proven psychotherapeutic technique for treatment of PTSD.
020 3974 2564 View 020 3974 2564
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Clare Neal
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cambridge CB4
Together we can explore concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship or family issues and work through challenging events or phases in your life at any age or stage.
I offer non-judgemental, compassionate listening in a calm space in-person or online, enabling exploration of your anxieties and concerns safely and building your trust to be heard, understood and supported. Free initial meeting.
Together we can explore concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship or family issues and work through challenging events or phases in your life at any age or stage.
I offer non-judgemental, compassionate listening in a calm space in-person or online, enabling exploration of your anxieties and concerns safely and building your trust to be heard, understood and supported. Free initial meeting.
07587 647427 View 07587 647427
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Eduardo Bort
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge CB5
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
01223 643478 View 01223 643478

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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.