Do you think you could benefit from having some time to sit back and have a look at what is working or not working in your life? Do you need to access an alternative perspective and to find fresh coping strategies to deal with whatever challenges you are facing? Would you like to feel more confident in the choices you make? You may be struggling with particular issues, or you may simply have a sense that things could be better if you could just work out how to reach more peace, purpose and potential in your life. Taking time to pause and reflect does have enormous benefits and it can help to make an appointment to make it happen.
Life can be challenging. We can be hit by the breakdown of a relationship or friendship, a bereavement, a traumatic event, a serious medical diagnosis, work-related stress, or many other upsetting life events. Sometimes we suffer such strong feelings, and become so stuck, that we can’t see how to get life back on track. We can’t see how to make any progress, how to deal with our emotions, how to solve our problems. Counselling can help by allowing you a safe space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged or rushed. It can help you discover what is going on for you, and enable you to take more control.
We all have troubling problems at times, be they emotional, personal or work-related. Sometimes these problems can feel overwhelming and we become stressed, anxious and unhappy. This can affect our confidence handling relationships, making decisions and generally, our ability to just cope with the pressures that each day brings. Reaching out to an experienced therapist will enable you to talk openly about your concerns and be listened to without being judged. For many people, this is a profound way of bringing about positive and lasting change.
If people often tell you to "lighten up" or "stop being so sensitive", you might find that you're always thinking and feel things deeply. You just seem to care too much and often feel overwhelmed or hurt. You may be worried that you don't really fit in and you’re so busy trying to please other people that you've lost touch with who you are, or you may be clear about who you are but are too ashamed to show it, and that leaves you lonely inside and afraid of rejection. You may wish that you weren't so sensitive and feel that it holds you back, or perhaps you find that you take on more than you can manage and then you end up exhausted.
You’re a private person and don’t open up about how you really feel inside and don’t know if therapy can help. You give your job and relationships your all - they take over your life leaving you with no energy or space for you. You put on a brave face for others, but when the weekends come you want to be alone and zone out with food, TV or sleep. You fear people getting too close and seeing the real you so you try to please others more. Deep down you don’t feel good enough and are scared of being ‘found out’ in case others see the unhappiness you’re trying so hard to hide. It’s been exhausting and you know you need help to change.
For most of us, therapy/coaching/counselling is a unique experience, it's like speaking to someone who has no skin in the game. It means you can say whatever and you are not going to get judged or told to do something. It might be unlocking within you some blocks to having a fulfilled connection with someone, or it might be being heard just how sad you feel, it could be being able to finally say out loud what's on your mind. Why not give it a go?
If you are reading this there is a chance that you (or someone you know) may be experiencing some emotional difficulties. In my personal experience, counselling and psychotherapy can help with a wide range of problems related to life and living. Many of us don't know why we feel unhappy, lacking in confidence or generally anxious. Some experience anxiety in relation to situations where other people seem to cope without a problem. Sitting down with a trained therapist can help alleviate distress as well as uncover the self-defeating patterns we may have stumbled into as a consequence of life's events.
I am a clinically trained psychodynamic psychotherapist, qualified to Master of Science level (Birkbeck, University of London). Working in NHS primary care, through a London-based GP practice, for several years, I have helped patients from many backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations with the internal, and often, unconscious conflicts that have negatively impacted their emotional and mental well-being and that prevented them from living their everyday life to the fullest.
At times, our experiences and emotions can feel overwhelming. This can impact us physically, emotionally as well as psychologically. Over time, this can have consequences for our day to day lives, relationships and work. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can provide an important, safe, confidential space to gain insight of our ourselves, our experiences and our difficulties. This can involve receiving help to identify, and work through, the underlying events, relationships, beliefs and fears which may be causing destructive patterns as well as feelings of being stuck, frustrated, lost and empty.
Psychotherapy and Coaching are many things. Sometimes it's about coping strategies and supporting my clients through a tough time or loss, others want to change something about how they feel, think or behave, many looking to be free themselves of the past whilst some aren't sure exactly what they need, they simply feel the struggle to be happy in their life or relationships. There really is nothing too small or too big to ask for help with. You'll find I'm patient and calm by nature, have a compassionate and mature approach to helping, intuitively sense some things are really tough to talk about and whilst I will help you with ideas and tools to reduce symptoms and which can also speed up meaningful change between sessions, note: you will get to direct, manage your own destiny. I have always seen my role as supporting and guiding my clients through psychotherapy, enabling you to see for yourself and understand how your difficulties keeps you stuck and with my help how to overcome them. My aim is always for my clients to be able to leave feeling confident in knowing how to maintain their own well being long term.
Hi. We are ADHD specialists. All our counsellors are diagnosed ADHD. We really understand the condition from the inside out. A lot of us have partners, parents or children who are ADHD as well. We have a carefully hand-picked team dotted across the UK with our head office in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. We work face-to-face in England and Wales and by video and telephone nationally. We are passionate about adults receiving the right diagnosis so if you have a diagnosis that doesn’t fit you, please get in touch with us. We are also passionate about keeping ADHD teenagers out of prison and have ex-prison & addiction counsellors
Hello. Are you struggling at the moment? I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working with children, young people and adults. I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore any problems or issues troubling you. Please contact me if you would like to talk either on the phone or to arrange an initial appointment with no obligation or fees.
When you find yourself dealing with an unexpected life event or feelings that are overwhelming and hard to cope with, I feel it is the power of connection in relationship that can be the greatest source of support. This emphasis on connection allows us to create a therapeutic relationship where focussing on your needs is at the heart of the work together. I can offer support with coping strategies, understanding emotions and behaviours, to try to make sense of what may be going on for you underneath the surface.
Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
If you find yourself struggling to cope or make sense of an emotional difficulty please give me a call to discuss how I might best support you. It can sometimes be hard to reach out for help but I often find once the initial contact has been made clients often comment they wish they had acted sooner.
Person Centred counselling is client led, my role is to provide empathy, transparency and a non judgemental environment, by focusing on the 'here and now' and the feelings you experience, clarity and become increasingly self aware. Analytical hypnotherapy uses relaxation and visualisation to assist you in looking at past trauma and unresolved conflicts. In a relaxed state you are able to work subconsciously to investigate and resolve past issues, irrational thinking, eliminating negative habits and behaviour, enabling healing to occur.
If you are finding life difficult or need help with anxiety, depression, or have low self-esteem, counselling and CBT can be very beneficial. I am able to work with you using a few different approaches according to your needs. How we will work together is something we can discuss and agree. It is so important that you feel able to trust your counsellor / therapist, and feel understood. I am ethical, non judgmental and diligent in my work. If you are needing to change how you think, feel or behave CBT is highly effective. (Gold Standard in NHS). You will learn how to be your own therapist. CBT is highly collaborative and educative.
We can all feel low and anxious from time to time depending on our life situation and/or previous experiences. However sometimes, feeling low and/or anxious can start to impact and interrupt our day to day lives and activities. Therefore sometimes seeking help from a qualified professional can be helpful to explore the trigger for your mood and/or anxiety. As a committed, professional Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, your wellbeing is my number one priority. I am happy to guide and support you to make make the choices and changes that will be beneficial for the maintenance of your wellbeing.
Specialising in empowering women of all ages, I can help you with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, physical & mental health issues, PTSD, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, addiction, loss and bereavement. I offer both short-term counselling and longer, open-ended work.
Hi, I'm Tom and I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who offers CBT to individuals struggling to manage their emotional health. With 10 years of NHS experience, I have successfully utilised CBT to treat a variety of emotional health disorders including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD & complex trauma, social anxiety and more. I'm also experienced in working with eating difficulties, including binge eating. Within my sessions, I couple my knowledge and experience of CBT and ACT interventions with a natural, curious and reflective therapeutic approach to create a comfortable environment for change.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in High Wycombe are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in High Wycombe then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in High Wycombe, or Child Psychologists in High Wycombe.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like High Wycombe psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in High Wycombe specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.