Anxiety Counselling in Kempston

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Rachel Cathan Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
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Lynne Parsons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
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Tammy Wachter
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
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Bedford Community Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
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Diane Margaret Barton-Bates
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
You have made the first step by recognising that you need some help and for seeking this help now and that is a really positive decision, one that I know would have not been an easy one to make. Counselling is an effective tool to hep support with many difficult issues in your life and can help give a different point of view and think about things in a different way. Talking about your issues is good for your health and wellbeing.
You have made the first step by recognising that you need some help and for seeking this help now and that is a really positive decision, one that I know would have not been an easy one to make. Counselling is an effective tool to hep support with many difficult issues in your life and can help give a different point of view and think about things in a different way. Talking about your issues is good for your health and wellbeing.
020 4538 1635 View 020 4538 1635
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SPRING therapeutic services
Psychotherapist, MA, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I am a creative arts therapist, passionate about providing therapeutic services to those who need them. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years. As well as being an Accredited Play Therapist I am a trained creative arts therapist, a clay therapist and in the process of qualifying as a Sand Play therapist. I love the creative arts, they work directly with the unconscious bypassing the cognitive part of our brain that can put blocks in the way of therapy. I have a client centered approach to working.
I am a creative arts therapist, passionate about providing therapeutic services to those who need them. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years. As well as being an Accredited Play Therapist I am a trained creative arts therapist, a clay therapist and in the process of qualifying as a Sand Play therapist. I love the creative arts, they work directly with the unconscious bypassing the cognitive part of our brain that can put blocks in the way of therapy. I have a client centered approach to working.
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JICounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
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Rachel Purvis
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am a registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Counsellor, able to offer counselling and therapy to adults and older adolescents. I work with people from all walks of life who are struggling with psychological or emotional difficulties, however they manifest: for example, feeling anxious, feeling depressed, having difficulty concentrating, feeling stressed at work, having relationships that break down, or having an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, food or drugs.
I am a registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist/Counsellor, able to offer counselling and therapy to adults and older adolescents. I work with people from all walks of life who are struggling with psychological or emotional difficulties, however they manifest: for example, feeling anxious, feeling depressed, having difficulty concentrating, feeling stressed at work, having relationships that break down, or having an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, food or drugs.
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
020 3984 8324 View 020 3984 8324
Photo of undefined - Therapy Avenue - Kerry Lilley - EMDR and CBT , MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Therapy Avenue - Kerry Lilley - EMDR and CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I never set out to work with a specific kind of person, however, around 70% of my clients tend to be women aged between 30 and 45. They worry, feel stressed and not good enough. They often find themselves saying 'what if' all the time having lost their zest for life without any knowledge of why! It might be triggered by past traumatic events, the challenges of juggling life, family or work. These feelings might be a new, unexplained experience or they may have been around for decades. Does this sound like you? Even if this doesn't, you may be like the other 30% of people I work with, and you matter too!
I never set out to work with a specific kind of person, however, around 70% of my clients tend to be women aged between 30 and 45. They worry, feel stressed and not good enough. They often find themselves saying 'what if' all the time having lost their zest for life without any knowledge of why! It might be triggered by past traumatic events, the challenges of juggling life, family or work. These feelings might be a new, unexplained experience or they may have been around for decades. Does this sound like you? Even if this doesn't, you may be like the other 30% of people I work with, and you matter too!
01480 598079 View 01480 598079
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Susanna Sophia Summer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
Whether you are struggling with emotions, relationships or physiological symptoms of anxiety or depression I can offer a safe space to explore these. You may be struggling to understand why things are so difficult, and may be very critical of yourself, thinking you should be coping better. You might have experienced a traumatic event, or always felt that you don't quite fit in, blaming yourself. You might be in a couple or a family unit struggling with arguments or disconnection from each other. You might just want to re-think your values and life goals to shift your future focus to something more rewarding.
Whether you are struggling with emotions, relationships or physiological symptoms of anxiety or depression I can offer a safe space to explore these. You may be struggling to understand why things are so difficult, and may be very critical of yourself, thinking you should be coping better. You might have experienced a traumatic event, or always felt that you don't quite fit in, blaming yourself. You might be in a couple or a family unit struggling with arguments or disconnection from each other. You might just want to re-think your values and life goals to shift your future focus to something more rewarding.
01767 667078 View 01767 667078
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Kirsty Lally
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK45
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
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Linda Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
I have been working within the field of mental health for almost 30 years, predominantly within the NHS, and have a wealth of training and experience. I provide both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and work to an exceptional standard of confidentiality. I work with a variety of problems and issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma and relationship difficulties. However, if you'd like to discuss what is troubling you, you are very welcome to call or e-mail me before committing to making an appointment.
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Karine Flynn
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am an integrative trauma informed Psychotherapist who, for the past 20 years, have been learning, applying and adapting different approaches to get to the bottom of the issues that keep us stuck in life. I offer a fresh targeted approach to Counselling, helping my clients with issues that vary from lack of motivation, low mood to depression, anxiety and its disorders (panic attacks, phobias…), low self-esteem, addictive behaviours etc. Using a blend of Compassionate Inquiry and Internal Family Systems, whilst using tools from Behaviour Analysis to aid Neuroplasticity, I can help you get to the root of your subconscious beliefs.
I am an integrative trauma informed Psychotherapist who, for the past 20 years, have been learning, applying and adapting different approaches to get to the bottom of the issues that keep us stuck in life. I offer a fresh targeted approach to Counselling, helping my clients with issues that vary from lack of motivation, low mood to depression, anxiety and its disorders (panic attacks, phobias…), low self-esteem, addictive behaviours etc. Using a blend of Compassionate Inquiry and Internal Family Systems, whilst using tools from Behaviour Analysis to aid Neuroplasticity, I can help you get to the root of your subconscious beliefs.
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Blue Room Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42  (Online Only)
I am experienced in supporting people affected by anxiety, low mood, unhelpful habits/ addictions, low self-esteem, victims/survivors of trauma, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties and neuro-diversity challenges and unpaid carers of a loved one with dementia.
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
I am experienced in supporting people affected by anxiety, low mood, unhelpful habits/ addictions, low self-esteem, victims/survivors of trauma, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties and neuro-diversity challenges and unpaid carers of a loved one with dementia.
Are you feeling sad, lost or fearful? Are you dealing with relationship issues, a traumatic event or might not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space? You may want to explore and work on yourself, in a non-judgmental environment, or want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuineness, acceptance, and empathy, which is what I aim to provide for my clients.
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Connect Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
The main focus in my work with clients centres around depression, anxiety, loss and life changes either medical or circumstantial which can make us feel out of control, lonely and frightened.
Hello, have you been wondering what it might be like to talk to a counsellor? To be really listened to? How might I help you? Everybody has problems, but for some working through them is more challenging than for others; perhaps because of an early childhood experience, trauma, a relationship problem, or a feeling of sadness that might feel too hard or frightening to unpack alone. I can help. It’s ok not to be ok, but you don’t have to be alone with your struggle. Counselling will help you make meaning of how and why you are feeling the way you do and enable you to move forward with resilience and confidence, please get in touch.
The main focus in my work with clients centres around depression, anxiety, loss and life changes either medical or circumstantial which can make us feel out of control, lonely and frightened.
Hello, have you been wondering what it might be like to talk to a counsellor? To be really listened to? How might I help you? Everybody has problems, but for some working through them is more challenging than for others; perhaps because of an early childhood experience, trauma, a relationship problem, or a feeling of sadness that might feel too hard or frightening to unpack alone. I can help. It’s ok not to be ok, but you don’t have to be alone with your struggle. Counselling will help you make meaning of how and why you are feeling the way you do and enable you to move forward with resilience and confidence, please get in touch.
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Debbie Watt
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
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 -
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Kate Baillie
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK41
I work with a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, self esteem, sense of self, a felt sense of loss, grief, feeling numb, feeling stuck, relationship difficulties, worries about loved ones, stress related issues, anger, impact of a loved one's addiction on family members, later life worries.
Hello there and welcome. I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor. I qualified over ten years ago and currently run a private practice for individuals online anywhere in the UK. I also see clients face to face in the Bedford area. I offer a space for you to be heard in a warm, accepting and non-judgemental environment. It's a space where you can explore the issues - old or new - that have brought you to seek some support. The therapeutic relationship is an alliance that can help you towards a greater understanding of yourself, others and the world.
I work with a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, self esteem, sense of self, a felt sense of loss, grief, feeling numb, feeling stuck, relationship difficulties, worries about loved ones, stress related issues, anger, impact of a loved one's addiction on family members, later life worries.
Hello there and welcome. I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor. I qualified over ten years ago and currently run a private practice for individuals online anywhere in the UK. I also see clients face to face in the Bedford area. I offer a space for you to be heard in a warm, accepting and non-judgemental environment. It's a space where you can explore the issues - old or new - that have brought you to seek some support. The therapeutic relationship is an alliance that can help you towards a greater understanding of yourself, others and the world.
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Vicki Iliffe
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor; I have experience with helping clients to manage and cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement and childhood abuse.
Hello, I’m Vicki, welcome to my profile. There may be many reasons why you are visiting my profile today, life might feel difficult or overwhelming right now. You might be looking for support through a painful time. Whether you are looking to find some peace, or to explore past or present events that are impacting your life; I will offer a warm, safe space for you to freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. My aim is to help you to feel understood, accepted, and comfortable to be completely 'you'.
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor; I have experience with helping clients to manage and cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement and childhood abuse.
Hello, I’m Vicki, welcome to my profile. There may be many reasons why you are visiting my profile today, life might feel difficult or overwhelming right now. You might be looking for support through a painful time. Whether you are looking to find some peace, or to explore past or present events that are impacting your life; I will offer a warm, safe space for you to freely explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. My aim is to help you to feel understood, accepted, and comfortable to be completely 'you'.
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Mat Schencks
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, anger and all kinds of relationship challenges in a warm and supportive manner.
I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem. I work with both individuals and couples.
I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, anger and all kinds of relationship challenges in a warm and supportive manner.
I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem. I work with both individuals and couples.
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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.