Anxiety Counselling in North West London, London

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Peter De Santis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW7
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced BACP accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor, EMDR Therapist, and Supervisor with over 12 years experience across the private and public sectors and with experience in both short-term and long-term work. I am able to help and support you with a diverse range of problems, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, bereavement, change/transitions, relationship and family problems, and sense of self or direction/purpose difficulties.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced BACP accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor, EMDR Therapist, and Supervisor with over 12 years experience across the private and public sectors and with experience in both short-term and long-term work. I am able to help and support you with a diverse range of problems, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, bereavement, change/transitions, relationship and family problems, and sense of self or direction/purpose difficulties.
020 4530 8500 x44 View 020 4530 8500 x44
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Bukola James
Counsellor
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6  (Online Only)
I am a qualified integratively trained Counsellor. I am experienced in dealing with adults, young people and teens on issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, Self-harming, suicidal ideations, spirituality, family relationship difficulties, peer problems at school, Trauma related to sexual assaults/abuse, romantic relationship problems, self-esteem. I work in private practice with adults and teens. I have also worked successfully with teenagers and young people in a school setting on issues such as above and have helped them achieve desired outcomes as I have been able to successfully gain their trust.
I am a qualified integratively trained Counsellor. I am experienced in dealing with adults, young people and teens on issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, Self-harming, suicidal ideations, spirituality, family relationship difficulties, peer problems at school, Trauma related to sexual assaults/abuse, romantic relationship problems, self-esteem. I work in private practice with adults and teens. I have also worked successfully with teenagers and young people in a school setting on issues such as above and have helped them achieve desired outcomes as I have been able to successfully gain their trust.
020 3319 1372 View 020 3319 1372
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Owen Newman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
When we're trying to cope with situations and experiences that are difficult for us, it's easy to find ourselves reacting in ways we don't like or want but can't seem to stop or change. My name is Owen Newman. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist experienced at helping to work through problems with anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, stress, OCD, self-esteem and motivation. My approach is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental space where we can talk through your experiences to gain clarity and insight, and develop a plan of steps you can take to deal with problems in a way that brings you genuine change.
When we're trying to cope with situations and experiences that are difficult for us, it's easy to find ourselves reacting in ways we don't like or want but can't seem to stop or change. My name is Owen Newman. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist experienced at helping to work through problems with anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, stress, OCD, self-esteem and motivation. My approach is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental space where we can talk through your experiences to gain clarity and insight, and develop a plan of steps you can take to deal with problems in a way that brings you genuine change.
020 4538 8051 View 020 4538 8051
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Miranda Pleasence
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW10
We seek therapy for many reasons. I welcome anything you wish to bring from anxiety, to trauma, grief, ptsd, shame and life crisis or indeed the difficulties you may have faced within this last year and a half. I offer a safe space to explore your current life struggles. I will walk by your side as you uncover a greater sense of ease, self understanding and indeed joy. We will find the repeating limiting themes you encounter and work to understand them and reintegrate the parts that suffered and froze along the way. I endeavour to provide a secure base for you to experience.
We seek therapy for many reasons. I welcome anything you wish to bring from anxiety, to trauma, grief, ptsd, shame and life crisis or indeed the difficulties you may have faced within this last year and a half. I offer a safe space to explore your current life struggles. I will walk by your side as you uncover a greater sense of ease, self understanding and indeed joy. We will find the repeating limiting themes you encounter and work to understand them and reintegrate the parts that suffered and froze along the way. I endeavour to provide a secure base for you to experience.
020 4538 6245 View 020 4538 6245
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Savanna Sparkes
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
Asking for help can be really daunting. If you are here, reading this, and have recognised that you might benefit from the kind of support that therapy offers, then you have already taken a big step. There can be lots of reasons you might benefit from therapy. You might be dealing with a difficult time, such as an illness, bereavement, a separation. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or low more often than feels ‘ok’. You might want to understand yourself better, why you feel and behave the way you do, or want to feel more alive.
Asking for help can be really daunting. If you are here, reading this, and have recognised that you might benefit from the kind of support that therapy offers, then you have already taken a big step. There can be lots of reasons you might benefit from therapy. You might be dealing with a difficult time, such as an illness, bereavement, a separation. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or low more often than feels ‘ok’. You might want to understand yourself better, why you feel and behave the way you do, or want to feel more alive.
020 3958 4039 View 020 3958 4039
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Christina Johnson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, ADHD, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members or work colleagues ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ? Are you a new or expectant parent and seeking support ? (www.marvellousmammas.co.uk)
Are you currently impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, ADHD, phobia, addiction, overeating, grief , or anger ? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, hopeless or living in fear and anxiety ? Are you struggling to deal with family members or work colleagues ? Would you like support with life transitions, career choices or relationship issues ? Are you a new or expectant parent and seeking support ? (www.marvellousmammas.co.uk)
020 3856 4075 View 020 3856 4075
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Leela Faezeh Emadi
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
I have expertise in issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, neurodivergence including ADHD and Autism, bereavement and loss, eating disorders and negative thoughts/ behaviours.
I see therapy as a team work to go on an adventure: step into the unknown of your being! My approach is Holistic and Integrative. Holistic means that we work with different layers of your being: your physical, mental, emotional and energetical bodies. If you’re open to, we will work with breath, mindfulness, chakras, energy blocks and dreams. I have seen over and over that the process of healing is quicker when we both go beyond our minds and work with all of us. Working Integratively means that I have a tool box of different approaches and I use the one which is suitable to you at the right time.
I have expertise in issues such as: depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, neurodivergence including ADHD and Autism, bereavement and loss, eating disorders and negative thoughts/ behaviours.
I see therapy as a team work to go on an adventure: step into the unknown of your being! My approach is Holistic and Integrative. Holistic means that we work with different layers of your being: your physical, mental, emotional and energetical bodies. If you’re open to, we will work with breath, mindfulness, chakras, energy blocks and dreams. I have seen over and over that the process of healing is quicker when we both go beyond our minds and work with all of us. Working Integratively means that I have a tool box of different approaches and I use the one which is suitable to you at the right time.
020 3856 7746 View 020 3856 7746
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Mark Goodwin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW11
I help people to feel better about themselves and empowered to make positive changes to their lives. Being truly heard (perhaps for the first time) by someone who will never judge, dictate to, or betray you, can be a profoundly healing experience. With growing trust and commitment, negative thoughts and feelings can be explored, understood and overcome. Regrets about the past and fears for the future can be replaced by fulfilment in the present.
I help people to feel better about themselves and empowered to make positive changes to their lives. Being truly heard (perhaps for the first time) by someone who will never judge, dictate to, or betray you, can be a profoundly healing experience. With growing trust and commitment, negative thoughts and feelings can be explored, understood and overcome. Regrets about the past and fears for the future can be replaced by fulfilment in the present.
020 3856 8408 View 020 3856 8408
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Whitney Shaw-Dale
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
Thank you for visiting my page. I am currently working online only. Life can present us with many challenges, some of which may be harder to deal with than others. I work with clients who have/are experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, and abuse to name a few, which can leave us feeling blocked, hopeless and unaware of what to do. I use an integrative approach to therapy which includes, gestalt, person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT therapy to deepen awareness of these blocks and to help you make a healthy change.
Thank you for visiting my page. I am currently working online only. Life can present us with many challenges, some of which may be harder to deal with than others. I work with clients who have/are experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, and abuse to name a few, which can leave us feeling blocked, hopeless and unaware of what to do. I use an integrative approach to therapy which includes, gestalt, person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT therapy to deepen awareness of these blocks and to help you make a healthy change.
020 3667 9096 View 020 3667 9096
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Dr. Aziz Anzabi
Counsellor, PhD, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
07446 500016 View 07446 500016
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Laura Cillo
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW10
I work with a range of issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, workplace issues, relationship problems, fertility issues, IVF support, depression, bereavement and low self-esteem, PTSD and burnout.
I am a BACP licensed Counselling Psychotherapist. I offer a safe and confidential space for both short-term and long-term relational therapy. I am warm and down to earth in my approach, and I aim to provide a therapeutic space whereby you will feel seen and heard and safe to explore. I draw from a variety of theories depending on your needs as an individual but my focus is on the relationship; it is my belief that this is where the healing can be found.
I work with a range of issues, including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, workplace issues, relationship problems, fertility issues, IVF support, depression, bereavement and low self-esteem, PTSD and burnout.
I am a BACP licensed Counselling Psychotherapist. I offer a safe and confidential space for both short-term and long-term relational therapy. I am warm and down to earth in my approach, and I aim to provide a therapeutic space whereby you will feel seen and heard and safe to explore. I draw from a variety of theories depending on your needs as an individual but my focus is on the relationship; it is my belief that this is where the healing can be found.
020 4538 5791 View 020 4538 5791
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Zehavit Milo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW11  (Online Only)
I am an integrative therapist working with clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds, who have felt depressed and lonely, experienced different levels of anxiety, had relationship issues, suffered from trauma and loss, and searched for meaning and identity. I have a unique understanding of ADHD, as I have supported young adults and adults with ADHD with issues related to conflict resolution, motivation, impulsivity and self-esteem. I also have experience with helping those recovering from toxic and or narcissistic abuse in parental/romantic relationships.
I am an integrative therapist working with clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds, who have felt depressed and lonely, experienced different levels of anxiety, had relationship issues, suffered from trauma and loss, and searched for meaning and identity. I have a unique understanding of ADHD, as I have supported young adults and adults with ADHD with issues related to conflict resolution, motivation, impulsivity and self-esteem. I also have experience with helping those recovering from toxic and or narcissistic abuse in parental/romantic relationships.
020 8175 1589 View 020 8175 1589
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Magnus Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW6
Navigating through life can be hard, sometimes we all need a helping hand. I am here to help you make sense of what is happening for you and help you develop the tools and resilience needed to help with that journey. I am experineced qualified psychotherapitst and counsellor. I work with individuals and relationships/couples. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harming, trauma, PTSD and body image/size issues. I have experience running trauma debriefing sessions. I am also a trained mediator.
Navigating through life can be hard, sometimes we all need a helping hand. I am here to help you make sense of what is happening for you and help you develop the tools and resilience needed to help with that journey. I am experineced qualified psychotherapitst and counsellor. I work with individuals and relationships/couples. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harming, trauma, PTSD and body image/size issues. I have experience running trauma debriefing sessions. I am also a trained mediator.
020 3984 9542 View 020 3984 9542
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Elizabeth Bergman
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW4  (Online Only)
Elizabeth specialises in treating women's issues including eating disorders/body image concerns, anxiety and depression, and perinatal issues. Elizabeth also sees adolescent clients with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders/disordered eating. She uses many approaches in treatment including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness and she integrates a holistic and strengths-based approach as well when treating clients in any area.
Elizabeth specialises in treating women's issues including eating disorders/body image concerns, anxiety and depression, and perinatal issues. Elizabeth also sees adolescent clients with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders/disordered eating. She uses many approaches in treatment including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness and she integrates a holistic and strengths-based approach as well when treating clients in any area.
020 8103 5927 View 020 8103 5927
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Jacqui Bennett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North West London, London NW2
Supporting individuals with the following issues: Alcohol and drug issues Blended families Erectile disfunction Menopause Terminal illnesses Abuse Anger Issues Anxiety Stress Depression Bereavement Trauma Relationship Issues Family breakdown Family Issues General Anxiety Disorder Sexuality Same sex relationships and Work place harassment .
Does life feel like it is getting on top of you? Could you benefit from someone to talk to? Would you like to explore your thoughts and feelings?. At times life can be stressful and challenging. Counselling could be the first steps which allows you to explore your thoughts, feelings and your behaviour I offer a safe and supportive space to adults, couples, families and young people where you can explore any worries or difficulties in the strictest confidence.
Supporting individuals with the following issues: Alcohol and drug issues Blended families Erectile disfunction Menopause Terminal illnesses Abuse Anger Issues Anxiety Stress Depression Bereavement Trauma Relationship Issues Family breakdown Family Issues General Anxiety Disorder Sexuality Same sex relationships and Work place harassment .
Does life feel like it is getting on top of you? Could you benefit from someone to talk to? Would you like to explore your thoughts and feelings?. At times life can be stressful and challenging. Counselling could be the first steps which allows you to explore your thoughts, feelings and your behaviour I offer a safe and supportive space to adults, couples, families and young people where you can explore any worries or difficulties in the strictest confidence.
07540 085999 View 07540 085999
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Parviz G Zadeh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11  (Online Only)
I have a degree in Clinical Psychology and a PGDip in counselling & Psychotherapy, and over 17 years post qualification experience. As well as a private practice, I work at Edgware Community Hospital. I work with clients with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma and loss. I also focus on cultural identity, as well as loneliness in big cities. My role is not to advise you, rather to work with you and support you to discover your own solutions. I'd like to help you achieve personal growth, self-awareness and development, through a better understanding of yourself, your thought processes, feelings, and behaviours.
I have a degree in Clinical Psychology and a PGDip in counselling & Psychotherapy, and over 17 years post qualification experience. As well as a private practice, I work at Edgware Community Hospital. I work with clients with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma and loss. I also focus on cultural identity, as well as loneliness in big cities. My role is not to advise you, rather to work with you and support you to discover your own solutions. I'd like to help you achieve personal growth, self-awareness and development, through a better understanding of yourself, your thought processes, feelings, and behaviours.
020 3962 2375 View 020 3962 2375
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Dr Matthew Knox
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW3
I am a Clinical Psychologist with specialist expertise in helping people work through issues such as depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, anger, and intimacy issues. I use evidence-based psychological therapies to help people find meaning, improve relationships, and reduce suffering. I have additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and therapies focused on processing trauma. In addition to my private practice, I'm proud to hold a senior role in a mental health service based in London. I offer sessions in the Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park area of London.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with specialist expertise in helping people work through issues such as depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, anger, and intimacy issues. I use evidence-based psychological therapies to help people find meaning, improve relationships, and reduce suffering. I have additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and therapies focused on processing trauma. In addition to my private practice, I'm proud to hold a senior role in a mental health service based in London. I offer sessions in the Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park area of London.
020 3597 6630 View 020 3597 6630
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Nicholas Barker
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
Do you feel like you're stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Is procrastination heightening your stress levels? Perhaps you're struggling with relationships at home or work? I offer affordable, short and medium-term therapy aimed at rooting out the negative behaviour and thinking that maintains your unhappiness. With commitment and perseverance, we will restore your sense of balance, clarity of thought and mental well-being.
Do you feel like you're stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Is procrastination heightening your stress levels? Perhaps you're struggling with relationships at home or work? I offer affordable, short and medium-term therapy aimed at rooting out the negative behaviour and thinking that maintains your unhappiness. With commitment and perseverance, we will restore your sense of balance, clarity of thought and mental well-being.
020 3835 2479 View 020 3835 2479
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Amir Oren
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW4
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
07446 870934 View 07446 870934
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Jacqueline Miller
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North West London, London NW2
Life has a tendency to throw major challenges at us without warning. You may find yourself dealing with a specific life changing circumstance such as a new diagnosis, bereavement, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties or redundancy to name a few. Sometimes being able to pin point feelings can be a little difficult. You may be experiencing feelings of being stuck and are anxious, depressed or just unsure of how you currently feel about your life or a certain situation.
Life has a tendency to throw major challenges at us without warning. You may find yourself dealing with a specific life changing circumstance such as a new diagnosis, bereavement, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties or redundancy to name a few. Sometimes being able to pin point feelings can be a little difficult. You may be experiencing feelings of being stuck and are anxious, depressed or just unsure of how you currently feel about your life or a certain situation.
07403 937436 View 07403 937436
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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.