Anxiety Counselling in Longwell Green

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Nikki Holmes
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Longwell Green BS30
Life can bring us a variety of 'ups and downs.' Sometimes we feel able to cope with these and sometimes we need more support to see us through. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or confused. It can be difficult to reach out and ask for help and you might feel worried about where or how to start. I can offer you a calm and non-judgemental space to explore whatever has brought you to Psychotherapy. I will follow your lead and work gently to support you in understanding yourself more fully, bringing self compassion to areas of difficulty and in moving towards greater freedom from whatever is troubling you.
Life can bring us a variety of 'ups and downs.' Sometimes we feel able to cope with these and sometimes we need more support to see us through. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or confused. It can be difficult to reach out and ask for help and you might feel worried about where or how to start. I can offer you a calm and non-judgemental space to explore whatever has brought you to Psychotherapy. I will follow your lead and work gently to support you in understanding yourself more fully, bringing self compassion to areas of difficulty and in moving towards greater freedom from whatever is troubling you.
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Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Longwell Green BS30
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
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Doug Teeling
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Longwell Green BS30
Whether you have recently experienced a crisis in life, or are dealing with a more prolonged sense of disillusionment, I offer a compassionate space for you to explore whatever issue brings you to therapy. Beginning to talk about yourself and what you are dealing with may feel new or even unnerving, so I am always mindful to work with you at your own pace. In this process many different issues may come up for you, and through talking together we have an opportunity to explore, reflect upon and understand more fully how and why you feel the way you do.
Whether you have recently experienced a crisis in life, or are dealing with a more prolonged sense of disillusionment, I offer a compassionate space for you to explore whatever issue brings you to therapy. Beginning to talk about yourself and what you are dealing with may feel new or even unnerving, so I am always mindful to work with you at your own pace. In this process many different issues may come up for you, and through talking together we have an opportunity to explore, reflect upon and understand more fully how and why you feel the way you do.
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Dominic Glover
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Longwell Green BS30
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults who are experiencing difficulties with low mood or anxiety.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and have worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. I have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West and working in private practice.
I work with adults who are experiencing difficulties with low mood or anxiety.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and have worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. I have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West and working in private practice.
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Photo of Sam Fairgrieve, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sam Fairgrieve
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saltford BS31
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Is anxiety adversely affecting your day-to-day life? Has life lost it’s meaning for you, making it hard for you to find energy or enthusiasm for anything? Is the transition to parenthood more challenging that you envisaged? It can be difficult to imagine things can be different, but therapy can make change possible. Therapy can not only provide relief from distressing symptoms, but can also help you live at your highest level of capacity – free to feel fully alive and to thrive in all areas of your life.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Is anxiety adversely affecting your day-to-day life? Has life lost it’s meaning for you, making it hard for you to find energy or enthusiasm for anything? Is the transition to parenthood more challenging that you envisaged? It can be difficult to imagine things can be different, but therapy can make change possible. Therapy can not only provide relief from distressing symptoms, but can also help you live at your highest level of capacity – free to feel fully alive and to thrive in all areas of your life.
01480 270929 View 01480 270929
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David Cox
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS36
You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.
You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.
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Louise Diffey Light Step Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
I offer non-judgemental talking therapy to reduce stress and anxiety and improve self-esteem.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or stuck? Come and talk through how you feel about relationships, family issues including estrangement, about yourself and your worries, or about work or health issues. We can work on helping you to get in touch with how you feel, to increase your self-esteem, to learn to be kind to yourself, and to feel more confident in who you are. I provide a friendly space where you can voice and explore your thoughts at your own pace. Single session therapy offered for some situations; contact me to see if this might be suitable for you.
I offer non-judgemental talking therapy to reduce stress and anxiety and improve self-esteem.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or stuck? Come and talk through how you feel about relationships, family issues including estrangement, about yourself and your worries, or about work or health issues. We can work on helping you to get in touch with how you feel, to increase your self-esteem, to learn to be kind to yourself, and to feel more confident in who you are. I provide a friendly space where you can voice and explore your thoughts at your own pace. Single session therapy offered for some situations; contact me to see if this might be suitable for you.
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Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
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Charlene Wolf
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warmley BS15
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor offering in person sessions only. I offer a warm, compassionate approach in a non judgemental space. I have experience working with bereavement, anxiety, anger, depression, chronic pain, life transitions and communication within relationships.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor offering in person sessions only. I offer a warm, compassionate approach in a non judgemental space. I have experience working with bereavement, anxiety, anger, depression, chronic pain, life transitions and communication within relationships.
0117 463 3721 View 0117 463 3721
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Sally Ellis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
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Claire Crocker
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saltford BS31
Life can be really tough at times. We can all go through periods when we feel we are constantly struggling to cope, and there are many different reasons why you might want to come to see a psychotherapist. You might be facing issues in the present, like relationship difficulties, bereavement or a health scare, or feeling overwhelmed by global events and challenges. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, or feeling troubled by past events and experiences like abuse, violence or problematic relationships. Maybe you’re working though issues connected with gender, sexuality or identity generally.
Life can be really tough at times. We can all go through periods when we feel we are constantly struggling to cope, and there are many different reasons why you might want to come to see a psychotherapist. You might be facing issues in the present, like relationship difficulties, bereavement or a health scare, or feeling overwhelmed by global events and challenges. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, or feeling troubled by past events and experiences like abuse, violence or problematic relationships. Maybe you’re working though issues connected with gender, sexuality or identity generally.
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Alex Ogando | Creative Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS37
I am a creative psychotherapist who works frequently with adults, teens, and pre-teens, who feel overwhelmed by symptoms relating to anxiety, depression, and experiences of trauma; who wish to understand themselves better in order to move forwards. My specialism is offering a therapy experience which involves both conversation, and creative tools/techniques, to help people get to the heart of their issues. Have you ever felt like how you feel is beyond words? Or that you don't want to speak directly about what is troubling you? If so, rest assured that there are lots of other ways to engage in therapy, and that is my speciality.
I am a creative psychotherapist who works frequently with adults, teens, and pre-teens, who feel overwhelmed by symptoms relating to anxiety, depression, and experiences of trauma; who wish to understand themselves better in order to move forwards. My specialism is offering a therapy experience which involves both conversation, and creative tools/techniques, to help people get to the heart of their issues. Have you ever felt like how you feel is beyond words? Or that you don't want to speak directly about what is troubling you? If so, rest assured that there are lots of other ways to engage in therapy, and that is my speciality.
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Nazeia Rani
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
Such issues include: Depression Anxiety Drug and Alcohol addiction Low Self-Esteem and Confidence.
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
Such issues include: Depression Anxiety Drug and Alcohol addiction Low Self-Esteem and Confidence.
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
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Archibald Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS15  (Online Only)
Whether it's anxiety, depression, or past traumas, I provide a safe space for your journey.
Hi, I practice as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer you a space to feel safe and talk about your inner most worries and concerns. The space I provide gives you a secure place to talk about your concerns, anxieties and worries in a unhurried way. I will listen to what you are telling me and try to understand what challenges you face and where they might come from. I always try to offer you a professional experience and also a way to connect in a meaningful way. People that come to me often face challenges of depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. Together we can face them and find you peace and resolution.
Whether it's anxiety, depression, or past traumas, I provide a safe space for your journey.
Hi, I practice as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer you a space to feel safe and talk about your inner most worries and concerns. The space I provide gives you a secure place to talk about your concerns, anxieties and worries in a unhurried way. I will listen to what you are telling me and try to understand what challenges you face and where they might come from. I always try to offer you a professional experience and also a way to connect in a meaningful way. People that come to me often face challenges of depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties. Together we can face them and find you peace and resolution.
020 3984 9688 View 020 3984 9688
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Room To Grow Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, body image, self- defeating behaviour, relationship issues, social anxiety, loneliness, life transitions and many more.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, body image, self- defeating behaviour, relationship issues, social anxiety, loneliness, life transitions and many more.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
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Tanya Ratcliff Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
If you're considering counselling, you're probably experiencing some emotional challenges. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or your struggling with loss, relationships and uncertainty. Battling feelings of depression, worthlessness, anxiety, or stress. Maybe using now unhelpful coping strategies like food, drugs and alcohol to manage. I offer confidential private 1-1 counselling with adults of all ages (+18) on a variety of issues and have specialist knowledge and experience in both mental health and substance misuse.
If you're considering counselling, you're probably experiencing some emotional challenges. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck or your struggling with loss, relationships and uncertainty. Battling feelings of depression, worthlessness, anxiety, or stress. Maybe using now unhelpful coping strategies like food, drugs and alcohol to manage. I offer confidential private 1-1 counselling with adults of all ages (+18) on a variety of issues and have specialist knowledge and experience in both mental health and substance misuse.
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NOSA National Outreach Service for Anxiety
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
NOSA is a national service and we are happy to asses any problem that is related to anxiety, anywhere in the country. Some of the problems we most commonly help people with include obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety, specific phobias (e.g. fear of flying), emetophobia (fear of vomiting), PTSD/Trauma and social anxiety.
NOSA is a national service and we are happy to asses any problem that is related to anxiety, anywhere in the country. Some of the problems we most commonly help people with include obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety, specific phobias (e.g. fear of flying), emetophobia (fear of vomiting), PTSD/Trauma and social anxiety.
0117 463 0213 View 0117 463 0213
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Toby Messer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bristol BS4  (Online Only)
Although I work with most presenting problems, including anxiety and depression,.
My name is Toby, and I am a solution-focused and analytical psychotherapist. I centre my work on understanding the root of our behaviour and emotions while striving to facilitate active and meaningful change in the present. By integrating behavioural approaches such as CBT, REBT, DBT, and others with the depth of more analytical approaches like psychodynamic and analytical methods, I can work in a more effective and long-lasting way.
Although I work with most presenting problems, including anxiety and depression,.
My name is Toby, and I am a solution-focused and analytical psychotherapist. I centre my work on understanding the root of our behaviour and emotions while striving to facilitate active and meaningful change in the present. By integrating behavioural approaches such as CBT, REBT, DBT, and others with the depth of more analytical approaches like psychodynamic and analytical methods, I can work in a more effective and long-lasting way.
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Jamie Smithson
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
There are many reasons we seek counselling throughout life. Perhaps you’re feeling sad, depressed, or anxious. Maybe you're going through loss or bereavement, struggling with anger or battling addictions. Or maybe you just don't feel yourself! Whatever it is you bring to counselling, I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and compassionate space to explore, unpack and work through the challenges you are facing.
There are many reasons we seek counselling throughout life. Perhaps you’re feeling sad, depressed, or anxious. Maybe you're going through loss or bereavement, struggling with anger or battling addictions. Or maybe you just don't feel yourself! Whatever it is you bring to counselling, I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and compassionate space to explore, unpack and work through the challenges you are facing.
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Melissa Kent
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS15  (Online Only)
I understand how anxiety provoking speaking to someone you don't know can be.
I am here for you. I understand the busy demands of day-to-day life and know how challenging it can be to find space for self-care. My services are based on the premise, that you are the expert in knowing yourself; I’m simply here to guide you in the process. As a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, I am a qualified Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist, trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions working across all ages.
I understand how anxiety provoking speaking to someone you don't know can be.
I am here for you. I understand the busy demands of day-to-day life and know how challenging it can be to find space for self-care. My services are based on the premise, that you are the expert in knowing yourself; I’m simply here to guide you in the process. As a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, I am a qualified Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist, trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions working across all ages.
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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.