Anxiety Counselling in Manchester

Photo of Sarah Kilcullen, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Sarah Kilcullen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M25
I specialise in trauma and anxiety, and offer EMDR therapy specifically for trauma/PTSD.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
I specialise in trauma and anxiety, and offer EMDR therapy specifically for trauma/PTSD.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
0161 696 1411 View 0161 696 1411
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Bernadette Shaw. Minds That Matter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
Are you looking for support while working through fear, anxiety, & stress? Are these having negative effects on your relationship with yourself, your personal relationships & friendships? Is someone close experiencing them? Perhaps you have reached a crossroads, are grieving the loss of something or someone dear? Wherever you are on the path of life I offer a safe space providing support and exploration of needs and anxieties, working with you to make positive changes. My experience of working in the addictions field has also made me aware of issues that can develop and the impact this can have on an individual and their family.
Are you looking for support while working through fear, anxiety, & stress? Are these having negative effects on your relationship with yourself, your personal relationships & friendships? Is someone close experiencing them? Perhaps you have reached a crossroads, are grieving the loss of something or someone dear? Wherever you are on the path of life I offer a safe space providing support and exploration of needs and anxieties, working with you to make positive changes. My experience of working in the addictions field has also made me aware of issues that can develop and the impact this can have on an individual and their family.
0161 696 1542 View 0161 696 1542
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Legacy Minds Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M24
Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD), Depression, Chronic Pain, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Phobias, Self-esteem, Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Anger, Panic Attack's, Trauma and PTSD, Mood Disorders, Psychosis etc.
Greetings and welcome to my profile. Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Have you experienced loss and trauma and don't appear to move on with your life? Does this have negative impact on your life, family and job? Are you on a long NHS waiting list? Your first step could be to find professional support to assist you get your life back on track. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). CBT is a talking therapy that looks at the connections between how you think, behave and feel.
Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD), Depression, Chronic Pain, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Phobias, Self-esteem, Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Anger, Panic Attack's, Trauma and PTSD, Mood Disorders, Psychosis etc.
Greetings and welcome to my profile. Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Have you experienced loss and trauma and don't appear to move on with your life? Does this have negative impact on your life, family and job? Are you on a long NHS waiting list? Your first step could be to find professional support to assist you get your life back on track. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). CBT is a talking therapy that looks at the connections between how you think, behave and feel.
0161 524 1282 View 0161 524 1282
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Clare Madden - CBT
MSc
Verified Verified
Manchester M28
I work with a wide range of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, PTSD etc.
Hi, I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT) and split my time working with children, adolescents and adults. I work part-time at CAMHS for the NHS and also work with students at Manchester University.
I work with a wide range of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, PTSD etc.
Hi, I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT) and split my time working with children, adolescents and adults. I work part-time at CAMHS for the NHS and also work with students at Manchester University.
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James Alastair King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
0161 509 6177 View 0161 509 6177
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Ben Dawson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Project Trauma was founded to work with anyone who feels they need specialist support for psychological difficulties including anxiety, low mood, grief, work, relationship, or health problems.
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
Project Trauma was founded to work with anyone who feels they need specialist support for psychological difficulties including anxiety, low mood, grief, work, relationship, or health problems.
Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Consult Clinical Psychologist at Project Trauma. I set up Project Trauma to provide the kind of personalised, compassionate psychological support that people need following events in their life which they have struggled to cope with. Psychological distress can affect anyone and everyone will have a different reaction to traumatic events in their life. We all have different tolerance and ways of coping, but at some stage in our life we will all need help from somewhere.
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Paula Marie Reid
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Manchester M32
Do your suffer with anxiety and do you want help, then I am able to help with this. Anxiety can plague you throughout your life. If this describes you then I can help you understand the reasons why. Have you engaged in therapy before and nothing seems to work, then I can help you understand why. Do you struggle to regulate your emotions and you do not understand why, then therapy can help you explore why you have unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This may relate to early life experiences.
Do your suffer with anxiety and do you want help, then I am able to help with this. Anxiety can plague you throughout your life. If this describes you then I can help you understand the reasons why. Have you engaged in therapy before and nothing seems to work, then I can help you understand why. Do you struggle to regulate your emotions and you do not understand why, then therapy can help you explore why you have unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This may relate to early life experiences.
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Daniel Quinn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M30
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
0161 524 7167 View 0161 524 7167
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Amanda Lloyd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M25
I assist clients with low mood, anxiety, depression, low self confidence & self esteem, personal issues, loneliness, sadness, & stress.
I am a counsellor and registered general nurse specialising in occupational health, and my priorities have been about the physical and psychological care of my patients and clients. I use the biopsychosocial model to support clients' biological, psychological and social experiences and issues. I listen to why the client feels they need therapy, and we discuss the most appropriate way forward which may include, for example, CBT or solution-focussed therapy. I am welcoming and trustworthy and my approach to clients is irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race or religious beliefs.
I assist clients with low mood, anxiety, depression, low self confidence & self esteem, personal issues, loneliness, sadness, & stress.
I am a counsellor and registered general nurse specialising in occupational health, and my priorities have been about the physical and psychological care of my patients and clients. I use the biopsychosocial model to support clients' biological, psychological and social experiences and issues. I listen to why the client feels they need therapy, and we discuss the most appropriate way forward which may include, for example, CBT or solution-focussed therapy. I am welcoming and trustworthy and my approach to clients is irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race or religious beliefs.
0161 850 5181 View 0161 850 5181
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Amna Rahim
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M30  (Online Only)
Hey, thank you for exploring my page. If you're struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and the complex balance of cultural expectations, whether from Western or other diverse backgrounds, I'm here to provide the support you need. My knowledge is dedicated to guiding individuals through the challenges of anxiety and self-discovery in our diverse world.
Hey, thank you for exploring my page. If you're struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and the complex balance of cultural expectations, whether from Western or other diverse backgrounds, I'm here to provide the support you need. My knowledge is dedicated to guiding individuals through the challenges of anxiety and self-discovery in our diverse world.
0161 694 8109 View 0161 694 8109
Photo of Lorna Ellen Dungey, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Lorna Ellen Dungey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
0161 524 9435 View 0161 524 9435
Photo of Sarah Bruce, Psychologist in Manchester, England
Sarah Bruce
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M3
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
Is anxiety or excessive worry getting in the way for your? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thinking? Or are you finding it hard to live with a traumatic event? Difficult thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. This suggests you would benefit from structured therapy to learn some new ways of coping.
01707 938825 View 01707 938825
Photo of Rachel T, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Rachel T
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Are you struggling with self esteem, anxiety or depressive thoughts? Do you want to gain more control over your thoughts and feelings? Or reduce the impact of challenging everyday events on you; finding your confidence and spontaneity?
Are you struggling with self esteem, anxiety or depressive thoughts? Do you want to gain more control over your thoughts and feelings? Or reduce the impact of challenging everyday events on you; finding your confidence and spontaneity?
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Lucy Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
I work with a range of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationship problems.
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
I work with a range of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationship problems.
Hi, I'm Lucy Smith, Lead Psychotherapist at Manchester Therapy for you. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you through life's challenges. Book your free 30 minute consultation www.therapyformanchester.co.uk
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Kingsley Ogun
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M3  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with trauma, low self esteem, depression, self sabotaging behaviours, obsessions ,anxiety, or major life events? There comes a time when these issues get on top of us , we feel stuck and need to make a change!. I am a Registered and fully accredited BABCP Psychotherapist and Core Mental Health Professional (NMC Registered) and I’d love to help you on your journey towards change and self-discovery. My goals are to help you understand yourself, life experience and your trauma on a deeper level then to help brake unhelpful cycles/ patterns of thoughts and behaviours creating a positive change.
Are you struggling with trauma, low self esteem, depression, self sabotaging behaviours, obsessions ,anxiety, or major life events? There comes a time when these issues get on top of us , we feel stuck and need to make a change!. I am a Registered and fully accredited BABCP Psychotherapist and Core Mental Health Professional (NMC Registered) and I’d love to help you on your journey towards change and self-discovery. My goals are to help you understand yourself, life experience and your trauma on a deeper level then to help brake unhelpful cycles/ patterns of thoughts and behaviours creating a positive change.
01707 954052 View 01707 954052
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Donna Sullivan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
I work around issues such as anxiety, stress, and loss.
I'm really interested in people - who we are and why we become who we are. In order to understand ourselves it can help to talk about ourselves, our experiences and feelings. I can offer a safe, secure and non judgmental space where you can do this. Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you may be feeling stuck. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstances.
I work around issues such as anxiety, stress, and loss.
I'm really interested in people - who we are and why we become who we are. In order to understand ourselves it can help to talk about ourselves, our experiences and feelings. I can offer a safe, secure and non judgmental space where you can do this. Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you may be feeling stuck. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstances.
0161 519 4753 View 0161 519 4753
Photo of Daisy Samantha Dixon, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Daisy Samantha Dixon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M38
I work on the here and now, addressing - anxiety, stress and depression that is making life feel overwhelming and exhausting, supporting general well-being.
I have over 19 years experience working with people - My clients come to me, when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted and in need of support - they can't manage their thoughts, relationships, behaviours alone any longer and they need someone to talk to in a confidential, non-judgmental way. Together we explore, unpick, understand and make changes, so that life can become more manageable, enjoyable and less exhausting. For me, each of my clients are individuals, and its about getting the right balance - seeing what works and what doesn't work for them, promoting change together.
I work on the here and now, addressing - anxiety, stress and depression that is making life feel overwhelming and exhausting, supporting general well-being.
I have over 19 years experience working with people - My clients come to me, when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted and in need of support - they can't manage their thoughts, relationships, behaviours alone any longer and they need someone to talk to in a confidential, non-judgmental way. Together we explore, unpick, understand and make changes, so that life can become more manageable, enjoyable and less exhausting. For me, each of my clients are individuals, and its about getting the right balance - seeing what works and what doesn't work for them, promoting change together.
01942 925346 View 01942 925346
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Michael Halpin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough. We also know that this is far from the truth. Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.
Making the decision to reach out and admit that you need the help of someone else can be hard. Making the decision to attend counselling can be even harder. Partners, peers and family may not understand, you may feel like you've failed somehow, you may feel like you are not enough. We also know that this is far from the truth. Taking the step to attend counselling is often the first step on a journey that allows us to confront our difficulties, face our fears, become more self-aware and ultimately take a path that can lead to a better life.
0161 524 1442 View 0161 524 1442
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Paul James Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
**Webcam/ Telephone sessions available** Hey there. If you're experiencing low mood, stress, anger, anxiety or worry, then it could be helpful to consider seeking therapy. Usually even working out where to even start can be a difficult and confusing process, and CBT is a fantastic way to help you to unpick problematic thoughts, feeling, behaviours and cycles which could be maintaining the problems you're experiencing
**Webcam/ Telephone sessions available** Hey there. If you're experiencing low mood, stress, anger, anxiety or worry, then it could be helpful to consider seeking therapy. Usually even working out where to even start can be a difficult and confusing process, and CBT is a fantastic way to help you to unpick problematic thoughts, feeling, behaviours and cycles which could be maintaining the problems you're experiencing
0161 509 6105 View 0161 509 6105
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Sarah Hayes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves. If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone.
01707 959170 View 01707 959170

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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.