Hello, my name is Doug Stow and I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26 years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
One way to think about looking after your mental health is like servicing a car. You need the right specialist to identify and treat specific problems to get back on the road safely. I am an experienced, part-time lead clinical psychologist in an early intervention psychosis team. I offer an excellent understanding of why your problems have not gone away and how to intervene effectively. I work with anxiety disorders (social, OCD, panic, GAD), PTSD, depression and other problems. I target factors (e.g. fear of failure, fear of the unknown) that fuel multiple issues. Your quality of life can be damaged by how you think about things.
Back in the nineties when I went to my first counselling session when it seemed the only option left that I could face. In the UK back then ‘therapy’ was almost taboo and I was scared to tell a soul. Thank goodness I quickly felt safe enough to confide in my counsellor and to share with her my deepest fears for my sanity, my marriage, my high pressure job and indeed, my future (if there was to be one). I can’t remember too much about those sessions now but I always felt better just for having shared. Nowadays through counselling I help people to find and to love their inner selves, to handle whatever life throws at them and to grow.
I have lots of experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, low mood, self harm, bereavement, family breakdown as well as trauma. I also work with two charities one who support young people (aged 5-18), who have experienced sexual harm and one who support young people (aged 11-25) with a variety of presenting issues.
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty.
There are many reasons people come to counselling, for example bereavement, relationship breakdown, issues at work, past or recent traumatic events, difficulties around disordered eating or complexities associated with gender dysphoria. Whatever it is that has led you to consider counselling, I know you have a unique story to tell. Are you are struggling with low self-worth, stress or anger? Or maybe you are worried, confused, scared, misunderstood, feeling lost or experiencing other unwanted feelings? Life can be very busy, demanding and draining. Counselling is an opportunity to slow down and look inside. What do you want?
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, Counselling and Art Psychotherapy sessions. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
Is there something in your life that is causing you distress, things that you are unhappy with or changes that you would like to make? Ever feel that you are overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings, unsure which path to take? Would you like a space in which you can off load, process and decide which way might be best for you? We can all feel lost from time to time, it is okay to be you, and it is ok to need some support. Your feelings are valid and your thoughts are important. If you feel ready to take the first step, reach out and together we can decide how best to move forward. I offer long term work or short term work.
I believe that we all have an innate tendency towards health and wholeness. Every so often, life events and situations can get in the way of accessing our inner resources to achieve growth and healing. Psychotherapy can be a valuable tool to firmly place you back on the path to living a full life. When we are faced with major or recurring life stressors we can be overwhelmed and seeking additional support, such as therapy, is a natural and positive step in taking care of yourself.
We all experience difficult times and counselling can help to explore your inner thoughts, feelings and gain some clarity and help emotionally. I am an experienced integrative counsellor who has worked with clients who have a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, abusive relationships, addiction, trauma, loss and self esteem issues. I have experience working for Rape Crisis, YIS, medical practices and Private practice. The first session is an assessment and I will encourage you to think about what goals you want to achieve from theses sessions.
Life can be really difficult at times for all of us and sometimes problems can feel overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide a safe and private space to explore the issues with someone who has enough distance from your life to be along side you whilst you find what it is that you need. I think people come to Counselling when they decide within themselves something in their life needs to change, be that an external change or a change in a way of feeling, I have a decades experience in building meaningful, containing, supportive relationships and can be alongside you whilst you find what it is that you need.
Are you facing challenges that life often throws our way but finding it difficult to cope with them, or feel that something isn’t quite right, and not sure why? We all need help from time to time in our busy hectic lives and that’s okay. We might struggle to know who to ask for help as everyone else seems to have their own problems and we feel guilty reaching out as we don’t like to feel like a burden, so we are left feeling alone and isolated not knowing where to turn. Counselling provides you with a safe place to explore these issues.
Milton Keynes Adults and Adolescents Eating disorders Analytic Psychotherapy "The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free" Rollo May Throughout our lives we often find difficulties where sometimes we feel lost. Psychotherapy can open a window through which we can understand and change our behavioral patterns that keep us trapped. I run a private psychotherapy practice in Great Linford , Milton Keynes where I aim to provide a safe and supportive environment. I believe strongly that the most important aspect to the therapeutic process is the relationship between therapist and client.
If you have suffered a bereavement or are a survivor of sexual abuse, then it might not be easy to talk about your thoughts and feeling with friends or family. Talking to someone that you can trust to be non-judgemental and who values you as a person, will help you to feel heard and safe. I can help you to have a better understanding of what you are feeling. Or, If you are just feeling feeling low and need someone to talk things through with, to be able to gain clarity over a situation that you might find yourself in, I can offer you a safe space to do that.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT.
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 16 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
Hi I'm Chloe and I'm pleased to introduce myself to you. After qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor in 2013 I have worked in charities supporting survivors of sexual abuse, I have worked with local authorities supporting families and in schools supporting parents and children with a range of issues including relationship difficulties and behaviour problems. I have a keen interest in working with individuals around relationships struggles.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I am a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who offers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), neuropsychological assessments, medico-legal assessments and I also work as an expert witness for the courts. I am passionate about helping my clients through their recovery journeys. I have a holistic approach to treatment, taking into consideration emotional, biological, social and cultural factors that impact a person’s mental health. Treatment is tailored to meet each clients’ unique goals. I have experience of working with children (from about 6 yrs old) up to any age in adulthood.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Milton Keynes are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Milton Keynes then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Milton Keynes, or Child Psychologists in Milton Keynes.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Milton Keynes psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Milton Keynes specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.