Anxiety Counselling in Newport Pagnell

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Dr Kate Woollaston
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
If you're reading this then you or someone you care about is probably hurting and in need of help. You may be feeling overwhelmed by worries and anxiety. It might be that you’re not the person, parent or partner you want to be, and feel like your failing. You may be struggling for a number of factors, including: past traumatic experiences, current day stressors and family issues. You need support to make meaningful changes so you can feel calm and live the life you want.
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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
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Asha Weir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 19 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.
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 19 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.
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Tracy Patricia O'Shea
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
I have helped people with depression, anxiety, sexual assault, drug and alcohol dependency.
Life is not always easy and sometimes, when you are going through difficult times you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel or see your way through. Having someone to talk to who is not part of your family or friendship group, somewhere you can say exactly what you are really thinking or what you are afraid of, where you can take the mask off that you wear every day. It can be your place of calm in what may feel like a very chaotic world.... just to be....and be yourself.
I have helped people with depression, anxiety, sexual assault, drug and alcohol dependency.
Life is not always easy and sometimes, when you are going through difficult times you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel or see your way through. Having someone to talk to who is not part of your family or friendship group, somewhere you can say exactly what you are really thinking or what you are afraid of, where you can take the mask off that you wear every day. It can be your place of calm in what may feel like a very chaotic world.... just to be....and be yourself.
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Counselling with Char
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
I provide counselling for individuals aged 18+. I have a comfy therapy room in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes and also offer virtual sessions either on Zoom or over the phone. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, shame, low self-esteem, loss, grief, bereavement, unpaid carers, trauma, relationship issues and more.
I provide counselling for individuals aged 18+. I have a comfy therapy room in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes and also offer virtual sessions either on Zoom or over the phone. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, shame, low self-esteem, loss, grief, bereavement, unpaid carers, trauma, relationship issues and more.
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Edak E Effiom
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
When you make the decision to talk to a total stranger about your difficulties, it can sometimes provoke anxiety. However, as your therapist, my goal is to not make you feel judged, by providing a safe, confidential space for you to express those difficult feelings that you may never have been able to do. My aim is for you to feel connected with aspects of your self, which might make you feel more able to explore more complex issues of your life experience, so that you can make better sense of your world and your way of being and interacting with the connections you make within that world.
When you make the decision to talk to a total stranger about your difficulties, it can sometimes provoke anxiety. However, as your therapist, my goal is to not make you feel judged, by providing a safe, confidential space for you to express those difficult feelings that you may never have been able to do. My aim is for you to feel connected with aspects of your self, which might make you feel more able to explore more complex issues of your life experience, so that you can make better sense of your world and your way of being and interacting with the connections you make within that world.
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Denise Janvier-Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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Emma Allum
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist: CAMHS and Eating Disorder specialist. CBT supervision also offered. I can help you in so many ways to feel calmer, happier, and even how to become your own therapist. Mental health issues can take away so much of our enjoyment. Struggling everyday with strong emotions and often worrying, self-critical thoughts is so difficult, especially when you are trying to cope alone. But you don’t have to continue to suffer at the mercy of your mind.
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist: CAMHS and Eating Disorder specialist. CBT supervision also offered. I can help you in so many ways to feel calmer, happier, and even how to become your own therapist. Mental health issues can take away so much of our enjoyment. Struggling everyday with strong emotions and often worrying, self-critical thoughts is so difficult, especially when you are trying to cope alone. But you don’t have to continue to suffer at the mercy of your mind.
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Sarah Showler
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
My aim is to offer my clients a supportive and safe space for them to explore and work through their challenges. This means that I actively listen to my clients, working collaboratively together to find a new perspective and approach to their situations to enable them to make the positive steps toward their goals and in their lives. I believe that counselling isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ process and together we will work out a process that best works for you. Finding a solution to understand or accept something that has been holding you back is a positive step.
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Nick Pandya
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newport Pagnell MK16
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.
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.
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Laura Hans Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newport Pagnell MK16
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
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Helen Heather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
I support people in finding hope for the future rather than existing in the past. Sometimes it can feel as though we are playing a role for other people, rather than being our genuine selves. Things can become overwhelming and feel as though you are having to face things on your own. You may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or grief. You're not alone. By seeking counselling, you are taking a first step towards having a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future. If this resonates with you, read on...
I support people in finding hope for the future rather than existing in the past. Sometimes it can feel as though we are playing a role for other people, rather than being our genuine selves. Things can become overwhelming and feel as though you are having to face things on your own. You may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or grief. You're not alone. By seeking counselling, you are taking a first step towards having a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future. If this resonates with you, read on...
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Smita Davé
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK15
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 have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
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 have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
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Ravi Sankar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience and currently work in private practice. Most of us have experienced hardship. Have you been overwhelmed with what life has thrown at you? Do you easily overreact? I will help you to develop a deep understanding of your emotional problems, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond more flexibly to move forward. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. I have access to several psychotherapists and a health psychologist who can help.
I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience and currently work in private practice. Most of us have experienced hardship. Have you been overwhelmed with what life has thrown at you? Do you easily overreact? I will help you to develop a deep understanding of your emotional problems, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond more flexibly to move forward. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. I have access to several psychotherapists and a health psychologist who can help.
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Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
Many of us deal with overwhelming feelings of worry and stress that make it difficult to live the life we want. Persistent sadness and the sense of emptiness that comes with feeling low can be isolating. Traumatic experiences leave lasting scars. Conflicts with loved ones can be difficult. Together we can uncover the roots of your feelings, and find a path forward towards emotional well-being. I offer a safe space to process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and help you reclaim a sense of control.
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Janice Teh
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton Keynes MK10
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if they knew the truth. You may have been trying to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
I offer therapy to individuals aged 18+ in the Dunstable and Milton Keynes areas. I can help you explore any emotional difficulties you may have. Sometimes we don't know why we keep reacting to others the way we do. We just know we don't want to feel the way we feel anymore. Perhaps you seem to have everything together on the surface but underneath you feel overwhelmed, and you worry about what others might think of you if they knew the truth. You may have been trying to figure this out on your own but get frustrated because nothing seems to work. Maybe you feel that your issue is too insignificant and others have bigger problems.
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Dr Livia M Pontes
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK15
I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience. I work with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other 3rd wave approaches (CFT, FAP). 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 clients’ goals and needs. I see children (from about 7 yrs old) up to any age in adulthood. I offer support to parents and can liaise with schools.
I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience. I work with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and other 3rd wave approaches (CFT, FAP). 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 clients’ goals and needs. I see children (from about 7 yrs old) up to any age in adulthood. I offer support to parents and can liaise with schools.
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Sian Creegan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK15
Are you fed up with overthinking every interaction & conversation you have? Perhaps you’ve had enough of constantly feeling like nothing you do is ‘good enough’. Are your unhelpful behaviours & habits holding you back in life or in your relationships? Do you need a space to talk freely & openly about your thoughts, feelings & experiences whilst being truly heard in an emphatic and non judgemental way without anyone else’s opinions? You may have pain or trauma in your past that you’ve not yet felt safe to or confident to explore & tackle. Or be looking to proactively set some goals. You might be feeling lost & not sure what you need.
Are you fed up with overthinking every interaction & conversation you have? Perhaps you’ve had enough of constantly feeling like nothing you do is ‘good enough’. Are your unhelpful behaviours & habits holding you back in life or in your relationships? Do you need a space to talk freely & openly about your thoughts, feelings & experiences whilst being truly heard in an emphatic and non judgemental way without anyone else’s opinions? You may have pain or trauma in your past that you’ve not yet felt safe to or confident to explore & tackle. Or be looking to proactively set some goals. You might be feeling lost & not sure what you need.
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Kate O'Donnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK15
Hello I’m Kate, I know that taking the first step to come to therapy can be daunting but my aim is to offer you a safe space where you can truly be yourself.
Hello I’m Kate, I know that taking the first step to come to therapy can be daunting but my aim is to offer you a safe space where you can truly be yourself.
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Faizah Malik
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK14  (Online Only)
My clients appreciate my holistic approach to mental health. Their goal is usually to find their authentic selves, to become more self aware and to thrive and find joy and purpose, not just survive and settle for a life that is not working for them. I offer therapy to everyone because we all want to be seen, heard and understood and that is often at the very heart of Healing.
My clients appreciate my holistic approach to mental health. Their goal is usually to find their authentic selves, to become more self aware and to thrive and find joy and purpose, not just survive and settle for a life that is not working for them. I offer therapy to everyone because we all want to be seen, heard and understood and that is often at the very heart of Healing.
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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.