Anxiety Counselling in Olney

Photo of Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Gareth Eglinton-Pacitti
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
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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BodhiSpace Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
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Kerry Cusack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
My name is Kerry Cusack and I am an integrative humanistic therapist. I qualified as a counsellor in 2018 and have over five years of post-qualification experience with a broad range of clients and presenting issues. I work with clients on a one-to-one basis and facilitate reflective practice groups. I work with both adults and young people (from 12 years old) and have experience of working with anxiety, trauma, OCD, neurodiversity, shame, bereavement, abuse, self-harm, low self-esteem and more.
My name is Kerry Cusack and I am an integrative humanistic therapist. I qualified as a counsellor in 2018 and have over five years of post-qualification experience with a broad range of clients and presenting issues. I work with clients on a one-to-one basis and facilitate reflective practice groups. I work with both adults and young people (from 12 years old) and have experience of working with anxiety, trauma, OCD, neurodiversity, shame, bereavement, abuse, self-harm, low self-esteem and more.
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Sara Austin
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olney MK46
Choosing to have counselling is an important decision and deciding who to work with even more so. It is important you feel your therapist is the ‘right one’ for you - that you will feel safe and able to trust them and their work. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and helped people work though issues such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma and relationship problems. I understand what it is to feel swamped by life and the struggles it can entail and I have many hours of experience helping others navigate a safe path through their issues. I am committed to helping you make the changes you desire.
Choosing to have counselling is an important decision and deciding who to work with even more so. It is important you feel your therapist is the ‘right one’ for you - that you will feel safe and able to trust them and their work. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and helped people work though issues such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, trauma and relationship problems. I understand what it is to feel swamped by life and the struggles it can entail and I have many hours of experience helping others navigate a safe path through their issues. I am committed to helping you make the changes you desire.
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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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Em Ryan
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Olney MK46  (Online Only)
I am glad you're here! Do you worry a lot? Do you find yourself avoiding things that you once loved doing due to fear? I help people, who struggle with anxiety and depression, make meaningful changes in their lives, and to stop the anxiety spiral. Together, we'll make changes to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, using cognitive behavioural, and mindfulness techniques. I provide online counselling from Spain. If you have a busy schedule, young children at home, mobility limitations, or prefer to attend therapy in the privacy and comfort of your home, I will meet you there! Let's find ways for you to live your best life!
I am glad you're here! Do you worry a lot? Do you find yourself avoiding things that you once loved doing due to fear? I help people, who struggle with anxiety and depression, make meaningful changes in their lives, and to stop the anxiety spiral. Together, we'll make changes to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, using cognitive behavioural, and mindfulness techniques. I provide online counselling from Spain. If you have a busy schedule, young children at home, mobility limitations, or prefer to attend therapy in the privacy and comfort of your home, I will meet you there! Let's find ways for you to live your best life!
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Yvonne Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
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Alice Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
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Dr Meera Shah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Life can throw us challenges at times where perhaps an outside perspective can help. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist and CAT therapist working with adults. I also work in the NHS. I specialise in physical health conditions (e.g. oncology, palliative care, pain, digestive diseases), alongside issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, loss, adjustment, trauma, life crisis, body image and identity. I'm also interested in issues of diversity and cultural conflict. I work in a collaborative and integrative way to help understand your difficulties and to move towards the change you seek.
Life can throw us challenges at times where perhaps an outside perspective can help. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist and CAT therapist working with adults. I also work in the NHS. I specialise in physical health conditions (e.g. oncology, palliative care, pain, digestive diseases), alongside issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, loss, adjustment, trauma, life crisis, body image and identity. I'm also interested in issues of diversity and cultural conflict. I work in a collaborative and integrative way to help understand your difficulties and to move towards the change you seek.
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Bonnie Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Olney MK46  (Online Only)
I help in addressing anxiety and overwhelm, trauma, and assisting individuals in resolving the negative impacts of narcissistic abuse.
Do you want to create change, find relief and feel good? If you can say yes, you have come to the right place. I work with individuals who are overwhelmed, highly anxious and stressed, and want to fulfil their potential and create meaningful change.
I help in addressing anxiety and overwhelm, trauma, and assisting individuals in resolving the negative impacts of narcissistic abuse.
Do you want to create change, find relief and feel good? If you can say yes, you have come to the right place. I work with individuals who are overwhelmed, highly anxious and stressed, and want to fulfil their potential and create meaningful change.
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Carly Brown
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
There are many reasons why you might reach out for counselling such as a challenging life event, transitional periods, seeking self -discovery or wanting to manage anxiety. Finding the right counsellor to share difficult thoughts and feelings with can be incredibly daunting. Studies show that the most important factor in the success of your treatment is your relationship with your therapist and the experience of feeling felt and heard. I provide a safe and compassionate environment that helps guide you towards your goals.
There are many reasons why you might reach out for counselling such as a challenging life event, transitional periods, seeking self -discovery or wanting to manage anxiety. Finding the right counsellor to share difficult thoughts and feelings with can be incredibly daunting. Studies show that the most important factor in the success of your treatment is your relationship with your therapist and the experience of feeling felt and heard. I provide a safe and compassionate environment that helps guide you towards your goals.
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Joanne Blythen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olney MK46
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
Hi, my name is JoJo and I am a qualified person-cantered counsellor based in Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes. I work in person, online and offer walking sessions. I work with anyone over the age of 14 yrs, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, sexuality, LGBTQI, ADHD, neurodiversity and issues that may arise when we live in blended families. My approach is always to build up a relationship of trust, find common areas we can connect on and work at a pace that suits you. I have lived and worked in India and the US so have cross-cultural understanding.
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Rachel Coles
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olney MK46
I imagine if you are reading this, you or someone you know needs help understanding or coping with something that is going on right now. If this is the case I am sorry you or they are finding things difficult. I understand that trying to choose a therapist is also a daunting task. I remember how I felt when seeking therapeutic help. I felt anxious and wondered if I could share things with a complete stranger. Probably the most important thing is that you meet someone you can get on with and build trust. The 15 minuite free call I offer will hopefully provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little.
I imagine if you are reading this, you or someone you know needs help understanding or coping with something that is going on right now. If this is the case I am sorry you or they are finding things difficult. I understand that trying to choose a therapist is also a daunting task. I remember how I felt when seeking therapeutic help. I felt anxious and wondered if I could share things with a complete stranger. Probably the most important thing is that you meet someone you can get on with and build trust. The 15 minuite free call I offer will hopefully provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little.
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Denise Janvier-Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
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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Photo of Marion Major, MA, BACP, Psychotherapist
Marion Major
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Everyday life throws up challenges which can effect our emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual state. Therapy provides a safe environment to talk about anything you want to. Exploring issues such as relationship difficulties, physical and mental health concerns, loss, self-confidence and self-esteem can make a real difference. When words are not enough... the creative arts are used alongside talking therapy to give a different perspective and help make sense of your experience. Focusing on understanding your feelings, supporting a healthier, stronger self, and helping to gain a sense of meaning in your life.
Everyday life throws up challenges which can effect our emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual state. Therapy provides a safe environment to talk about anything you want to. Exploring issues such as relationship difficulties, physical and mental health concerns, loss, self-confidence and self-esteem can make a real difference. When words are not enough... the creative arts are used alongside talking therapy to give a different perspective and help make sense of your experience. Focusing on understanding your feelings, supporting a healthier, stronger self, and helping to gain a sense of meaning in your life.
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Kate O'Donnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
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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Dr Kathryn Power
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Olney MK46  (Online Only)
Hello, I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society. I am currently working online and can offer online therapy to anyone in the UK. I have worked in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and now work as an independent Clinical Psychologist. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulty or a pivotal point in their lives where they have come to the realisation that something needs to change.
Hello, I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society. I am currently working online and can offer online therapy to anyone in the UK. I have worked in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and now work as an independent Clinical Psychologist. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulty or a pivotal point in their lives where they have come to the realisation that something needs to change.
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Elizabeth Burr
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Hello, my name is Liz. I am a trainee counsellor and psychotherapist in advanced training. The modality I use is Transactional Analysis (or TA for short!). TA provides a framework through which we can develop an understanding of ourselves and how we have become the person we are today. It helps us to understand our relationship with ourselves (our internal world), and also our relationships with others, and our sense of our place in the world.We all have a script – a life plan made in early childhood that served us well at a time when we had very little power or control.
Hello, my name is Liz. I am a trainee counsellor and psychotherapist in advanced training. The modality I use is Transactional Analysis (or TA for short!). TA provides a framework through which we can develop an understanding of ourselves and how we have become the person we are today. It helps us to understand our relationship with ourselves (our internal world), and also our relationships with others, and our sense of our place in the world.We all have a script – a life plan made in early childhood that served us well at a time when we had very little power or control.
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Lorna Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Olney MK46
Have you ever wondered why you behave the way that you do? Have you ever wondered why you react to things differently to others? Would you like to understand yourself better, or perhaps have a safe space to explore difficult emotions. Perhaps you want to learn how to cope better with your intense emotions, or communicate better with others. Maybe you feel different, or that you don't know who you really are. I can help you. I have years of experience working with those who struggle with difficult emotions.
Have you ever wondered why you behave the way that you do? Have you ever wondered why you react to things differently to others? Would you like to understand yourself better, or perhaps have a safe space to explore difficult emotions. Perhaps you want to learn how to cope better with your intense emotions, or communicate better with others. Maybe you feel different, or that you don't know who you really are. I can help you. I have years of experience working with those who struggle with difficult emotions.
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Peter Craig Dinsmore
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrington MK46
I am a very experienced and professional therapist with over twelve thousand client contact hours behind me in individual, couples and group work. I feel my experience coupled with my life experiences makes me the person and the therapist I am today. My training in the person-centred approach (three years) and in Transactional Analysis (seven years) together with continuing professional and personal development and supervision give me a strong theoretical and experiential focus to bring to my client work. I work very much in a relational way (research indicates that the therapeutic relationship is key to positive therapy outcomes)
I am a very experienced and professional therapist with over twelve thousand client contact hours behind me in individual, couples and group work. I feel my experience coupled with my life experiences makes me the person and the therapist I am today. My training in the person-centred approach (three years) and in Transactional Analysis (seven years) together with continuing professional and personal development and supervision give me a strong theoretical and experiential focus to bring to my client work. I work very much in a relational way (research indicates that the therapeutic relationship is key to positive therapy outcomes)
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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.