Anxiety Counselling in Saffron Walden

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Michele Watson
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saffron Walden CB10
I specialise in many different issues such as depression, anxiety and bereavement.
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the BACP having worked for over 20 years in a large GP practice in Saffron Walden. In my new consulting rooms in the centre of town I offer a safe and supportive environment where the well-being of every client is paramount. You may be feeling “flat” or stuck or feel you are just existing. Perhaps you are feeling uncertain or unable to see how things can improve. Counselling can help find new coping strategies, reflect on unresolved grief and loss, build awareness of your thoughts, behaviours and feelings and will help you develop more capacity to deal with the struggles you are facing.
I specialise in many different issues such as depression, anxiety and bereavement.
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the BACP having worked for over 20 years in a large GP practice in Saffron Walden. In my new consulting rooms in the centre of town I offer a safe and supportive environment where the well-being of every client is paramount. You may be feeling “flat” or stuck or feel you are just existing. Perhaps you are feeling uncertain or unable to see how things can improve. Counselling can help find new coping strategies, reflect on unresolved grief and loss, build awareness of your thoughts, behaviours and feelings and will help you develop more capacity to deal with the struggles you are facing.
01223 948941 View 01223 948941
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Jo Clarke
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My specialisms are working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and confidence.
Hi, I'm Jo. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment for you to discuss any thoughts, feelings or behaviour that you are finding difficult. Together we can talk about what you are experiencing, giving you time to process your thoughts, feelings and emotions to identify the root causes, explore better ways of coping or to make changes. Recognising that we are all individual, with different experiences, I work using an integrative approach drawing on a range of skills and techniques to tailor my counselling sessions to meet your needs.
My specialisms are working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and confidence.
Hi, I'm Jo. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment for you to discuss any thoughts, feelings or behaviour that you are finding difficult. Together we can talk about what you are experiencing, giving you time to process your thoughts, feelings and emotions to identify the root causes, explore better ways of coping or to make changes. Recognising that we are all individual, with different experiences, I work using an integrative approach drawing on a range of skills and techniques to tailor my counselling sessions to meet your needs.
01799 619981 View 01799 619981
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Christine Barton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
I understand that to make that first call or email for counselling can be extremely difficult, the fact you’re here means you’ve taken the first step towards making positive changes in your life. Are you stuck, feeling lost or alone, afraid or upset? I aim to help you to make sense of your fears, worries and anxieties. Many people find it easier to talk to someone who they see as being separate to their life rather than friends or family. I can help you make sense of experiences of the past and resolve complicated feelings linked to these. Therapy can be used to better yourself, allowing you to take complete control of your life.
07723 440410 View 07723 440410
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Louise Lancaster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
You are struggling with difficult feelings which you may or may not understand or be able to explain. You may be feeling overwhelmed or out of control or unable to function as you always have before or you believe you 'should'. You are unhappy, depressed, anxious, having family or relationship issues, suffering from low self-esteem, body image or weight issues. You are addicted, abused, coping with loss, worried about getting old, lonely......
You are struggling with difficult feelings which you may or may not understand or be able to explain. You may be feeling overwhelmed or out of control or unable to function as you always have before or you believe you 'should'. You are unhappy, depressed, anxious, having family or relationship issues, suffering from low self-esteem, body image or weight issues. You are addicted, abused, coping with loss, worried about getting old, lonely......
01799 619827 View 01799 619827
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Helen Joy Neale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I work with children, and adults covering various issues including anxiety, addiction, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, autism and other neurodivergent conditions.
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
I work with children, and adults covering various issues including anxiety, addiction, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, ADHD, autism and other neurodivergent conditions.
It might feel like it is hard to talk to someone you have never met about your feelings, and life's difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling lost, and unable to move on? Or you are anxious, hurt, angry or depressed? It can bring both relief and acceptance to talk about past experiences, or future worries; to help make sense of them and to accept and grow. Therapy can help you find a way forward, at a time when you cannot see how to break through and feel more control of your emotions and experiences.
01799 611291 View 01799 611291
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Neill Anthony Bartlett
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I have a great deal of experience helping people with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and complex trauma.
I have over 18 years' experience as a senior specialist psychotherapist and counsellor in the NHS. My approach to both psychological and physiological suffering is to help patients work through their often long-standing personal difficulties, whilst promoting self-acceptance and committed action. An assumption I bring to my clinical practice is that most people want to live their lives in a direction of their choosing and in a way that reflects their personal values. As a therapist, my main focus is on those things that keep us 'stuck', that make it difficult for us to feel connected to the people and things that matter to us.
I have a great deal of experience helping people with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and complex trauma.
I have over 18 years' experience as a senior specialist psychotherapist and counsellor in the NHS. My approach to both psychological and physiological suffering is to help patients work through their often long-standing personal difficulties, whilst promoting self-acceptance and committed action. An assumption I bring to my clinical practice is that most people want to live their lives in a direction of their choosing and in a way that reflects their personal values. As a therapist, my main focus is on those things that keep us 'stuck', that make it difficult for us to feel connected to the people and things that matter to us.
01799 619984 View 01799 619984
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Dr Nikki Wood
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11  (Online Only)
I work with adults using a holistic approach who are feeling stuck. Many people since COVID are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout. Some people are turning to alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviours to cope. Its ok to find life hard. I specialise in working with people who are worrying they aren’t managing their mental health, who may have experienced trauma, and may be self-medicating. I offer an entirely non-judgemental, confidential, compassionate and safe space to talk about some of these things and help you to identify what changes you would like to make. I also specialise in working with ADHD.
I work with adults using a holistic approach who are feeling stuck. Many people since COVID are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout. Some people are turning to alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviours to cope. Its ok to find life hard. I specialise in working with people who are worrying they aren’t managing their mental health, who may have experienced trauma, and may be self-medicating. I offer an entirely non-judgemental, confidential, compassionate and safe space to talk about some of these things and help you to identify what changes you would like to make. I also specialise in working with ADHD.
01799 619184 View 01799 619184
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Lee Bernard
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
My specialism is the area of unconscious impulses, drives and processes; the part of the mind that leads to repeatedly doing the things that one does not want to do, and the disruption to positive progression in the things that one does want to do. Often, thinking, actions and behaviour can leave someone feeling confused, even bewildered which over time gives rise to extraordinary worries, compulsions obsessions, panic, anxiety, depression and can even manifest in the form of physical illness. Resolution brings about inner peace, contentment, clarity of thought, improved decision making, self esteem and confidence.
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Tanya Victoria Chapman
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10  (Online Only)
Hello, I am an intergrative therapeutic counsellor; this means I am trained in several modalities, so I can taylor my approach to meet your individual needs. As Carl Jung said, "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no universal recipe for living." The therapy I offer endaevours to empower you with tools and healthy coping mechanisms to manage your problems in the present, whilst simultaneously exploring the past to aid you with insight and self-knowledge to understand how you got here. I chiefly come from a Mental Health background, working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders.
Hello, I am an intergrative therapeutic counsellor; this means I am trained in several modalities, so I can taylor my approach to meet your individual needs. As Carl Jung said, "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no universal recipe for living." The therapy I offer endaevours to empower you with tools and healthy coping mechanisms to manage your problems in the present, whilst simultaneously exploring the past to aid you with insight and self-knowledge to understand how you got here. I chiefly come from a Mental Health background, working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders.
01473 943669 View 01473 943669
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Ken Day
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
I have both experience and training in Grief and Bereavement (esp. loss of a child), PTSD, Anger Management, Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Addiction, Coping With Change and Personal Development. In addition I work for the NHS Acute Psychiatric Team in adult and CAMHS, nursing inpatients with a wide variety of mental health challenges
01371 708217 View 01371 708217
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Dr Rebecca Moran
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC, Reg: PYL041023). For over a decade, I have worked in public healthcare settings in the UK and Ireland; helping people, of all ages, to cope with and recover from emotional and behavioural difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, phobias and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. My approach is warm, compassionate, and empathetic. I provide a supportive and confidential space for you to safely explore your difficulties and current needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC, Reg: PYL041023). For over a decade, I have worked in public healthcare settings in the UK and Ireland; helping people, of all ages, to cope with and recover from emotional and behavioural difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, phobias and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. My approach is warm, compassionate, and empathetic. I provide a supportive and confidential space for you to safely explore your difficulties and current needs.
01245 945723 View 01245 945723
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Dr Emily Hudson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
The perinatal period can involve a complicated mix of emotions and everybody needs a little support sometimes. You may be considering a pregnancy and wondering how your experiences in childhood may impact your journey or perhaps navigating difficulties with fertility. You may be pregnant and experiencing anxiety, fear of the birth or difficulty bonding with your baby. Or perhaps you experienced a traumatic birth, are feeling sad or would like a space to consider how you adjust to being a parent. I work with all parents and offer both individual therapy and focused single-issue interventions.
The perinatal period can involve a complicated mix of emotions and everybody needs a little support sometimes. You may be considering a pregnancy and wondering how your experiences in childhood may impact your journey or perhaps navigating difficulties with fertility. You may be pregnant and experiencing anxiety, fear of the birth or difficulty bonding with your baby. Or perhaps you experienced a traumatic birth, are feeling sad or would like a space to consider how you adjust to being a parent. I work with all parents and offer both individual therapy and focused single-issue interventions.
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Denny Stranders
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I regularly help people with anxiety/depression/relational issues.
I can provide counselling with a difference a blend of counselling, coaching and psycho-education. Counselling – gaining an understanding of you, what drives you, what you do, why and how this affects you. Coaching – looking at ways to move forward, gaining solutions for a new way ahead and psycho-education – understanding you in terms of the psychology (as well as) within your relationships and gaining insight into why you find yourself feeling and acting as you do (and possibly how this may affect others). I believe effective therapy means gaining an understanding of you.
I regularly help people with anxiety/depression/relational issues.
I can provide counselling with a difference a blend of counselling, coaching and psycho-education. Counselling – gaining an understanding of you, what drives you, what you do, why and how this affects you. Coaching – looking at ways to move forward, gaining solutions for a new way ahead and psycho-education – understanding you in terms of the psychology (as well as) within your relationships and gaining insight into why you find yourself feeling and acting as you do (and possibly how this may affect others). I believe effective therapy means gaining an understanding of you.
01223 657658 View 01223 657658
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Rachael Collier
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, my experience includes working to resolve the causes of depression, anxiety, shame and low self-esteem.
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, my experience includes working to resolve the causes of depression, anxiety, shame and low self-esteem.
We all deserve to have a life that we feel secure in and a future that we can look forward to. But in reality there are times when this simply isn't the case. And so we seek therapy. It might be for help with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Or a little nagging voice at the back of the mind that says that now is the right time to talk to someone.  Or something quite clear and traumatic has happened. Therapy is somewhere you can come to talk, confidentially, about whatever it is that is affecting you.
01284 331071 View 01284 331071
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Dr Georgina Sergi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saffron Walden CB10  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Gina, a London-based Senior Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS. With over eight years of experience in the NHS, I specialize in complex mental health difficulties, anxiety disorders, and neurodiversity. My therapeutic style is integrative, meaning that I will tailor my approach to your needs using a variety of evidence-based approaches including CBT, CFT and ACT. I also offer Autism diagnostic assessments using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R).
Hi, I'm Gina, a London-based Senior Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS. With over eight years of experience in the NHS, I specialize in complex mental health difficulties, anxiety disorders, and neurodiversity. My therapeutic style is integrative, meaning that I will tailor my approach to your needs using a variety of evidence-based approaches including CBT, CFT and ACT. I also offer Autism diagnostic assessments using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R).
020 3817 7717 View 020 3817 7717
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Joanna Ranson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB11
I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with challenges as diverse and unique as they are. Perhaps you're struggling with intimate or family relationship issues? Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or plagued by self doubt? Perhaps you're having difficulties coming to terms with a bereavement or loss or adapting to a life change? Or maybe you feel stuck, unfulfilled or generally unhappy? Whatever your personal situation, in therapy we work together to help you make sense of what is happening in your life and enable you to bring about the healing, growth and change you wish for yourself.
I work with individuals and couples who are dealing with challenges as diverse and unique as they are. Perhaps you're struggling with intimate or family relationship issues? Maybe you're feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or plagued by self doubt? Perhaps you're having difficulties coming to terms with a bereavement or loss or adapting to a life change? Or maybe you feel stuck, unfulfilled or generally unhappy? Whatever your personal situation, in therapy we work together to help you make sense of what is happening in your life and enable you to bring about the healing, growth and change you wish for yourself.
01799 610571 View 01799 610571
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Albert Pavelin
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10  (Online Only)
I work with individuals to help them understand more of their conscious experience and I specialise in work with identity, rural isolation and sports performance. Working from a Psychodynamic perspective, I look to childhood and environmental experiences that may have a profound influence on the current conscious state. Our work together will be at depth, spanning at least 8 weeks and establishing a relationship necessary to explore the underlying elements that may be present.
I work with individuals to help them understand more of their conscious experience and I specialise in work with identity, rural isolation and sports performance. Working from a Psychodynamic perspective, I look to childhood and environmental experiences that may have a profound influence on the current conscious state. Our work together will be at depth, spanning at least 8 weeks and establishing a relationship necessary to explore the underlying elements that may be present.
01799 619636 View 01799 619636
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Nichola Bradley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
My Name is Nikki, I’m an Accredited Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Teacher and EMDR Practitioner. I began my career back in 2004 where I trained as an integrative therapist with an instant liking to Transactional Analysis. Over the years I have trained and learnt many techniques and strategies whilst also researching theories and methods to enhance my work. Over the years I have adapted these methods to provide a very powerful and holistic approach that drives change and empowerment with a variety of issues and concerns with people of all ages.
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Francesca Woolgar
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Francesca, a Cambridgeshire-based Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for the last 7 years, supporting people across the lifespan with mental health difficulties and/or neurodiversity. I have a particular interest in working with young people as well as family members and carers, ensuring they receive essential support so that they can continue to help their loved ones through their difficulties. I aim to co-create a safe, therapeutic space, whilst adopting a person-centred approach so that we can develop a shared understanding of your current difficulties.
Hi, I’m Francesca, a Cambridgeshire-based Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC. I have worked in the NHS for the last 7 years, supporting people across the lifespan with mental health difficulties and/or neurodiversity. I have a particular interest in working with young people as well as family members and carers, ensuring they receive essential support so that they can continue to help their loved ones through their difficulties. I aim to co-create a safe, therapeutic space, whilst adopting a person-centred approach so that we can develop a shared understanding of your current difficulties.
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Maria Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saffron Walden CB10
Life can present us with many challenges. Sometimes, the thought of facing our difficulties alone can be overwhelming, but it may be hard to know where to turn for support. My aim as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist is to work collaboratively with you, drawing from a wide range of resources and therapeutic disciplines, to find the approach that feels right for you. Working together in this tailored way, we will be able to recognise your issues, identify your goals, and explore ways in which you may start moving towards a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled way of living.
Life can present us with many challenges. Sometimes, the thought of facing our difficulties alone can be overwhelming, but it may be hard to know where to turn for support. My aim as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist is to work collaboratively with you, drawing from a wide range of resources and therapeutic disciplines, to find the approach that feels right for you. Working together in this tailored way, we will be able to recognise your issues, identify your goals, and explore ways in which you may start moving towards a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled way of living.
07428 716551 View 07428 716551

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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.