Anxiety Counselling in Southampton

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Graham Shavick
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling, and coaching. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues, longer term in-depth psychotherapy, or coaching where I can help you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. I find supporting people, helping them develop and grow particularly engaging and meaningful.
Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling, and coaching. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues, longer term in-depth psychotherapy, or coaching where I can help you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. I find supporting people, helping them develop and grow particularly engaging and meaningful.
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Dr Nicky Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
Are worries keeping you up at night? stressed about bills, going to work or school? feeling low and not wanting to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you find yourself getting caught up in your thoughts, ruminating on past experiences, trying to create new ways to feel happy and less anxious, sad, angry; but it never works. Not leaving your home? Our mental health is key to us all living a fulfilled and enjoyable life, yet it is often spoken about less frequently than other areas of our lives. I offer you a safe space to talk about the difficulties you experience, work on improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
023 8235 2185 View 023 8235 2185
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Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO52
I have many years working with trauma, anxiety, addictions, relational issues and low mood.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
I have many years working with trauma, anxiety, addictions, relational issues and low mood.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
01794 339779 View 01794 339779
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Dr Lindsay Walker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
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Sarah Willis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO30
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling with low self-esteem? I'm Sarah, and I understand that life's challenges can sometimes make us feel like we're drowning in despair. I can help you work through your own process, whether you are experiencing loss, a recent relationship breakup, feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck in life. I truly understand the difficulties you may be facing, and I am here to explore them with you. I understand finding the right therapist can be challenging with so many options available; that's why I offer a free 15-minute call to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling with low self-esteem? I'm Sarah, and I understand that life's challenges can sometimes make us feel like we're drowning in despair. I can help you work through your own process, whether you are experiencing loss, a recent relationship breakup, feeling overwhelmed, or feeling stuck in life. I truly understand the difficulties you may be facing, and I am here to explore them with you. I understand finding the right therapist can be challenging with so many options available; that's why I offer a free 15-minute call to see if I am the right therapist for you.
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Debbie Miles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO32
I am a qualified, Psychodynamic Counsellor with over 6 years' experience supporting clients, within a counselling service and private practice. I understand life can sometimes feel confusing and that you may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Perhaps you have experienced anxiety, change, loss, or relationship difficulties. Events such as these can be difficult to make sense of and leave you feeling unsettled. Counselling offers a unique opportunity to explore concerns, challenges, or anxieties. I provide a non-judgemental space where you can feel safe to express your thoughts and feelings and I will work with you to explore whatever arises.
I am a qualified, Psychodynamic Counsellor with over 6 years' experience supporting clients, within a counselling service and private practice. I understand life can sometimes feel confusing and that you may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Perhaps you have experienced anxiety, change, loss, or relationship difficulties. Events such as these can be difficult to make sense of and leave you feeling unsettled. Counselling offers a unique opportunity to explore concerns, challenges, or anxieties. I provide a non-judgemental space where you can feel safe to express your thoughts and feelings and I will work with you to explore whatever arises.
023 9421 4619 View 023 9421 4619
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Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
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Vicky Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
I can help with recent or long standing problems, such as Anxiety, Panic, OCD depression, or relationships.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
Questa is a small, specialist practice; we provide a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. In addition to therapy, we are experts in Autism and ADHD assessment/diagnosis. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children, teenagers and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we can't, then we’ll do our very best to offer advice and signposting.
023 8192 4877 View 023 8192 4877
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Helen Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I am a DipHE Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience - based in Bitterne, Southampton. My main areas of expertise are drugs and alcohol addiction Issues, relationship difficulties, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, Autism, anxiety and depression. Are you having problems with managing your drinking or drug use and things in your life have become unmanageable? Are you finding it difficult to maintain your relationships with people? Are looking for a calm, centred, caring counsellor who can support you with your difficulties and provide safe space for you to talk?
I am a DipHE Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience - based in Bitterne, Southampton. My main areas of expertise are drugs and alcohol addiction Issues, relationship difficulties, narcissistic abuse, ADHD, Autism, anxiety and depression. Are you having problems with managing your drinking or drug use and things in your life have become unmanageable? Are you finding it difficult to maintain your relationships with people? Are looking for a calm, centred, caring counsellor who can support you with your difficulties and provide safe space for you to talk?
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Mark Edmunds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or problems with mood and would like to find ways to deal with whatever issues you are facing, I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore what matters most to you.
Life brings many challenges and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a therapist my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self discovery to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it. I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Therapy isn’t about giving you solutions or advice but rather empowering you to make your own changes.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or problems with mood and would like to find ways to deal with whatever issues you are facing, I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore what matters most to you.
Life brings many challenges and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a therapist my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self discovery to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it. I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties you are experiencing with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Therapy isn’t about giving you solutions or advice but rather empowering you to make your own changes.
023 9431 1386 View 023 9431 1386
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Counselling and Life Coaching Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32  (Online Only)
I am a qualified, registered senior accredited counsellor and life coach and my style of working is integrative which means that I am trained to use a range of counselling skills to support you. With over 18 years experience working as a psychotherapeutic counsellor both privately and for the NHS, I have developed a special interest in working with depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and difficulties, addiction, long term and life limiting illness, bereavement and loss. As well as counselling I also provide solution focused counselling, short term therapy and life coaching if needed. Please ask for further details.
I am a qualified, registered senior accredited counsellor and life coach and my style of working is integrative which means that I am trained to use a range of counselling skills to support you. With over 18 years experience working as a psychotherapeutic counsellor both privately and for the NHS, I have developed a special interest in working with depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and difficulties, addiction, long term and life limiting illness, bereavement and loss. As well as counselling I also provide solution focused counselling, short term therapy and life coaching if needed. Please ask for further details.
01489 667558 View 01489 667558
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Conny Golde
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO14
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or any other personal challenges, your needs will be safely met. With extensive experience working with couples and individuals, I'm committed to your progress. I support and guide you towards greater clarity and emotional stability.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or any other personal challenges, your needs will be safely met. With extensive experience working with couples and individuals, I'm committed to your progress. I support and guide you towards greater clarity and emotional stability.
023 9431 1938 View 023 9431 1938
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Catherine Carter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
I have experience in helping clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, childhood trauma, rape, loss, low mood, stress, depression and relationship issues.
Hi, I'm Catherine and I am a BACP registered Person Centred counsellor. At times we can feel overwhelmed by life - past experiences, difficulties in the present and fears about the future. Counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. It can enable us change the way we think about feel about things. It can help us explore our thoughts surrounding a particular issue, even when that might be challenging, and increase our self-confidence and self-esteem as we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. By talking through things we all have the power to change our thinking and thrive as a result.
I have experience in helping clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, childhood trauma, rape, loss, low mood, stress, depression and relationship issues.
Hi, I'm Catherine and I am a BACP registered Person Centred counsellor. At times we can feel overwhelmed by life - past experiences, difficulties in the present and fears about the future. Counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. It can enable us change the way we think about feel about things. It can help us explore our thoughts surrounding a particular issue, even when that might be challenging, and increase our self-confidence and self-esteem as we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. By talking through things we all have the power to change our thinking and thrive as a result.
01329 557286 View 01329 557286
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Claire Wain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
01489 357193 View 01489 357193
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Julie Blandford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I will support you with whatever situation is causing you distress by encouraging you to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation, the possible cause and the impact it is having on you. I will provide you with a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to share your worries and fears in confidence. You will gain the opportunity to discover a better insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others, helping you to identify your own solutions to the situation. This may range from acceptance of yourself or your situation to achieving an outcome which provides a new found inner happiness.
I will support you with whatever situation is causing you distress by encouraging you to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation, the possible cause and the impact it is having on you. I will provide you with a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to share your worries and fears in confidence. You will gain the opportunity to discover a better insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others, helping you to identify your own solutions to the situation. This may range from acceptance of yourself or your situation to achieving an outcome which provides a new found inner happiness.
023 9200 3623 View 023 9200 3623
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Emma Sacker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently NOT taking new clients and will update when I have more space. You will have your own reasons for coming to therapy. You may be finding it hard to cope, have a desire for change or life’s challenges may leave you anxious, stressed or depressed. You may feel stuck and unable to move forward or alone with difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm an empathetic, non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel as you do. I will support you to understand the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make.
I am currently NOT taking new clients and will update when I have more space. You will have your own reasons for coming to therapy. You may be finding it hard to cope, have a desire for change or life’s challenges may leave you anxious, stressed or depressed. You may feel stuck and unable to move forward or alone with difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm an empathetic, non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel as you do. I will support you to understand the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make.
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Dr Lisa Hodges
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression or feeling generally ‘stuck’ and don’t know how to move forward, I can help. You may be low or worried and need new ways to cope, experiencing burnout, living with a long-term health condition, struggling with appearance-related/body image concerns or trying to navigate non-traditional relationships. In our sessions I will use a mixture of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, depending on your needs. I strive to work in line with my values, which include compassion, kindness and curiosity.
Whether you are looking for support with anxiety, depression or feeling generally ‘stuck’ and don’t know how to move forward, I can help. You may be low or worried and need new ways to cope, experiencing burnout, living with a long-term health condition, struggling with appearance-related/body image concerns or trying to navigate non-traditional relationships. In our sessions I will use a mixture of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, depending on your needs. I strive to work in line with my values, which include compassion, kindness and curiosity.
023 9431 1760 View 023 9431 1760
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Gemma Evans Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO30
I work with adults of all ages, genders & sexualities to heal from anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse & relationship difficulties.
Hello. I'm Gemma, a qualified and registered Counsellor. I offer one-to-one counselling to adults from my private practice in Hedge End, Southampton. If you're here, chances are you're looking for help...You may be struggling with a personal issue and feeling that something has to change. You might be feeling anxious and alone with your problem and wondering if anyone will understand. Maybe a recent loss or life change has left you feeling like you cannot cope. Or perhaps experiences from your past are affecting your ability to live your life fully today.
I work with adults of all ages, genders & sexualities to heal from anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse & relationship difficulties.
Hello. I'm Gemma, a qualified and registered Counsellor. I offer one-to-one counselling to adults from my private practice in Hedge End, Southampton. If you're here, chances are you're looking for help...You may be struggling with a personal issue and feeling that something has to change. You might be feeling anxious and alone with your problem and wondering if anyone will understand. Maybe a recent loss or life change has left you feeling like you cannot cope. Or perhaps experiences from your past are affecting your ability to live your life fully today.
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Justine White Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
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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.