Anxiety Counselling in Stoke Gifford

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Alex Ogando | Creative Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
I am a creative psychotherapist who works frequently with adults, teens, and pre-teens, who feel overwhelmed by symptoms relating to anxiety, depression, and experiences of trauma; who wish to understand themselves better in order to move forwards. My specialism is offering a therapy experience which involves both conversation, and creative tools/techniques, to help people get to the heart of their issues. Have you ever felt like how you feel is beyond words? Or that you don't want to speak directly about what is troubling you? If so, rest assured that there are lots of other ways to engage in therapy, and that is my speciality.
I am a creative psychotherapist who works frequently with adults, teens, and pre-teens, who feel overwhelmed by symptoms relating to anxiety, depression, and experiences of trauma; who wish to understand themselves better in order to move forwards. My specialism is offering a therapy experience which involves both conversation, and creative tools/techniques, to help people get to the heart of their issues. Have you ever felt like how you feel is beyond words? Or that you don't want to speak directly about what is troubling you? If so, rest assured that there are lots of other ways to engage in therapy, and that is my speciality.
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Rosemary Cave
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
My professional experience includes working with Anxiety; Depression; Stress; Self-Esteem; Confidence; Domestic and Workplace Relationships; Abuse; Loss and Anger.
I am an experienced counsellor working in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. You might be seeking counselling for the first time or returning to therapy. We all experience disconcerting feelings and upsetting concerns at some point in our lives. The best way to begin therapy is to arrange an introductory session to find out why you need counselling and how we can work together. There is no charge for the first session. As the relationship of trust and respect develops between client and counsellor, you will become empowered to explore daunting emotions through a non-judgemental, client-centred approach.
My professional experience includes working with Anxiety; Depression; Stress; Self-Esteem; Confidence; Domestic and Workplace Relationships; Abuse; Loss and Anger.
I am an experienced counsellor working in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. You might be seeking counselling for the first time or returning to therapy. We all experience disconcerting feelings and upsetting concerns at some point in our lives. The best way to begin therapy is to arrange an introductory session to find out why you need counselling and how we can work together. There is no charge for the first session. As the relationship of trust and respect develops between client and counsellor, you will become empowered to explore daunting emotions through a non-judgemental, client-centred approach.
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Di Hall
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
Waitlist for new clients
Are you going through a challenging period that is affecting daily life? Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, anger separation, loss, grief, trauma, low self esteem/confidence? I can work with you to discover new ways of responding to these different blocks and dilemmas in life. Therapy being offered is person to person & online.
Are you going through a challenging period that is affecting daily life? Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, anger separation, loss, grief, trauma, low self esteem/confidence? I can work with you to discover new ways of responding to these different blocks and dilemmas in life. Therapy being offered is person to person & online.
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Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stoke Gifford BS34
I realise that people coming to counselling – especially for a first meeting – may be feeling anxious so I will aim to be welcoming and put you quickly at ease.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
I realise that people coming to counselling – especially for a first meeting – may be feeling anxious so I will aim to be welcoming and put you quickly at ease.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
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David Cox
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.
You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.
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Katrina Young
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
Hello and welcome. I have particular experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life. Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning? Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void? Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’ You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused. I can help.
Hello and welcome. I have particular experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life. Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning? Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void? Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’ You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused. I can help.
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Jeanette Howlett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34  (Online Only)
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
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Dr Jerome Mak
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide you with more effective means to understand and address these emotions
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide you with more effective means to understand and address these emotions
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Gemma Owen Counselling (MBACP) Accred
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stoke Gifford BS34
I am a Humanistic, trauma informed counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I understand there are times when life can feel overwhelming and daily life can become more of a struggle. This can often feel isolating and confusing, but it is important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. My aim is to provide a warm, welcoming and supportive environment in which you feel able to explore your feelings and emotions without fear of judgement. I am able to help with many of life's challenges and have specialist experience of working with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence.
I am a Humanistic, trauma informed counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I understand there are times when life can feel overwhelming and daily life can become more of a struggle. This can often feel isolating and confusing, but it is important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. My aim is to provide a warm, welcoming and supportive environment in which you feel able to explore your feelings and emotions without fear of judgement. I am able to help with many of life's challenges and have specialist experience of working with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Inner World Therapies
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ptsd, and relationship issues.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ptsd, and relationship issues.
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Tracy Norman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
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Martin Linton - IFS Therapist & Counsellor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10  (Online Only)
My work is with both individuals and couples. The skill-sets and experience I bring to therapy draw off my Systemic Practice, honing the skills of Internal Family System (IFS) and Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) . These approaches are well known to bring about the transformative qualities and resources that exist inside people. These approaches makes difficult experiences possible, such as healing trauma, phobia or anxiety. I am dedicated and assist people to better relate with what humans experience. I’ve learned this is evidently possible through the transformations I’ve witnessed in my practice and what my clients feedback.
My work is with both individuals and couples. The skill-sets and experience I bring to therapy draw off my Systemic Practice, honing the skills of Internal Family System (IFS) and Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) . These approaches are well known to bring about the transformative qualities and resources that exist inside people. These approaches makes difficult experiences possible, such as healing trauma, phobia or anxiety. I am dedicated and assist people to better relate with what humans experience. I’ve learned this is evidently possible through the transformations I’ve witnessed in my practice and what my clients feedback.
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Leah Head
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS34
Life can be a challenge in all sorts of ways, sometimes we need some independent support finding our way through those challenges. The issues affecting you may be current or things from the past that still impact you. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, trauma or a life event that you need a safe space to process. Therapy can help you understand what you are feeling and find a way forward.
Life can be a challenge in all sorts of ways, sometimes we need some independent support finding our way through those challenges. The issues affecting you may be current or things from the past that still impact you. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, trauma or a life event that you need a safe space to process. Therapy can help you understand what you are feeling and find a way forward.
0117 463 7982 View 0117 463 7982
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Soul Connection Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS34
Hello and welcome, I'm Remona. It can be really hard choosing a Therapist when life feels so very difficult already, hopefully I can help you make up your mind. Are you feeling helpless, hopeless and disconnected from life?  Lonely, depressed or struggling with your relationships? Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, stress or PTSD symptoms that impact you on a daily basis. Maybe you’re just feeling stuck in a rut and not sure where to go. Life can often feel messy, but no matter how big or how small your problem feels, we can work together to help you reach a more stable place.
Hello and welcome, I'm Remona. It can be really hard choosing a Therapist when life feels so very difficult already, hopefully I can help you make up your mind. Are you feeling helpless, hopeless and disconnected from life?  Lonely, depressed or struggling with your relationships? Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, stress or PTSD symptoms that impact you on a daily basis. Maybe you’re just feeling stuck in a rut and not sure where to go. Life can often feel messy, but no matter how big or how small your problem feels, we can work together to help you reach a more stable place.
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Dawn Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Filton BS34
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
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Dr Jonathan Kenyon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Filton BS34
You may have feelings of dissatisfaction and a sense that you are not getting all that you want from life. You may be finding that every day is a struggle with strong, even overwhelming, feelings of depression, anxiety, stress or anger. I believe we all strive to feel happier and more fulfilled than we currently are. We want to feel a connection with other people and to have a sense that we are leading meaningful, enjoyable lives - even when we feel at a loss as to how to achieve this. I help people overcome their difficulties to become happier, more psychologically healthy and experience an improved quality of life.
You may have feelings of dissatisfaction and a sense that you are not getting all that you want from life. You may be finding that every day is a struggle with strong, even overwhelming, feelings of depression, anxiety, stress or anger. I believe we all strive to feel happier and more fulfilled than we currently are. We want to feel a connection with other people and to have a sense that we are leading meaningful, enjoyable lives - even when we feel at a loss as to how to achieve this. I help people overcome their difficulties to become happier, more psychologically healthy and experience an improved quality of life.
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Katie Gannaway/Down to Earth Integrative Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Filton BS34  (Online Only)
I offer longer-term work, integrating therapeutic models based on your needs and difficulty, and low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for mild to moderate low mood and anxiety disorders.
We can all feel overwhelmed, stuck or struggle to make changes to relieve our distress or difficulties. As your therapist I will work alongside you to explore your story, providing opportunities to see yourself separate from your difficulty. By gaining a better understanding of the self and our habitual patterns of thinking and behaviour you can bring an alternative story out of the shadows, which could empower you to make changes, improve your relationships and benefit from improved mental and physical wellbeing. I am registered with the BACP and BABCP.
I offer longer-term work, integrating therapeutic models based on your needs and difficulty, and low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for mild to moderate low mood and anxiety disorders.
We can all feel overwhelmed, stuck or struggle to make changes to relieve our distress or difficulties. As your therapist I will work alongside you to explore your story, providing opportunities to see yourself separate from your difficulty. By gaining a better understanding of the self and our habitual patterns of thinking and behaviour you can bring an alternative story out of the shadows, which could empower you to make changes, improve your relationships and benefit from improved mental and physical wellbeing. I am registered with the BACP and BABCP.
0117 463 3359 View 0117 463 3359
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Ashlyn Firkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient, resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a safe, hopeful space for people to explore how they would like to be in the wider world & practical ways to achieve this. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient, resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a safe, hopeful space for people to explore how they would like to be in the wider world & practical ways to achieve this. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
0117 463 7124 View 0117 463 7124
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Peter M. Lowis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
Psychotherapy can help you with such difficulties as: relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, identity confusion, and anger.
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
Psychotherapy can help you with such difficulties as: relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, identity confusion, and anger.
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
0117 325 2806 View 0117 325 2806
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Dr Michelle Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS9
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
0117 463 0225 View 0117 463 0225
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.