Anxiety Counselling in Swindon

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Sam Hewitt - Therapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) Reg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
Life can sometimes be difficult. There may be times when we find ourselves experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, or struggling with extremely low moods or bouts of depression. Maybe you find yourself struggling with life's difficulties, often feeling isolated and alone, believing that there isn't anyone you can turn to, including work colleagues, friends or family. Maybe past experience has taught you not to trust anyone with your feelings. Or maybe you find yourself believing that no one truly understands what you are going through.
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Nicoleta Sandu
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN4  (Online Only)
Online/phone sessions available. Hello and warm welcome. Do you want to UNDERSTAND YOURSELF better and BE UNDERSTOOD? When talking about their difficulties, in a safe and caring space, many people find a WAY FORWARD through their struggles. You deserve to live a life full of passion and joy! Do not let your anxiety, depression, self-limiting beliefs, or your damaging thoughts limit your potential, impede your creativity and freedom of expression, or stop you from becoming what you are meant to be in the world!
Online/phone sessions available. Hello and warm welcome. Do you want to UNDERSTAND YOURSELF better and BE UNDERSTOOD? When talking about their difficulties, in a safe and caring space, many people find a WAY FORWARD through their struggles. You deserve to live a life full of passion and joy! Do not let your anxiety, depression, self-limiting beliefs, or your damaging thoughts limit your potential, impede your creativity and freedom of expression, or stop you from becoming what you are meant to be in the world!
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Melanie Holland Tucker Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
Are you feeling anxious, sad or lost?.
When you are feeling overwhelmed by difficult past or present experiences, thoughts and feelings talking to someone who will listen can help. Are you feeling alone in this? you don't have to. I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space in which together we can explore what is causing your distress and a way forward at your pace. Whilst fostering clarity and self-awareness, I bring a warm, calm and compassionate approach to my work in which my client feels supported and empowered. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change and growth and in the power of therapy to nurture this for my clients.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or lost?.
When you are feeling overwhelmed by difficult past or present experiences, thoughts and feelings talking to someone who will listen can help. Are you feeling alone in this? you don't have to. I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space in which together we can explore what is causing your distress and a way forward at your pace. Whilst fostering clarity and self-awareness, I bring a warm, calm and compassionate approach to my work in which my client feels supported and empowered. I have a passionate belief in the human capacity for change and growth and in the power of therapy to nurture this for my clients.
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Talk It Out Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN5
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile today. Because I feel, we are so different in how we respond in our life’s situations, we can feel more hopelessness, struggling, feeling more overwhelmed with everyday life’s problems, and feeling more stuck in life. By working, listening and supporting you, when your experiencing higher levels of stress, and anxiety, you can find better ways to help you cope, and not be so overwhelmed with your negative thoughts, whilst learning to manage, cope, and communicate better for yourself, improving your relationships with people around you, who are part of and in your life.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile today. Because I feel, we are so different in how we respond in our life’s situations, we can feel more hopelessness, struggling, feeling more overwhelmed with everyday life’s problems, and feeling more stuck in life. By working, listening and supporting you, when your experiencing higher levels of stress, and anxiety, you can find better ways to help you cope, and not be so overwhelmed with your negative thoughts, whilst learning to manage, cope, and communicate better for yourself, improving your relationships with people around you, who are part of and in your life.
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Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
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Maxine O'Brien Sex & Relationship Counsellor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
This is an extremely troubling time, I am experienced in working online. I work with Individuals and couples with anxiety, depression and finding ways of coping. Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships can be extremely difficult. Our own feelings of shame can keep us feeling trapped and feel that there is nowhere to go. I offer a non judgemental space to be able to talk sensitively working to resolve issues. We will agree the focus of the work from the outset and keep this in mind throughout the journey together. We will work together to facilitate change in the areas you feel are needed.
This is an extremely troubling time, I am experienced in working online. I work with Individuals and couples with anxiety, depression and finding ways of coping. Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships can be extremely difficult. Our own feelings of shame can keep us feeling trapped and feel that there is nowhere to go. I offer a non judgemental space to be able to talk sensitively working to resolve issues. We will agree the focus of the work from the outset and keep this in mind throughout the journey together. We will work together to facilitate change in the areas you feel are needed.
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Tanya Orr
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swindon SN4
Hello, my name is Tanya. As a counsellor- psychotherapist for over 25 years and a supervisor for 15, I continue to see how helpful counselling can be. I have immediate availability on Mondays and Tuesdays. Are you finding life tough, trying to deal with stress, anxiety, loss, feeling low or depressed or the impact of abuse and trauma? I am sorry you are having to struggle - life can get us down and sometimes the most courageous thing we can do is to seek some support. In our first session you can tell me what you are dealing with and see if it feels ok to work with me.
Hello, my name is Tanya. As a counsellor- psychotherapist for over 25 years and a supervisor for 15, I continue to see how helpful counselling can be. I have immediate availability on Mondays and Tuesdays. Are you finding life tough, trying to deal with stress, anxiety, loss, feeling low or depressed or the impact of abuse and trauma? I am sorry you are having to struggle - life can get us down and sometimes the most courageous thing we can do is to seek some support. In our first session you can tell me what you are dealing with and see if it feels ok to work with me.
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Counselling with Carrie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
Hi from me, Carrie, and a thanks for considering counselling with me. I can imagine how daunting it is to see all these profiles of people wanting to help! When you’re struggling with life, choosing someone and making contact can be a tough first step. Well done for getting this far! I’m a qualified counsellor and I’ve worked with all sorts of stuff- Anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma and more. I’m here to listen to whatever you need to talk about, to find a new perspective or a way through whatever is troubling you. I’m a safe, non-judgemental person and I will hear you.
Hi from me, Carrie, and a thanks for considering counselling with me. I can imagine how daunting it is to see all these profiles of people wanting to help! When you’re struggling with life, choosing someone and making contact can be a tough first step. Well done for getting this far! I’m a qualified counsellor and I’ve worked with all sorts of stuff- Anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma and more. I’m here to listen to whatever you need to talk about, to find a new perspective or a way through whatever is troubling you. I’m a safe, non-judgemental person and I will hear you.
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Jakki Doust
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
I have experience in working with an extensive and diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, bereavement and loss.
If you are facing challenges in your life or feeling overwhelmed and struggling to find a way through, I would like to help and support you through these difficult times. I have been a counsellor for 18 years, I work in a relational way, drawing on the training and experience that I have gained through the years to support you to find a way forward. My aim is to provide you with a confidential and safe space where you can talk through your problems freely and where we can work through your difficulties together. The therapy can be either short or long-term, I am committed to working in the best way for you.
I have experience in working with an extensive and diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, bereavement and loss.
If you are facing challenges in your life or feeling overwhelmed and struggling to find a way through, I would like to help and support you through these difficult times. I have been a counsellor for 18 years, I work in a relational way, drawing on the training and experience that I have gained through the years to support you to find a way forward. My aim is to provide you with a confidential and safe space where you can talk through your problems freely and where we can work through your difficulties together. The therapy can be either short or long-term, I am committed to working in the best way for you.
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Tamsin Harlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN6
I can provide you with an opportunity to talk about your problems, fears, anxieties or aspirations in a confidential and non-judgemental space.
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become” Carl Gustav Jung. My name is Tamsin. I have worked as a Counsellor for 9 years with both young people and adults. I see each client as individual and unique, each with their own set of histories, life experiences and journeys. I believe that we all ultimately hold the strength and resilience within us to shape the person we want to become and lead the life we want to.
I can provide you with an opportunity to talk about your problems, fears, anxieties or aspirations in a confidential and non-judgemental space.
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become” Carl Gustav Jung. My name is Tamsin. I have worked as a Counsellor for 9 years with both young people and adults. I see each client as individual and unique, each with their own set of histories, life experiences and journeys. I believe that we all ultimately hold the strength and resilience within us to shape the person we want to become and lead the life we want to.
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Melissa McCallum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Melissa. If you experience PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Anxiety, Depression or Low self esteem, I hope to help you to process the trauma, learn to build and maintain relationships with yourself and others, revive a positive view of yourself and to provide a space for you to talk and feel heard.
Hi I'm Melissa. If you experience PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Anxiety, Depression or Low self esteem, I hope to help you to process the trauma, learn to build and maintain relationships with yourself and others, revive a positive view of yourself and to provide a space for you to talk and feel heard.
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Angela Alexsandra Warwick
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2  (Online Only)
You may be dealing with a bereavement, have low self esteem, feel anxious or depressed, lack self confidence or are experiencing family/relationship problems and are struggling to understand how or why you feel this way, then together we can explore these feelings so you can have a better understanding of them.
Seeking counselling and having the space to talk and focus on you, can help when life throws you difficult situations, feelings and events. Having the space to talk about whatever you choose to without judgement can be liberating. As a Person-Centred Counsellor I work alongside you, supporting you in any decisions you choose to make. My aim is to build a professional, trusting relationship with you where you feel safe to share any issues you choose to bring to your sessions.
You may be dealing with a bereavement, have low self esteem, feel anxious or depressed, lack self confidence or are experiencing family/relationship problems and are struggling to understand how or why you feel this way, then together we can explore these feelings so you can have a better understanding of them.
Seeking counselling and having the space to talk and focus on you, can help when life throws you difficult situations, feelings and events. Having the space to talk about whatever you choose to without judgement can be liberating. As a Person-Centred Counsellor I work alongside you, supporting you in any decisions you choose to make. My aim is to build a professional, trusting relationship with you where you feel safe to share any issues you choose to bring to your sessions.
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Annette Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN4
If now is the right time to talk about something that is troubling you, please contact me. It may be that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you have experienced loss or trauma and need to talk about this or maybe you just need to make some changes in your life. I understand that this step is not always an easy one, but I will listen without judgement and offer a safe, supportive environment to enable you to talk freely. Talking together can help to clarify things and find a way through. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and life stages, from young adulthood through to later life.
If now is the right time to talk about something that is troubling you, please contact me. It may be that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you have experienced loss or trauma and need to talk about this or maybe you just need to make some changes in your life. I understand that this step is not always an easy one, but I will listen without judgement and offer a safe, supportive environment to enable you to talk freely. Talking together can help to clarify things and find a way through. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and life stages, from young adulthood through to later life.
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Anna Watson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN2
I also have some specialisms that I can offer to those that are seeking help with Anxiety & Depression, Bereavement and Dyslexia.
I have a vast range of experience in working with clients with varying presenting issues. I am empathic and caring and will support you in your journey. I was drawn to counselling from my own life experiences. One of the most important things I feel I can offer to you as a client is empathy. Previously I have volunteered with a grief charity as part of my journey to being the fully qualified counsellor I am now. This journey has taken me 8 years of academic study and volunteering in a variety of counselling agencies. I feel I am still on my own personal journey, which will never end in terms of learning.
I also have some specialisms that I can offer to those that are seeking help with Anxiety & Depression, Bereavement and Dyslexia.
I have a vast range of experience in working with clients with varying presenting issues. I am empathic and caring and will support you in your journey. I was drawn to counselling from my own life experiences. One of the most important things I feel I can offer to you as a client is empathy. Previously I have volunteered with a grief charity as part of my journey to being the fully qualified counsellor I am now. This journey has taken me 8 years of academic study and volunteering in a variety of counselling agencies. I feel I am still on my own personal journey, which will never end in terms of learning.
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Danielle Harris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25  (Online Only)
I work with people from all walks of life. I provide an online counselling service that meets you where you’re at, both physically and emotionally. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including, abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, health concerns, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, discrimination, and many more difficulties that are faced in life. Working online, I often meet expats and digital nomads, however, online counselling can also be suitable to everyone, including people living and working in their home country.
I work with people from all walks of life. I provide an online counselling service that meets you where you’re at, both physically and emotionally. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including, abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, health concerns, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, discrimination, and many more difficulties that are faced in life. Working online, I often meet expats and digital nomads, however, online counselling can also be suitable to everyone, including people living and working in their home country.
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Antony Oakes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN1
I specialise in Anxiety and as an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist I am very passionate about the topic.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon. I offer a variety of support in emotional management, mental health and wellbeing, and difficult life events. I can assist you in identifying emotional difficulties whilst working collaboratively to develop strategies to address them. The stresses and strains of life can affect us all in different ways and counselling provides a way for us to make sense of our own world. Our emotional struggles often manifest as physical problems so we will work collaboratively to bring awareness to the hidden parts of ourselves.
I specialise in Anxiety and as an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist I am very passionate about the topic.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon. I offer a variety of support in emotional management, mental health and wellbeing, and difficult life events. I can assist you in identifying emotional difficulties whilst working collaboratively to develop strategies to address them. The stresses and strains of life can affect us all in different ways and counselling provides a way for us to make sense of our own world. Our emotional struggles often manifest as physical problems so we will work collaboratively to bring awareness to the hidden parts of ourselves.
01793 540927 View 01793 540927
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Joanne Harris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN2
I am here to support you with a range of issues that you may be experiencing, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, identity to name but a few.
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
I am here to support you with a range of issues that you may be experiencing, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, identity to name but a few.
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
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A Time For You, Counselling and Reiki (Tina Deas)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swindon SN5
I help Individuals and Couples with many different concerns. They often want to be able to feel and cope better, to improve their relationships, their wellbeing and their lives. Perhaps you are trying to cope with a bereavement or have suffered another loss such as the breakdown of a relationship. You may feel that with support, you are ready to tackle some trauma you have suffered or you may need help with your current situation. Or maybe you just feel a little lost and need some help to get yourself back on track or you don't really know where to start and feel anxious about talking to someone about your problems. I can help.
I help Individuals and Couples with many different concerns. They often want to be able to feel and cope better, to improve their relationships, their wellbeing and their lives. Perhaps you are trying to cope with a bereavement or have suffered another loss such as the breakdown of a relationship. You may feel that with support, you are ready to tackle some trauma you have suffered or you may need help with your current situation. Or maybe you just feel a little lost and need some help to get yourself back on track or you don't really know where to start and feel anxious about talking to someone about your problems. I can help.
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Jennie Langley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN1
Hello and thank you for choosing to read my profile. Sometimes life can get hard; it can perhaps feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or stress. Perhaps you are aware of feelings of low mood or depression. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or issues at work. Maybe you feel that you lack confidence or self-esteem. These issues can build up over time and through our work together, I can help you reflect on, explore and understand these better to help you find a way forward.
Hello and thank you for choosing to read my profile. Sometimes life can get hard; it can perhaps feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or stress. Perhaps you are aware of feelings of low mood or depression. You might be experiencing relationship difficulties or issues at work. Maybe you feel that you lack confidence or self-esteem. These issues can build up over time and through our work together, I can help you reflect on, explore and understand these better to help you find a way forward.
01793 540328 View 01793 540328
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Sarah Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swindon SN25
I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor offering face-to-face sessions in Swindon. I also offer video and telephone sessions. I have a wide experience working with low mood, anxiety, self-esteem, loss, relationships and self-discovery. I also have particular experience working with survivors of sexual assault and those in the perinatal period. I am not here to tell you what to do, but instead to help you connect to your truth and make the changes which are right for you.
I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor offering face-to-face sessions in Swindon. I also offer video and telephone sessions. I have a wide experience working with low mood, anxiety, self-esteem, loss, relationships and self-discovery. I also have particular experience working with survivors of sexual assault and those in the perinatal period. I am not here to tell you what to do, but instead to help you connect to your truth and make the changes which are right for you.
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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.