Anxiety Counselling in Thurmaston

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Cat Buchan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Thurmaston LE4
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex feelings of grief which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex feelings of grief which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
0116 216 8973 View 0116 216 8973
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Ellen Sharrocks
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Thurmaston LE4
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
0116 478 4092 View 0116 478 4092
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Helen Anna Gluszonek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Thurmaston LE4
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
0116 497 6876 View 0116 497 6876
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Stepping Stones
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thurmaston LE4
l am a BACP (Accredited) Counsellor / Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I work in a way that is sensitive, in-touch and eclectic, offering a tailor-made approach for each individual client. As a professional Therapist my role is to provide a safe and trusting environment, the emphasis being on the therapeutic relationship, where you will find a calm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, enabling you to explore any issues that you feel are causing you difficulties in your life.
l am a BACP (Accredited) Counsellor / Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I work in a way that is sensitive, in-touch and eclectic, offering a tailor-made approach for each individual client. As a professional Therapist my role is to provide a safe and trusting environment, the emphasis being on the therapeutic relationship, where you will find a calm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, enabling you to explore any issues that you feel are causing you difficulties in your life.
0116 464 9570 View 0116 464 9570
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Namita Patel
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thurmaston LE4
I am an experienced relationship counsellor and worked with a wide range of issues for example affairs, trust, communication, divorce, separation and family matters. I have worked for Relate for 18 years together with private practice. I work with couples, individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, I am also trained to work with young people. Whilst I am trained to work systemically, I prefer to approach my work on a integrative basis meeting the clients individual needs. My aim is to provide support and work with you through your journey, whatever that maybe.
I am an experienced relationship counsellor and worked with a wide range of issues for example affairs, trust, communication, divorce, separation and family matters. I have worked for Relate for 18 years together with private practice. I work with couples, individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, I am also trained to work with young people. Whilst I am trained to work systemically, I prefer to approach my work on a integrative basis meeting the clients individual needs. My aim is to provide support and work with you through your journey, whatever that maybe.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Lisa Anderson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I am a highly experienced Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and accredited CBT Therapist with over 20 years experience working in mental health, as a clinician, academic, supervisor and trainer. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have developed a reputation for providing a quality service in the following areas: Assessment and intervention of mental health problems; Working with children, adolescents and adults; Working with complexity and trauma. I have a specialist interest in OCD and anxiety disorders.
I am a highly experienced Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and accredited CBT Therapist with over 20 years experience working in mental health, as a clinician, academic, supervisor and trainer. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have developed a reputation for providing a quality service in the following areas: Assessment and intervention of mental health problems; Working with children, adolescents and adults; Working with complexity and trauma. I have a specialist interest in OCD and anxiety disorders.
0116 478 6738 View 0116 478 6738
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Halfway Tree Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
01332 980834 View 01332 980834
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Rose McDonald
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
My specialisms include: working through the menopause transition, grief, loss and bereavement, self esteem and confidence, performance anxiety, general anxiety disorders, depression and low mood, unhelpful/ negative thinking and trust issues to name a few.
Hello, I'm Rose. Well done for taking a courageous first step in seeking help for what's troubling you right now. Let me reassure you that I will help you to ease into your counselling journey by offering a welcoming, confidential, non-judgemental and safe space. The goal during our time together is to help reduce your distress by understanding what's happening and why you are feeling the way you do. We'll collaborate to find the root cause of your emotions and feelings. This will involve some exploration of experiences and emotions and time for self reflection and self care.
My specialisms include: working through the menopause transition, grief, loss and bereavement, self esteem and confidence, performance anxiety, general anxiety disorders, depression and low mood, unhelpful/ negative thinking and trust issues to name a few.
Hello, I'm Rose. Well done for taking a courageous first step in seeking help for what's troubling you right now. Let me reassure you that I will help you to ease into your counselling journey by offering a welcoming, confidential, non-judgemental and safe space. The goal during our time together is to help reduce your distress by understanding what's happening and why you are feeling the way you do. We'll collaborate to find the root cause of your emotions and feelings. This will involve some exploration of experiences and emotions and time for self reflection and self care.
01572 498977 View 01572 498977
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Wanjiru Macharia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
01604 422159 View 01604 422159
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Peggy O'Donnell at SB Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birstall LE4  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Having difficulties in your relationships? Dealing with anxiety? Are you affected by things that have happened in your childhood? I can help you understand your relationship with yourself and others. You can have a more balanced, happy life.... be the real you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Having difficulties in your relationships? Dealing with anxiety? Are you affected by things that have happened in your childhood? I can help you understand your relationship with yourself and others. You can have a more balanced, happy life.... be the real you.
01455 242982 View 01455 242982
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Jayshree Lodhia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thurcaston LE7
I understand how difficult it can be to decide to seek help. This is why I offer a no cost first session to see if you can feel comfortable with me. I am very experienced and approachable and I have helped many people get through difficult times. Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can lead to physical symptoms of panic, nervous tension, sweating and breathlessness and it can be difficult to think clearly. "What-if" thinking takes over and negativity sets in. I can help you break out of this cycle of doubt by working on restoring your coping skills.
I understand how difficult it can be to decide to seek help. This is why I offer a no cost first session to see if you can feel comfortable with me. I am very experienced and approachable and I have helped many people get through difficult times. Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can lead to physical symptoms of panic, nervous tension, sweating and breathlessness and it can be difficult to think clearly. "What-if" thinking takes over and negativity sets in. I can help you break out of this cycle of doubt by working on restoring your coping skills.
01509 275540 View 01509 275540
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Kelly Rippin
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I have a range of experience working with, but not limited to, anxiety, low mood, panic attacks, stress, depression, bereavement and loss, sleep problems, self confidence.
Hello, I offer counselling/therapy with the aim to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes. I am able to offer sessions in person from my office in Hinckley or via telephone or video. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues around anxiety, relationships, stress, overwhelm, bereavement. In counselling you can explore, gain deeper insight and work on making changes . People regularly say they feel 'lighter' and 'positive' right from their first consultation with me.
I have a range of experience working with, but not limited to, anxiety, low mood, panic attacks, stress, depression, bereavement and loss, sleep problems, self confidence.
Hello, I offer counselling/therapy with the aim to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes. I am able to offer sessions in person from my office in Hinckley or via telephone or video. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues around anxiety, relationships, stress, overwhelm, bereavement. In counselling you can explore, gain deeper insight and work on making changes . People regularly say they feel 'lighter' and 'positive' right from their first consultation with me.
01455 560369 View 01455 560369
Photo of Laura Baluta, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Laura Baluta
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
Hello, I'm Laura, a dedicated psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. My approach is rooted in warmth and approachability, creating an environment where you can feel heard, understood, and free from judgment. As your therapist, my goal is to support you in navigating challenges, recognizing that you are the expert in your own life. Together, we can collaborate on strategies to make the tough moments more manageable
01905 969069 View 01905 969069
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Farzana Kaji
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I work with people going through anxiety, depression, low moods, relationship problems, family mishaps, grief, bereavement and so many other issues that life has thrown at us.
Hi, im Farzana. As a counselor, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I aim to empower my clients to tap into their inner strengths, develop self-awareness, and gain insight into their challenges. Through collaborative exploration and tailored interventions, my objective is to facilitate positive change, foster personal growth, and help clients achieve their goals. Ultimately, I strive to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's complexities with resilience and authenticity.
I work with people going through anxiety, depression, low moods, relationship problems, family mishaps, grief, bereavement and so many other issues that life has thrown at us.
Hi, im Farzana. As a counselor, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I aim to empower my clients to tap into their inner strengths, develop self-awareness, and gain insight into their challenges. Through collaborative exploration and tailored interventions, my objective is to facilitate positive change, foster personal growth, and help clients achieve their goals. Ultimately, I strive to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's complexities with resilience and authenticity.
01422 411228 View 01422 411228
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Melanie Hill Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with a loss or bereavement? These can be the most painful and devastating experiences to go through. Perhaps you feel on your own, drowning in an emotional whirlpool of sadness, guilt, anger, confusion and other painful feelings. Enduring that whilst having to continue daily life can be exhausting, you might feel disconnected from everyone and everything sometimes. You might feel really isolated, anxious and hopeless and wondering how long you’re going to feel like this? The need to keep all this to yourself, perhaps hiding how you’re feeling from everyone else can keep you stuck in an endless cycle of sadness
Are you struggling with a loss or bereavement? These can be the most painful and devastating experiences to go through. Perhaps you feel on your own, drowning in an emotional whirlpool of sadness, guilt, anger, confusion and other painful feelings. Enduring that whilst having to continue daily life can be exhausting, you might feel disconnected from everyone and everything sometimes. You might feel really isolated, anxious and hopeless and wondering how long you’re going to feel like this? The need to keep all this to yourself, perhaps hiding how you’re feeling from everyone else can keep you stuck in an endless cycle of sadness
01780 431063 View 01780 431063
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JICounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
01604 343297 View 01604 343297
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Donna Haswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
0116 502 3534 View 0116 502 3534
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Dr Sarah Simmonds
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
You may have critical thoughts, anxiety, low self esteem, shame or trauma related difficulties that hold you back.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and Director of The Leicestershire Psychology Service in private practice. I have over 20 years experience offering clinical psychology services to adults with mental health difficulties. I specialise in complex trauma, shame, self esteem and anxiety. I am the Lead for Leicestershire NHS Urgent Care Psychology and developing trauma informed care.
You may have critical thoughts, anxiety, low self esteem, shame or trauma related difficulties that hold you back.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and Director of The Leicestershire Psychology Service in private practice. I have over 20 years experience offering clinical psychology services to adults with mental health difficulties. I specialise in complex trauma, shame, self esteem and anxiety. I am the Lead for Leicestershire NHS Urgent Care Psychology and developing trauma informed care.
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Martin James Smith
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I have been in private practice for over 20 years specialising in anxiety issues as well as helping people with depression, sleep and stress related issues. My approach is a solution focused one which looks at how to help you move on quickly and effectively. I utilise a range of techniques with the focus on looking at things that work for you and help you feel better as quickly and effectively as possible.
I have been in private practice for over 20 years specialising in anxiety issues as well as helping people with depression, sleep and stress related issues. My approach is a solution focused one which looks at how to help you move on quickly and effectively. I utilise a range of techniques with the focus on looking at things that work for you and help you feel better as quickly and effectively as possible.
0115 697 1197 View 0115 697 1197
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Paul Garner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7  (Online Only)
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Self Worth, PTSD and Couples Therapy.
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Self Worth, PTSD and Couples Therapy.
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
01509 323093 View 01509 323093
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.