Anxiety Counselling in Woburn

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Dr Meera Shah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Woburn MK17
Life can throw us challenges at times where perhaps an outside perspective can help. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist and CAT therapist working with adults. I also work in the NHS. I specialise in physical health conditions (e.g. oncology, palliative care, pain, digestive diseases), alongside issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, loss, adjustment, trauma, life crisis, body image and identity. I'm also interested in issues of diversity and cultural conflict. I work in a collaborative and integrative way to help understand your difficulties and to move towards the change you seek.
Life can throw us challenges at times where perhaps an outside perspective can help. I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist and CAT therapist working with adults. I also work in the NHS. I specialise in physical health conditions (e.g. oncology, palliative care, pain, digestive diseases), alongside issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, loss, adjustment, trauma, life crisis, body image and identity. I'm also interested in issues of diversity and cultural conflict. I work in a collaborative and integrative way to help understand your difficulties and to move towards the change you seek.
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The Paros Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Woburn MK17
I am a practising Human Givens Psychotherapist, working in Woburn Sands (near Milton Keynes). Most of my clients come to me with a number of emotional issues relating to depression, addiction, anxiety or stress, trauma or phobia. All my clients are from a variety of ages and background. I work with couples as well as individuals. My track record in securing rapid and enduring change ensures that I provide the best possible service and outcomes for my clients.
I am a practising Human Givens Psychotherapist, working in Woburn Sands (near Milton Keynes). Most of my clients come to me with a number of emotional issues relating to depression, addiction, anxiety or stress, trauma or phobia. All my clients are from a variety of ages and background. I work with couples as well as individuals. My track record in securing rapid and enduring change ensures that I provide the best possible service and outcomes for my clients.
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Olivia Doughty
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Woburn MK17
I believe that, due to the unrelenting pressures of the world we live in and the way our brains have evolved, everyone can find life difficult sometimes. It is easy for our minds to appear to work against us; getting stuck in loops of painful thoughts and feelings. This can result in depression, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. People who have experienced significant distress, trauma or hurt in life can also, not surprisingly, experience significant difficulties where memories come to haunt us and send us back to previous pain. I hope to help people life the life they want to live, with some sense of agency over pain.
I believe that, due to the unrelenting pressures of the world we live in and the way our brains have evolved, everyone can find life difficult sometimes. It is easy for our minds to appear to work against us; getting stuck in loops of painful thoughts and feelings. This can result in depression, anxiety and difficulties with relationships. People who have experienced significant distress, trauma or hurt in life can also, not surprisingly, experience significant difficulties where memories come to haunt us and send us back to previous pain. I hope to help people life the life they want to live, with some sense of agency over pain.
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Denise Janvier-Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woburn MK17
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, maybe you have experienced trauma or have issues with relationships or family. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and wondering about who you are and how you fit in. You might just feel at a loss and need someone to listen. ​ I can offer you a calm, empathic, confidential space to voice and understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Yvonne Walker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
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JICounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1  (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?
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Dr Jef Jacques
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
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Smita Davé
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
I work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolesecent Services) service and a small private practice. I previously worked as nurse for 15 years in CAMHS and adult secondary care. I comepleted my MSc in CBT in 2015 and since then have worked as a CBT therapist in CAMHS and with adults. In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders including trauma focused CBT. I have also recenty trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desenstization Reprocessing) and offer EMDR to children, young people and adults.
07956 308774 View 07956 308774
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BodhiSpace Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
Welcome to BodhiSpace. When modern life takes its toll on our emotional and mental health, you or someone you care about may experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or other distress. These may be new symptoms which have suddenly emerged or they may be familiar symptoms originating in past experiences. Our services cater for adults, children, young people and families, and our therapists offer a range of different techniques to suit individual needs. If reaching out feels difficult and costly, our free initial phone consultation will allow you to explore what you need at your own pace and make an informed choice.
07723 445038 View 07723 445038
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Colin Keith Johnson
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
01525 654779 View 01525 654779
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Sonia L George
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Great Brickhill MK17  (Online Only)
I counsel adults (18+) and have experience in working with clients with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress and relationship issues amongst others.
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for people facing difficult challenges in their lives to talk through their feelings and be empowered to find their own solutions in a safe and relaxed environment and at a pace,​ they are comfortable with. I listen to people empathetically in a non-judgemental manner to assist them to look at their problems.
I counsel adults (18+) and have experience in working with clients with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress and relationship issues amongst others.
I believe that counselling provides an opportunity for people facing difficult challenges in their lives to talk through their feelings and be empowered to find their own solutions in a safe and relaxed environment and at a pace,​ they are comfortable with. I listen to people empathetically in a non-judgemental manner to assist them to look at their problems.
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Karen Johnson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK10
I have experience with working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety or depression as a result of work or day to day pressures of life or lack confidence or purpose in life.
Do you wake up anxious, stressed and dread the beginning of each new day? Are you feeling overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else’s needs and feel guilty if you take time for yourself? Do you often feel that everyone else’s problems are greater than yours and don’t speak out about your own difficulties but will happily listen and support friends when they need help? Perhaps you feel that your work / life balance is out of control but just don't know where to start? Working together I will help you create healthier habits, feel better about yourself and learn techniques to feel more in control to begin enjoying life again.
I have experience with working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety or depression as a result of work or day to day pressures of life or lack confidence or purpose in life.
Do you wake up anxious, stressed and dread the beginning of each new day? Are you feeling overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else’s needs and feel guilty if you take time for yourself? Do you often feel that everyone else’s problems are greater than yours and don’t speak out about your own difficulties but will happily listen and support friends when they need help? Perhaps you feel that your work / life balance is out of control but just don't know where to start? Working together I will help you create healthier habits, feel better about yourself and learn techniques to feel more in control to begin enjoying life again.
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Helen Heather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
I support people in finding hope for the future rather than existing in the past. Sometimes it can feel as though we are playing a role for other people, rather than being our genuine selves. Things can become overwhelming and feel as though you are having to face things on your own. You may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or grief. You're not alone. By seeking counselling, you are taking a first step towards having a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future. If this resonates with you, read on...
I support people in finding hope for the future rather than existing in the past. Sometimes it can feel as though we are playing a role for other people, rather than being our genuine selves. Things can become overwhelming and feel as though you are having to face things on your own. You may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or grief. You're not alone. By seeking counselling, you are taking a first step towards having a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future. If this resonates with you, read on...
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Andrew Heining
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
Hi, my name is Andrew. I am an experienced (more than six years) counselling professional geared towards helping you through whatever you face or feel without judgment and getting you on the path to a better place. If you are worried about cost, I have low fee options available. I aim to provide an affordable service for the benefit of the general public. After all, we all deserve to be heard.
Hi, my name is Andrew. I am an experienced (more than six years) counselling professional geared towards helping you through whatever you face or feel without judgment and getting you on the path to a better place. If you are worried about cost, I have low fee options available. I aim to provide an affordable service for the benefit of the general public. After all, we all deserve to be heard.
01788 226360 View 01788 226360
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Kirsty Lally
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
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Alice Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK17
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
If your feeling anxious, lost or low, let's have a introductory call to see if I might be the right person to support you on your journey to healing.
I can help you heal from the past, feel confident about your future and build better relationships in the present. Therapy with me is a place to be really heard. I will really listen to you as we explore your concerns in a truly safe space. It will be engaging, productive and a place you can gain true insight into yourself. In a session together we might use words, listen to music, work with fabric or sand, draw, or learn how your mind and body work together to heal itself. Ultimately we will always be guided by you, because I really believe you know yourself best.
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Kath Attwood couples & Individual counsellor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
Taking the first steps to talk can be daunting for anyone, and change is not always easy. Looking at your life and experiences can bring up deep feelings and emotions. But finding the right counsellor for you is so important , as I honestly believe it creates the freedom to self-development and grow as an individual. I am an experienced counsellor in private practice for over 7years . I work as an integrative therapist which means I can draw upon a number of theories and approaches to help me understand my clients needs. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more .
01525 307543 View 01525 307543
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Anne Kariuki
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. ​
My aim is to offer a safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to. Together we can work through any issues you may have. I believe that you are the expert on you and we can work towards a future you decide. ​ You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These might be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. ​
0121 817 7588 View 0121 817 7588
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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bletchley MK1
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
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Ian Glenister
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK1
My counselling experience is varied and includes working with people who have problems with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work stress and coping with mid-life transitions.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
My counselling experience is varied and includes working with people who have problems with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work stress and coping with mid-life transitions.
Perhaps you are feeling lost, in a 'strange place' or no longer feel yourself to be the person you once were. You'd like to understand why this is and talk about your difficult feelings with someone who is non-judgmental and who can help you better understand them.
07401 253576 View 07401 253576
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.