Anxiety Counselling in Wotton-under-Edge

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Dave Fussell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wotton-under-Edge GL12
I have worked with a wide range of issues including, depression, anxiety, stress, low-self esteem, trauma, relationship issues, addictions to name just a few.
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including, depression, anxiety, stress, low-self esteem, trauma, relationship issues, addictions to name just a few.
I aim to create a warm environment and a genuine therapeutic relationship for you to feel safe, supported and free to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I listen empathically so that I can understand you and what you are experiencing, without imposing my views on you or telling you what to do. I will encourage you to reconnect with yourself and your own resources. My role is to be with you as you make sense of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and to support you in moving forward so that you can realise your full potential.
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Pamela Stewart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wotton-under-Edge GL12
We can all experience difficulties in life, and asking for help requires courage. My experience of working with people is that often there is a feeling that something isn’t quite right, and this can create feelings of isolating and disconnection. This may result in feelings of anxiety and depression, and working out what the core issues are can be difficult. Part of my ethos is to encourage people to be curious and make sense of their feelings, in a non-judgmental, confidential, warm and empathic way. To deepen their understanding, and with support, create their own choices about ways in which to positively move forward.
We can all experience difficulties in life, and asking for help requires courage. My experience of working with people is that often there is a feeling that something isn’t quite right, and this can create feelings of isolating and disconnection. This may result in feelings of anxiety and depression, and working out what the core issues are can be difficult. Part of my ethos is to encourage people to be curious and make sense of their feelings, in a non-judgmental, confidential, warm and empathic way. To deepen their understanding, and with support, create their own choices about ways in which to positively move forward.
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Shelley Ratcliffe
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wotton-under-Edge GL12  (Online Only)
Person centred counselling focuses on what you would like to change in your life and if you experiencing difficulties with your mental health, such as depression or anxiety.
I offer online confidential person centred counselling. I use many different tools such as Interactively meaning that I can use many techniques and approaches, depending on each clients individual needs. I also work with couples who are having a difficult time. I have experience of working both short and long term opened counselling. Together we can explore what brings you to therapy and decide on the most appropriate way forward. I am hear to lister, support and what ever the issue counselling can help you through a difficult time.
Person centred counselling focuses on what you would like to change in your life and if you experiencing difficulties with your mental health, such as depression or anxiety.
I offer online confidential person centred counselling. I use many different tools such as Interactively meaning that I can use many techniques and approaches, depending on each clients individual needs. I also work with couples who are having a difficult time. I have experience of working both short and long term opened counselling. Together we can explore what brings you to therapy and decide on the most appropriate way forward. I am hear to lister, support and what ever the issue counselling can help you through a difficult time.
01454 801248 View 01454 801248
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Flourishing Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wotton-under-Edge GL12
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
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Kerstin Pullin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wotton-under-Edge GL12
work, family and friendship related) or experiencing themselves as being misfits, lonely, stuck, anxious, depressed or alienated from the world.
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share - whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
work, family and friendship related) or experiencing themselves as being misfits, lonely, stuck, anxious, depressed or alienated from the world.
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share - whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
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Laura Taylored Therapy - therapy to fit around you
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wotton-under-Edge GL12
Do you feel like you're wearing a mask and only those close to you, see the real 'you'? You find yourself constantly apologising and wondering what people think of you. Do you spend a lot of time preparing what to say in social situations or replaying an event over and over, considering how you came across? You now say "no" to things you want to do. You might also be neurodivergent and struggle to know if the feelings you experience are due to ADHD, autism or something else. All of this makes you feel low. You want things to change but you’re not sure where to begin and now your relationships, work, education are being affected.
Do you feel like you're wearing a mask and only those close to you, see the real 'you'? You find yourself constantly apologising and wondering what people think of you. Do you spend a lot of time preparing what to say in social situations or replaying an event over and over, considering how you came across? You now say "no" to things you want to do. You might also be neurodivergent and struggle to know if the feelings you experience are due to ADHD, autism or something else. All of this makes you feel low. You want things to change but you’re not sure where to begin and now your relationships, work, education are being affected.
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Alison Peters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS35
Among the issues I work with are anxiety, anger, bereavement, work related issues, stress, difficulties, relationship baby blues/ post natal depression, abuse, depression, domestic violence, self-esteem, loss and betrayal.
I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 18 years' experience of working with individuals and young people. I offer my clients safe, confidential and non-judgemental space explore the issues which have brought them to counselling. I work with the challenges in life affecting us all to facilitate the best way forward for the client. I am passionate in supporting others to reach their potential, building trust in the counselling relationship encourages risks to be taken to explore issues that are affecting quality of life, counselling enables exploration of behaviours and builds self awareness to enable a better quality of life.
Among the issues I work with are anxiety, anger, bereavement, work related issues, stress, difficulties, relationship baby blues/ post natal depression, abuse, depression, domestic violence, self-esteem, loss and betrayal.
I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 18 years' experience of working with individuals and young people. I offer my clients safe, confidential and non-judgemental space explore the issues which have brought them to counselling. I work with the challenges in life affecting us all to facilitate the best way forward for the client. I am passionate in supporting others to reach their potential, building trust in the counselling relationship encourages risks to be taken to explore issues that are affecting quality of life, counselling enables exploration of behaviours and builds self awareness to enable a better quality of life.
0117 456 2850 View 0117 456 2850
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Sally Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nailsworth GL6
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore wherever you are in your life. A space to come into relationship with yourself. I offer weekly sessions in person in the Nailsworth and Stroud area. I also offer some online sessions. I work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, loss and other areas of the human experience
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore wherever you are in your life. A space to come into relationship with yourself. I offer weekly sessions in person in the Nailsworth and Stroud area. I also offer some online sessions. I work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, loss and other areas of the human experience
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Leah Head
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bradley Stoke BS32
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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Ellen Waterer - CBT Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonehouse GL10
Not accepting new clients
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
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Alex Ogando | Creative Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS37
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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David Lewis Evans
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stonehouse GL10
My clients have a variety of issues. I encourage my clients to have a sense of curiosity about themselves and their process in our work together. Throughout therapy, I seek to meet such needs as genuine understanding and acceptance as well as the provision of a space of safety when clients may be experiencing a life situation or condition that feels unsafe. If you are seeking a therapist with shared lives experience, I can offer personal insights to clients who are seeking counselling for immune illnesses / bowel disease-related depression and anxiety.
My clients have a variety of issues. I encourage my clients to have a sense of curiosity about themselves and their process in our work together. Throughout therapy, I seek to meet such needs as genuine understanding and acceptance as well as the provision of a space of safety when clients may be experiencing a life situation or condition that feels unsafe. If you are seeking a therapist with shared lives experience, I can offer personal insights to clients who are seeking counselling for immune illnesses / bowel disease-related depression and anxiety.
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R-talk
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Iron Acton BS37
Do you have that feeling that life is becoming too much? Or maybe you feel your mood is low and you dont know why. Do you feel anxious but dont know how to control the symptoms? or maybe you know exactly how you feel and are suffering in silence because you dont know where to turn or who to talk to about it.
Do you have that feeling that life is becoming too much? Or maybe you feel your mood is low and you dont know why. Do you feel anxious but dont know how to control the symptoms? or maybe you know exactly how you feel and are suffering in silence because you dont know where to turn or who to talk to about it.
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Dr Paul Bibby
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dursley GL11
Waitlist for new clients
Modern life is busy and can be challenging for many of us at some time in our lives. Anxiety, depression and other difficulties can get in the way of living the life that we want, and it can be hard to figure out what to do for the best. Working with an experienced therapist who'll listen in a non-judgemental way to help you understand your problems, what might have caused them or be keeping them going, and what you could do differently can make a huge difference.
Modern life is busy and can be challenging for many of us at some time in our lives. Anxiety, depression and other difficulties can get in the way of living the life that we want, and it can be hard to figure out what to do for the best. Working with an experienced therapist who'll listen in a non-judgemental way to help you understand your problems, what might have caused them or be keeping them going, and what you could do differently can make a huge difference.
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Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newport GL13
You may wish to seek help in overcoming patterns of behaviour caused by anxiety, depression, loss and trauma or you may simply wish to tell your story in a safe and supportive environment.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
You may wish to seek help in overcoming patterns of behaviour caused by anxiety, depression, loss and trauma or you may simply wish to tell your story in a safe and supportive environment.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
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Dr Matt Sopp
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Yate BS37
I have experience working with adults and young people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress and trauma.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
I have experience working with adults and young people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress and trauma.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
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Sally Ellis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Yate BS37
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
0117 456 5379 View 0117 456 5379
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David Cox
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Iron Acton BS37
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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Jon Macefield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
I have worked in an addiction clinic for a number of years which has given me specialist knowledge in working with Anxiety, Depression, substance misuse, trauma, sexual abuse, complex PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Making the decision to look for counselling can be daunting. You may be uncertain whether counselling can help, I can provide a safe supportive space where you can talk and Explore any issues that is impacting on your life. I have many years of experience in helping clients with Anxiety and Depression and by using talking therapy, we can find the answers to help you find a way forward. I am trained in Person centered, and psycho-dynamic theory, and I have recently completed a Level 4 diploma in dialectical behavior therapy.
I have worked in an addiction clinic for a number of years which has given me specialist knowledge in working with Anxiety, Depression, substance misuse, trauma, sexual abuse, complex PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Making the decision to look for counselling can be daunting. You may be uncertain whether counselling can help, I can provide a safe supportive space where you can talk and Explore any issues that is impacting on your life. I have many years of experience in helping clients with Anxiety and Depression and by using talking therapy, we can find the answers to help you find a way forward. I am trained in Person centered, and psycho-dynamic theory, and I have recently completed a Level 4 diploma in dialectical behavior therapy.
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Dr Donna Bella Gurney
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tetbury GL8
My areas of interests are eating disorders and anxiety.
Are you suffering from an eating disorder? Are you constantly feeling not good enough? Are your anxieties stopping you from living the life that you want? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or burnt out? Are you a perfectionist with unrelenting standards and highly self-critical? Do you find yourself sabotaging your relationships? Whatever your circumstances, I am here to help. ‘Tutum' is a latin word which means 'safe'.​ I founded Tutum Psychology to provide a safe space for people to talk. The scientific literature has shown that feeling safe in your therapeutic relationship is important in order for therapy to be a success.
My areas of interests are eating disorders and anxiety.
Are you suffering from an eating disorder? Are you constantly feeling not good enough? Are your anxieties stopping you from living the life that you want? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or burnt out? Are you a perfectionist with unrelenting standards and highly self-critical? Do you find yourself sabotaging your relationships? Whatever your circumstances, I am here to help. ‘Tutum' is a latin word which means 'safe'.​ I founded Tutum Psychology to provide a safe space for people to talk. The scientific literature has shown that feeling safe in your therapeutic relationship is important in order for therapy to be a success.
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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.