Anxiety Counselling in England

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TaylorMade Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is anxiety ruling your life? Is depression darkening your days? Is low self-esteem dragging you down? Then you have come to the right place! My name is Trevor, and thank you for reading my profile. I believe counselling is a great way of exploring situations in your life which have caused emotional discomfort or traumatic experiences that can sometimes lead to you struggling to find focus with everyday situations and life.
Is anxiety ruling your life? Is depression darkening your days? Is low self-esteem dragging you down? Then you have come to the right place! My name is Trevor, and thank you for reading my profile. I believe counselling is a great way of exploring situations in your life which have caused emotional discomfort or traumatic experiences that can sometimes lead to you struggling to find focus with everyday situations and life.
0151 453 2904 View 0151 453 2904
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James Paterson
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
020 3984 8598 View 020 3984 8598
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Mariana Pascu
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London WC1A  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome to my profile. You may be at a crossroads in life, struggling with anxiety/stress or depression. You may be looking to change something, find clarity, or find relief from the pain. Or you may simply want to be and feel heard. I am a fully qualified psychodynamic therapist (PGDip University of Oxford) and psychologist (BSc), with 17 years experience of working with people. I have enormous respect for those who dare to seek help. This takes courage, but it will also likely be the most rewarding work you will ever do. And you do not have to do it alone.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. You may be at a crossroads in life, struggling with anxiety/stress or depression. You may be looking to change something, find clarity, or find relief from the pain. Or you may simply want to be and feel heard. I am a fully qualified psychodynamic therapist (PGDip University of Oxford) and psychologist (BSc), with 17 years experience of working with people. I have enormous respect for those who dare to seek help. This takes courage, but it will also likely be the most rewarding work you will ever do. And you do not have to do it alone.
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Will Sessions
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London NW3  (Online Only)
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
I work with children and young people, specialising in anxiety and OCD. I help them learn new skills and attitudes to improve their ability to handle difficult thoughts and feelings and do more of what matters to them and make more room for connection. Mental health challenges encroach on their lives, make them avoid and make their world smaller. They disconnect from themselves, the things they care about and the people that matter to them. They underestimate their strengths and resources, overestimate life’s challenges and get stuck.
020 3984 7929 View 020 3984 7929
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Jane Floyd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
I can help with emotional distress, depression, stress, and anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), as well as the challenges living with a long-term physical health condition can pose.
I can help with emotional distress, depression, stress, and anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), as well as the challenges living with a long-term physical health condition can pose.
0118 230 8241 View 0118 230 8241
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Inside the Therapy Room
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is anxiety and overthinking taking over your life? Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients, ASD, ADHD, OCD.
Is anxiety and overthinking taking over your life? Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients, ASD, ADHD, OCD.
01449 708954 View 01449 708954
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Emmy Lathom
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
I also have experience addressing, abuse, OCD, sexual and criminal exploitation, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and PTSD.
I am a registered counsellor with the BACP and in the final stages of completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. As a neurodivergent therapist, I prioritise creating an accepting space and focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. I use an integrative approach, drawing on relational psychodynamic, systemic, CBT, and third-wave therapies. I also offer the Rewind Technique for PTSD, this takes two to three sessions and does not require you to disclose any trauma. I work with a variety of clients, including, children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I offer sessions online and outdoors (walk-and-talk).
I also have experience addressing, abuse, OCD, sexual and criminal exploitation, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and PTSD.
I am a registered counsellor with the BACP and in the final stages of completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. As a neurodivergent therapist, I prioritise creating an accepting space and focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. I use an integrative approach, drawing on relational psychodynamic, systemic, CBT, and third-wave therapies. I also offer the Rewind Technique for PTSD, this takes two to three sessions and does not require you to disclose any trauma. I work with a variety of clients, including, children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I offer sessions online and outdoors (walk-and-talk).
0117 463 5217 View 0117 463 5217
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Dr Leanne Morgan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Leanne and I’m a Clinical Psychologist based in Hampshire. Life can often be challenging and unfortunately throws us unexpected curveballs which can be difficult to navigate by ourselves. I have ten years of experience supporting and working with people experiencing a range of difficulties including (but not limited to): Trauma, Anxiety, Self-criticism, Stress, Low mood, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Relationship difficulties.
Hello, my name is Leanne and I’m a Clinical Psychologist based in Hampshire. Life can often be challenging and unfortunately throws us unexpected curveballs which can be difficult to navigate by ourselves. I have ten years of experience supporting and working with people experiencing a range of difficulties including (but not limited to): Trauma, Anxiety, Self-criticism, Stress, Low mood, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Relationship difficulties.
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Jonathan Wilkes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m a qualified Psychosynthesis counsellor. Psychosynthesis is a broad and inclusive system which has many different techniques and approaches that can be tailored to you and your needs, given that you are unique! I emphasize warmth, kindness, sensitivity and empathy in my approach. I work with people who are experiencing; depression, anxiety, anger and rage, loss and grief, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, feelings of despair and childhood abuse and trauma. I work with people to achieve real, concrete, lasting change in their lives - and have received plenty of positive feedback confirming this!
I’m a qualified Psychosynthesis counsellor. Psychosynthesis is a broad and inclusive system which has many different techniques and approaches that can be tailored to you and your needs, given that you are unique! I emphasize warmth, kindness, sensitivity and empathy in my approach. I work with people who are experiencing; depression, anxiety, anger and rage, loss and grief, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, feelings of despair and childhood abuse and trauma. I work with people to achieve real, concrete, lasting change in their lives - and have received plenty of positive feedback confirming this!
0117 450 2960 View 0117 450 2960
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Olivia Hope Counselling (Online)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Margate CT9  (Online Only)
I work with; anxiety, fear & panic attacks.
Anxiety, stress, past or current trauma, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem can hugely impact our well-being, our sense of safety and our confidence. It can be confusing trying to figure ourselves out, and as for figuring out others? Also challenging. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a place of safety to explore our inner world, our external circumstances and the relationships we sometimes find so hard to navigate. We will work to develop new insights and tools that foster personal growth and fulfilment in a new and profound way. If you would like to take the next step, do get in touch for a free online consultation
I work with; anxiety, fear & panic attacks.
Anxiety, stress, past or current trauma, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem can hugely impact our well-being, our sense of safety and our confidence. It can be confusing trying to figure ourselves out, and as for figuring out others? Also challenging. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a place of safety to explore our inner world, our external circumstances and the relationships we sometimes find so hard to navigate. We will work to develop new insights and tools that foster personal growth and fulfilment in a new and profound way. If you would like to take the next step, do get in touch for a free online consultation
01843 260628 View 01843 260628
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Eve Keaney
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
You may be experiencing low mood or anxiety, an inability to focus, disordered thinking or overwhelming emotions, it could be that you recognise your behaviours are not representative of what you believe yourself to be, that your relationships seem very challenging to maintain, or maybe you just have a generalised sense something is missing.
You may be experiencing low mood or anxiety, an inability to focus, disordered thinking or overwhelming emotions, it could be that you recognise your behaviours are not representative of what you believe yourself to be, that your relationships seem very challenging to maintain, or maybe you just have a generalised sense something is missing.
01748 901271 View 01748 901271
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Rachel T
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with self esteem, anxiety, low mood or obsessive thinking? Do you want to get more control over your thoughts and feelings? Or reduce the impact of challenging everyday events on you, finding your confidence and spontaneity?
Are you struggling with self esteem, anxiety, low mood or obsessive thinking? Do you want to get more control over your thoughts and feelings? Or reduce the impact of challenging everyday events on you, finding your confidence and spontaneity?
01707 241499 View 01707 241499
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Paula Marshall-Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I run a successful private practice in Petersfield in Hampshire. I work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life, young people, mid-life, the elderly and couples. Clients come in with lots of different issues that can be very troubling. Depression can leave clients barely functioning, anxiety can leave a client cripplingly isolated. Couples are left in despair when their relationships break down. Young people are feeling desperate in a world that demands so much of them. The elderly can be full of fear at what tomorrow might have in store for them.
I run a successful private practice in Petersfield in Hampshire. I work relationally and empathically with people from all walks of life, young people, mid-life, the elderly and couples. Clients come in with lots of different issues that can be very troubling. Depression can leave clients barely functioning, anxiety can leave a client cripplingly isolated. Couples are left in despair when their relationships break down. Young people are feeling desperate in a world that demands so much of them. The elderly can be full of fear at what tomorrow might have in store for them.
01730 779929 View 01730 779929
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Dwayne Rowe Bsc Psych (Hons) Dip In Couns Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW17
Hello. I am Dwayne. Are you requiring support with any of the following: anger management, bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, panic attacks, stress, faith and spirituality? If your answer is "YES", I can help you to explore these difficult thoughts and feelings, and help you move from a place of confusion and feeling lost to a place of clarity and understanding. I can help you make sense of traumatic past experiences and help you to understand its impact on your present . It will be like putting together a jigsaw from all the jumbled up pieces.
Hello. I am Dwayne. Are you requiring support with any of the following: anger management, bereavement, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, panic attacks, stress, faith and spirituality? If your answer is "YES", I can help you to explore these difficult thoughts and feelings, and help you move from a place of confusion and feeling lost to a place of clarity and understanding. I can help you make sense of traumatic past experiences and help you to understand its impact on your present . It will be like putting together a jigsaw from all the jumbled up pieces.
07944 584110 View 07944 584110
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Debbie Kindon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
For some, life throws us a curveball and often when we’re least expecting it. Others may feel that pressures have been building over a long period of time. We can face challenges and get stuck which sometimes can be overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, stresses and issues in life may lead you to needing a person to talk to who is neutral, non-judgmental, empathetic and a good listener. Your wellbeing is important to me so I will treat you with the upmost respect and work with you to help achieve your goals. Based in Eccleshall I am close to Stafford, Stone, Market Drayton, Loggerheads, Stoke, Newport and Telford.
For some, life throws us a curveball and often when we’re least expecting it. Others may feel that pressures have been building over a long period of time. We can face challenges and get stuck which sometimes can be overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, stresses and issues in life may lead you to needing a person to talk to who is neutral, non-judgmental, empathetic and a good listener. Your wellbeing is important to me so I will treat you with the upmost respect and work with you to help achieve your goals. Based in Eccleshall I am close to Stafford, Stone, Market Drayton, Loggerheads, Stoke, Newport and Telford.
07380 309229 View 07380 309229
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Fiona Ryan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Empowered by new empathy for yourself and self-belief you can uncover your own unique path through the pain, the anxiety, depression or trauma, finding a way forward that feels good to you.
Hello, I’m Fiona, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I'm BACP accredited in recognition of my experience and the quality of my work. I work with adult clients in Beeston, the NG8 area and West Bridgford, Nottingham. I’m here to help you make sense of what’s troubling you. Whatever you’re struggling with, you don’t need to go through it on your own and you don’t need to wait until you reach the top of a waiting list. The person-centred approach I offer is a gentle, proven and effective form of psychotherapy which is not widely available through the NHS. It can make a long-term difference to your life.
Empowered by new empathy for yourself and self-belief you can uncover your own unique path through the pain, the anxiety, depression or trauma, finding a way forward that feels good to you.
Hello, I’m Fiona, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I'm BACP accredited in recognition of my experience and the quality of my work. I work with adult clients in Beeston, the NG8 area and West Bridgford, Nottingham. I’m here to help you make sense of what’s troubling you. Whatever you’re struggling with, you don’t need to go through it on your own and you don’t need to wait until you reach the top of a waiting list. The person-centred approach I offer is a gentle, proven and effective form of psychotherapy which is not widely available through the NHS. It can make a long-term difference to your life.
0115 647 7282 View 0115 647 7282
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Freedom2be
Psychotherapist, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
I am an integrative psychotherapist that works with children and adults. I work intuitively and use whatever theory & practice best suits my clients' needs. I believe that when we are able to make sense of our responses to life, we are then able to choose and journey towards a healthier happy future. I have been counselling since 2013 and have worked in several schools with parents and children. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or keep finding yourself in patterns of behaviour that are hindering you from your full potential, I would love to offer some support and explore possibilities.
I am an integrative psychotherapist that works with children and adults. I work intuitively and use whatever theory & practice best suits my clients' needs. I believe that when we are able to make sense of our responses to life, we are then able to choose and journey towards a healthier happy future. I have been counselling since 2013 and have worked in several schools with parents and children. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or keep finding yourself in patterns of behaviour that are hindering you from your full potential, I would love to offer some support and explore possibilities.
07480 736566 View 07480 736566
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Liessa Callaghan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Epsom KT19
You may wish to start counselling for many reasons. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, or other challenges that are impacting your wellbeing. Or you could be overwhelmed by feelings like sadness, confusion, anger, or distress. You may wish to explore your experience of neurodiversity. Whatever the issue, we will work specifically on your circumstances. I respect everyone's uniqueness and individuality, and the focus of our therapeutic work together is to process your past or current distress.
You may wish to start counselling for many reasons. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, or other challenges that are impacting your wellbeing. Or you could be overwhelmed by feelings like sadness, confusion, anger, or distress. You may wish to explore your experience of neurodiversity. Whatever the issue, we will work specifically on your circumstances. I respect everyone's uniqueness and individuality, and the focus of our therapeutic work together is to process your past or current distress.
01737 301523 View 01737 301523
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Patricia O'Connor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northwood HA6  (Online Only)
I also know that working together and expressing your fears and concerns, in a therapeutic and nurturing environment can bring about positive change.
Sometimes life can get overwhelming, and you need to talk things through with someone independent of friends and family. You may have lost someone you love, be uncertain about the future, or you may not be sure why you are feeling the way you do. Whatever the reason I can offer that support to help you through your different needs and challenges.
I also know that working together and expressing your fears and concerns, in a therapeutic and nurturing environment can bring about positive change.
Sometimes life can get overwhelming, and you need to talk things through with someone independent of friends and family. You may have lost someone you love, be uncertain about the future, or you may not be sure why you are feeling the way you do. Whatever the reason I can offer that support to help you through your different needs and challenges.
01923 695026 View 01923 695026
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Neil Carrigan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Corsham SN13
Waitlist for new clients
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at points in our lives. Through treatment, I can help you (re)gain motivation, perspective, and joy in your life. I worked in the NHS for many years in both primary and secondary care mental health services with adults over 18yrs. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a fully accredited CBT Therapist.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at points in our lives. Through treatment, I can help you (re)gain motivation, perspective, and joy in your life. I worked in the NHS for many years in both primary and secondary care mental health services with adults over 18yrs. I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a fully accredited CBT Therapist.
01249 477625 View 01249 477625
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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.