Anxiety Counselling in Kirkcaldy

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Photo of Pamela Langan, Counsellor in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Pamela Langan
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have worked in an occupational health setting for many years which has provided me with a breadth of experience including: • Anxiety • Stress • Depression • Relationship difficulties; both personal and professional • Workplace bullying • Struggles with balancing work and home life • Low self esteem and self worth • Bereavement
01592 809987
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Kirkcaldy KY2
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Photo of Mary Henderson Mind Therapies, Psychotherapist in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Mary Henderson Mind Therapies
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Supporting a person, helping them feel safe, secure & respected, in turn allows exploration of issues past &/or present from traumatic events, causing distress or anxiety .
My firm belief is that the first meeting is vital to building a good rapport and I pride myself on supporting my clients on their initial phone call, our first meeting and continuing throughout therapy. This allows the person to feel safe, secure and relaxed, whilst exploring their issues from past and/or present. Exploring past or present traumatic events in a clients life is my speciality however some clients may not want to explore past trauma, then the clients choice is ultimately important & respected. Clients are at the heart of every session and have the right to explore where they feel comfortable.
01592 806017
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Dr Oonagh Williamson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety , depression, stress, trauma or major life changes? I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist based in Fife and I would like to offer my services to help you. Life can feel overwhelming at times, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for 26 years and have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for 16 years. I have Chartered status with the British Psychological Society and am registered with the HCPC, our regulating body.
01592 809668
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Tracey Hutcheon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have worked extensively with anxiety , trauma, flashbacks, depression, stress, dissociation, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, family breakdown and trauma from sexual assault/abuse.
Welcome. I aim to offer a warm, caring and genuine space, ensuring that the client has a physical and emotional ‘space’ to be heard and understood and their particular needs met. Being a pluralistic therapist, I know that different people are helped by different therapeutic methods and activities at different times. I believe that empathy and the therapeutic relationship is central to my way of working and the foundation to the way I practice. I strive to be a good listener with an ability to ‘hold’ difficult stories which helps the client feel safe and share concerns.
01334 237975
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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AM Thompson
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with relationships, significant life changes or issues relating to self esteem, anxiety , loss, grief and trauma? Maybe the issue is less tangible, but you are aware of a changing of the seasons, a sense that you no longer know quite who you are, nor quite what you want next out of life. Life can be overwhelming and exhausting for all of us sometimes. Sometimes we need help in coping with life's challenges.
01555 708977
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Photo of Louise McBride, Psychotherapist in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Louise McBride
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Whatever your reasons for being here, you are very welcome. I provide a very safe and confidential space to people from ALL walks of life. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing I can help you to gain insight into why they exist and persist. Psychodynamic therapy helps you to bring that which is unconscious into conscious awareness which helps you to understand and resolve internal conflicts which cause suffering. These internal conflicts manifest as, for example, anxiety , depression and self-destructive behaviours, particularly in relationship with others. Psychodynamic therapy is effective in enabling life long change.
0131 510 4437
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Dr Kathryn Quinn
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
I undertake psychological assessment and therapy for a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety , panic , OCD, depression, grief & loss, PTSD, trauma, adjustment to physical health difficulties and more.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a proven track record of clinical effectiveness. I run an established and successful clinical practice in Fife and place my client's needs at the forefront of all that I do. If you would like to discuss your situation further, or book an initial consultation, I would be delighed to hear from you.
01383 665671
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Photo of Stephen Balfour, Counsellor in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Stephen Balfour
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I can help with a wide range of issues, including anxiety , depression, trauma and low self esteem.
Life can be difficult and painful at times and we could all benefit from a safe space to make sense of and process difficult emotions, develop our resilience and coping strategies. I am a qualified CBT Counsellor but can also call upon skills and experience I have gained through additional training in clinical hypnotherapy, life coaching and person-centred counselling.
01259 235995
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Charlene Todd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I understand the nature of suffering and the pain this brings to people’s lives. No matter what’s going on and what has brought you to this point, please know that with support, these elements can be healed and even transformed. You may be facing a variety of issues, such as loss, grief, stress, Trauma, Addiction, shame Anxiety , low self-esteem, behavioral difficulties, obsessive thoughts, and loneliness. Together, we can work on strategies and techniques that can ease your symptoms by allowing you to address the root causes of pain, work through any uncertainties, find meaning and build a purposeful life.
01592 808598
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Kirkcaldy KY15
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Tina MacDonald Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Working online UK wide I offer honest open counselling. A client who is looking for a 1 off session or a long term approach can find in our work a place to express their concerns and find it treated sensitively. I have experience of a range of counselling wants and needs. Change will not happen unless change is made and together my clients and I work out what their starting point and way forward will be to achieve what they are looking for.
01592 805661
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Andrea Mill
MA
For Christians I offer a confidential, listening space to assist with any personal issues when it may be difficult to discuss with someone in your church. We can integrate Christianity into the therapy and/or explore why you might have difficulty in relating to God and other people. Issues of self-worth and identity in relation to how God made us can also be explored. For non-Christians, I respect individual views and tailor therapy to individual needs.
0131 357 6457
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Douglas Sharp
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
My name is Douglas and I am trained as a Gestalt therapist. My style of therapy is to support your self-awareness by joining you on your journey, I ask you take a lead and I bring my interest in you; what you want, what you do, and how you think and feel. I believe that self-awareness can support better-informed choices and this can lead to needed change in our lives. I use DBR (Deep Brain Reorienting) to work with deeper trauma: www.deepbrainreorienting.com. I view human beings as amazing and if we tap into our potential by connecting and collaborating we can unearth our deep potential to flow in life.
01383 669119
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Angela Peterson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a counsellor specialising in supporting people with overwhelm. Are you feeling anxious or overwhelmed? You may sense that you are running out of resources mentally and physically. This can feel frightening, but you are not alone and things can feel better.
01383 663228
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Mairi McAllister
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Counsellor and can offer a safe and confidential space to help you look at what it is that is making life difficult. We all at times struggle to know how to manage and cope with how we feel and whilst we know it's important to look after our physical health, we also need to take care of our hearts and minds, I see my role as one of helping you make sense of what might be causing you to feel depressed, anxious, even that life feels too much, your relationships might be affected or going to work is just too hard, you might know the cause and just need to be heard and supported to see a way forward.
01592 323042
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Kirkcaldy KY2
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Photo of Melanie Hope, Psychotherapist in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Melanie Hope
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling anxious, depressed or confused about your feelings then you have come to the right place.  The relationship that you have with your therapist is very important to the healing process.  A good therapeutic relationship is built on mutual respect and trust.  It is a relationship where we join together to reach the goals you have.  In each session we will look at the presenting issue(s) and try to untangle them from different angles.  At the end of the session you may be presented with exercises, or "homework", to work on until we meet again.
01592 805668
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Kirkcaldy KY2
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Rooted in Recovery
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
When life gets hard or distressing and becomes overwhelming its often through counselling we can release that thought-feeling that is upsetting us. Sometimes we need additional supports to help us make sense of our thoughts, feelings and emotions. We often underestimate how events and traumas can affect our perspectives on life and our relationships. Our past life events and perceived future that can have a devastating effect on us, bringing on anxiety and depression. Counselling can help empower you to make changes and build coping mechanisms.
07723 461106
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Leven KY8
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Parkar Psychological Therapy (CBT and EMDR)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling depressed, or anxious, or even symptoms of PTSD or OCD? I offer therapy for low self esteem, perfectionism, stress management, return to work, worry and sleeping difficulties. I will work with you to help you understand why you are feeling like this, and what is keeping it going. so you can make meaningful life changes. If you are wanting to improve your quality of life, or your motivation, or manage negative thoughts or worries, then get in touch. I will help improve your confidence, manage intrusive or traumatic experiences, face your fears , or manage panic attacks so that you can focus on what is important in life
01334 809186
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Cupar KY15
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Tansy Edgerton
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
I qualified as a Psychotherapist in 2000 and have worked for the NHS and various charities. I now have a private psychotherapy practice in Fife, Scotland. I originally trained in Person - Centred Psychotherapy, but have recently added Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to my practice. As well as working as a Psychotherapist I am also an Environmental Scientist, and have been involved in the Transition Network and in Climate Activism for many years. I therefore have a special interest in Eco Anxiety .
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Falkland KY15
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Photo of Alison MacLeod, Psychotherapist in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Alison MacLeod
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
A strong relationship with your therapist is the foundation to connecting with unresolved thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears .
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
07955 007103
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Cupar KY14
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Katy Mitchell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Every person is different, which means every treatment will be different too. I provide a range of psychological therapies that will be tailored to meet your needs. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. Difficulties I work with include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety , stress (including work, academic, or general life stress), loss and bereavement, panic , OCD, anger, trauma, life changes (e.g. birth, retirement, relationship ending), sexual difficulties, eating disorders, health anxiety , low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and desire for personal development.
01333 408717
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Cupar KY14
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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 popular 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.