Anxiety Counselling in Lochgilphead

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Sue Reid
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Counselling is a safe place for you to stop, take stock and explore the parts of your life that you are finding difficult. It is a time for you to use for whatever you decide, and always without pressure or judgement. I have particular experience in working with trauma and sexual abuse, but you can use counselling for all sorts of issues, for example self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety , bereavement, relationships, suicidal thoughts, harassment at work, identity issues, breakup, or decision-making. Dealing with ‘unwanted habits’ of whatever kind can be a large part of counselling.
0141 280 4539
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Lochgilphead PA31
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Alison Litster - Therapy With Alison
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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Changing anything starts with the decision to try! Ask yourself what you want from therapy. Do you need to discuss your thoughts? Do you need to discuss how you're feeling? Do you feel stuck with these issues? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one way to effectively address this. Support is key here & working with me in CBT can aid change! You have to challenge to change and putting your trust in an experienced CBT Therapist is the first step to change & I assure you of a confidential & professional ear at all times. Work out what you want and need and go for it, get the help...you have everything to gain by putting yourself first!
01546 799033
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Lochgilphead PA31
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Lynn Christine Johnstone
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
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I have a passion for working with people and assisting them to work through ongoing issues so that they can for-fill their full potential and live their best life. Attachment is at the core of all of my work, looking at how attachment styles influence a persons way of being. Attachment relates to all aspects of who we are, how we develop and how we form and interact in relationships. Gaining an understanding of attachment, raising awareness of why we behave in certain ways and react to specific situations can help us change and stop repeating negative behaviours & patterns.
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Lochgilphead PA31
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Online Therapists

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Louise Logan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with a variety of difficulties, particularly PTSD, grief, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Louise, I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor based in Bangor, North Down. Together, we can work through the challenges you may be facing at a pace that suits you. The sessions are client led, with you as the most important person in the room. I create an environment that will provide the foundation to support you in becoming the best version of your self. I offer 1 to 1 sessions both in person and online, from age 16 and above.
028 9694 3352
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Bangor BT20
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Eleanor Koike
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
It is normal to feel nervous and sometimes that anxiety can convince us not to pursue therapy.
Counselling is a space to talk, think and be listened to in confidence with a trained professional who will respect you and your experiences. Life can be challenging especially when we are dealing with difficult or overwhelming feelings. It is often hard to understand the root of one's own pain and perhaps talking to friends and family is too difficult or does not seem to bring about the change and acceptance you seek. For those feeling stuck or isolated, counselling will improve your emotional wellbeing and help you feel more in control of your life, and with the right counsellor it will lead to positive and lasting change.
020 3962 0401
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Edinburgh EH9
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Kathy Stewart
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety & stress, low self-esteem, relationship and commitment issues, family dynamics, addictions, LGBTQ+, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD.
Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can feel too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, and find ourselves in need of help. Let me offer you an open, safe and judgment free space, that encourages you to explore whatever's on your mind. I am a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist working with adults, couples and groups. I believe that therapy should be an empowering process for each client, therefore taking a collaborative, client-focused approach which respects diversity and difference is essential for an effective therapeutic process.
020 4538 9139
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Edinburgh EH10
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Elizabeth Edgar
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My training and practice is most closely aligned with person centred theory. For me this means offering all of my clients a warm, genuine and accepting environment to explore anything and everything that is important to each individual. I have experience working with Anxiety , Depression, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Obsessions, Intrusive thoughts, OCD, Personal development, Relationships, Abuse, Self esteem, Self-harm, Anger, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.
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Edinburgh EH6
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Andy Blyth
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
Reaching out for help when we’re struggling can be tough. The prospect of opening up sharing some of our feelings of anxiety , depression or acute stress can be accompanied by vulnerability and fear. Perhaps we live, work or perform in contexts where we cannot share these feelings with others, meaning we spend more time in our heads and can feel as though we’re going through hell alone. We maybe don’t feel at our best and the qualities of our character that are most ‘you’, can seem lost or distant. Perhaps you’re just scraping enough energy together to get through the day and long to be back to your normal self again.
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Balerno EH14
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Ingrid Campbell
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Ingrid, a humanistic counsellor based in the north of Glasgow. In life we are often our own worst critics, have been given challenges that seem too much to handle alone or are dissatisfied with how we are doing. I work therapeutically with adults, students and young people to support problematic anxiety , depression, lack of motivation, relationship, health or grief issues. I work with most presenting issues on a flexible short or longer term basis so feel free to get in touch to discuss what you are looking for to see if I can help.
0141 673 9577
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Glasgow G61
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Psyche Therapy Centre
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
There are many approaches to wellness and treatments for various psychological issues. Different therapeutic approaches work differently for different people. Everyone is unique and at psyche therapy centre we believe in finding what works best for you along with following science and research to help you towards psychological well-being. There is “no one size fits all” and therefore we would like to offer you the chance to explore finding out what works best for you to treat whatever issue you may be going through. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety , personality disorders?
0141 673 0206
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Glasgow G3
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Empyrean Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also have great experience delivering group work, were I have delivered anxiety focus groups, as well as, most recently delivering group work for the NHS on complex bereavement.
Hello, my name is Lee and whatever has brought you here - welcome. I am a Psychotherapist, I initially trained and specialised in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). However, I use an integrative approach (in other words I use a ‘whatever works best’ type method). I wanted to create a style and brand of therapy that is all about keeping things simple. People often experience very complex problems so let’s not overcomplicate something that’s already difficult.
0141 673 9528
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Glasgow G3
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Heartsease Consultancy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with clients of all ages, for many years, in supporting them through personal crises and various traumatic experiences in life. Heartsease Consultancy encourages clients to build coping strategies for their symptoms as well as support them to unpeel layers of life experiences and identify unhelpful beliefs in order to reach the root cause of issues. Experience includes working with a wide variety of presenting issues such as anxiety and anxiety related disorders ( panic , OCD, phobias, etc), depression, childhood trauma, addiction, grief/ loss, abuse, bullying, low self esteem, relationship difficulties and more.
028 9163 8360
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Antrim BT41
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Clear Vision Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Everyone has a story - unique to you! Everyday we continue to write our story but not often do we take the time to read back our story or involve someone to help us edit our story. I in Clear Vision counselling would like to support you in a safe space to tell your story - to help you try to understand your story and to allow you to heal in your story. Did you ever consider that your story includes your past, present and future? Experience includes anxiety , grief/loss, relationships, trauma, depression and many more. I work as an integrative counsellor as it allows you to tell your unique story - and focus on your journey.
028 9124 9701
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Ballymena BT42
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Carolanne Reat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety , Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
01475 603651
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Largs KA30
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Robert Skates Counseling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
My client work includes working with bereavement, anxiety , addiction, low self-esteem/ self-worth and boundary issues.
I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space. Building a therapeutic relationship is important for my practice. I've been trained to work as an integrative counsellor - that means I can offer person-centered, humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic techniques depending on the client need. I normally offer an assessment appointment and then we agree a plan of the work we will do and how many sessions may be needed. I'm an Accredited member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework. I'm also an Accredited member of the NCS. I have provided around 2000 client sessions working with both adults and young people (11-18 yrs).
028 9694 3957
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Donaghadee BT21
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Cary Taylor
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
So if it's anxiety or depression, stress or bereavement, or you just feel that something's not quite right but you can't put your finger on it, why not give Counselling a try.
Hi, I am a person-centred trained qualified counsellor. I believe in giving my clients a warm, inviting and safe space in which you can bring any issues you choose to explore. I am not going to tell you how to live your life or judge you, but help you find a balance that works best for you through exploration of the issues you bring to each session. I have a lot of life and client experience that enables me to understand and fully empathise with many situations. Many people need help with coping with life at some point.
07717 751964
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Livingston EH54
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Ross Cairns
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist. My main training is in a humanistic approach and I have added further training over my many years in practice. I have lots of experience across many areas of therapy and client issues but perhaps some of the main issues that I have worked with include Anxiety , Depression & Trauma. I have also worked with many people who have experienced long term abuse both as children and as adults. I have some specialist training in working with Neuro diverse clients and have good experience with Autistic individuals and those with ADHD. I also offer relationship therapy and work with couples.
01875 444649
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Tranent EH33
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Dr Katie Davis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
With a background as a Principal Clinical Psychologist at the NHS trauma specialist service, I work with those impacted by trauma, PTSD, OCD, anxiety , low mood, low self-esteem and for those who are looking to make changes in their life, but aren’t sure where to start.
What if. Two words that send your mind down a well-worn path. Words and images that pop into your head at any moment and no matter how hard you try to push it away you find yourself stuck; thinking, feeling and doing the same thing over and over. Maybe it’s reliving the past, maybe it’s worrying about the future, or feeling you need to do something right now or something bad will happen. “What if” is hard to live with. But when your mind is stuck in the “what if’s” your brain is telling you there is something you need to figure out, something you need to rebalance.
0131 381 8063
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Edinburgh EH6
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Rob Sullivan
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Unlock Your True Potential and Embrace a Better Life Today! As a professional psychotherapist, I specialize in helping clients who are ready to make a change. Together, we'll navigate through life's challenges and rediscover the joy that life has to offer. Whether you're struggling with anxiety , depression, trauma, phobias, OCD or addiction, I'm here to support you every step of the way. If you feel the time has come to help yourself by tackling ongoing issues that are negatively affecting your life, relationships, joy and happiness, it is you that I want to hear from and support.
01698 533982
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Newmains ML2
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Busy Minds Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a keen interest in working with ADHD, Autism, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety , depression, disabilities, anger, cancer and chronic pain/ health related issues.
I am Katie Johnston and I run Busy Minds Counselling in Perth, Scotland. As a neurodivergent counsellor, I enjoy working within a pluralistic framework which draws from different modalities to support clients needs and challenges in therapy. Our work together will explore your needs and is not defined by one way of working with at times the need to " think out of the box" and find new ways to approach challenges and sticking points in life.
01738 503547
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Perth PH2
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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.