Anxiety Counselling in Colwyn Bay

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Rhian Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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It’s normal to experience nerves, anxiety , and fear, as well as many other thought processes when thinking about accessing counselling especially if it's for the first time.
Helo a chroeso. Mae cwnsela ar gael drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg hefyd. Hello and welcome. We can all feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed at times. I am here to help you explore your world, in your own way with warmth and without judgement. I offer a warm and safe space for you to explore anything you wish online or over the phone. I aim to help you feel comfortable, heard and accepted. Counselling can be be life changing and it's an opportunity to learn more about yourself. It’s a process that we'll go through together. We will hopefully be able to build a strong relationship which can help you towards a positive way of living.
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Sara McCann
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
www.saramccanntherapy.com Zoom appointments: £40.00 In Person £45.00. I can help you work through many issues: trauma, anxiety , depression, relationship issues, anger, stress, burn-out and to solve problems and work to uncover new ways of being, embrace positive change or solve confusing emotional issues. There are many different reasons for coming to therapy and all are valid. Seeing a therapist is dedicated time, once a week for an hour which gives you the space to devote to what you need to work on, which can be really helpful in alleviating stress and worry and will go towards keeping your mental well-being tip top.
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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Tracey Boothby
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you’re reading this you must have determined you would like help to heal and resolve difficulties in your life. I have a wealth of experience working with adults and children who have endured severe trauma, mental ill health ( anxiety , depression etc) and have guided them through the healing process. Trauma affects both brain and body, causing somatic pain and toxic stress. Abusive relationships leave there damage behind long after they have ended . I’m not a fixer and I don’t have a magic wand, however, I can help you untangle the confusion and find some much needed hope to help you reach your goal.
01492 554482
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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SW Virtual Psychology- Dr Sophia Williams
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Are trauma experiences getting in the way of living a life in line with your goals, beliefs, values, and desires? Does anxiety stop you from doing the things you want to do? Do flashbacks get in the way of functioning at home, work, or school? Have you been diagnosed with a health condition and you’re finding it difficult to adapt? Therapy helps you understand the cause of your symptoms and how to break the cycle. You will learn skills to help you manage these symptoms so that you can achieve other things in your life that are important to you. These might be working, having a family, or simply living trauma-response free.
01492 555017
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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North Wales Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychotherapist, BABCP Provisional
Verified
Verified
You may have an idea of your diagnosis or may just not be feeling yourself. Sometimes people come to see me with multiple problems from depression, anxiety and OCD to PTSD, domestic abuse and self-esteem and confidence issues and everything in between. Whatever your concerns we can discuss a way to help you life your life in a way that makes you happy. As a qualified and accredited CBT therapist in North Wales I can offer you a different way to overcome your problems.
01492 555035
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Laura Williams Psychotherapy and Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Laura. I recognize that life can be hard at times. It might be that something from your past is impacting your life today, you might be facing a current difficulty, or you may not know why you are here, but realize you want things to change. Regardless of how you got here, I will help you to increase your understanding of yourself and your situation and gain the resources you need to find freedom and move forwards in your life. I will work with you to get to the heart of the issue so that you can take back control and live a more full and autonomous life.
01248 663164
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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NW Reflections
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life experiences can leave you feeling lost and confused, behaving in ways which you can’t understand, testing your understanding of yourself, your relationships, choices and other aspects of your life. When you seek counselling, you’re making a significant decision to give yourself the time to explore these aspects of your life. This is an hour just for you each week in a safe, friendly, non-judgemental and supportive environment. I am a fully qualified counsellor based in North Wales, working from a comfortable, private, easily accessible office. I also offer online video counselling
01492 555695
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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Pete Sims
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have gained a distinction in MSc in Counselling and also qualified as an EMDR Therapist (Gold Standard Therapy recognised by: NICE: National Institute of Clinical Excellence). I am an Integrative Therapist which means that I can draw on a range of different approaches to meet my clients particular needs and introduce methods and techniques as clients require. I offer a highly professional service which is underpinned by valid scientific research and practice evidence. I appreciate that accessing therapy can be daunting; therefore, I am welcoming, very accepting and do my best to create a genuinely warm and safe environment.
01248 663124
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Colwyn Bay LL28
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Angharad Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Angharad, a fully qualified and registered counsellor with many years experience. If you’re struggling right now then do get in touch or visit conwycounselling.co.uk to find out how I can help. Life can be hard going and, at times, most of us experience some form of distress or difficulty. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed or confused about relationships or work. Perhaps you are facing painful experiences through illness, bereavement or family breakdown. Perhaps you are feeling stuck or have lost direction or a sense of who you are.
01492 555037
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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Looking-Glass Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I aim to provide a counselling service that meets my clients' needs for convenience, flexibility and responsiveness. When it comes to your mental health and wellbeing, your ability to thrive and live your best life, you should be able to access the help we all need sometimes, when you need it. If your life is being disrupted because you're struggling to cope with circumstances beyond your control, or you're feeling stuck in patterns of feeling and behaviour that you know aren't doing you any good, don't sit on a waiting list to get help. Get in touch.
01492 554495
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Colwyn Bay LL28
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Rachel Curtis
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I work with a range of clients and issues. Work can be long term, short term or somewhere in between. My focus is on assisting my client to identify the issue and anything that then needs to happen. The work is at my client's pace and I am a warm and encouraging therapist, mindful of difference and diversity. Over the past 18 years I have worked with clients from age 5 to 78, each client is unique, no therapy session is the same.
01492 555622
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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Lisa Raney
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Some people have been lucky enough to have at least one person in their life who can listen to their problems and not be judgmental. Most people don't. As a Psychotherapist, I have very much enjoyed seeing the positive reaction and the "light bulb coming on" (that Aha! moment) when I give them the feedback that they need. As a former Educator, I rely a lot on Psychoeducation and talk therapy to help a person understand the "why" of certain behaviors and why they have found themselves in a current situation, thereby helping them move toward better mental health.
01248 661447
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Colwyn Bay LL29
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Dr Jess Eade
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you looking to make a change to improve your health and well-being? Perhaps you have failed to make that change happen so far. Or, you may have no idea of what you need to change to feel fulfilled about your life but you recognise that something in it is not quite right? I understand that life’s challenges are unique and complex to all individuals and that making changes to improve your health and well-being is hard. It is also important to recognise that repeatedly engaging in behaviour that you know isn’t good for you, or sabotaging your own efforts to change, can be a sign of unprocessed emotion and underlying trauma.
01286 800862
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Colwyn Bay LL28
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Mandy Jane Lynch
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
“I can offer you a good listening ear. An emotionally warm, nurturing, safe, and secure place to be able to talk about what is happening to you, what is important to you, and what is concerning you that is keeping you “stuck” and not being able to move forward in your life. I can offer you a genuine, non-judgemental attitude allowing you, perhaps for the first time, to express and explore your past, your present, your future, and who your true self is, or will be, without fear of shame. I will be by your side as you go on a journey of personal development. To hold your map when feeling lost whilst you try, but sometimes fail.
01495 364597
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All Ears Counselling Service
MSc
Hello I am Cheryl Forrester a qualified counsellor with an MSc in Psychology. I can help you with a range of life challenging issues. I work in partnership with clients recognising that they have valuable life experience of their own situation which they bring with them to the counselling session. I believe life can be challenging at times and it is important to work with clients to enable them to develop their own personal tools such as emotional resilience to enable them to manage their own life situations in a way which is meaningful to them. I have an inclusive approach to clients which respects diversity.
01495 364675
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Elaine Jane Nicholson Mbe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My ideal client has autism or Asperger’s syndrome and is aged 3-100. My other ideal client is an individual aged 3-100 who is in a close relationship with someone that has Asperger’s/autism. I see clients in three venues: Corby & Wollaston in Northamptonshire and in Llandudno Junction in North Wales. I have counselled autistic individuals and their families for over 12 years. My practice is informed by my Masters in Autism/PGC in Asperger’s and also from a long relationship with an Asperger’s individual. I am also a mother to Asperger’s individuals. My experience and knowledge therefore is profound.
01832 771809
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Amy Thomas-Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I draw from lots of approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectal behaviour therapy (DBT) and also use tools from motivational interviewing, anxiety management, harm reduction and relapse prevention amongst others.
We all want to change something at some point in our lives – we become dissatisfied with jobs or relationships, our ways of coping become unhelpful (or harmful), we become tired of thinking poorly about ourselves and wish we could just enjoy life instead of worrying about the future or what other people think. Whatever the change is that you’re wanting to make, I am here to support and empower you to achieve it. I’ll do this by creating a safe, relaxed space where you feel comfortable to explore what’s going on for you without fear of any judgment. I’ll also always bring compassion, kindness and a sense of humour too!
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MTS Psychological Health/ MTS Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
My specialist area is recurrent anxiety , depression, past and recent trauma related to abuse, relationship problems, self-harm and self-esteem.
My clients come to me from all walks of life and have experienced trauma recently or in the past. This has resulted in my clients suffering from intense anxiety and fears and/or severe depression as well as relationship difficulties. My clients can feel stuck, vulnerable and helpless, which has such a disabling impact on their lives. I have the ability to initiate and maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe, experience hope and a reduction of their psychological symptoms. My clients leave therapy feeling empowered and able to manage life's stresses. I have clinics in Chester, Heswall and Mold.
01352 870234
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Conwy LL32
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Therapy with Greg
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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I believe wholeheartedly in the effectiveness of talk therapy. The science behind the brain chemistry of the human brain and how it affects our behaviours is noteworthy and interesting. However, it is only part of the story. The use of anti-depressants, and anti-psychotic drugs in more severe cases, can help some people but these chemical interventions treat only the symptoms of depression, anxiety and feeling sad. My way of working together with you goes straight to the source. I validate every part of your experience of being human including body chemistry, behaviours, social dynamics, and if applicable, your spiritual dimension.
01248 663194
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Llandudno LL30
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Ellie Hemingway
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Most people come into therapy because they feel "stuck". Perhaps in a relationship, a work situation, or unable to move on from past experiences, or feeling trapped by unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Some people want the time and space to explore why, before feeling ready to consider making changes. Some people are keen to get on and take action. Some feel caught between what they think they ought to do, and what they want to do. Often there is another layer of thoughts and feelings on top: anxiety , guilt, self-criticism, hopelessness etc. Eventually, comes a time when outside support is usfeul to break the pattern.
01492 555039
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Llandudno LL30
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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.