Anxiety Counselling London

If you suffer from stress and anxiety, the symptoms can be frustrating and debilitating. At KlearMinds, our counsellors can show you the steps that you can take, to regain control.

Using proven techniques (including CBT Therapy) for overcoming anxiety, we can help you obtain relief from stress and panic attacks. We can show you how to overcome and manage symptoms effectively and stop them negatively impacting your life.

Anxiety Therapy London

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is an umbrella term for feelings of fear, nervousness, apprehension, or worry. Everybody gets anxious at times and some anxiety actually helps us to function well, but anxiety can become a problem when:​
  • It happens too often​
  • It goes on for a long time​
  • It stops us from doing things that we want to do​
Anxiety is the body’s way of responding to potential danger. Adrenaline is rushed into our bloodstream to enable us to run away or fight or freeze. It is the body’s alarm and survival mechanism. We wouldn’t have survived for long without this life-saving response.
It works so well, that it often kicks in when it’s not needed – when the danger is in our heads rather than in reality. We think we’re in danger, so that’s enough to trigger the system to kick off. Once anxious, we can get into scanning mode – where we’re constantly on the lookout for danger, hyper-alert to any of the signals, and make it more likely that the alarm system will be activated.
While it’s normal to feel anxious when we face a challenging and stressful situation such as an exam, a job interview, it can be a problem when anxiety is activated during normal everyday situations. If you have overwhelming worries or fears – with or without foundation – that are preventing you from living your life to the full, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

How Can Therapy for Anxiety Help?

Without recourse to effective strategies for understanding and addressing stress symptoms, your anxiety and panic attacks may increase, which in turn could create major problems in your relationships, in your work and your overall wellbeing.

Our London counsellors can help you fully understand the causes of stress, anxiety and panic. We will show you essential anxiety management techniques for dealing with stress, how to stop anxiety attacks, manage stressful situations confidently and calmly and overcome panic – for good.

What Are the Benefits of Counselling for Anxiety?

Working with a KlearMinds therapist will result in two major benefits: Firstly, you will no longer feel exhausted or debilitated by your symptoms of anxiety, stress or panic. Secondly, you can build a reliable tool kit to manage current and future stress situations effectively and confidently.

Here are some of the ways that we can help you learn to become a more confident and happier person:

  • Learn what causes anxiety or panic and how to regain control
  • Discover how to identify anxiety or panic attack triggers and minimise their effect
  • Learn how to change automatic thought, behaviour and physical symptoms which feed anxiety cycles
  • Discover proven, effective panic prevention and removal strategies
  • Learn stress reduction techniques to reduce the physical side effects of anxiety or panic
  • Develop tailor-made coping strategies to manage stressful situations effectively
  • Build a set of tools and techniques to help you to effectively prevent or manage any future anxiety

Learn more about the overall therapy approach we take when working with you here.

Anxiety Symptoms We Can Help With

Our CBT and anxiety counselling program can help you find relief and develop the skills you need to minimise these symptoms and cope confidently with the challenges you face. Below are some of the common symptoms people experience when dealing with anxiety, stress or panic:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling constantly ‘on edge’
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Irritability
  • Easily distracted
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness and tiredness
  • Pins and needles
  • Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Muscle aches and tension
  • Heartburn
  • Excessive sweating
  • Stomach ache
  • Nausea
  • Bowel or bladder problems
  • Headaches
  • Painful or missed periods
  • Sleep problems

5 Commonly Diagnosed Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
    Chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and fear even when there may be little or no apparent cause.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Strong feelings of anxiety that develop after exposure to a traumatic event in which serious physical harm was threatened or actually occurred.
  • Phobias
    Overwhelming fear of something that is unlikely to be dangerous, and that may be triggered by certain objects or situations.
  • Panic Disorder
    Unpredictable and repeated periods of intense fear, often with physical symptoms such as chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath or stomach pains.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    Recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviours (compulsions) that are often performed repeatedly but only provide temporary relief.

Meet Our Experienced Therapists

Paul Glynn - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London
Paul Glynn holds over 35 years experience as a therapist and is KlearMinds Clinical Director. Paul offers a warm, pragmatic and interactive approach to help you understand and go beyond the difficulties you are facing. He is passionate about empowering clients to develop the tools that can help them to resolve stuckness and positively change repetitive, problematic behaviours.
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Kate Thomlinson - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London
Kate is a highly skilled therapist with over 9 years experience. She has worked successfully in a variety of settings, including media, TV, journalism, law and higher education. She draws upon a broad range of therapeutic skills including existential, CBT, mindfulness and psychoeducation to enable clients to achieve the outcomes they want, in terms of professional and personal satisfaction and wellbeing.
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Amanda Reynolds - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London
Amanda is a highly experienced Advanced CBT and Integrative therapist with more than 11 years experience. She draws upon a wide range of therapies and works proactively to help clients understand, process and resolve their concerns and conflicts. Amanda can assist you to quickly identify problematic thoughts and behaviours which negatively impact your personal and professional well-being.
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Judy Harrison - Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist London
Judy holds over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, with individuals and couples. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation and has considerable experience in Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy works proactively with clients to help them understand and address problematic situations and experiences and develop positive skills they can draw upon for life.
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Karen Gubb - Clinical Psychologist London.webp
Karen is a highly experienced psychologist, executive and career coach with over 21 years experience. Karen draws upon a variety of therapies and coaching skills, tailoring her approach, to best suit the learning style of each client. Karen works proactively. She can help you understand and constructively change problematic thoughts and patterns of behaviour so you can realise your personal goals.
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Tania Turner Counsellor and Couples Therapist in London
Tania is an experienced psychotherapist and couples counsellor with over 10 years experience. She is highly skilled in helping couples and individuals address a wide range of concerns. She has a warm, collaborative, insightful approach and uses a range of therapies including psychodynamic and mindfulness, to enable her clients to understand and resolve issues constructively.
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Maggie Morrow Award Winning Therapist

Maggie Morrow is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Founder of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK.
Maggie’s experience spans over 25 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

 

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Jess holds over 21 years of experience as a therapist and is a KlearMinds Clinic Director. She draws upon a range of therapies including psychodynamic, CBT and mindfulness. Jess is skilled in helping clients gain new perspectives for understanding problems which provide powerful foundations for achieving positive change. She works collaboratively, helping you understand and improve problems from the root upwards.
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Anxiety Therapy Reviews

Should I Get Married? Gaining Clarity
When my partner proposed… I hit a complete crisis of confidence…wondering whether I was making the biggest mistake of my life. Without Maggie’s help I think…. I’d have come to some very different, rash decisions…. With Maggie I…was able to gain real clarity not only regarding my engagement but many other aspects of my life. Most importantly I’ve been left with excellent tools and strategies to help me… Read More
Financial Services
Overcoming Anxiety – Building Self Confidence
Feelings of extreme anxiety and a lack of confidence that had developed over a period of about 10 years brought me to see Daniella. Although to be honest, I wasn’t really sure how she’d be able to help. After 12 weeks, I feel like myself again. I’ve learnt to recognise my achievements and control my feelings of anxiety, which has helped me to regain my confidence and given me the motivation to try lots of new things… Read More
Account director (marketing)
Empower Yourself – Building Self Confidence
Before meeting with Maggie, I had been feeling demotivated, lacking focus and very lonely…. Counselling was something I only considered when I felt there was nothing I could do. Retrospectively, this was incorrect. Maggie gave me support and provided me with the encouragement to empower myself to change. I had always found it hard to deal with questions, getting defensive. Maggie’s questions…helped me… I now realise… Read More
Investment Banker
Relationship Break-up – Regaining Self-Confidence
I decided to try therapy after my relationship ended. I wanted to understand why it failed (I blamed myself for it as I have thought that I was “broken”) and I wanted to understand what I was doing wrong and how to change it. I also wanted to be more open, to communicate better, to feel more confident and in control of my life and to be more optimistic about my future. Daniella helped me to look… my life differently; by asking… Read More
Developing Lasting Happiness – Overcoming Anxiety and Depression
I didn’t really know whether counselling would help when I first went to see Maggie. All I knew was that I was feeling increasingly isolated and unhappy, anxious about the future and fed up with the way my life was going. All that changed over the next few months… each week I grew stronger, more empowered and liberated thanks to her skill and expertise. She has made a big difference to my life and… Read More
Senior HR Manager
Overcoming Depression – Building Self Confidence
I came to see Daniella when I was absolutely convinced that I was never going to feel happy again. I broke down in tears every day and felt overwhelmed by small setbacks. As clichéd as it sounds, at that time for me, there was no light at the end of the tunnel and I had sought help to try and find a way to reconcile myself with the fact I would be miserable for the rest of my life…she made me feel secure enough to face things… Read More
Civil Servant
Overcoming Anxiety
I found my sessions with Maggie immensely helpful. Maggie’s approach is not the least bit intimidating and immensely practical in nature. She helped me to identify the issues which cause me anxiety and to find techniques which enabled me to deal with them as they arose. I now feel I have the tools necessary to deal with the various stresses in my life and that I can adapt these tools to… Read More
Investment Banker
Overcoming Depression – Improving Self-confidence
I was feeling depressed and stuck in a mental maze of negative thoughts. You helped me to identify my personal needs and to respect myself more than I had been. You also facilitated the space for me to come to these realisations and to really believe them myself. It has also been helpful to have some strategies to combat future mental issues. Read More
MK, East London.
Building Self-Esteem – Overcoming Anxiety
I feel so much calmer and happier in myself. Therapy really helped with my anxiety issues and restored my self esteem. I feel so much more positive about the future and feel much stronger in myself. Read More
Lawyer
Solving Depression and Work Stress / Burnout
My aim… was to achieve balance in my life while looking after two young children, run a business that I was losing interest in, keep my relationship alive and battle my mental health challenges… when we first started, despite knowing that I needed help, I was pretty closed to change. Karen gave me the tools, insight and challenges that I needed to help me achieve my goals and….. Read More
Managing Director - Business Owner
Overcoming Anxiety & Building Self-Confidence, Career, Relationships
I started to see Maggie for ways to help me deal with old patterns of thoughts which lead to increased levels of stress and low confidence. She really helped me understand the roots of my thinking, how things had changed through time and ways in which I could shape my thoughts differently and break free of my old patterns. As a result, my stress levels have vastly improved… I have also been able to break away from old… Read More
Financial Analyst
Improving Work, Anxiety and Relationships

Many years’ ago I’d had a bad experience with therapy so I was hoping this would be different and thankfully it was…after just a handful of sessions…I started noticing a big improvement in my anxiety levels and my relationships…Nishah really helped me to understand myself better and reframe the way I thought and acted in certain circumstances, and this has had a positive impact on my life. I had…. Read More

Alice
Overcoming Anxiety & Work Stress – Improving Career & Relationships
After a number of false starts with therapists, I can only say that I wish I had found Maggie sooner!… Over a period of 15 years I had seen multiple therapists and psychiatrists to address issues relating to anxiety, depression and workplace stress…. Maggie really helped me to elucidate and articulate the origins of deeply embedded patterns of negative and self defeating thinking, which proved essential… Read More
Dan, Civil Servant

Frequently Asked Questions

CBT Therapy for Anxiety
Many GP’s and professionals recommend CBT therapy for anxiety because it demonstrates good results. It is an excellent therapy which we integrate into our work when helping clients address anxiety. However, it may not fully deal with root cause of anxiety.  For this reason we integrate other therapies into our work with clients, because these therapies demonstrate a continued and increased improvement for individuals post therapy.
When should I get help with my anxiety?
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Not Sure Which Therapist Or Type Of Therapy You Need?

Get in touch with Maggie Morrow, Award Winning Therapist & KlearMinds Director. Maggie can help match you with the right therapist based on your needs.

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Take the First Step Towards Overcoming Anxiety or Panic

Have you had enough of feeling stressed or anxious and feel ready to change your life for the better? A KlearMinds London City based CBT and anxiety counsellor can help you regain control of your life. Why not contact us today and take the first step to improve your life.

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Our hand-selected therapists have trained in the UK’s most respected institutions. They hold a minimum of 8 and up to 30 years clinical experience within the NHS, private and/or charitable sectors. They are registered with: