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.

Do you need to find an anxiety counsellor? With over 30 years experience, we can expertly match you with a counsellor who works best for you. Making finding the right counsellor easier.
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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 Therapy Reviews

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 …
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Investment Banker
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 …
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Financial Analyst
Learn Techniques to Help with Anxiety, Depression & Addiction
I found my time in therapy with Judy a very positive experience… I suffer from generalised anxiety, social anxiety, depression and porn addiction… I tried other therapists a couple of times for several months which didn’t help, but I could tell in the first session Judy was likely to be able to help me. It’s important to find the right therapist for you. I’m able to look forward to things again and…. The things I found most helpful about therapy with Judy were ….
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Get Help with Anxiety & Change Your Outlook
…I was very nervous about starting therapy…I didn’t know where to start or what to expect…After and initial chat, I ended up having sessions with Maggie…which is where my outlook changed. I struggled with anxiety around eating…I immediately felt at ease with Maggie…I am in a much better space now and couldn’t have done that without Maggie. Not only did she help me sort through my thoughts but has….
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Financial Services Professional
Free from Anxiety – Finally Able to be Myself
I have struggled with anxiety for my entire life and when I first met with Judy I thought she would help me manage it but I would never be able to overcome it. With Judy’s help I would no longer consider myself an anxious person… Therapy is much more than talking to someone… it has allowed me to finally be myself, without anxiety preventing me from doing things or making me act in ways that I am ashamed of….
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A Young Professional
Overcome Anxiety, Sleep Problems, Work Stress, Conflict
…I found myself with increasing anxiety, problems with sleeping and lack of appetite. I felt like my head was a muddle of negative thoughts… being antagonised by workplace stress and conflict, as well as a lifelong lack of self-confidence. I immediately connected with Judy…I wanted to move forward with practical techniques to help me cope better… I can honestly say I have felt like a different person ever since… If…you are …
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Anonymous
Better Able to Cope with Anxiety & OCD
Amanda was able to help me think through a lot of thoughts that made me feel extremely stuck and hopeless at the time. It’s not a quick fix but with the will to put in mechanisms that Amanda gave me and realisations that I was able to have through therapy, I am doing much better and am able to cope with my anxiety and OCD a lot better… the whole experience was a process but one that I will continue with confidence …
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Asuka (Digital Designer)
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 …
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Senior HR Manager
Control Anxiety – Depression – Improve Relationships – Career Coaching
…therapy with Judy… has changed my life forever. I suffered daily from anxiety and.. negative thought[s].. holding me back..in my relationships… during lockdown..i was put at risk of redundancy.. I saw 3 different therapists before this, none of which really understood and helped me… Judy helped me understand things… control my anxiety… get back on track… I was blown away with her….
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Events Producer
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. With invariably unsatisfying results, I was extremely skeptical about seeing another therapist… utterly pessimistic about the possibility of being happy. My skepticism proved unfounded.
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Dan, Civil Servant
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 …
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Financial Services
Overcoming Career Anxiety & Work Stress
I had never thought I was someone who would need counselling or therapy, as I had always been very strong. However when my career wasn’t going quite as I had planned it, I found I was becoming very negative and mentally spiralling out of control – in fact turning myself into a victim. Maggie was outstanding at providing me with what I needed, not as a “quick fix” but by giving me the tools to use whenever I may need…
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Corporate Finance Lawyer

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

Amanda James, counselling, CBT therapy and psychotherapist London. Dip Therapeutic Counselling, PG Dip Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Adv Dip, BACP.

Amanda James

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Dip Therapeutic Counselling, PG Dip Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Adv Dip, BACP

Amanda holds over 12 years experience.

Karen Gubb, psychologist London. PhD Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, BSc (Honours) Psychology, BSc, PCC (International Coaching Federation), HCPC, BPS.

Karen Gubb

Psychologist & Executive Coach
PhD Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, BSc (Honours) Psychology, BSc, PCC, HCPC, BPS

Karen holds over 21 years experience.

Amanda Reynolds, counselling, CBT therapy and psychotherapist London. Adv Dip CBT, Dip Counselling, BSc Psychology, Cert Counselling, BACP.

Amanda Reynolds

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Adv Dip CBT, Dip Counselling, BSc Psychology, Cert Counselling, BACP

Amanda holds over 11 years experience.

Annette Wozniak, counselling, CBT therapy and psychotherapist London. MA Clinical Psychology, BA (Hons) Psychology, HDEd, BA, HCPC.

Annette Wozniak

Clinical Psychologist
MA Clinical Psychology, BA (Hons) Psychology, HDEd, BA, HCPC

Annette holds over 16 years experience.

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?
Maggie Morrow, counselling, CBT therapy, life coach and psychotherapist London. MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology, Adv Dip, UKCP.

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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: