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Anxiety & Panic

Though short term, manageable anxiety levels can be helpful  in certain situations, anxiety can become problematic when it is chronic or excessive. Therapy and counselling can help you to develop healthier responses to the tensions and confrontations of modern life.

CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. is the most popular form of therapy for a range of issues that fall under the umbrella term ‘anxiety’, using a solution-focused, ‘here and now’ approach to facilitate recovery.

CBT for Anxiety
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most popular form of therapy for a range of issues that fall under the umbrella term 'anxiety', using a solution-focused, 'here and now' approach to facilitate recovery. We take a look at what this means and at the evidence in its favour.

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Counselling for Social Anxiety
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We all feel a little anxious in social situations sometimes, but Social Anxiety can be extremely uncomfortable and even debilitating, limiting people's potential and even causing them to avoid many social situations. We explore how Counselling can help with this.

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Mindfulness for Anxiety
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Mindfulness has been practiced as part of meditative exercises for thousands of years, becoming renowned for its calming function and its ability to improve mental and spiritual well-being. Modern psychological research is beginning to reveal that it is an effective form of therapy for anxiety.

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'In The Face of Fear' report
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Are we becoming more fearful in the UK? The question is answered by the Mental Health Foundation in their report, In The Face of Fear, with a clear 'yes'. The report presents evidence showing a consistent increase in anxiety over the past couple of decades.

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ANXIETY THERAPISTS AT THE HOUSE PARTNERSHIP

Dr Aimee McCarthy
Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Aimee, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, completed her doctorate at Roehamption University. She works in the corporate environment (Banking, Finance, Legal, Insurance and Tech) specialising in depression, anxiety, work related issues including stress and burnout, as well as relationship difficulties.

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Dr Emily Kenefick
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Emily is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who specialises in supporting individuals in managing the psychological impact of physical health conditions and appearance-related concerns. Emily's NHS position is with the Clinical Psychology Service embedded in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Free Hospital, London.

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Dr Leah Bull
Chartered Psychologist

Leah is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She has worked within the NHS for a number of years including in a world leading hospital and has a particular specialism in working with young people, people with Autism and ADHD, and people with rare conditions. Leah also has completed and published several research projects.

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Dr Anna Marshall
Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Anna is a counselling psychologist who completed her clinical training in 2011 at the University of Surrey. Anna has gained extensive experience working in the NHS and she has particular expertise in woman’s health.

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Dr Nimisha Patel
Chartered Psychologist

Nimisha is currently away on maternity leave.



Nimisha completed her doctoral training at City University London. She is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who alongside her private practice works at an outpatient eating disorders service at South London and Maudsley hospital. She has a particular interest in eating disorders.

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Dr Aisling Buckley-Hovell
Chartered Psychologist

Aisling is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who specialises in treating anxiety, depression and trauma. She completed her Doctoral Degree at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has worked in the NHS for a number of years across different clinical specialties including sexual dysfunction, survivors of abuse and personality disorder.

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Sara Boulter
Chartered Psychologist

Sara is a consultant clinical psychologist who completed her clinical training in 1995 at the University of Western Cape in South Africa before building a successful private practice in Cape Town. Since coming to London, Sara has gained extensive experience working in the NHS and she has particular expertise in substance misuse and secure services.

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Dr Stephen Higgins
Chartered Psychologist

Steve only offers remote sessions via Video Call


Steve completed his doctoral training at the University of East London. He is a chartered psychologist with wide NHS experience working across mental and physical health services. He has particular expertise in providing support for people who present with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic fatigue and trauma.

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Dr Gill Deane
Chartered Psychologist

Gill qualified as a psychologist in South Africa and underwent further training in Gestalt Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute. Since chartership in 2001, she has held senior positions in the public, private and charity sectors. Gill works across all presentations of depressive and anxiety conditions, and has particular expertise in eating disorders and sports’ psychology.

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Una Reynolds
HCPC Counselling Psychologist

Una is an Australian psychologist who studied at University of Sydney and qualified with the Psychology Board of Australia before moving to London in 2010. She has worked with government and community organisations, as well as in private practice, in both Australia and the UK.

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Dr Erin Miller
Chartered Psychologist

Erin completed her professional doctorate at City University London, later to be invited back as a lecturer and supervisor on the same course. Now concentrating on private practice, Erin has considerable experience in the public sector, as an NHS psychologist and within a number of national charities.

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Dr David Gracey
Chartered Psychologist

Alongside his private work, David has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, with various groups including families and older adults. As a researcher he has published in numerous academic journals. He is a chartered psychologist who completed his doctorate at the Institute of Psychiatry.

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Hayley Melin
Chartered Psychologist

Alongside her private work, Hayley manages The House Partnership. She also has considerable experience as a psychologist in two NHS trusts. Together with her work in general adult mental health, she has a particular specialism in eating disorders.

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Dr Lou Monaco
Chartered Psychologist

Lou only offers remote sessions via Video Call


Lou is a chartered psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society who trained and worked in the US before moving to London in 2009. He was appointed Adjunct Professor at City University, New York, and has continued teaching in the UK as a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University.

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Silvia Miranda CPsychol
Chartered Psychologist

Silvia completed her training at the Institute of Psychiatry and City University. She is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who alongside her private practice work, has extensive experience of working in private and public settings including NHS primary care, IAPT, Eating Disorders and specialist Trauma Services. Her particular expertise and specialism is in treating Trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, work and relationships issues. 

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Dr Simon Whalley
Chartered Psychologist

Simon completed his doctoral research at Regent's College in London where he currently lectures. He has worked in adult mental health within the NHS and a number of community organisations. He has particular expertise with social anxiety, and panic.

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