Are you a high achieving individual feeling overwhelmed and under too much pressure. Anxious, stressed & exhausted by all you're trying to do and achieve? It's hard isn't it, when you have a focus and a goal but the steps are difficult and don't always appear quickly. I'm glad you stopped by, I'd like help you create a new way which both supports and assists you. One which helps you de-stress, re-energise life and develop a deeper sense of living in the process.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the stresses in life? Feel unable to make decisions? Do you condemn yourself for making the 'wrong' decision? We can be good at condemning ourselves and be our worst critic. Discovering what patterns are happening for us over and over again, and preparing yourself for these, knowing what you can and can't do, can feel empowering. Being able to express yourself knowing that you can be heard without fear, embarrassment or shame but with acceptance of you as a person can be life changing. I can help you look at making changes and find bespoke ways to support and establish a way forward for you.
We all have times when life and all the difficulties that go with day to day living can become unbearable,we long to be heard and for someone to show us how to make sense of of it all. I offer a safe non judgemental and empathic counselling environment in calming and comfortable surroundings.Together we can look for answers to the questions and move forward to a more productive stress free life.
I have extensive experience of working with primary & secondary school aged children using creative techniques to explore difficulties. Whether it's imaginative play, storytelling or image making all are intended to help clients not only engage in self-exploration, but also create purposeful meaning-making through visually expressing experiences, perceptions, feelings and thoughts. Creative Therapy is for Adults & Teens too offering an opportunity to go beyond "thinking" about how we feel to create connection to our embodied "felt" sense. We will work together to help enhancing self awareness alongside self empowerment & resilience.
Do you feel like pain from your past is holding you back? distorting or determining your present? Do you feel like you have a lot of emotions but your not really sure why? or how to manage them? Are you struggling to maintain relationships? pursue your goals? do you feel stuck? disconnected? depressed? lost? Whatever it is you have going on- I want to support you. Sometimes facing the truth of your experience can feel scary, i want to create a space where you feel safe and less alone in that.
I am an analytic psychotherapist who works with short term and long term therapy to better help the client reach what they want to achieve. I am experienced working in private practice and within the NHS with a variety of age groups and client needs. I provide a safe space to explore whatever issues the client feels need addressing in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.
Life can bring us many difficulties, challenges, issues, stresses and anxieties. It can also bring many over whelming feelings such as pain, anger, sadness, hopelessness, guilt and regret. I am a gentle, emphathic, non judgmental counsellor; I see myself as a down to earth regular person and believe in talking to people on their own level.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist/ Psychologist who values the inner strength it takes one to be vulnerable whilst sharing their lived experience. My focus is to try and walk in one's world. Therefore I value every person I speak to with respect for who they are and how they have got to where they are. I refrain from judging you and provide a source of complete acceptance and support. You will lead the conversation and I will not attempt to steer you in any direction, instead, I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment for you to explore and talk about any difficulties you may be experiencing.
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The children and families I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes but is not limited to depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues, school refusal or social withdrawal, self-injury, substance misuse, impulsivity, defiance, eating disorders, trauma/loss, sexual identity/body dysphoria, and neuro-diversity. Families use psychodynamic approaches when seeking in-depth therapy to achieve long-term change.
I work with young people age 11+ and adults, with a variety of issues, needs and goals including self esteem, confidence building, anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and loss and much more. Whatever is troubling you, I can offer you my attentiveness, support and empathy. I cannot give you the answers but together, with you at the centre I can help you navigate your way out of difficulties and pain.
Learning to communicate your experiences and your needs to loved ones; overcoming social isolation, and coping with the extra effort it can take to be around other people; finding your place and valuing yourself in a society that doesn’t understand or appreciate those who are different in any way – these are changes that I can help you to make. If you are an adult, disabled, or with a long-term health condition, neurodivergent (autistic or with ADHD in particular); or if you are someone who cares for someone else in this position, perhaps you are finding that the things others take for granted are buried under layers of extra work.
I practices in Southend on Sea. I am a senior counsellor, experienced, registered member MBACP working with clients with a variety of different issues such as relationships and couples / including psycho sexual; addictions; domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, work related stress, building confidence, self esteem, loss and bereavement. I'm honoured to share the journey with my clients. You choose your own goals then we collaborate to achieve them.
Has life become a struggle? First comes the initial drink, then you're not able to take control and say enough is enough. After a long week at work, you feel stressed and constantly crave a drink BUT after, you just sit there and ask yourself 'why do I do this' - you just don't know the answer? For years you thought your lifestyle was sustainable but now you realise that it is having an impact on the people around you and you're tired of going round in maddening circles. Ultimately you fear destroying your relationships and losing the love from your, partner, kids, family and friends.
As an experienced BACP registered counsellor, with diverse & varied counselling experience, I can offer you a professional, safe, cared-for & confidential environment which will support you in exploring the aspects of your life that are troubling you. People enter therapy for many reasons. Whatever your circumstances or the obstacles you face, having a confidential space where you are not judged, where it is safe for you to be totally 'you', will be key to assisting you in your journey to a life that feels happier & more content. I can provide this for you.
There are many counsellors available but finding the right one for you is important. I am a qualified therapist and have experience in working with adults, adolescents and couples with a wide range of issues. I offer my clients warmth and a safe space to explore difficulties whilst helping them to find the best way forward. I am an integrative therapist using different modalities including CBT and humanistic therapies. My core approach is person centred because I believe the most important aspect is the therapeutic relationship. I make it my priority to put you at ease and offer you a space to share your innermost worries and fears.
Over the years most of the client issues I have encountered encompass loss and control in some way, shape or form. Many clients feel out of control, and helpless or in complete despair, and would like to be able to clear a pathway for themselves to work out a more manageable way of living with less anxiety. Clients want to be listened to, and for some that is a rare luxury as friends and family often have their own agenda. Regular reviews to reflect where a client is, in relation to their therapy journey are part of the therapeutic process and help to build trust and structure.
I am an Integrative Counsellor accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I work with both adults and young people. I offer a confidential, warm, friendly, supportive, non-judgemental environment. A space where you can feel safe to talk about your feelings, thoughts, fears and concerns to help you understand and clarify what it is that is troubling you and to help you find ways to work through your issues. We can work together to help enhance your self-awareness and resilience as we work towards achieving a healthy, positive outcome.
I am an experienced and established therapist offering safe ethical and confidential therapy practices. I am able to work with many models of therapy and issues with traditional talking, creative therapies and couple work. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred) and (PSA) Accredited Registered Counsellor and Supervisor. International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE) and member or the Assosciation of Sandplay Therapists (MAST) I also work with EMDR, CBT, TA, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapies.
We are a Hub for anyone to come and see a counsellor who is undergoing training in a Diploma or Degree. We have no waiting list and can see you online or face to face in Southend-on-Sea. Our fees are a standard £15 and anyone can self refer here : www.counsellingonsea.co.uk
My name is Jo Stephens and I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in the Southend-On-Sea area. I am based at Therapy for Life based at Weston Chambers in central Southend. In these unprecedented times and having personal experience of anxiety and depression I work with adults and adolescents to alleviate symptoms of anxiety; health, GAD and social etc, depression, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, anger, abuse, and dissociation, as well as providing assertiveness training. I am currently undertaking a Master's Degree level of education in Psychology.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Southend-on-Sea are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Southend-on-Sea then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Southend-on-Sea, or Child Psychologists in Southend-on-Sea.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Southend-on-Sea psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Southend-on-Sea specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.