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.
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.
"The hardest step is making the call, the most rewarding step is knowing that you're in control again." Welcome, my name is Simon, I am a highly qualified friendly experienced Counsellor. I am a accredited member of the BACP and follow the ethical framework. I have worked successfully with individuals from various backgrounds and ages around Essex for a number of years. What I can offer you is a safe space that is confidential and nonjudgmental where you can truly be listened to and within that space we together can explore and find the answers you are searching for.
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.
Most of us find ourselves struggling to negotiate life at some point. Sometimes it feels as if there's no way out. Maybe anxiety is holding you hostage, could it be a relationship issue that is getting you down, perhaps it's stress that's overwhelming, a school related issue that is making you want to avoid school or a bereavement that is immobilising you. Imagine what it would be like to overcome your anxiety, manage your friendships or stress levels, feel confident at school or find some acceptance in relation to your loss. I would like to explore with you, educate and empower you to live the life you would love.
Farah has over 13 years clinical expereince of working both in the NHS and private sector, providing evidence based psychological treatment and guidance tailoring her approach to the individual clients needs. These may be short term goals, that lend themselves to briefer therapy, or longer-term goals leading to more in-depth exploration of longer standing issues. Her clinical expereince include a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties from mild depression and anxiety, to complex trauma, with a special interest in OCD. She is able to offer specialised trauma treatment for PTSD in the form of EMDR.
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist; fully qualified. I have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The young people I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues (OCD), 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.
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.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Maybe you have experienced a loss, relationship break-up or trauma? Or perhaps you are suffering from depression and anxiety and you can't quite find your way out of a hole? I hear you. And I think it's possible to guide you back to a more vibrant way of living. Transactional Analysis is a creative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. Using all of the incredible tools TA has to offer and working with you as a unique individual, I believe we can get you thriving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you ever catch yourself wondering what a worry-free life might feel like? Almost without thinking, we visit our doctors to cure a troubling cough, or to the hospital to fix a broken bone. Yet many of us believe that somehow, it’s our duty to endure cluttered, often mis-understood thoughts and feelings on our own, in silence. As a qualified counsellor, I believe that we can all benefit from loving emotional support that accepts us as the people we are. That’s why I provide a safe, confidential, and judgement-free space for you to share whatever happens to be on your mind.
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.
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.