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Counselling Southend-on-Sea through to Rochford, Eastwood and beyond

I don't think any of us imagined just weeks ago how much the life we took for granted could change so completely, yet here we all are, trying to get our heads around a whole new way of being...….

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Counselling, Southend-on-Sea, Rochford, Eastwood and beyond

IMPORTANT - During the Covid-19 pandemic, client sessions will take place either on-line via Zoom or by telephone, depending on client preference

………..That is, everything except the problems you were already struggling with before Covid-19 was ever a thing. Were you already having difficulties that you were having trouble managing, and now you're frantically trying to get your head around what's happening, despite the fact that your problems are still there waiting? Then read on.

Are you the kind of person who tells everyone that you're fine but you're not? Do you put on a happy face but it's like a mask hiding what's really going on underneath?

Are you having relationship problems, experiencing family conflict, missing someone through bereavement or the end of an important relationship and feeling overwhelmed but unable to tell your loved ones how you really feel? The trouble is that now there is a pandemic, it feels even harder to say anything because everyone's just focusing on Coronavirus and whether they've got enough food and Andrex!

Well, I can guarantee that you are definitely not alone.

So many people have personal problems that family, loved ones and work colleagues can often know nothing about. So many people hide their worries and fears because they don't want to "burden" people, they don't want to "upset" people and they don't want to be judged, especially now that so many people have very different worries to deal with. Perhaps before or because of the virus, the following statements may sound familiar?

  • Sometimes you feel depressed/low in mood but you don't really know why;
  • You can have a tendency to feel inadequate when comparing yourself to friends, family or colleagues?
  • You’re prone to overthinking, criticise yourself and lack the confidence to do the things you really want?
  • You're feeling stressed, and anxious or even having panic attacks trying to keep pretending you’re ok?

If any of this sounds familiar and you’re exhausted from putting on a brave face all the time, then I may be the Counsellor for you - I've been there, done that and have the proverbial t-shirt. (See About Samantha Lee to get a better idea of what I mean!)

Pretending is exhausting and it doesn't get us anywhere. Despite Coronavirus, you can still make this year the year that you drop the Happy Face, stop pretending you're ok and sort out the issues that are causing you unhappiness.

Counselling in Southend-on-Sea for Depression, Stress, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Low Confidence and more

How can I help you? Stop Pretending

In my sessions, you'll get the chance to drop the brave face, stop pretending everything's okay and just feel the relief of telling me what it's really like to be you.

During therapy, we will look at what's really going on behind your smile - this alone can be such a relief. Just being able to talk to somebody neutral without fear of upsetting them can be a huge release and being able to say out loud what you're really feeling can be a game changer.

The result? Clarity about how you feel and the confidence to make changes. Together, we will get you back in the driving seat, back in control of your life and where you’re heading once again.

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Samantha Lee

My name is Samantha Lee and I'm a BACP Registered Counsellor offering Counselling to the residents of Southend-on-Sea and beyond. I not only help busy working professionals juggling commuting and high pressure jobs with family life, but clients from all walks of life who, for a variety of reasons, may be finding it hard to cope right now.

I help the people of Southend-on-Sea and Essex to deal with a wide range of life's problems every week. I also have a special interest and experience working with men's mental health problems and helping people living with Domestic Abuse and Anxiety & Panic Attacks.

Location - Westcliff-on-Sea, just minutes from Southend-on-Sea

My counselling practice is located in Westcliff-on-Sea, just a five minute walk from the Seafront and my room has a sea view. My clients travel from all over Essex to see me as my venue is within easy reach by car and couldn't be more handy if you are a Commuter on the C2C railway line.

Anyone living near Benfleet, Pitsea, Basildon or any of the towns on the C2C railway line can just jump on the train to Westcliff-on-Sea and in just a few steps, you'll be sitting in a comfy chair in my new room at The Henry Centre. This beautiful venue used to be The Old Station House on the London Bound platform of Westcliff Station and has now been tastefully refurbished to provide a lovely space for clients to relax during therapy.

If you're busy with work or childcare during the day, I do offer evening and Saturday appointments - all you need is a quiet place where you can sit undisturbed for 50 minutes, knowing that you can't be overheard and that family / work colleagues won't disturb you. Whilst so many of us are now working from home alongside our children, some clients are choosing to take their session call in their car. A definite plus with on-line sessions is that the platform I use (Zoom) can easily be used on your mobile or we can do an good old fashioned telephone session if you prefer.

Counselling, Southend-on-Sea, Rochford, Eastwood and beyond

So if you are wondering whether therapy is for you, I would say that now more than ever, counselling could make such a difference to how you not only get through this unprecedented time but feel more able to face the world again when it's all over. You can get in touch for a free telephone assessment - here's my Contact Details .

Visit my Facebook Page for daily posts on life, love, counselling and some beautiful photographs of Southend-on-Sea and Essex.

Don't take my word for it - here some testimonials from past clients:-

"Sam has been a fantastic help this year. I had experienced several different traumatic events that had built up on top of each other. I always felt that I was 'coping' but realised that my way of coping was just actually pushing things down and carrying on. Sam has helped me to identify underlying issues, work through them at my own pace and help me feel empowered to tackle them. Not only that but she has made me feel more confident about dealing with things that might happen in the future. Sam has a fantastically empathetic approach and has made me feel really validated. I am very grateful and would wholeheartedly recommend her." Helen, 40, Upminster
"I cannot thank Samantha enough for helping through some difficult situations in both my work and personal life. She is very easy to talk to and makes some very relevant observations. She makes you feel completely at ease and would certainly recommend her to anyone considering counselling. Prior to counselling I was very sceptical about the whole process, Samantha was able to help me overcome these thoughts and I would definitely approach her again in the future." Sean*, 43, Rochford *(name changed)
“I met Sam last year when I was at rock bottom and in a little over a year, she helped me to cope with it all and then how to understand it and move on from it.  From the very first session, I felt totally at ease to open up and let it all out.  It was easy to trust Sam and discuss things I had never spoken to anyone about or even understood myself.  I would recommend Sam 100% to anyone who needs help dealing with tough feelings or situations, past or present, and I cannot thank her enough for helping me overcome those feelings and understand how I can see good in the world and myself again.” Toby, 30, Southend-on-Sea

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