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Nationwide On-line Therapy and Face2Face Counselling in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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

I don't think any of us imagined at the start of this year just 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.

Does that mean that the issues you were already struggling with before Covid-19 have gone away? Unlikely - they may feel even worse but you've probably found that they've just had to take a back seat whilst you deal with more urgent practical issues surrounding work, family health, childcare etc.

Your problems will no doubt still be there waiting once the Pandemic eventually calms down, and that will be when counselling / therapy will be needed more than at any other time. You will no longer have these practical matters to distract you and that will be the moment to finally drop the act of being okay and seek help through counselling.

Are you the kind of person who usually 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?

Before the pandemic, were you juggling a busy career whilst experiencing relationship problems, family conflict, bereavement or the end of an important relationship but never quite seemed to have the time to look at counselling and how it could help you?

Are you now feeling like you have the time, but it would be somehow selfish to talk about your problems when people are losing loved ones and so you are trying to Keep Calm and Carry On but it's hurting just as much, if not more than before?

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 use counselling to work on understanding the issues that are causing you unhappiness.

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

How can Counselling help you?

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 your counselling sessions, 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 - Counselling in Southend-on-Sea

My name is Samantha Lee and I'm a BACP Registered Counsellor. Prior to the pandemic, I offered face to face Counselling to the residents of Southend-on-Sea and those from all over Essex but until face to face work resumes, my sessions take place on-line via Zoom and I now take on clients from around the UK.

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.

Over the years, I've helped the people of Southend-on-Sea and Essex to deal with a wide range of life's problems every week and it's amazing that on-line therapy via Zoom now enables me to help people Nationwide.

I am happy to help anyone but I do have a special interest and experience in working with men's mental health problems and helping people living with Domestic Abuse and Anxiety & Panic Attacks.

Counselling Location - Westcliff-on-Sea, just minutes from Central Southend-on-Sea and now Nationwide with On-line Therapy

My counselling practice for Face2Face clients is located at The Henry Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy, a brand new venue dedicated to counselling the people of Southend-on-Sea and all over Essex.

Located at Westcliff-on-Sea Railway station, it's just a five minute walk from the Seafront, making it easy to reach by car and it couldn't be more handy if you commute on the C2C railway line.

PLEASE NOTE - Unfortunately, my Face2-Face work is currently on hold in line with government regulations relating to Covid-19.

I am running my practice completely on-line for the foreseeable future via Zoom video sessions.

On-Line Therapy - Available Nationwide

Since the pandemic began, I have had to move my practice on-line until it is safe to resume face to face work, so I am now taking on new clients for on-line therapy via Zoom.

On-Line Therapy is so flexible - even if you have the whole family at home right now, then you can choose to sit in your car, your garden or go for a walk whilst you have your session. I offer daytime, early evening and weekend appointments to suit most timetables.

Whether you are a member of the public looking for help, or a UK based Therapist looking for an Inner Child Therapist, then have a read through the website and give me a call on 07725 348043 or email me [email protected] for an informal chat to see how I can help you.

Counselling, Southend-on-Sea, Rochford, Eastwood and Nationwide with On-Line Therapy

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 deal with life's problems. You can get in touch for a free telephone assessment - here's my Contact Details .

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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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