Counselling Southend-on-Sea, Essex | Online Therapist - OTI Certified |
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Is my problem "bad enough" for Counselling?
I've seen so many people trying to put a brave face on things for a long time now - many trying to "Keep Calm and Carry On" whilst secretly feeling pretty awful.
But when you're not in a good place mentally, it can begin to feel like everything in life is starting to feel completely overwhelming and hopeless.
I'm guessing that if you're reading this - you might be one of the people who could be feeling this way and are wondering whether it's time to get some help that’s long overdue?
If you're a man reading this, then you're likely to have left it a lot longer to seek help (see my dedicated page on Counselling for Men.
The trouble with living through the awful stories of Covid is that we can find ourselves looking at other people's problems, comparing them to ours and thinking "I shouldn't feel this bad, there are so many people worse off than me"
It's daft isn't it? We guilt trip ourselves out of getting the support we need by comparing ourselves to others, and yet those others aren't you.
They aren't living YOUR life.
If how you are feeling is starting to affect your life, the people you love, your work, then it's time to get some help now, BEFORE you reach crisis point.
Counselling really can help you to work through overwhelming problems that feel too big to wade through alone.
Counselling Southend-on-Sea | Online Counselling Nationwide
Do you ignore your problems, hope they'll go away and tell yourself you’ve got to be strong?
Do you go above and beyond to help others but you don't like to “burden” people with YOUR problems?
Maybe you put on a happy face to hide what's really going on for you underneath, it’s easier than admitting you’re struggling?
Well, I can guarantee that you are definitely not alone, even more so right now, but it doesn't have to be that way.
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You don't have to cope alone - Counsellor, Southend-on-Sea | Online Therapy throughout the UK
So many people have issues 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" anyone and they don't want to be judged, especially if they feel they are repeating the same mistakes in life over and over again.
Perhaps the following statements may sound familiar?
- You’re having real problems in your relationship (again);
- You're experiencing anxiety or panic attacks that are really starting to affect everyday life;
- You keep overthinking, worrying about everything, you've always been that way;
- People think you're confident and have a nice life but you feel inadequate and compare yourself to others;
- You can feel depressed/low in mood but you don't really know why?
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 draining and it doesn't get us anywhere.
Counselling Southend-on-Sea | Online Therapy throughout the UK for Relationship Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Low Confidence, Depression and more
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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 or being judged 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 and understanding about how you've been feeling and the confidence to make changes. What kind of changes?
How you view yourself and others;
How you treat yourself and others;
Understanding WHY you have these views and behaviours;
New Insight about your life experiences and relationships;
The confidence to make positive changes.
Together, we will get you back to a place where you feel like your old self and where life feels good and manageable again.
Samantha Lee - Online Therapist | OTI Certified | Counselling Essex | Counselling Southend-on-Sea
I am a Counsellor in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. My online practice means that I help clients living locally and all across the UK.
I work with a wide range of issues from relationship problems to stress and anger issues and I have a special interest and much experience in working with men's mental health problems and helping people living with Domestic Abuse and Anxiety & Panic Attacks.
I help busy working professionals juggling high-pressure jobs with family life, and clients from all walks of life who, for a variety of reasons, may be finding it hard to cope right now.
Online Counselling has been a revelation for so many clients this past year. So many of us were reluctant to try counselling online, preferring face to face. Yet the wonderful world of Zoom has meant that I have been able to continue supporting so many people throughout Southend-on-Sea and around the UK, offering counselling support throughout the pandemic.
Clients have been amazed at how quickly they have adapted to this way of having counselling and I am just delighted at how well it has been received, offering flexibility and most importantly, continuing support at one of the most difficult times we have had to live through.
So if you are wondering whether online counselling is for you - I offer a FREE telephone or on-line assessment where we have a brief informal chat about what's bothering you. It's also a great chance to see whether you feel comfortable talking with me and only takes around 15 minutes. If we're both happy after that, then I can usually set up your first Zoom Session within one week
Online Therapy Nationwide - Counselling Southend-on-Sea
I am a reputable Certified Online Therapist, trained by OTI, the Online Therapy Institute and a Registered BACP Counsellor. Please see my dedicated page for Online Therapy.
Online Therapist Nationwide - Counselling Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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. Get in touch for a free telephone assessment:-
My email and telephone number are on every page of the website.
You can also contact me via Messenger on my Facebook Page
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Don't take my word for it - here some testimonials from past clients:-
I have just finished with Sam after 18 months its time to crack on with life again. I cant thank her enough and I know she is there if I ever need her again " Paul, 53, Rochford
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