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Online Therapist - OTI Certified | Counselling Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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Online Counselling Nationwide and in Southend-on-Sea

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, still trying to get our heads around a whole new way of being that keeps changing by the day!

Does that mean that the issues you were already struggling with before Covid-19 have gone away? Unlikely – in fact so many people are now feeling completely overwhelmed and exhausted trying to cope.

Are you juggling a still busy career, still getting used to new ways of communicating with colleagues and staff online, perhaps having to work from home with family in and out all day, all the while experiencing relationship problems, family conflict or bereavement that are causing stress, anxiety, low mood or angry outbursts?

Are you the kind of person who usually tells everyone that you're fine but you're not? Do you always put off sorting out your problems, tending to put others before yourself?

Do you put on a happy face but it's like a mask hiding what's really going on for you underneath?

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?

  • You just want to be happy but your relationships always seem like hard work!
  • You're feeling stressed, anxious or even having panic attacks trying to keep pretending you’re ok?
  • You’re prone to overthinking, criticise yourself and lack the confidence to do the things you really want?
  • You can have a tendency to feel inadequate when comparing yourself to friends, family or colleagues, even though they might look at you and think you have a great job, great family, good life etc?
  • Sometimes you 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.

So 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.

Online Therapy | Counselling in Southend-on-Sea 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 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 - Online Therapist | OTI Certified | Counselling Nationwide and in Southend-on-Sea

My name is Samantha Lee and I'm a BACP Registered Counsellor and a Certified Cyber Therapist offering counselling online.

I am a Counsellor based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex but my online practice means that I can now help clients living across the UK, as well as locally.

I also offer Walk and Talk Therapy in Southend-on-Sea for those who still like to meet in person. My Walk and Talk page is currently under construction so please contact me directly for further details.

I not only help busy working professionals juggling 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 work with a wide range of issues from relationship problems to stress and anger issues 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.. I offer a free telephone assessment where we can discuss what your are having problems with but in the unusual event that I cannot help with your issue, then I can usually refer you to another Therapist who may specialise in that area..

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OTI Certified Cyber Therapist for Online Therapy - Available Nationwide - Based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

If you are looking for a reputable Online Therapist, I am a Certified Cyber Therapist trained by OTI, the Online Therapy Institute. Please see my dedicated page for Online Therapy.

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OTI Certified Cyber Therapist offering Counselling Nationwide - based in 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. 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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