Essex Anxiety Therapy offers individual therapy that targets anxious thoughts, feelings and responses with the utilisation of evidence-based strategies to manage these internal experiences more effectively.

 Developed by Helen Stammers through her 13 years experience working in the charity and NHS mental health sector as an Occupational Therapist, sessions offer tools and strategies to change responses to anxiety and support in letting go of unhelpful thoughts. Being free of the battle with anxiety allows mental space and physical energy to focus on what is really important to you.


An initial 30 minute phone consultation is available. This is to give you the opportunity to explore your needs and difficulties to get a clearer idea of the therapy process.  Attending therapy can feel daunting especially when you are not sure what to expect. There is no one size fits all, so I ensure that we work to your own pace. Following the phone consultation we can arrange to meet in person for a more detailed assessment and treatment plan.

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Anxiety in daily life can be difficult to cope with and impact on mood, relationships and enjoyment of activities. Learning to manage these emotions can create the freedom to enjoy life.


Difficulty conceiving and going through fertility treatment can feel very stressful, isolating and emotional, impacting on mood, coping and relationships. It is important to feel supported.


Feeling anxious in pregnancy and fearing birth can lead to focus on worry, uncertainty and being out of control. Learning how to manage these challenging feelings can help you let go of fears.


Becoming a parent can generate a rollercoaster of emotions. Anxiety can become heightened, or confidence can be impacted. Change your response to anxiety to improve coping and resilience.


Essex Anxiety Therapy was set up by Helen Stammers, an experienced Occupational Therapist, who has worked in the mental health NHS and charity sector for 13 years. 8 of these years was based in a perinatal mental health service delivering anxiety management interventions for women during pregnancy and the postnatal period. 

Helen is passionate about delivering her anxiety management skills to the wider public utilising her expertise in a professional and accessible service. 

Registered with the Health Professions Council, The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Association for Contextual  Behavioural Sciences.

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Diploma Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Diploma in HypnoBirthing 

Helen also ensures she continues to develop her practice through training, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)


Phone: 07758 515936


Address: The Leigh Clinic, 84 Elm Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1SJ

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