FIND FREEDOM FROM STRESS & ANXIETY

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.

INITIAL CONSULTATION

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. Following the phone consultation we can arrange to meet in person for a more detailed assessment and treatment plan

SESSIONS

The first session provides the opportunity to meet in person for a more detailed assessment and treatment plan. Following this we will have a clearer idea of frequency and duration of therapy that may be needed. The sessions are bespoke to your individual needs and we will review at each session your progress and agree a plan.

Individual session fee is £50 for one hour

Block booking of 6 individual sessions is £270 (save £30)

Opening times for appointments:

Monday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Saturday 8.00am – 11.00am
Sunday 8.00am – 11.00am

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specialist areas

ANXIETY & PANIC

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.

FERTILITY STRESS

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.

PREGNANCY & BIRTH

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.

pOSTNATAL & PARENTING

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.

about

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.

Qualifications
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)

CONTACT

Phone: 07758 515936

Email: contact@essexanxietytherapy.co.uk

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

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  • WHAT DO YOU SEE?
A Mum who has got it all together..she is calm, in control, enjoying her baby and knows what to do..?
Or maybe she is a Mum crippled with anxiety...wondering how she will cope with the rest of the day..fighting intrusive thoughts about something bad happening, dreading the thought of going out yet equally dreading the loneliness of staying in.? Appearances are not always a true reflection of reality!! Comparison and judgement is not helpful however so easy to do.
If you are experiencing anxiety as a parent get in touch to chat about how I can support you. You are not alone.

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  • When our mind is drawn to all possible future scenarios and outcomes, it is searching desperately for safety, security and control.
However, despite these helpful intentions, when do these fearful thoughts actually help? 
What would you be doing if you didn’t engage with the fear?

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  • Looking for a safe, confidential, comfortable place to discuss your anxiety?

The environment where you see a therapist is important to feel relaxed and at ease.

I am based here at The Leigh Clinic just off the Broadway in Leigh on Sea. I hope to make your experience into therapy as comfortable as possible.

Call or message to book an initial consultation.

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  • Is anxiety affecting your sleep?
When thoughts are on overdrive it can be hard to switch off and let go, allowing sleep to take over. Our mind loves to search constantly for answers, feeling it needs to stay active. This then becomes a bit of a battle, keeping sleep even further away.

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When you experience this, did you see the storm coming? Was there a point you could have noticed that initial sight of the waves starting to rise?

Catching sight of the growing thoughts and feelings early and using soothing techniques can help prevent thoughts, sensations and feelings to become overwhelming, helping you take control over how you respond to internal and external events.

If you help in doing this then get in touch!

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  • When you are filled with fear remember just because it feels scary it doesn’t mean there is any danger. Our minds and bodies send powerful messages we can instantly believe but because it appears real doesn’t mean that it is.

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  • Are you aware of that critical voice that makes an ongoing commentary about your day to day life? Does your voice sound negative? Is it filled with judgement? IS IT HELPFUL?

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