FIND FREEDOM FROM STRESS & ANXIETY

Essex Anxiety Therapy offers individual and group therapy that targets anxiety and how to manage it 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, as well as relaxation skills 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.

FREE CONSULTATION

A FREE no obligation initial consultation is available. This is to give you the opportunity to explore your needs and difficulties in a safe confidential space.  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. The consultation also ensures that you feel comfortable and confident with the therapy process

specialist areas

Difficulty conceiving and going through fertility treatment can feel very stressful, isolating and emotional, impacting on mood, coping and relationships. It is important you feel supported in managing these challenging emotions.

pregnancy &
Birth anxiety

Are you feeling anxious in pregnancy, and scared about birth? These times can be filled with worry, uncertainty and feeling out of control. The mind is a powerful tool and we can better utilise it to help influence our mindset.

postnatal anxiety

Are you struggling with anxious thoughts and feelings since having your baby? Fears can vary from worries about baby’s safety, intrusive thoughts, birth trauma, self doubt, low confidence and difficulty adjusting can all affect our mood and ability to cope. 

anxiety & stress

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

individual sessions

For those preferring a more individualised and flexible approach then one to one sessions are available. A clear assessment and plan is made about what you want to achieve in the sessions and what approach may be most beneficial to your individual needs, 

The sessions can be focused on specialist areas of fertility stress, pregnancy and birth anxiety, postnatal and parenting anxiety and general stress and anxiety.

group sessions

Group sessions are offered which provide particular therapeutic benefits around added support and enhanced learning experiences.

Four group sessions are available:
Fertility Stress
Pregnancy & Birth Anxiety
Postnatal & Parenting Anxiety
Anxiety & Stress

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 12 years. The past 8 of these years has been based in perinatal mental health 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 US

Phone: 07758 515936

Email: contact@essexanxietytherapy.co.uk

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

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