FIND FREEDOM FROM STRESS & ANXIETY

Essex Anxiety Therapy offers a comprehensive programme that targets anxiety and how to manage it more effectively. Developed by Helen Stammers through her 12 years experience working in the charity and NHS mental health sector as an Occupational Therapist, the programme offers tools and strategies to change responses to anxiety, learn how to relax and let 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.

THE ANXIETY THERAPY PROGRAMME

 

The  Anxiety Therapy Programme focuses on the following key areas:

 1. SOOTHE – calm the fear response through understanding the brain’s regulation systems

2. CONNECTION – to the present moment with mindfulness skills

3. COMPASSION – treating yourself kindly to build coping and confidence

4. CALM – using breathing, relaxation and visualisation skills to connect with relaxation

5. CONTROL – building more helpful strategies to gain control and resiliance

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

FERTILITY STRESS

Difficulties in conceiving and going through fertility treatment can be stressful and anxiety provoking. It is important that you feel supported during this time to minimise impact on mood and relationships with others. 

pregnancy, birth & postnatal anxiety

Pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period 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 and how to cope with these anxieties. 

work stress

Work in this highly competitive and pressured culture can generate stress and anxiety. Feelings triggered from uncertainty, change or conflicts can be difficult to manage, influencing difficulty in achieving fulfilling work life balance.

life transitions

Life transitions can include career change, parenthood, menopause, retirement and relationship breakdown. The adjustment is a vital part in processing change and emotions.

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, Federation of Holistic Therapists and Association for Contextual  Behavioural Sciences.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Diploma Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Diploma in HypnoBirthing 
Diploma in Massage Therapy Level 3 VTCT

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)

If you’d like to find out about more of any of our therapies and how they can benefit you, please send us a message, email or phone us.

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