About

Helen Stammers,
BSc (Hons) MRCOT

Training

-BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
-Hypnotherapy& Psychotherapy
-Hypnobirthing
-Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
-Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
-Compassion Focused Therapy


Experience

2 years in mental health charity
12 years in NHS Mental Health Services


Professional Memberships

Health & Care Professions Council
Royal College of Occupational Therapists


Specialisms

-Anxiety
-Perinatal Mental Health - pregnancy and postnatal anxiety
- Work Stress

The Therapy Approaches

"Medicine adds days to life. Occupational Therapy adds life to days."

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are trained in understanding the impact that mental health difficulties can have on effective participation in all aspects of occupational performance – including work roles, parenting roles, social roles and in daily tasks. Knowing what supports and hinders all these important aspects helps to identify what support is needed to enhance a person’s wellbeing. 

Improving mental wellbeing is not about curing a set of symptoms – it is about providing the tools and support in overcoming the mental barriers so individuals can participate in all the activities of life that important to them and support their wellbeing in the long-term. 

 

Compassion and Mindfulness

"Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion with all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don't even want to look at."

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