Counselling and alternative therapy in Leigh-On-Sea and Southchurch, Essex
Working with you to become the best version of you...
Hello! My name is Zoe and after working in the city, experiencing stress and overwhelm, I decided to retrain and become a qualified counsellor.
It was my vision to create a welcoming and tranquil space for you to work on what is important to you.
I am pleased to now offer two neutral locations, Leigh-on- Sea and Southchurch
Therapy provides a platform to improve and move past what can be painful and deep-rooted issues. My personal goal and passion is to assist my clients in reaching emotional freedom from these unwanted or reoccurring emotional difficulties.
Counselling or ‘talking therapies’ allow people to discuss their problems or difficult feelings in a safe and confidential environment. It's a process that people begin when they want to change something in their lives, or simply to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
A counsellor is not there to tell you what to do, but instead, encourage you to talk about what's troubling you. The sessions will be aimed at helping you overcome your problems and recognising appropriate changes that may be needed to live to your full potential.
Emotional Freedom Technique is one of the new ‘Energy Psychologies’ and is rooted in the ancient Chinese meridian energy system. EFT is based on the discovery theory that all negative emotions are the result of disruptions in the body’s energy system. EFT relieves symptoms by tapping various body points as we tune into, or focus on the problem. This tapping balances energy meridians that have become disrupted when we think about or experience an emotionally disturbing circumstance. Once balanced, the upset is usually resolved – the memory stays but the emotional charge is gone.
Gestalt therapy fosters personal growth through the development of self-awareness and self-support, enabling creative contact with people and with the environment we live in. The therapist and client work together at forming a trusting relationship, which is central to the healing process. Gestalt encourages the exploration of the client’s embodied responses, perceptions, feelings and actions. Within a safe environment, Gestalt helps the client experiment with finding more satisfying ways of being, behaving and belonging. At times most people experience obstacles that restrict them from living well and functioning fully. Gestalt seeks to dissolve these blocks enabling the client’s energetic, authentic self to emerge as they move freely through life. If you would like to find out more, please request to speak to Anna.
Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy that utilises hypnosis to produce a state of focused attention. In this state, a client can turn their focus inward to find and use the natural resources deep within themselves. Hypnotherapy can help make positive changes, gaining, control over thoughts and behaviours.
Hypnotherapy focuses on the subconscious mind unlike counselling, which works with the conscious mind.
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy
‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a modern model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It uses a totally logical, practical and down-to-earth working method in which it’s not necessary for you to talk about anything you would rather not discuss – the practitioner only needs to know how you feel and how you would prefer to feel instead. BWRT® is unlike any other therapy you might have heard of or read about, using the latest discoveries in neuroscience coupled with your own unique brain processes to help you get better. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org. Please request to speak to our specialist Brad Mace.
Aromatherapy uses plant oils (both carrier & essential) & hydrosols (the water produced when distilling an essential oil) to help support the functioning of your body & mind through times when you don’t feel yourself. A clinical aromatherapy session would usually consist of a thorough consultation, exploring your situation & health, influences on your lifestyle & what you feel you need, resulting in you having a treatment to take away with you & use at home for support. Examples of treatments could be a scented inhaler, bath salts or a rollerball to use at home. Sessions usually last between 40-60 mins.
Reflexology is a touch therapy in which points on the feet, face or hands are pressed & stimulated. Areas may feel out of balance which correlate to points of within your body (these may be physical or emotional). Facial reflexology is a slow therapy, it differs from a facial because skincare isn’t the ultimate goal, & it feels different from the feet because of the slower speed & lighter pressure. The aim is to balance & relax you, encouraging sleep & good wellbeing.
Our therapy room based in Southchurch
Our therapy room based in Leigh-On-Sea
I was unsure if therapy was going to work for me but as soon as I spoke with Zoe on the phone I felt like I had made the right decision. She made me feel at ease when I needed it the most. Our face to face sessions in a safe, comfortable space have been so helpful and I don't know how I would have managed without the care and support throughout my recent difficulties. Thank you for everything Zoe.
Thank you so much for aiding me to find myself. I was truly lost and beginning to feel ill, going round and round with my thoughts and feelings, out of control. I don't know how you did it but you coaxed me to slow down and prompted me to question my train of thought. My situation is still the same but my attitude has changed, I know I am a strong, kind person and trust myself again. Thank you Debbie.
I decided to get counselling after going through a particularly rough patch. Zoe has always been very welcoming and helpful and the process has really helped me to get things going in the right direction again. I’ll always be very grateful to Zoe for that and would recommend her services to anyone.
Professional, compassionate, insightful, kind and enormously beneficial. I can't recommend highly enough if you need assistance untangling issues or yourself, if you want to be more self aware or gain some clarity in a safe space. Thank you so much.