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Psychotherapy and Counselling – Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Face to face, Telephone and online sessions (via video – using Zoom, Skype, whatsapp etc) available.

Awele is an experienced psychotherapist with over ten years experience. I work with individuals and couples.

Psychotherapy and Counselling is provided in Southend-on-Sea, Essex and it’s environs. Please note the words psychotherapy and Counselling are used interchangeably here. At times, we all can benefit from off-loading about our struggles and stressors to someone. A trained psychotherapy professional can listen attentively, and act as a non-judgemental sounding board.


The process of psychotherapy can be challenging, supportive and constructive with the aim of working towards your outcomes. Psychotherapy and Counselling can be open-ended or time limited.

From six sessions to sessions lasting up to 18 months is offered. Individual sessions last 50 minutes, and couple sessions last between 75 to 90 minutes long.

Clients are seen online, or in person at Southend-on-Sea, Essex and it’s environs: Westcliff-on-Sea, Basildon, Canvey Island, Benfleet and Hockley, plus more of Essex.

View my listing on the BACP website. I am also available on BAATN which is the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network.

What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy & counselling seeks to help you work through struggles and difficulties by addressing the underlying causes. Psychotherapy can help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and ways of relating to both yourself and others. I cover the whole of southend-on-Sea and it’s environs: Westcliff-on-Sea, Basildon, Canvey Island, Benfleet and Hockley, plus more of Essex.

Couples therapy helps you both to recognise and overcome the negative cycles of communicating and relating that keep you both stuck. It helps you to learn how to reach towards, and re-connect with one another by creating new solutions to old struggles and creating new lasting patterns of relating to one another that works for each of you and your relationship.

How can Psychotherapy help?
You have the opportunity to meet regularly with a psychotherapist, in a constructive environment and be heard.
You can focus on your core issues and work towards finding and addressing the underlying causes. Do you feel sad, anxious, have panic attacks? Do you feel depressed at times or most of the time? Do you want to learn how to overcome this?
You have the opportunity to explore your choices and the ways you can move forward, in a safe environment. Psychotherapy can help you learn new skills, learn coping strategies and create behavioural change.

Model of Psychotherapy
A ‘solution focused’ model of psychotherapy is used. This means that whilst we address your key concerns and reasons for attending psychotherapy, we also make connections between what you say and its relationship to your desired outcomes from psychotherapy (there tends to be a natural connection between the two).
I recognise that you are the key agent of change in your process; even if you do not have the self-belief, I hold this belief for you until you do.
We will work at your pace.

I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Types of problems people may come to counselling & psychotherapy for, include:

  • Low self esteem
  • Couples therapy / Family or Relational issues – separation or divorce / affairs and betrayals (I am trained in emotionally focused couples therapy)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Depression, feeling sad
  • Anxiety, generalised anxiety disorders, panic attacks
  • Conflicts at work

Awele Odeh
BACP registered Psychotherapist

Emotionally Focused Therapy – British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre / International Centre for Emotionally Focused Therapy

A Confidential and Professional Service in Southend-on-Sea & Environs.