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Psychotherapy and Counselling – Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Awele is an experienced psychotherapist with ten years experience. 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 as both are the same in the nature of the work. 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. Clients are seen via skype, in person Southend-on-Sea, Essex and it’s environs: Westcliff-on-Sea, Basildon, Canvey Island, Benfleet and Hockley, plus more of Essex.

View my listing in the Counselling-Directory and on the BACP website.

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.

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 focussed’ 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.

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

  • Low self esteem
  • Family or Relational issues – separation or divorce / affairs and betrayals (Please note I am currently undergoing further training and supervision in emotionally focussed family therapy)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Depression, feeling sad
  • Anxiety, generalised anxiety disorders, panic attacks
  • Conflicts at work

You can view and download my psychotherapy leaflet here.

Awele Odeh
BACP registered Psychotherapist

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