I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working with people in distress or displaying challenging behaviors. Over the past 11 years’ I have been working as a qualified psychologist in the NHS supporting children, young people and families who are experiencing a range of emotional difficulties. I work with complex issues including, but not limited to depression, school phobias, anxiety/fearfulness, trauma, grief, illness, aggression, mild to moderate self-harm and suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, social withdrawal, parenting and relationship issues. Clinical psychologists are trained to a high level to use the most up to date and extensively researched therapies to support a person/family make sense of their difficulties and find ways to live a more contented life. I am a firm believer that each of us has the capacity to transform our lives and our relationships with the support of a good therapist.
After a brief assessment, we will come up with a plan for therapy that will move you towards your goals. It may be useful for me to contact other agencies and professionals involved with your family/child. I enjoy using a variety of mediums including family work, play-based approaches, as well as the more traditional talking therapies. I am passionate about childhood and always take a developmental approach when understanding what is going on for a child/adolescent or family. If you are looking for someone to support your family through a challenging time, offer specialist assessment and intervention for specific concerns or provide a psychological opinion on concerns that you may have about your child then do get in touch.
I am also able to offer Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), a specialist treatment for simple or complex trauma. At a pace that suits you, we will gently and carefully work through your experiences so you can regain control of your life.
Laura is a qualified (MA) Art Psychotherapist HCPC registered and member of the British Association of Art Therapists. She has experience working with a wide range of mental health and emotional difficulties in clinical settings. She has specialised in offering evidence based practice interventions to children and young people experiencing difficulties such as low mood, anxiety and emotional dysregulation as well as those who have a history of trauma. Laura also has therapeutic experience supporting people who are struggling with social communication, selective mutism and/or autism and gender identity.
Laura offers the opportunity for clients to use creativity as a tool for communication when it may feel like words are not enough to make sense of their internal worlds. Appointments offered both online and face to face as per client preference or requirements.
Sarah’s practice is based on a humanistic approach, helping clients to understand themselves better and make sense of their experiences.
Providing a safe, warm space in which the client can explore their feelings and thoughts is at the core of Sarah’s work, helping to form a therapeutic relationship and empower the client to make choices for their own wellbeing.
Appreciating that we all face difficulties in our lives at times and all our experiences are unique, Sarah will work patiently with people whilst they discover the many benefits of therapy.
Sarah has experience of working with adults and young people with a range of needs and she is happy to work with whatever the client brings to therapy.
As a qualified business coach Sarah has worked for many years with businesses to support their growth and change. She is passionate about work place relationships and wellbeing, believing that where people feel valued in a business greater productivity exists.
Sarah is also a keen candle and home fragrance maker and has devised a creative therapy which explores the effect that fragrance can have, often generating memories and providing a basis for the therapy.
As an accredited member of The National Counselling Society Sarah works within their ethical framework and code of practice.
We are delighted to welcome Lizwe Makombe to our centre.
A fully trained and registered Psychotherapist
He has worked in various settings including therapeutic children’s homes with young people and young adults with emotional behavioural difficulties (EBD), in primary and secondary schools and in private practice.
Lizwe has extensive experience of working with children, adolescents an
Contact him directly for a free and confidential consultation over the phone or via video call, you can then decide on how best to move forward with therapy.
For parents or carers who are worried about their children or teenagers please contact Lizwe Makombe by emailing reachouttherapyservices@gmail.
Professional memberships: MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy); BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council); APPCIOS (Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings)
We are delighted to welcome Geraldine Meadows, MBACP: therapist & coach to our centre.
"I believe you can feel better than you do now: that you can know and understand yourself better and feel both lighter and more secure in yourself. I also believe firmly in the power of connection, and communication, to help achieve these goals."
"I work in an integrative way, blending elements of person centred, existential and psychodynamic theory, working in a creative way to suit your needs.
Person-centred: an approach which considers you the expert in your own life and in which you are met with a set of core conditions such as empathy, congruence and positive regard.
Existential: a philosophical approach which focuses on the human condition as a whole, dealing with challenges associated with living such as relationships, freedom
Psychodynamic: this type of work aims to shine a light on the unconscious - to build awareness of what's happening as a deeper level within, helping people to know and understand themselves more fully and building awareness to bring about change.
My training also includes a qualification in coaching - I want know what you want out of life and to work with you to discover how to get there.
Starting therapy takes courage. It takes effort and belief that you can feel better than you do now. I've been there and know how much it takes. From day one, the rewards can be rich - you can feel lighter, brighter and better understood. The process of therapy can be a really fun adventure. I experience a lot of laughter and moments of mirth with clients. It’s a journey of learning and discovery. I am here to join you on the journey -- please get in touch to take the first step."
Geraldine has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow and a PG.Dip (Dist) in Integrative Counselling and Coaching from the University of East London. She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their strict ethical framework & code of conduct.
Tracy has been working as a Holistic Therapist for over 20 years. With every treatment, her aim is to create a peaceful place for you, to take time out, feel a sense of calm and to escape from the stresses of everyday life. Tracy has a huge amount of experience of healing within her therapies and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
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Phone number: 07988 384 354
Dawn is the owner of the beautiful Therapy Centre tucked away in the heart of Leigh On Sea and co - owner of Anahata Yoga Centre.
Her clinic hours are:
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 2pm - 5pm
Visit www.anahatayogacentre.com for information on how to join Dawn for mindfulness, yoga, pregnancy yoga, and pilates classes, UK based retreats or Italy retreats.