Anxiety & Stress Therapy Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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Anxiety & Stress Therapy

We offer several different types of stress and anxiety therapy in Southend at The Body Matters. Stress therapy treatments are available from our clinic based in Leigh-on-Sea. We also offer telephone & online counselling and remote consultations.

It would seem that stress and anxiety are an unavoidable part of everyday life but it does not mean they have to rule your life. There are a variety of techniques available to help you manage or overcome the physical, emotional or psychological symptoms experienced with stress and anxiety.

Some people might say that there is a time and place where a certain amount of stress is a good thing, but there are times when it can be too much, and the feelings or symptoms are too overwhelming.  

Stress can affect people in different ways; these are some conditions that can be brought on by stress:

  • Headaches
  • High susceptibility to colds, flu and illness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss
  • Obesity
  • Feelings of being unable to cope
  • Heart Disease
  • And there are many more... 

A combination of diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques can change how your body reacts to stress and anxiety.  At The Body Matters, we offer the following to help overcome the symptoms and in most cases the cause of stress.

Anxiety & Stress Therapies at The Body Matters


Hypnotherapy has been used for many years to help reduce stress levels, and there are a variety of techniques used to help.  

One technique will promote a permanent change to a reaction to stress. This technique can be quite challenging but is extremely rewarding especially when the changes are obvious to see. And there are other techniques that can be taught so the client can practise at home. There are a number of other techniques in between… the therapist and client work together to discuss the best options available.

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Psychotherapy can help you discuss feelings you have about yourself and other people. You will be listened to, very carefully. Most people report that they feel heard for the first time. Within the first session, you should feel like you are lighter and brighter because someone, at last, understands what you are feeling.

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It has been proven that a massage is a great stress buster. Sometimes it only takes one session to alleviate pain and relax your stressed and tired out muscles. Massage will give you more energy and can help reduce fatigue and can even improve your memory! 

All of The Body Matters massage therapists are full-time massage therapists and know precisely where our clients hold tension in their body, we can feel it in our client's body as we work and instinctively know the areas to work on and the correct pressure to apply.

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Historically meditation has been used to aid treatment of a number of conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia etc.

It has been shown to rest the mind, it can have a dramatic effect on brain activity, promoting relaxation of the body’s nervous system.  This, in turn, will alleviate stress and anxiety, as well as having the effect of reducing blood pressure. 

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The Feldenkrais Method is named after its founder, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais. He realised the vital importance of working with the whole self in order to achieve lasting improvement, recognising the essential inseparability of mind and body, and eventually gave up his career as a distinguished scientist to devote himself to his pioneering somatic work.

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Mindshift Coaching

It helps you get to the source of the pain rather than trying to just make the symptoms disappear.
Our 12-week coaching programme asks you all the right questions, whilst helping you to quieten down the noisy, unhelpful thoughts constantly battling for attention in your head. By the end of it, you will be much clearer about any changes you want to make, big or small.

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Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing has shown particularly effective in the treatment of shock trauma (sudden events that changed us from a well-functioning human being to being unable to cope.) and symptoms of PTSD.  However, it also is very effective in the treatment of developmental trauma (difficult events that happened during childhood that still affect the person in adult life). 

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Today NLP is commonly used in business management as well as in personal development and therapy. It helps us understand the organisation of our thoughts, feelings, communication and behaviour and what effects they have on us and the world around us.

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Brain Working Recursive Therapy

BWRT® can help if there is something you would really like to do but cannot seem to as long as its plausible and possible BWRT® can help you find a better way, usually with only one or two sessions.  You don’t need to put up with those problems you have been experiencing.

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The Realisation Process

The Realisation Process® is a series of guided exercises that can bring about transformative change and healing both physically and psychologically.  The exercises are simple and easy to learn, they bring about change in a very gentle and subtle way.

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Anxiety and stress, depression, anger, grief and trauma are some of the most common causes of insomnia and the symptoms of these conditions are also often highly exacerbated by lack of sleep. Improving sleep has been proven to reduce the chances of mental health problems developing.

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Remote Consultations Available

We continue to use remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction, if required, by shifting some appointments to video consultations.

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Call The Body Matters on 01702 714968 for more information about anxiety and stress therapy in Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

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We are open on weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction.

To book an appointment telephone 01702 714968 or click here to send us an email.