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Counselling, Coaching, Hypnotherapy

Emotional wellbeing is as important for your health as the often more emphasised physical elements.  We often refer to this part of the team to give you tools to deal more effectively with aspects of the mind.

Poor health can affect our mental state and our mental state can affect our health. We often overlook this fact and focus on treating our symptoms, not always taking time to consider the underlying causes.


We all feel down from time to time; we all feel stressed and overwhelmed by life's challenges.  However, we do not always feel our 'needs' warrant a trip to a doctor. Yet prevention is better than cure and dealing with our concerns before they impact too severely on our everyday life means that we may be able to avoid more serious ill-health in the future.

The team at Southcote Proactive Healthcare are very aware of the need for a balance between mind and the body and would like to introduce you to their Mind Matters team:

Graham Landi Wellbeing:

Graham is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Coach and is a member of the International Stress Management Association. Graham works with clients suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulty and anger, as well as helping to increase confidence, improve sleep patterns, and control pain. He also runs a stop-smoking programme, a weight loss/management programme and works with PTSD and phobias using a technique that is highly effective in treating trauma.


Appointments at Southcote are available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and some evenings by arrangement.

The fee for each session is £60 and Graham can be contacted on 01622 202328. If you feel Graham might be able to help but want an informal chat to find out more he is more than happy for you to call him with any questions.


Or for more details, to learn more about Graham and read his regular blog visit

Amanda Tooms:

Amanda is a qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Specialist Mentor.  She works with clients from a pluralistic perspective, meaning, that she is able to draw from many different tools and techniques that best suit the individual’s needs, there is no ‘one size fits all’.  

She has experience working with adults and post-16-year-olds who are seeking support for a range of different issues. This might be anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, bereavement and loss, relationships, ASD, ADHD, low self-esteem, confidence, self-harming, disordered eating and body image, personal development, trauma, abuse and feeling overwhelmed.

Amanda has a rich backdrop to her career and considers this to be hugely beneficial in her understanding and empathy towards her clients. Prior to working as a full-time therapist, her working life was very much rooted in the performing arts, education and Leadership and Management.  She has a Master of Arts in Professional Practice Dance Technique Pedagogy from Middlesex University.  Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice. Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills and Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Amanda is passionate about helping you to enjoy your life to the full.  Time is spent focused on YOU and what you want to work through. She believes that with the right support, everyone can achieve good mental, physical and emotional health.

She offers face-to-face psychotherapeutic counselling sessions on a Tuesday afternoon at Southcote.  

The fee for each session is £60 and she can be contacted on 07837432968. Booking is also available through Southcote reception.

Amanda offers a free telephone initial consultation for any questions that you may have.

Laura Szorady:

Laura is a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a Psychology degree. As an Integrative Therapist she can work with you to produce a unique approach adapted to suit your individual needs.


Laura has experience working both with adults and children, experiencing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, loss, family and relationship issues, stress related issues, low self-esteem and confidence, personal development, trauma and abuse.


Laura works in a friendly and compassionate way, which helps to build a trusting relationship and provides a warm, safe, respectful and non-judgmental environment for you to explore and express your feelings and emotions. 


Laura has an interest in understanding the body-mind connection and she has therefore included Psychoeducation into her practice to help clients understand what is happening in their bodies, which can be quite empowering. 


She offers play therapy techniques when working with children. This means sessions are mostly child-led and a selection of creative materials, e.g. toys, crayons and sand are used enabling the child to learn how to express and deal with challenging feelings and make sense of difficulties. 


Laura offers both face-to-face and online therapy sessions. 


Please feel free to get in touch and she will be happy to answer any questions you might have 

07545 996326 - or -

Patricia Robbins

Patricia is a qualified Pluralistic Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist. She works collaboratively with clients and believes by creating a judgement free, safe environment. People can enter into a nurturing relationship enabling them to overcome whatever obstacles they feel are currently in their way.

Patricia comes from a Human Resources background, she has a variety of experience working with and enabling people to see their full potential. 20 years ago, life lead her down a path she had not planned and so began to study and understand the power of the mind along with the beauty that lies in our differences. Needing to see life through a different lens inspired her to start her own journey of discovery. She believes with great passion that we are all unique and when we start to embrace ourselves, we make changes we did not think possible.


She is aware we have all had challenging life experiences, some more than others. These can take their toll but with the right help and support we all have the capacity to improve our future and look at ourselves differently. 


Patricia has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, ASD, ADHD, addiction, low self-esteem and more. 


She works face to face and online at Southcotes on Thursday afternoon and evening. She also works out of her office in Barham Court on Monday and Friday.  


Please contact Patricia via reception or at for a free initial consultation in order to gage if you might see the benefits of working with her. You might also like to visit her website 

Garry Ebrey:

I am a Specialist Counsellor qualified in integrative therapeutic Counselling with a base of person-centred therapy.  Being integrative enables me to use other therapy techniques that best suit your needs.


I have expertise working with both adults and young people who are dealing with a variety of issues.  Counselling can help with addictions, abuse, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bipolar disorder, bullying, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, OCD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress management, trauma and redundancy.


My approach is compassionate and empathetic, which encourages growth and a relationship based on trust and provides a respectful, safe environment for you to explore and express your feelings.


I offer a 15-minute consultation to discuss what I offer and how that may be helpful for you.  This initial consultation is free and with no obligation to book further appointments. Don't hesitate to get in touch with reception on 01622 661883.

Gus Ibarra:

I am a qualified Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Reiki Master. All through life I have had the call to help and assist other people in any way possible.

I have worked in the hospitality industry for around 30 years, have met thousands of individuals all around the world, I have come to appreciate that regardless of your origins or social status, the fact remains that we are all human and the same fears, doubts, anxieties or defeating behaviours can affect our wellbeing and our functioning in life.


As a practitioner, my aim is to collaborate with the client by using the tools most effective to achieve their therapeutic goal. I believe that the same way we maintain a routine of physical hygiene and we do exercise to look after our body, read books and study to feed our knowledge, we should also be able or at least try to develop a routine in the practice of peace of mind.

Our minds harmony and wellbeing should be a priority for us all.


My training is integrative, so I can apply many disciplines to my work. I believe that each individual’s brain is a unique universe in itself, complexed and fascinating. Capable of achieving the impossible, amazing and great things.


When I came across Reiki it was just that light bulb moment.

I am passionate about being able to help people achieve their best level of wellbeing. Initiated as a master practitioner in the art of Reiki, I am able to use the techniques developed by Dr Mikao Usui in the 1920’s from their roots over 2000 years ago. This practice uses the body to channel energy through the hands.

I can also be contacted directly through my website;

Graham Landi

Amanda Tooms

Laura Szorady

Patricia Robbins

Garry Ebrey

Gus Ibarra







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