Emotional well-being 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.

Emotional Wellbeing

Mind Matters at Southcote

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 www.grahamlandiwellbeing.co.uk



April Clarkley 

April aims to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment in which clients can explore, understand and work through problems and difficult emotions that many struggle with. 


April trained to work with an integrating method, which allows her to draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to suit individual needs and personal circumstance.

She also offers quick and effective therapy for phobias, PTSD and other trauma-related distress.


April holds qualifications specific to working with children and adolescents: When working with children, she will adapt the sessions accordingly, using either a child lead or more structured approach. Play therapy skills may be used, where toys, sand, and creative materials help the child to make sense of challenging situations and feelings.

For any client under 16 years old, their parents or caregivers are required to book a meeting with April to discuss their child’s needs and how best she can offer support before therapy sessions can begin.


April works at Southcote Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings.

The fee for each session is £50.

Please feel free to contact April if you would like to know more:

07894-858677 or april.clarkley@protonmail.com.

Alternatively please visit her website: www.aprilclarkley.com


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 - laura.lscounselling@protonmail.com


Our Therapists:

Practice fees

    Graham Landi                      £60

    April Clarkley                        £50

    Laura Szorady                      £50

Click either name above

to learn more about each of emotional wellbeing experts

Southcote Proactive Healthcare,  3 Sittingbourne Road,  Maidstone,  Kent,  ME14 5ES        01622-661883