Samantha Hocking

Samantha Hocking


01229 583305 / 07904543722

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01229 583305 / 07904543722

About me

I am a highly experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor who works with a wide range of issues from Depression and Anxiety through to complex mental health issues. My view is that we all have times in out lives when things can become difficult for us, or we Screen%20shot%202012-09-17%20at%2015.10.feel there is no way forward. Our friends and family can offer support, but sometimes this isn't enough, or there are feelings you just can't share, and may hold onto for years.

At times, it can be valuable to work with someone who is totally independent from your life. This gives you the opportunity to fully explore your own feelings within an understanding, non-judgemental and confidential relationship.

I strongly believe that each person has the potential for positive growth. To gain greater insight and a fresh perspective on their life. Allowing recognition of their own personal strength within, to take hold of, and move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and have studied my Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute in London. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling.

I have extensive training in areas such as Integrative Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Object Relations, Person-centred, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming. I also have specialist training and experience in Working with Personality Disorders, Trauma and Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorders and ritual abuse. 

I have experience in supervision working with a broad range of students and qualified Counsellors/Therapists.

I am also trained to Masters level III in Reiki and a registered EFT practitioner.

I have experience working in a variety of settings such as NHS Mental Health Services, Self-Harm, voluntary sector, Drug and Alcohol, with students and Training professionals. I attend regular training for personal and professional development and attend regular supervision and personal therapy myself.

I am a registered member of the BACP and UKAPI and AAMET and abide by their code of ethics.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with issues such as self-harm, phobias, weight issues and alcohol problems. I work with trauma and dissociative disorders and have experience working with Dissociative Identity Disorder and ritual abuse.

I offer supervision for counsellors and training for groups with issues such as Self-Harm, and working with Personality disorders

I also use Skype as a method of online counselling if the client wishes.


My sessions are 60 minutes long, and my fees are £60 (concessions may be considered dependant on personal circumstances).

And £80 per 60 mins for couples therapy.

My Supervision is £60 per 90 mins

EFT is £60 per 60 minute session.

Further information

Working together generally consists of an initial consultation to discuss your issues, if you feel counselling would be of benefit to you, and that we feel comfortable working together.My private practice is based at my studio in Ulverston. I also carry out home visits if needed, and my hours arranged to suit my clients where possible.
This can be discussed initially.

I offer online counselling by Skype too as I feel visual and verbal communication are extremely important when discussing personal issues.

Maps & Directions

Ulverston, LA12

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Supervision & training

In practicing Integrative Psychotherapy, I also offer Supervision across a wide range of Trainee and qualified Counsellors and Therapists.

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