Sam Andrews BSc (Hons) MBACP
I can only imagine what has led you to seeking support and want to assure you that my practice is both ethical within the regulatory BACP guidelines and centred around my clients and their needs. I would like to offer you an initial assessment to see what you may need from therapy for an insight of your journey so far to get a glimpse of what you are going through.
I was trained in a Humanistic approach to counselling at the well known Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute Limited it is renowned for its rigorous and comprehensive training which has equipped me to appreciate and value everyone as an individual especially in how they experience different situations and what they may need from relationships. I also work Integratively which allows me to bring in alternative theories that fit best with you and your individual needs of working together towards your goals, this includes creative ways to help unlock where there may not be words or for individuals who prefer a practical way of working.
I have experience of working with clients that have had a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief, trauma, ptsd, betrayal and affairs, eating disorders, stress, work related stress, panic attacks, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, relationship breakdowns, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, low self esteem and lack of identity, family issues, separation and divorce to name a few.
I work with you towards a therapeutic relationship whereby we can aim to identify and look at areas you would like to work towards change. Counselling is a talking therapy, but I can also offer other creative ways of working towards expressing your difficulties or emotions that can allow your feelings to be less overwhelming.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained in Leicester at Vaughan College and completed after 2 years my HE Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling. I furthered my study at The Sherwood Institute, Nottingham and received a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I completed over 2 years in placement within a charity based organisation in Leicestershire, with over 200 hours of experience with clients before completing my training. I have regular supervision which is to make sure that we are working efficiently towards your needs and ethically with regards to the BACP Guidelines which I am bound morally to and can be found on their website www.bacp.co.uk.
I have experience of working with young people and adults within long term ongoing work (which is reviewed every 6 weeks) and short term goal focused work which can be discussed at your initial assessment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with clients that have had a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief, trauma, ptsd, betrayal and affairs, eating disorders, stress, work related stress, panic attacks, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, relationship breakdowns, low self esteem and lack of identity, family issues, separation and divorce.
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
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Sessions are an hour long
£40 for session
£50 per couples session
£30 student rate for minimum of 6 sessions
Discounted rate is also available for those on low income, all circumstances considered contact me for more details.
Any further questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact me for more details and I will contact you as soon as possible. If you would prefer to leave a message let me know how you would prefer to be contacted.
Many thanks for considering my profile, I hope you find the therapist that you are looking for and the extra support you may need at the moment. Good luck with the rest of your journey, I hope I have the pleasure of meeting you, there is no obligation to commit to counselling with me after your initial assessment. It is really important that you feel comfortable and able to be yourself with your counsellor, I would love the chance to meet you and see if that person could be me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have appointments in the day, evenings and some limited weekend availability also. Please feel free to contact me whichever way feels best to discuss availability or to book an assessment.
Types of client
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