Sam Gurney

Sam Gurney

Mill Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO7 7DB

Emsworth
Hampshire
PO10

07855 532878

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Mill Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO7 7DB

Emsworth
Hampshire
PO10

07855 532878

About me

I am a qualified counsellor who began my journey as a Primary school teacher interested in the emotional barriers faced by children and young people.

Through my training, I have supported adults experiencing anxiety, relationship difficulties and domestic abuse.

In my work with children and young people's charities, I have supported young people who have experienced loss, bereavement, social anxiety and relationship issues. I have also supported parents managing children's challenging behaviour at home.

I support children in school experiencing difficulties with parental separation, gender identity, anxiety, loss, bereavement and social skills. Some of these children have had moderate learning difficulties such as autism and ADHD.

I am interested in ensuring that children and young people have access to talking therapies in a time where social media and technology can have a negative influence on their development. I use creative techniques to engage young people in sharing and making sense of all their experiences whilst building their self-esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

Psychology BSc (Hons) 2008

Qualified Teacher (Primary) 2009

Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies: Special Needs (2013)

Counselling Skills Level 1 (2013)

Counselling Skills Level 2 (2014)

Diploma of Higher Education Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (2017)

Experience

Counselling Children and Young people - Off the Record

May 2014 - April 2017

School Counsellor - Mainstream pupils and pupils with moderate learning difficulties

April 2016 to present

Counselling adult survivors of domestic abuse - Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service

August 2016 - April 2017

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

£20 reduced rate for first initial session and £35 per session thereafter.

Maps & Directions

Waterlooville, PO7 7DB
Emsworth, PO10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday - all day Tuesday - all day Wednesday - Morning Thursday - Morning Saturday - Morning

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
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