Samantha Jayne Byron MBACP, BSc (hons)

Samantha Jayne Byron MBACP, BSc (hons)


07830 919820

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07830 919820

About me

I believe that in order for things to improve for my clients, warmth and genuine understanding are paramount. My role is to listen and encourage in an equal relationship. I work hard to listen, accept and to understand my clients. I also ensure that clients are offered a confidential and safe environment where they can explore feelings, circumstances and relationships in an open way.

I am Integrative trained, and use various techniques in helping my clients make sense of their world. My approach to therapy aims to enable clients to experience a genuine and caring relationship, where they can reach a deeper level of understanding about who they are, as well as the experiences and relationships they have had. When appropriate I use the psychodynamic model to explore how these experiences have had an impact on my clients and ways to move forward. I am careful to maintain a positive attitude and to attend sensitively and accurately to my clients needs. I am committed to providing the best for each individual.

Working with young children I use a variety of therapeutic tools, including play therapy to engage in difficult issues. I have found cognitive behavioural therapy works extremely well however the approach I use in my counselling sessions are adapted to suit my clients needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc Honours in Psychology
  • CRB checked
  • Numerous CPD training in working with children and adolescents.
  • Currently completing my doctorate in counselling and psychotherapy

I currently work alongside psychologists and run a clinic for the emotional wellbeing service of a local children's charity (NHS service), supporting children dealing with bereavement, trauma and emotional / behavioural issues.

I also run a small private practice in Hitchin where I work with adults and children.

I have worked in primary schools on sensitive topics such as bullying and sexual abuse with the children's charity NSPCC.

I have worked in a large private practice in St Albans supporting children, adolescents and adults alike.

I have also previously worked in a London primary school as a school counsellor, working with children between the ages of 5-11 years.

My previous work also includes supporting people through thoughts of suicide with the Samaritans.

As well as working with adults with issues of self harm, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, I have experience of working with children with a variety of emotional and behavioural problems.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • Therapy room
  • certificate


Adults from £40 - £60 per session
Children under 10 from £20 per session

Further information

When a child tells me that they are able to sleep again after engaging in counselling sessions, or a mother has never seen her son as strong and happy, words can not explain how rewarding my work is.

Helping children with their emotional and behaviour issues is more than a job, these interventions help shape them as young adults. Giving children tools to cope in life is priceless.

Adults also need support from time to time and I endeavour to help find solutions and offer support with a wide range of presenting issues.

Maps & Directions

Hitchin, SG5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday and Thursday all day, evenings and some weekend appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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