Samantha Earnshaw (BA Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP Bentwood Essex
105 High Street
07931652559 / 07931652559
Hello my name is Samantha.
I understand just how hard it is to make that step to reach out for help, but when you do, you will feel empowered by encouraging your personal development. I am passionate about the work I do and I love helping others
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
As a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist, I am a warm, spiritual, understanding empathic person.
I am based in Brentwood Essex I have a lovely room in the high street. I work very flexible times to suit most people, I do home visits locally for some clients who are disabled or people who are having trouble with getting child care.
Helping people is my passion which has included people from different race, age, gender, sex, gay, lesbian, transexual, cross dressing or disability. I work on a one to one or with couples, and i also work with families.
I provide a safe non-judgemental relationship and empowerment is the key I can teach positive tools to help clients actualize to their full potential.
I am a member of BACP and I work to the BACP's Ethical Framework For Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy. All counselling is private and confidential.
I have a website called www.selistens.com.
I guide, help and support people into finding their way on their journey in life, I encourage people and help them 'learn to love and accept themselves'. ''It is when we learn to love ourselves, that we are truly open to a greater love from others''......
Feelings like Loneliness, anxiety and sadness are feelings we may all have felt, at some time during our lives, along with shame, guilt, betrayal, anger, perfectionism, hopelessness, but it is by sharing the way you feel, that can help you heal...or maybe you just want to find yourself, through the talking therapies you can personally develop and live a more happy and fulfilling life....
I I have helped many couples find their way be it together or if needed go their separate ways.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a B/A Hons degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I specialise in a humanistic approach, person-centred counselling.
I work in my own private practice and my experience is vast. At the beginning of my counselling career I worked for a counselling agency who counsel young people including those who are homeless,young offenders and those who have come from unsettled backgrounds. I worked for over 3 years for a bereavement service with adults and children. My experience also includes working in Secondary schools and primary schools. I have worked in two care homes one with the elderly and the other being a care home for adults with autism.
My experience is working with adults, adolescence. children, couples and families. I have a deep knowledge and experience of working with people who need anger management, those who were abused as children, relationship issues, spirituality and those who are bereaved.
I have attended a course counselling couples: safety, security & sex. I also attended an Embodied CounterTransference workshop. Additionally I have a special interest in helping people who suffer with low self esteem as i have attended further training of an advanced self esteem course. I have completed a person-centred art therapy course.
I studied metaphysics for many years, which included studying your mind and how it works, thought and its power, why mans mind is creative, the creative universe, the creative process in individuals and the universe, the technique treatment, the healing consciousness, spiritual substance and supply, Love and self - mastery. Quantum physics. The Psychic and the Paranormal. I teach emotional freedom technique (EFT), visualisation, relaxation and meditation.
I have attended many workshops including working with bereaved adults, and bereaved children. Working with people who have post traumatic stress syndrome, working with people who suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibremalagia.
I have extensive experience of working with children who have been traumatised and working with adults who were sexually, physically or mentally abused.
I have attended a workshop for people who have disordered eating and the attachment.
I have experience of working with people with mental health issues or those who are just unhappy with their lives.
I have a certificate and experience of Working with families who are effected by dementia.
I attend a regular personal development courses and monthly supervision
I have a large understanding and experience of people suffering with depression, anxiety, psychosexual problems, gender exploration, abuse and relationship issues.
My background before I was a counsellor:- whilst raising my children I also worked for marine Solicitors for 9 years. I then went on to gain a diploma in sports massage therapy along with being a fully qualified reiki practitioner. I have a very deep understanding of how the emotions effect the body and ways of working with them. How our subconscious mind effects our everyday life.
My experience includes working with adults with autism using art therapy and music therapy. I have studied how certain types of music and meditation can help reprogramme our subconscious minds.
I help people from Essex and also further afield.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People who need one to one counselling, adults and children, couples and family counselling or to join group therapy are welcome.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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I provide a sliding scale depending on clients circumstances. Couple and family counselling is a higher rate than a one to one and there is a higher rate for home visits.
I am BUPA registered
I have attended many workshops and undertaken many courses to keep updated with relavant material and personal development. Including Child Protection, Working with Children who have been traumatised, Working with children who are bereaved, Working with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, working with people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibremalagia, Working with families/persons who care for people who have dementia. Working with people who have an eating disorder. Guided imagery work, mindfullness, emotional freedom technique, neuroscience, play therapy for children and adults, a course in person centred Art therapy. A 6 week enhanced self esteem course. I am interested in helping people find their voice, I am a spiritual person although I do not follow a particular religion, I am someone who is pragmatic about spirituality, who cares and is genuinely interested in the well being of people and humanity.
Anxiety and stress is a huge problem in our life and effects our health and well being. Let me empower you so you can overcome these problems and start living a more harmonious life. ...
The Most Creative Act You
Will Ever Undertake,
Is the Act Of Creating Yourself.....
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime evenings and Saturdays. BUPA Registered my BUPA provider number is 30045055
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|