Samantha Ireland (MBACP)Reg. person centered. Integrative counsellor E.C.Dip.
John Bradley & Associates
411 Whalley Road
Clayton Le Moors
My name is Samantha Ireland, I am a fully qualified Degree level Person Centred Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am a Counsellor for the Health service and run my own Counselling private practice in the Hyndburn area of Accrington. My service is fully insured and I have a full Dbs advanced clearance to work with adults and adolescence. As as a member of the BACP, ethics and boundaries and adhering to the counselling framework are uppermost in my practice.
I am a Person Centered Counsellor, who works with a person centered approach, which is based on the relationship between the client and the counsellor. I have no say in your decisions or fixed opinions on how you should lead your life and I will remain non-judgmental, empathic and genuine within our work.
I am also qualified to use a integrative approach to counselling, that brings together specific therapies as well as brief time limited counselling. This approach is good for people who feel stuck in life or not motivated. As a therapists I use my sessions to tailor my approach to you the client, the situation that they are going through at the desired time. Each person needs to be considered as an individual and my counselling techniques will help you as the individual to deal with your issues or problems depending on your personal circumstances.
My integrative approach refers to the uniqueness of my clients personality and needs - integrating the effective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological systems within a client, as well as addressing social aspects. Essentially, integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works but tailoring therapy to their clients rather than the client to the therapy with positive outcomes.
My assessments before and after sessions have had lots of positive outcomes.
Please email to book your initial consultation. I work in the Accrington, Clitheroe and Ribchester areas. Office in Accrington and Ribchester area.
look forward to see you soon, please email for booking and assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained Level 2 and Level 3 person centered counselling award, from the awarding body CPCAB, qualifications which is a awarding body for Counselling. I progressed into studying person centered counselling and integrative brief therapy at the Blackburn University center, this was accredited by the Lancaster university. There I intensely studied person centered Counselling and Psychotherapy. Integrative brief counselling, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, nlp and Cbt skills.
I have a Diploma in bereavement and grief Counselling.
I gained my historic experience in counselling within a well-known addiction and substance misuse organisation.
My working experience is within mental health within the nhs working on acute mental health wards and secure services . Emotional health team, working with trauma and anxiety and depression and substance misuse. I have attended courses from the BACP and within the health service adding expertise to my continuing professional development.
My Counselling placement at university was with inspire recovery, substance misuse organisation.
I have worked with diverse topics of self-harm and Transgender issues and sexuality problems.
My Counselling work and experience to date is very varied, and my sessions can work with most concerns.
An important aspect of being a Counsellor is my Continuous Professional Development, listed below is some of the training courses I have attended:
I have regular training with the Bacp organisation and Counsellors network group to keep enrolled as a member.
- Mental Health Awareness
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- Self-Harm & Suicide Prevention
- Difference & Diversity
- Loss and Bereavement
- Attachment, Dissociation & Resilience
- Addiction Diploma
- NLP skills
- CBT Skills
- Eating disorders training
- Health and social care level 3
- Drugs awareness level 2
- Currently doing a Cbt online Diploma.
- Self-harm and self medicating issues training
- Chronic pain and management and recovery awareness CPD.
- Working with eating disorders.
- Generalized anxiety disorder.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Free 30 minute initial telephone conversation Assessment. Ongoing office assesments.
Individual Counselling Session £40 ( Block bookings reduced
Student Counselling Session £30
I can offer a safe and comfortable working environment for female or male clients. I am diverse and confidential. I have worked with family's in mental health and secure services for a number of years as a nursing assistant . I currently work as a Counsellor for the national health service. I feel I offer a genuine transparent service for the client.
I currently hold a full advanced dbs clearance and full insurance.
I hold sessions in my office at Accrington near to local motorways and a beautiful office in the location of Ribchester Blackburn. These office environments are very confidential.
Maps & Directions
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|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available on Mondays and in the Evenings and the Weekends for sessions. please leave a voicemail and i will return your call, Thank you
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