Samantha Joyce - Registered Member BACP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist
1 Little Birches
Welcome, I am Samantha Joyce and l offer low cost counselling. I have over 10 years' experience of working with school children, students and adults on mental health issues regarding family and relationship issues, bullying, self esteem, anger management, depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders. I have also worked at Bexley Life Skills Centre (BCU) and The Ellenor Lions Hospice as a volunteer counsellor.
I offer flexibiity where needed in order to help with your life/work balance.
I am an Integrative Counselling Psychotherapist drawing on the Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Humanistic and Transpersonal schools of theory.
WHAT IS COUNSELLING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Counselling offers you a place to explore difficulties you are having in your personal life with someone who is trained neither to judge you nor to advise you, but to explore and unlock your feelings, which may have been hidden for years. Past and present relationships will be talked about as well as your relationship with the counsellor. It may well be upsetting, but it will help you to understand more about yourself. From this you may begin to feel less confused, or to make changes in your life, or come to terms with things that can't be changed.
WHY SEEK COUNSELLING?
There are many reasons for seeking counselling. You may be feeling upset and distressed and have problems with your feelings, behaviour, thoughts and relationships. You may keep getting stuck in patterns or relationships that don't work, you may feel you lack direction or that life makes no sense. One of the main aims of counselling is to guide from us from feeling trapped and to give us a feeling of some control over our lives.
WHERE COUNSELLING TAKES PLACE
Counselling takes place in a private, non-judgmental setting so that you can feel free to share your concerns in confidence. In the initial session, you will be able to clarify the areas that you want to cover together.
HOW LONG WILL COUNSELLING TAKE
As a guide, it is normal to work together for between eight and twelve sessions. If you decide to continue beyond this, we can discuss this at any time during the consultation. Each session, normal at intervals of one week, is of 50 minutes at a regular time, although changes can always be made to suit your changing needs.
WHO AM I?
I am a qualified Counselling Psychotherapist who is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I hold an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS). I adhere to the code of ethics and practice set out by the BACP. A confidential counselling service is offered to all, irrespective of religious belief or sexual orientation, accepting clients as they are and offering non-judgmental, professional attention, care and support.
TO CONTACT ME
If you would like to make an appointment to see me please:
Ring me on 07961 145659 (answerphone available) or
Text me on 07961 145659
If you leave a message, please include your full name and a mobile telephone number as well as the times and days that you are available to do sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
NCFE Level 4 Diploma in Counselling 2006
BACP Accredited Counsellor 2009
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mentoring, life skills.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
£25 - children (under the age of 18) - 50 Minute Session (including the initial consultation)
£25 - Trainees (Diploma/Degree/Masters Level counselling students completing compulsory hours)
£30 - Counselling for adults - 50 Minute Session (including the initial consultation)
*OFFER: PAY FOR AN INITIAL BLOCK OF 6 SESSIONS AND YOU GET YOUR 7th SESSION FREE*
Payments are made in cash, including the initial assessment session.
If you wish to do further sessions, there is a also a retainer fee of one session in advance, which is non-refundable and pays for your arranged ending session.
This is also paid at the time of the initial assessment session and secures your regular timeslot.
I do have off-street parking available.
I am on a bus route and not far from Sidcup Railway Station (within walking distance).
I do have disabled access at my premises.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am til 7pm weekdays. If you wish to have an appointment outside of these days and times specified please do not hesitate to contact me.
Types of client