Samantha Kerley, Pg dip (counselling & psychotherapy) MBACP Registered
Taking the first steps into counselling and finding the right counsellor may seem a daunting process. I am here to listen and provide a safe and confidential environment where you can start to make sense of what is difficult for you. I am an experienced Person-centred counsellor offering a supportive, informal counselling setting for times in life when help and support is required. My therapeutic work adopts a genuine, non-judgemental and empathic manner.
I developed an interest in counselling many years ago after having gone through my own therapy during a difficult time in my life. I know the benefits that person centred counselling can provide. I feel passionately about counselling and how transforming it can be. It has helped me both to work through individual issues and to improve the quality of my relationships with others.
I have experience in working with people coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, covering areas such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, work-related stress, separation and divorce.
If due to mobility issues or other health reasons you are unable to access counselling services I can arrange to visit you in your own home, details of this service can be discussed further with myself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Stirling University)
Membership of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
My background is working as a mental health support worker and the training and experience I received in this work supports and complements my work as a private therapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Face to face counselling, each individual session last for 50 mins
- Free initial 15 min telephone consultation
- Individuals £40
- Couples £60 (60 mins)
- Student and concessions £30 (unemployed, students, retired. ID required)
- Weekend sessions can also be arranged at £45 per session
- Home visits £50 (within the EH postcodes)
My practice is based within the Edinburgh Wellbeing Centre, it's a discreet and private location that is easily accessible by bus or car. The centre has ample free private parking and disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible working hours. Urgent appointments available
Types of client