Moya Sampson

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FdA, MBACP, Individual and Couples Counsellor
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9ER
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

If you have something that is troubling you and you want to talk it through, counselling may be able to help. As an experienced and qualified therapist I will support you while you look at your life and the issues facing you now. By having somewhere safe to explore your feelings and thoughts, with someone who will listen, and someone independent you will get a better understanding of what has happened in the past, where you are now and where you want to be going.

Some of the issues that come up in counselling are:
Relationships. How these are formed, which ones are important and why, how early relationships have affected later life, how conflict is dealt with, what is needed from them now, how to become more honest in them. How to communicate better.

Abuse: How it continues to affect your life, how to come to terms with the past, how to grieve loss, how to move forward.

Self esteem: What has caused low self esteem, identifying negative thought patterns and changing them, challenging feelings of not being good enough, creating new possibilities , changing perceptions.

I will listen and support you, without judgement, whatever your issues. Within a safe environment you can talk completely freely and in confidence. During our sessions we can explore and understand more fully your feelings and the way these affect you, we will look at current feelings, in the here and now, but we can also explore the past. This process can help you to try and resolve the difficulties you live with at the moment, it will help you to achieve change or to come to terms with the past so that you can move forward with your life in the way you want.

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, trained in the person-centred and psychodynamic approach to Counselling and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have experience with individuals, couples and also Counselling students. I work in both the charity and private sectors, and although some of the issues seem similar, each client experiences them differently and your experience is what we work with. These include: Abuse and Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Caring, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Self-Esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience


PG Advanced Dip Relational Supervision
FdA Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills

Professional Development Training:
Working with Disrupted Attachment
Working with Anger in Therapy
Working with Shame and Self-Esteem
Working with the inner child
Working with issues of childhood sexual abuse

Couples Counselling

Assit Suicidal Training

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual           £50 a session

Counselling students - discount rates available

Couples              £60 a session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Thursday and some evenings.

Further information

When you contact me ,I will take brief details and arrange an initial assessment session. At this session we will discuss what your issues are and how we can work together. You can either ring or text me and leave a message on my mobile number, or e mail me at

I currently work from my home in Gotherington near Bishop's Cleeve or in Cheltenham .

Client feedback
" I would sincerely like to thank you for all the help and support you have given me.  I have really gained from this and will make sure I continue to carry it through"

"It has been invaluable having somewhere safe to say anything and to be completely honest. I felt really listened to and totally supported"

Gotherington , near Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9ER

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Moya Sampson
Moya Sampson