Munjit Samra - Samra Counselling. MBACP(Reg) PGDip PT
I am a highly experienced qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive experience in the mental health field, helping adults, young people and children. I offer both short and longer-term therapy, sessions can be weekly according to your individual needs and what you want to achieve. I believe in working collaboratively to help explore your concerns, in order to ensure insight and awareness and help you to decide on your goals for your therapy. I believe in valuing the individual's choice to set the pace for their counselling.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I will draw upon different theories and approaches from my training to offer a flexible approach tailored to your particular needs.
As a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to their code of ethics and standards.
As a qualified creative arts and play therapist, I am able to use creative approaches and play skills to help children and young people be able to more easily express their difficulties and experiences.
"Do you need help getting back on track?"
Sometimes in life we may face difficulties and personal challenges, feeling unable to cope with what is thrown at us. It's so easy to lose perspective and to feel overwhelmed and stressed. In counselling, together we can look at the behaviours which may be contributing towards feeling stuck to find an enhanced way of living more happily.
I appreciate that it can feel daunting to start to talk about yourself to a counsellor, but you will be in the right place. I will treat you with respect, be warm and accepting, it's important to not feel judged. I will value you and help you to feel that you are not under pressure to commit to more than you wish to. I believe the relationship between the counsellor and client is key to make change possible, recognising your uniqueness and individuality as being the central tenet of my counselling work.
I value uniqueness, individuality and embrace diversity.
"What happens next?"
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you were to have any further questions. If you are interested in some counselling sessions, we will arrange to meet for an initial consultation where you can then decide what you wish to do.
I would be very happy to hear from you.
My private practice is located within easy access to Stone, Stafford and surrounding areas. I provide a quiet, safe and confidential space within a rural setting with ease of parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma Counselling; University of the West of England, Bristol
- Postgraduate Diploma, Distinction in Play Therapy; Leeds Beckett University
- Postgraduate Certificate Therapeutic Play Skills; Canterbury Christ Church University
- Certificate Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts; The Institute For Arts in Therapy & Education, Islington London
- Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling; Wiltshire
- Relate training in Counselling Young People; Relate MidWiltshire
- Practitioner Training, Parent Attachment Skills.
- State Registered Nurse; Warwickshire School of Nursing
- Workshops and training attended for continuous professional development
I have gained valuable experiences in the mental health field working for voluntary organisations and charities, including MIND, Relate, Family Mediation and the NHS.
I have developed counselling services within schools in Wiltshire and Staffordshire.
In Bristol, I have worked within Health Promotion and voluntary organisations, promoting and supporting awareness for emotional, mental and physical well-being of women and their families.
I am committed towards my continuous professional development and regularly update my skills in the form of training and courses which I integrate into my work.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
I have Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
I attend regular clinical supervision in accordance with the BACP code of ethics to ensure safe practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with clients on many issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, ill-health, suicidal thoughts, panicky feelings, low mood, repetitive compulsive behaviours, eating disorders, relationship issues, family issues/breakdown, bereavement, loss, alcohol addiction, abuse, trauma, miscarriage and loss, isolation, work related issues, life changes.
Other areas of counselling: anger management, issues of low confidence and self-esteem, bullying, self-harm, sibling difficulties, attachment difficulties, school related difficulties.
As a child therapist my training has informed me that developmentally, young children function at different cognitive levels compared to adults. Therefore, in the therapeutic relationship I am able to use the creative arts and facilitate play skills as a safe medium, which enables young people to safely express their worries and anxieties in their therapy.
I also offer supportive interventions for parents/carers in order to assist with difficulties in their relationship with their child, which is preventing them from effectively bonding. Sometimes, if needed this can involve looking at attachment difficulties.
My fees are £40 for a counselling hour of 50 minutes during day time hours and £45 for evenings and Saturdays.
Concessions are available for students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday and can offer evening appointments. I have some availability on Saturday mornings; 9am -1pm..
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|