Sam Baker MBACP (Registered)
Light Centre (Monument)
36 St. Mary At Hill
I'm a qualified counsellor, practising from a family run chemist in Welling Kent and the Light Centre in the City near Monument.
We can all feel overwhelmed at times and I can offer a confidential, non-judgmental safe space for you to talk about whatever is troubling you.
My Welling practice is in easy reach of Bexley, Eltham, Barnehurst, Sidcup, Bexleyheath, Blackheath, Greenwich, Abbey Wood and Lewisham and close to Welling BR Station.
My London practice is based in the City close to Monument, Bank and Tower of London. Closest tubes are Monument, Bank and Tower Gateway (DLR) and BR stations Cannon Street, London Bridge, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street.
Everyone is unique and requires different things from counselling. I am an integrative counsellor so I have been trained in various techniques, I can personalise our sessions to your needs specifically for you. I believe that everyone has good within them, and that we have the ability to heal ourselves. My aim is to help people become more self-reliant.
As well as having my own private practice, I am a volunteer counsellor for Mind (the mental health charity) and a Bereavement Care volunteer for Cruse (the bereavement charity).
I am registered with the BACP, CRB checked and covered by Professional Liability Insurance.
I regularly see a supervisor and adhere to the BACP code of ethics and continue to improve my professional development.
I mainly draw on the three approaches detailed below:
The Humanistic approach concentrates on how you are feeling and allows a safe place to talk your issues through. By creating an environment that is empathic, congruent and non-judgemental, the counsellor accepts you for who you are and helps you become more accepting of yourself.
The CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) approach looks at the situation you are currently in. The counsellor would explore the negative thinking and behaviour you present, help you to recognise triggers, and learn ways break the cycle of this behaviour and thinking. This enables you to cope with everyday life in a more positive way.
The Psychodynamic approach looks at your past - how you have been brought up and/or major events in your life. It looks at the unconscious and, by talking through your issues the counsellor would help you gain an insight into yourself and thus make the unconscious, conscious.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in integrative counselling
NCFE level 2 & 3 in Counselling Skills
Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Training
Sands Befriender Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- 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
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I charge £50 per 50 minute session. If at the end of the first session, if you would like to see me again, I would ask for a £20 deposit in advance, for the next session.
I take cash or bank transfers.
London City (Light Centre Monument)
I charge £75 per 50 minute session. If at the end of the first session, if you would like to see me again, I would ask for a £30 deposit in advance, for the next session.
I take cash or bank transfers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays Evenings and Saturdays
Types of client