Sam Day

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Reg. Member MBACP (403532)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at any and all stages of life. Everyone will have their reasons for seeking out therapy. What I offer is a safe and private space where you will be supported to express and explore what you are going through. We all live in an isolating, and sometimes lonely, world where meaningful communication feels impossible at times - I aim to provide a relationship where meaningful communication can help you.

My approach to our therapy is an integrated mix of person-centred, humanistic and existential approaches. In practice, this means our work together is collaborative and follows what you feel is most essential to address. My approach will create a space for you to express and share your inner world with another, supporting you to identify a way of living which feels meaningful and right for you. Changing how you see yourself and the world is not easy, but the process need not be one you undertake alone. Therapy can be a collaborative journey of exploring and understanding what is most vital within yourself.

I have also trained psychodynamically, which emphasises how one’s past experiences influence one’s current thinking, behaviour and relationships. Part of our work may also incorporate making sense of your past and becoming aware of how those experiences impact your present and future.

Everyone deserves to feel more connected and understood, both within yourself and in the world. Reaching out for support is a brave and kind act, and often a necessary one. If you feel like therapy could help you, or you just have further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I'll aim to reply within 24 hours.

What to expect

After you contact me we can arrange a free initial consultation session, so we can meet and decide whether working together feels right for you.

I work both online and in-person - in our initial consultation we can talk about what your preference is for where we meet and compare schedules to try and find a regular time where we can have a session for 50 minutes every week. 

From that point, therapy can be open-ended, meeting at a regular time every week, whereby we can continue for as long as you feel like you're benefitting from it. I'll do regular check-ins to assess how you're feeling about the therapy and what is and isn't working for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.

I hold two qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, CPCAB)

In my role as a therapist, I have worked both in private practice and in several counselling organisations:

  • An Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service run by Mind in Enfield and Barnet, offering short-term therapy to individuals at no cost to them.
  • A service in East London offering therapy at low cost to people suffering from bereavements.
  • A low-cost counselling service in North-West London offering open-ended therapy to individuals.

​I currently reside and work in Bristol. 

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
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£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

For in person sessions, my fee is £55 per session.

For online therapy, my fee is £45 per session.

I reserve some hours for concessionary fees, feel free to contact me if you are interested in a concessionary rate.

When I work

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Hours listed may be subject to change, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about available times/days.

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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