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BSc (Hons) | MBACP

About me

Hello there, thank you for checking out my page. I am an experienced and professional person-centred therapist.

I provide a calm, safe and confidential space for my clients to explore their inner worlds; facilitating a process of self-discovery, inner healing and personal empowerment.

I am incredibly passionate about the work I do as I care deeply about my clients and their wellbeing. I understand that seeking out therapy can be a daunting task, therefore, I like to offer all potential clients some advice.

When it comes to finding a therapist, it is all about trusting your gut. Qualifications, experience and training hold some relevance to how effective a therapists' work can be, but ultimately, therapeutic effectiveness is dependent on the relationship developed between therapist and client. So it is important to check out how you feel when in contact with your therapist. If you feel safe enough to be open and genuine you are on the right track to experiencing good effective therapy.

This is why I offer a 50% discount for an initial session to provide all of my potential clients with an opportunity to get a sense of how I am and how you feel about working with me.

What you can expect from me

Deciding to engage in therapy can be an overwhelming process, therefore, it may help you if I let you know exactly what you can expect if you decide to engage in therapy with me.

You can expect to be provided with a safe and confidential space to explore your inner world.

Often in therapy, we share aspects of our selves and/or our lives which we have never shared with anyone else before. This can be scary and make us feel vulnerable, so it is important you know you can expect to be treated with warmth and kindness at all times.

Sometimes we share things that can make us feel an element of shame for whatever reason. This can make the idea of engaging in therapy feel somewhat overwhelming, so it is important to know you can expect not to feel judged or criticised.

Many different people from different walks of life seek out therapy for many different reasons. Everybody engages in a therapeutic relationship somewhat uniquely, so it is important to know that there is no ’right way’ to be a client, there is simply your way and that is always ok.

As a highly trained counsellor/psychotherapist you can expect me to utilise any internal resource available to me to help you achieve whatever area of healing, growth and development you are seeking.

You can expect my commitment to promoting your wellbeing; to be trustworthy, to respect your right to self-govern and to always treat you with dignity and respect.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in contact.

Kind regards,

Sam

Training, qualifications & experience

My main qualifications are as follows:

  • Registered member of the BACP
  • BSc (Hons) in person-centred counselling (First Class)
  • FdSc in person-centred counselling (Merit)
  • NCFE level 2 certificate in counselling skills
  • NCFE level 1 certificate in interpersonal skills

I am also committed to attending a range of workshops each year for continued professional development. These include workshops around anxiety, depression, addiction, dual diagnosis, motivational interviewing, relational depth and a range of other things which are therapeutically related.

My main areas of interest are working with people experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety and issues in regards to addiction. But I have worked with a vast array of clients experiencing a massive range of experiential concerns so I remain person-centred in my approach to therapy. I specialise in Personal Development.

Member organisations

BACP

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

  • £25 for an introductory session
  • £50 per 50 minute session
  • £75 per 80 minute session

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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