Sam Driscoll | BSc (Hons) | MBACP
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 therapeutic development.
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.
When you are engaged in therapy you can expect me to always try to see and understand your point of view. I will always endeavour to see the world through your eyes.
You can expect me to be genuine, I will always endeavour to be completely real with you and how I see your world.
I will always offer any wonderings I may have sensitively and gently.
I will assume nothing and always respect the fact that you are the expert of your world.
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 fairly.
You can expect to hold me to all of these expectations, and if for whatever reason you do not feel I am able to maintain these expectations for whatever reason you can expect me to help you find another suitable therapist who is a better fit for you and your needs.
You can always expect the best levels of professional care from me.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in contact.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- £20 for Initial Assessment
- £40 per 50 minute session
- £65 per 90 minute session