Sam Matthews Counselling
I specialise in Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at my home-based private practice. I have several years experience treating issues such as stress and depression, grief and bereavement, crisis and trauma, PTSD, anxiety, relationships, addictions, childhood abuse and self-harm.
I offer a free consultation to assess client’s needs. I have worked both in the U.K. and Australia and work with all ages. I am also able to offer Skype Counselling for those who would prefer it. My aim is to assist clients in gaining the strength and commitment to positively change and improve their life.
I have recently added Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to my mode of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Degree in Counselling.
- Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling.
- Mindfulness Diploma.
- Life Coaching Diploma.
- Sexual Abuse CPD certificate.
- Volunteer work as a Counsellor in the U.K. for the Princess Royal Trust For Carers Hampshire, and in Western Australia for my local community.
- 25 years running my own beauty salon.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per 50 minute session.
I can offer capped fees for those on benefits or out of work.
I am offering reduced rates at this time due to Covid19, especially to those who are front line workers.
I am also offering online sessions via Skype or FaceTime.