Sam Ollman-Hirt

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Norwich NR2 & NR9
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About me

Hi, I am Sam, a Systemic, Couple and Family Psychotherapist. I have over 17 years experience working in Mental Health with Individuals, Couples and Families. I work both privately and in the NHS.

Whether you are seeking therapy as an Individual, in a couple or as a family. Deciding to look for a therapist can be a difficult and daunting first step.

We all reach points in our lives where we realise we need some extra support or to explore and break unhelpful patterns, to help in dealing with life’s struggles and I know being vulnerable and allowing oneself to ask for support can be challenging.

It can also be difficult knowing which therapeutic support is the best one for you. 

In my psychotherapy practice I offer a safe, confidential space. Together we will think about how talking therapy can help you to explore yours or your family's present difficulties and find new solutions, new ways of seeing yourself and the world, and perhaps new ways of living your life.

In therapy I will ultimately be guided by you and the goals you have for coming to therapy. In order to achieve these goals, I try to help people explore their identities and relationships so that they can create change for themselves.

When people learn how they have constructed their identities  based on their past and present experiences in family and wider society, informed by gender, culture, society, age, education, to name just a few possible lenses to view identity. They become more able to see and understand their thoughts and feelings about themselves their relationships within the context of their lives.

We will then begin to  look at how becoming aware of patterns in our lives can allow for patterns to be changed or modified allowing for choice, to break away from old patterns and reinvent new ways of living in our relationships, careers and home lives.

It is of course very important for you, and or your partner and family to feel comfortable that you have chosen the psychotherapist that is the best fit for you. We can speak or meet online for an initial conversation where we can see whether my approach will be right for you, and whether or not we feel there is a good rapport between us.

It is always difficult to tell clients how long a therapy will last. I work both using short and long term approaches and we will always be deciding together what fits your needs, that said we will always work towards an ending endeavouring to make sure that each session feels useful.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training:

I initially trained in Psychodynamic individual therapy on a 3 year Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma course.

UKCP Registered Couple & Family Psychotherapy training:

I am a Systemic, Couple & Family Psychotherapist registered with both the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and The Association for Family Therapists (AFT). I trained to become a Systemic Psychotherapist firstly with a Post Graduate Certificate and then a Post Graduate Diploma at the Tavistock Clinic. The training culminated with a Masters MSc at King's College London & The Institute of Psychiatry.

Systemic Psychotherapy Supervisor training

In 2020 I completed the Post Graduate Systemic supervisor training. This was undertaken at the The Tavistock Clinic in London. I now supervise psychotherapists from a range of backgrounds both within the NHS and in private practice.

Therapy Experience:

Family Psychotherapy Experience in CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)

I have offered psychotherapy in a variety of CAMHS settings all over London and East Anglia working with Children and their families. In London, these have included CAMHS in Camden, Enfield, Kentish Town, Harrow and Hampstead. In East Anglia, I Have worked in both Norfolk and Suffolk CAMHS. Accordingly, I have worked with families from all different cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Individual Psychotherapy/Counselling with Adults

I have offered individual therapy for the past 17 years. This has been offered across a range of organisations including in private practice, voluntary agencies and in the NHS again working with a diverse client group. 

Couples Counselling

I have also offered couples therapy for the past 17 years. This too has been offered across a range of organisations including in private practice and the NHS, again working with a diverse client group.

Anger management therapy

I have offered both individual psychotherapy and group therapy for anger management. This was mainly offered through a charitable organisation specialising in this field of work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£100.00 - £220.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

Prices are per session.

Fees are discussed and agreed individually.

  • Individual Counselling £100.00 to £180.00 per session
  • Couple Counselling from  £100.00 to £180.00 per session
  • Family therapy from £150.00 to £220.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Saturday Afternoon: 9.00am - 12.00pm

The Practice Rooms Ltd, 9-11 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1EL

2 Folly Lane, Hingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4JE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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If accessibility to ground floor rooms is needed for in person sessions please let me know so that I can arrange for a ground floor consulting room or offer an online session as an alternative.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

After gaining 15 years experience as a therapist in the NHS and private practice I trained as a supervisor too. I now supervise across modalities.

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