Sam Osborne

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BSc (Hons), DipHE & MBACP Accredited
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Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an experienced and BACP Accredited Psychotherapist. I trained in Gestalt therapy which is a type of humanistic and person-centred therapy that focuses on the immediate here and now and how that can be explored to help you. It looks at how your past affects and influences how you’re feeling in this moment and how to creatively move past any stuckness you are experiencing.

I work as a Secondary School Counsellor working with young people experiencing difficulties such as parental separation, anxiety, loss, bereavement, bullying, self-injury, low self-esteem, anger, stress and low mood. I am currently able to accept referrals for any young person aged 14 and older in my private practice.

I also have many years of experience working with adults experiencing work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues and experiences of domestic abuse. I also specialise in grief and loss work.

I have recently trained as an EMDR therapist which involves using side to side eye movements combined with talk therapy in a structured format to help you process the negative images, emotions, beliefs and body sensations associated with traumatic memories that seem to be stuck.

I am also trained to use coaching tools within my therapeutic approach. The core purpose of coaching is to increase self-awareness, to make choices explicit, and to close the gap between your potential and how things are currently.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma (HE) Humanistic Counselling (Gestalt) (2017)
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 (2014)
  • Counselling Skills Level 2 (2013)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies: Special Needs (2013)
  • Qualified Teacher (Primary) 2009
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) 2008

Further training

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)  - EMDR Europe (April 2024)
  • Coaching for Counsellors - Rowan Consultancy (Sept 2022)


  • Fareham College: Adult Tutor - Level 5 BTEC in Therapeutic Counselling Skills (September 2022 to present)
  • Brockenhurst College: Adult Tutor - Level 2 & 3 Counselling Skills (January 2021 to June 2023)
  • Secondary School Counsellor (April 2016 to present)
  • Off the Record - Managing Emotions Group Work Leader (December 2017 to December 2019)
  • Rowans Hospice - Children's Bereavement  Service  (April 2017 - October 2017)
  • Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service - Counselling adult survivors of domestic abuse - (August 2016 - April 2017)
  • Off the Record- Counselling Children and Young people from 11 to 25 years old and their parents (May 2014 - April 2017)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer a 20 minute free of charge phone or Zoom consultation for adults, young people (aged 16+) or parents of young people which might help you decide if I would be the right person to work with.

Following this I offer an initial assessment which lasts 50 minutes and is a space for you to share your experiences and what has brought you to counselling.  After this session, you can then decide if you would like to continue to work together.

The initial assessment and any future sessions are 50 minutes and cost £50 each. Concession rates are available for students, please contact me for more information.

It may be necessary to conduct a 90 minute session when delivering some phases of EMDR therapy. This would be at the rate of £75 for these sessions.

When I work

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Please note Monday and Tuesday availability is for telephone or online sessions only

Further information

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Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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