Hello, I'm Sam. I am a qualified counsellor working with adults & young people in Leeds. I see clients at The Horsforth Centre & at Wellspring House in Harrogate. I work with a wide range of mental health issues. I offer a professional service to support you in overcoming whatever difficulty is holding you back. We can meet via Zoom or telephone.
What's Your Approach?
I am an integrative relational counsellor. This means I use a variety of different theories to guide my practice. I tailor it to the individual.
What Happens Once I contact You?
You can call, text, or email me. I may be in a session so not able to answer straight away. We will arrange our first session to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling. I will explain confidentiality and how I work. This really is an opportunity for you to see if you would like to work with me.
How Long will Counselling Last?
An individual session lasts for 50 minutes. We will meet weekly at the same time and day. I offer short term and long term counselling. For example, you may have a specific issue to address like anxiety. We can set a goal to overcome it and work towards that. This will influence the number of sessions.
Do You Work With Young People?
Yes, I work with young people aged 5-18. I have extensive training with youth. I am DBS checked. My style focuses on building a relationship with the young person and using different mediums such as play or talk therapy to facilitate therapeutic change.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. If you have any further questions please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have studied psychology at BA (Hons) and MSc level.
I completed a PGDIP in counselling & psychotherapy.
Training Completed in CBT and ACT.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I operate a waiting list so please contact me even if my availability is limited. I am based in Harrogate on Thursday.