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About me

Therapy for me encompasses three key values: connecting with people, working creatively, and discussing life philosophically.

I came to therapy through my own trauma, coping mechanisms and journey of self-acceptance. I know first hand how difficult it can be to take that first step. When we feel that we 'should' be able to cope and manage by ourselves. Often denying or minimising our feelings and experiences.

Whilst it can be hard to open up and explore difficult feelings and painful life events at first. The transformation I gained and see from my clients through this process is what gives me the passion for the work that I do.

​Therapy has evolved from the days where you would expect, a very silent aloof professional nodding and making soothing noises. I see myself as a therapist who is a collaborator; a present, active and engaged participant in your process.

Together we will work to bring greater self-awareness to what is troubling you and what aspects of your life you are wanting to address and change. Offering my own thoughts, feelings and observations to help make connections between present difficulties and past experiences.

I am currently taking on new individual clients and couples as well. So please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you may have and to make arrangements for counselling.

If you would like to know more about how I work please visit my website:

www.samshepherdtherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with a broad range of clients and as a queer counsellor also respect and work affirmatively with diversity and difference.

Some of the areas I have experience working with include:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Low mood and depression
  • Existential anxiety
  • Family and relationships difficulties
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Clients who identify as LGBT, GSRD or TGNB
  • Addiction and addictive tendency
  • Disconnection from oneself, society and others
  • Low self-esteem/ Low-confidence
  • Coaching
  • Bereavement

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

*My practice is currently full. Please email if you would like to be out on my waiting list*

Individual Therapy

£80 per 50 minute session.

Couples Fees

1hr - £100     1.5hr - £150    2hr - £175

Our first session together will be your assessment session. This gives us a chance to get to know each other and to dive into the reasons for you coming to therapy.

I work with an open-ended process so there are no fixed number of sessions that we work to.

Some of my clients have been with me for years, others find they get what they need from shorter term work between 12 and 24 sessions.

As the work evolves we will have regular reviews to check in. Monitoring both the progress that is being made as well as any blocks or resistances we may encounter along the way.

I offer limited concession spaces and lower rates for persons who have low income or are unemployed and for trainee counsellor.

​I offer face-to-face and online counselling.

​Please email me if you have any further questions or would like to make arrangements for counselling.

My room in East Dulwich is easily accessible from; Herne Hill (SE24), Clapham (SW4), Stockwell (SW9), Kennington (OX1), Camberwell (SE15), Nunhead (SE15), Peckham (SE15), Forest Hill (SE23), Brockley (SE4), Honor Oak Park (SE23), Sydenham (SE26) and Crystal Palace (SE19) and London Bridge (SE1).

Availability

*My practice is currently full. Please email if you would like to be put on my waiting list.

Available Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

47B North Cross Road
East Dulwich
London
London
SE22 9ET

Crystal Palace
London
SE19 2HS

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Sam Shepherd (MBACP)

Sam Shepherd (MBACP)