Sam Shepherd (MBACP)
I am an integrative counsellor and I work within a range of theories and practices. I combine my practice with who you are as an individual and what you bring to counselling to find the best way to collaborate.
We often can come up against situations in our lives that test our resilience and ability to cope. We can be so much on the go that we don’t take time to understand what we are feeling. Over time this can lead to a build up of stress, anxiety and despondency.
I bring a warmth and lightness to the relationship providing you a space to de-compress. Giving you time to develop self-awareness to help with the difficulties you are experiencing, whilst also shining a light and building on your strengths.
I am currently taking on new clients 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:
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP registered member.
I also hold an MA And BSc in Philosophy which has shaped and informed my approach to counselling.
I have experience working with diverse client groups with a range of issues including but not exclusive to:
- 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
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
My fee is £60 per 50 minute session.
I offer some concession spaces and rates for persons who qualify as unemployed/low income and for trainee counsellors.