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Sam Shepherd (MBACP)

London SE19 & SE22
07891 950555 07891 950555

About me

Hello,

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 for us to work together. I am currently seeing both couples and individual clients; online and in person from my room in East Dulwich (SE22). For information on couples therapy please visit my website (my link is at the bottom of this profile page).

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.

As well as this, we are often told that emotions are a sign of weakness and therefore should be brushed under the carpet. Which leaves us with an inability to connect and express the ways that we feel and are affected by various life events.

By bringing more self-awareness to our; emotions, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We can begin to gain a better understanding of what you are struggling with and what patterns you are stuck in. So that we can begin to explore new and alternate ways for you to feel better in yourself and in your life as well.

I bring a warmth and lightness to the relationship providing you a unique place to de-compress. The work we will undertake will be confidential, safe and contained. Each week the work will always be guided by you. Long gone are the days were counsellors are silent nodding dogs occasionally making soothing noises. I am very much a part of the process and am here to help facilitate self-awareness, self-discovery and growth; collaborating and working alongside you all the way.

​Counselling for me is not just about looking at what you are struggling with in life. Whilst we do all go through dark and difficult times were we suffer, this is only half the story. Counselling is also about looking at what makes us laugh, what we value and appreciate and what makes us want to get out of bed in the morning!

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 am a fully qualified Counsellor and a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP registered member.

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

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

Individual Therapy

£70 per 50 minute session.

Our first session together will be your assessment session. This gives me a chance for me to get to know you and for us to discuss what you would like to work on.

​My work is open-ended, which means that there are no fixed number of sessions that we work to. However, as the work evolves we will have regular reviews to help monitor our progress.

​I offer concession spaces and lower rates for persons who have lower income or are unemployed and for trainee counsellors.

Couples Fees

1hr - £100        1.5hr - £135        2hr - £170

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

​I offer face-to-face and online 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).

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

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

Crystal Palace
London
SE19 2HS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Currently taking on new clients. Availability on request.

Available Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Sam Shepherd (MBACP)

Sam Shepherd (MBACP)