Sam Shilton MBACP-Registered
I am committed to a confidential, non-judgemental and respectful approach, showing empathy, competence and sincerity whilst supporting you in finding your way through life changes.
Psychodynamic counselling helps people review emotions, thoughts, early-life experiences, and their present-day problems to identify patterns they have developed over time. Recognising recurring patterns helps people see the ways in which they avoid distress or develop defence mechanisms as a way of coping so that they can take steps to change these patterns.
Psychodynamic Counselling works by bringing the unconscious thoughts and feelings to the surface. There is an emphasis on the influence of the past, and on recurring patterns of relationships. A difficult and painful situation in the present may have its roots in the past but the individual may not be aware of the connection.
During our counselling sessions we may consider your current difficulties in the context of past influences and experiences, exploring your childhood, significant relationships, beliefs and responses. You may be able to recognise more choices available to you in order to make changes now and in the future.
I have gained my counselling experience practicing in local community organisations and I also work closely with the addiction support services in Warwickshire.
I also have a professional and personal interest in addiction, including drugs, alcohol and gambling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Concepts Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person Centred)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Skills (CBT)
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Children
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£45 per 50 min session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client