Sam Torgersen

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MBACP BA Hons. Dip Counselling
Available for new clients
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Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I will offer you a safe, confidential and nurturing space, to help you get a different perspective. Together, we can explore any challenges you may be facing, to allow you to make positive changes in your life. I am here to answer any questions you may have about counselling and to support you in moving forwards with your decision. I welcome you to contact me by telephone or email. The next step would be to arrange a time for us to meet if this feels right for you.

As your counsellor, I will join you on your journey, and walk alongside you, as you lead the way. Counselling offers an exploration of your life and an opportunity to identifying and understand the struggles that can exist within it. People come to therapy for a variety of reasons but the need to be heard and understood is universal. I will offer you a non-judgemental and compassionate space where this can be achieved.

At the centre of the therapy will always be our relationship and the space for this to flourish. A trusting relationship is the essence of successful therapy.

I am passionate about the benefits that counselling can provide. Through my work, I have experienced how counselling can improve individuals mental health and well being.  As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), my work is underpinned by their ethical framework which provides a robust framework for my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Integrative Humanistic Counsellor who is registered with the BACP (British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy).  I hold a BA Hons and a Diploma in Counselling. I provide effective therapy for adults and young people.

Alongside my private practice I also work therapeutically with children, young people, parents and professionals within the NHS. I have more than 20 years experience working in the NHS and within schools supporting mental health and well-being.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I am available to offer private practice in Banbury and Whichford, near Chipping Norton.

I am happy to offer short or longer term work depending on your needs. Sometimes having a time limit can help to keep people focused, so they are more likely to make positive change in their lives. Other times, particularly when difficulties have been present for a long time or when a person is experiencing a number of different problems, having the ‘pressure’ of a predetermined ending can be unhelpful.

Because you are an individual, I will tailor my support to your specific needs.

My fees are £60.00 per 50 minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to discuss availability.

Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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