Sam Wright

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Chichester, West Sussex, PO20
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About me

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) Counsellor, working in private practice in Hunston, just outside Chichester.  I work within the Chichester, Bognor and wider West Sussex areas, with both adults and young people, and have completed safeguarding children training.

Until recently, I was also a Volunteer Counsellor for a local counselling service, and previously worked with a young person's counselling service.

Counselling provides a safe and confidential space into which you can bring issues which are leaving you struggling and conflicted.

Talking to someone outside your immediate circle, who can offer an objective perspective on your situation, can help you to feel heard, recognise patterns of behaviour, and work things through without fear of reprisal, judgement or guilt. It can help to clarify your thinking, address any obstacles you are creating and enable clearer decision-making and a more positive outlook and feeling of self-worth.

The number of sessions needed will vary from individual to individual; I can work within the framework of a pre-agreed number of sessions, or on a more open-ended basis. In the first session, we will talk about the nature of your presenting problem and your expectation of how much time you wish to commit. If you wish to commit on a longer-term basis, we will review after 6 weeks to assess progress to date, and decide on the future path. Subsequent reviews will then be held at pre-agreed intervals.

Essentially, you are the master of your own counselling: it is your choice to come in the first place, and to then decide how much change has to be effected in order for the work to feel complete.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred).
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) Counselling.
  • Certificate in Assessing Clients for Counselling.
  • Certificate in Time Focused Therapy.
  • Certificate in Introduction to Eating Disorders and Obesity
  • Enhanced Disclosure Certificate (DBS check).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session. Reduced rates are available depending on circumstances.

Initial assessment costs £35 for one hour session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have availability during the day and on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Further information

If you email or leave a message on my mobile phone, I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as I can.

Chichester, West Sussex, PO20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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In person

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2016, am a BACP Accredited Member, and now also offer individual supervision in-person or online to other counsellors

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