Sama Afsheen-Wilson UKCP (accredited)Bsc (Hons),Msc.
I am a UKCP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist with 22 yrs experience. I believe strongly in the possibility of growth and transformation through deepening awareness. Gaining new insights can enable you to arrive at your own informed decisions and create new choices. I am dedicated to a relational approach,valuing the relationship between client and therapist as key to healing.
I attend to the 'here and now', exploring how our past experience may be played out in the present. In this way we can look out for repeating patterns which are no longer useful and may be blocking satisfaction and fulfillment. I will attend directly to body processes and non-verbal communication as there is an acknowledgment that our body can hold our emotional history.
I will provide a safe respectful and empathic setting, working creatively to support and gently challenge.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling Psychology (focus on Client Centered, CBT and Systemic therapy)
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy (UKCP)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Having worked for over 22 years in Primary Care Mental Health, 12 of which were with the NHS, I have considerable experience providing psychotherapy and counselling to individuals with enduring mental health difficulties and those who seek help on the advice of their GP or psychiatrist.
I am also tutor on a Child and Adolescent Mental Health foundation degree course.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society and of the Gestalt Psychotherapists Training Institute.
I am also a member of the UK Council of Psychotherapists and abide by their code of ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40.00 per individual 50 minute session
If there are any questions you have, or feel unclear about what is on offer or whether I would be able to work with the issues you bring, call or e-mail me and we can discuss it further.
Our first consultation is £40 and is an opportunity to meet before committing to regular sessions. It is a time for both of us to find out about each other. Clients can gain more information about the process of psychotherapy and how I work and equally it enables me to learn about your issues and what you may be looking for in therapy. Collaboratively we can discuss how we go forward from there.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|