Sama Afsheen-Wilson

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UKCP (accredited)Bsc (Hons),Msc
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Penzance, Cornwall, TR18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a UKCP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist with 25 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 fulfilment. 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 Centred, CBT and Systemic therapy)
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy (UKCP)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
EMDR trained

Having worked for over 25 years in Primary Care Mental Health, 20 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 have also been a tutor on a Child and Adolescent Mental Health foundation degree course for a number of years.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50:00 per individual 50 minute session

Further information

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.

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sama Afsheen-Wilson
Sama Afsheen-Wilson