Samantha Adams

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MNCS Accred UADip BA (hons). Counsellor-Supervisor-Trainer
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My clients describe me as genuine, empathic, caring, and down to earth. I'm here to listen and help you to feel safe and comfortable in the counselling process so that you can explore what you need to. And if you'd find it helpful; I can gently challenge and encourage you to think about different perspectives to create movement in your thinking and emotions.

My approach is integrative which means I have lots of complementary ways of working to help bring about change for you, whether thats internally with your emotional health or externally in your relationships. I'll provide a compassionate space to talk over a long or short period. We can work with a specific focus in mind or more organically. I can work creatively and I also offer psychoeducation where appropriate. 

I provide counselling for adult individuals, couples, parents, young people and children around all kinds of issues and situations, involving difficult relationships, stuckness or relationship breakdown, stress & how human's respond, wellbeing & emotional resilience, mental health, anxiety, depression, difficult emotions, anger, self-esteem, communication, change and transition, life stages, and the impact of abuse or distressing events, to name a few. There is more information about further issues I can help with and details about me on my website if you'd like to take a look. 

Over 15 years experience; I have worked in a national counselling organisation as a lead Counsellor, Supervisor and as a Digital Counselling Lead. I currently work in a secondary aged school, and in the past have worked for a rape and sexual assault centre. I also hold my own private practice. For the length of my experience I have been working nationally via telephone, video-call, email and via instant messaging; as well as in person. We can explore how you'd like to work in your initial assessment. I'm qualified to level 6. I'm a Clinical Supervisor for other therapists, and a Counselling Trainer.

Please take a look at my website and feel free to get in touch. I'm more than happy to answer any questions or queries.

Testimonials

"Sam has been amazing; she is the greatest listener, extremely compassionate and professional, and made me feel safe and at ease minutes into the very first session. The advice and guidance she offered has been invaluable and I will take it with me for the rest of my life. I would recommend Sam to anybody looking for support/help; her warmth, kindness and skills are the best I’ve experienced in any counsellor yet." [Client of Couple Counselling]

"My counsellor has helped me improve so many different aspects of my life. Provided me with support and helped me identify where my problems were. With my counsellors help I work on these points all the time. I’ve overcome so much and wouldn’t have been able to do it without her help. I can’t thank her enough!" [Client]

"Sam has a very calm, professional and approachable persona. I have always found her to be supportive. Her knowledge of theory and applying this to practice has been so helpful in my own development" [Counsellor Supervisee]

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed.
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People aged 5-18 years
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (level 6)
  • Counselling using Digital Technology
  • Counselling Young People aged 11-25 years
  • OCN Group Skills: Theory & Practice for Trainers (level 3)
  • University Advanced Diploma in Relationship Counselling using Face to Face, Telephone and Email Interventions (level 6)
  • Counselling Skills (level 3)
  • BA (hons) Degree in Psychology & Criminology
  • 4+ years working with clients in private practice.
  • 15+ years experience as a counsellor working with couples, adult individuals and parents around their relationships and emotional wellbeing.
  • 13+ years experience seeing clients in a national counselling organisation.
  • 13+ years experience counselling young people and children in person and online.
  • 4+ years experience - and continuing to - work with young people aged 11-18 years in a private secondary school.
  • Experience of working with survivors of sexual abuse in a rape and sexual assault centre.
  • 15+ years experience of delivering counselling face-to-face and online via video-call, telephone, email and instant messaging.
  • 15+ years experience of using a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet clients needs. Including systemic theory, psychodynamic theory, brief solution focused, single-session-therapy, play therapy, person centered, gestalt, coaching , parts and IFS approaches, and creative interventions.
  • 8+ years experience as a Clinical Supervisor.
  • 11 years experience as a Counselling Trainer and writing therapeutic content.
  • 6 years experience of consulting as a Digital Counselling Expert.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

If finances are difficult, please speak to me. It may be possible to reduce the cost. Sessions can also be tailored to your needs to be more cost effective for you.

07/05/24 - I currently have availability to start immediately on a Thursday evening.

£50-£70 per session (50 minute session), depending on service required, including assessment [Children's & Young People's Counselling: £50/Adult Individual Counselling & Supervision: £60/ Couples Counselling: £70].

Payment requested 72 hours before the session. For cancelations less than 72 hours the full cost of the session stands.

When I work

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I offer in-personal sessions as well as online/phone/email in a variety of ways. Session methods can be mixed to suit you. You can live anywhere in the UK to access my online services.

Ulverston Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Highly experienced Supervisor, Counselling Trainer and Counsellor of couples work, adult individuals, young people and children.

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Samantha Adams
Samantha Adams