Dr Samantha Baker BA (Joint Hons), Grad.Dip, MSc, DClinPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS
I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years' experience of working with people with mental health difficulties both in the NHS and privately. As a Clinical Psychologist and CAT Practitioner, I am able to draw on a range of approaches to tailor therapy to best suit your needs.
I am passionate about guiding people to gain a psychological understanding of their difficulties and helping them to break free from patterns of relating to themselves and others which are holding them back from pursuing their goals and achieving their full potential in life.
I work with a number of difficulties including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, work issues, stress and challenges with managing anger.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, followed by a MSc in Forensic Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2013. I have also completed a post-doctoral two year training course in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. I have worked in the NHS for over ten years and now have my own private practice. As such I have extensive experience of working with a range of adults across the lifespan with a wide variety of emotional difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
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The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.
Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fees are £100 per hour. I offer a free 20 minute video or telephone consultation to all potential clients.
I have some flexibility with my working pattern and can offer daytime or evening appointments . From September 2021 I am also able to offer appointments on a Thursday.
If you are considering therapy please get in touch via email or phone or through my website and we can arrange a time to talk about what you would like to get out of therapy. If you are happy to continue we can then arrange an initial session from there.