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Sam Barker - Lorem Counselling

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10
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About me

Are you struggling at the moment, then contact me to discuss your needs and see if talking therapy can help.  Experienced with working with a wide range of issues with clients ages 13 - 70+.

I am able to work with you and your problems, using a range of coping strategies, talking therapy helps you find your own answers, without judgement and bias.  Having experience with various issues including, bereavement, loss, relationship breakdown, stress & anxiety, employment issues, family problems, bullying, low self esteem, low mood, SAD and depression.

Fully qualified and work within the BACP ethical framework.

I have a comfortable space for you to feel safe and explore your issues, where you will not be judged, not told what to do, offered coping strategies and ways of finding your own personal answers.

Based in rural Shropshire close to the Powys border, you will need to have your own transport to access appointments.  With ample off road parking in a quite location, where you will have the opportunity to confidentially talk about your issues and find your own unique solutions.  Please note that I have dogs and cats and whilst these are not allowed in the counselling room, please consider this if you have allergies.

Registered with the BACP 355217 and as such I always work ethically in line with their Ethical Code of Conduct.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 - Counselling Supervision - Pending Certificate
  • Level 5 CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Level 3 - Life Coaching
  • BACP - Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 2 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate - Working with Children & Young People
  • Certificate - Couples Counselling
  • Certificate - CBT Theories

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life coaching, confidence building, mindfulness

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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£35.00 per 50 minute session for individuals

£40.00 per hour session for couples

£40.00 Supervision rate for 1 1/2 hours

Reduced rates for counselling students by arrangement.

A limited number of sessions are available at reduced rates for those on low income.

Payments to be made on the day of the appointment and can be paid by cash or cheque.

Failure to provide 24 hours notice of cancellation will incur a 50% session fee

Able to offer a 1/2 hour free consultation to discuss your individual needs.

Further information

Able to take referrals from

  • Trainee Counsellors
  • Individuals & Couples
  • Carers
  • Careers Advisors
  • Doctors
  • EAP
  • NHS
  • Agencies
  • Schools & Colleges (including other educational establishments)
  • Counsellors seeking supervision

I offer a bespoke range of interventions, coping strategies and theories to help with a variety of issues and what is troubling you.

Following an initial telephone conversation to discuss your needs, I am able to offer a free 1/2 hour consultation to see if we are able to work together.

I can offer weekly / fortnightly sessions, these are face to face appointments. Week day evenings, Wednesday day time and Saturday morning appointments available.  There is no limit to the number of sessions, providing that therapy is taking place.

Please contact me to discuss your needs, with no obligation.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekday evenings, Wednesdays & Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Newly qualified (pending certificate) supervisor, able to work with person centred and integrative counsellors to provide effective counselling supervision in order to meet the ethical requirements.

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