Samantha Barnes

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B.A (Hons), MBACP Counselling and Psychothrapy
Available for new clients
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Winchester SO23 & Southampton SO40
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Families.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and I work with individuals, couples and families at my Winchester and Southampton based private practice settings. I offer effective counselling therapy both short term and solution focussed, as well as longer term psychotherapy.

I also provide an online, telephone or video-call confidential counselling service.

Counselling for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful at any stage in life, there doesn't need to be a crises in order to seek support.

My practice provides counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in a supportive environment which is professional, confidential and respectful of individual pace and needs. The therapy I offer is non-judgemental and non-directive; you decide whatever you want to discuss, process and explore. The counselling experience provides an opportunity for self development and understanding, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall well being.

My approach is open, honest and supportive. The therapeutic relationship is caring and accepting; this I believe is fundamental to the counselling process and how I work. This is your time to move towards and explore anything you want to achieve or understand. My aim is to help you develop clarity by listening and providing insight and support, enabling an increased sense of understanding of your thoughts and feelings, when faced with feeling distressed, anxious, depressed, confused or unable to cope.

Therapy is an opportunity for you to explore new coping strategies, make choices about change and develop a deeper awareness and better understanding of self.

If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions please feel free to contact me on 07944 768022 or by email for further information.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A (Hons) Degree Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling, FdA Humanistic Counselling MBACP

As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I am trained and qualified in a range of therapeutic models, these include CBT, Solution Focussed and Transactional Analysis.

My experience includes working for the NHS Hampshire Partnership Trust Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service as a Brief Intervention Therapist, as well as providing Individual and Group Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I worked for several years for the Southampton University Counselling Service, providing Individual, Brief and Solution Focused Therapy, alongside running a counselling service for Action for Children in Hampshire, where I provided both short term and longer term therapy to individuals, couples and families.

I currently practice as the Counsellor for Inclusion NHS Midland Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT) covering the New Forest area.

My private practice Counselling and Psychotherapy services are based in private settings in central Winchester and Southampton.

I work ethically and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and its Professional Conduct Procedures.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£55.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Individual assessment and on-going session fees are charged at £55 per 50-minute appointment.

Couples' assessment and on-going session fees are charged at £75 per 50-minute appointment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for daytime, evening and some weekend appointments

Further information

Professional, qualified and experienced therapist offering online, telephone, video-call or face to face Counselling and Psychotherapy from central Winchester and Southampton based private practice settings.

Both locations have nearby parking and easily accessible transport links from the surrounding areas of Romsey, The New Forest, Eastleigh, Fareham and Portsmouth

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Southampton, Hampshire, SO40

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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