Samantha Jayne Barnsley

Samantha Jayne Barnsley

Heritage Exchange
Wellington Mills
70 Plover Road
West Yorkshire


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About me

I'm a Person-Centred Counsellor (MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy) and Systemic Practitioner (PGCert Systemic Practice). The way that I work is in focusing on building a working relationship, where difficulties and concerns can be explored and processed in a way that feels safe and authentic. I work in an unstructured way, which allows for the sessions to follow organically and I take into account wider structural and relational patterns as we work, which may be particularly helpful if you find yourself caught in repeated cycles and/or feel stuck.

My perspective stems from a willingness to develop and maintain an awareness of social and structural issues that impact upon people on an individual level and to hold this awareness in the process of therapy, taking into account political, economic, social and cultural issues. I'm a member of PCSR (Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social responsibility) and work towards reducing prejudice and discrimination within and outside of my practice.

In addition to my role as a Counsellor, I'm a Lecturer, teaching Counselling approaches, skills and theory on Counselling and Psychology degree courses.

I have worked in short-term solution-focused settings and can work to a fixed session model, and can also work longer term, though I am currently only offering short term work. I work face-to-face, over the telephone or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

(BSc (Hons) Psychology)
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
PGCert Systemic Practice

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I charge £40 per session for individuals and £50 per session for Couples

Maps & Directions

Huddersfield, HD3 3HR

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Lindley Availability: Tuesday Evenings, Fridays Marsden Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday daytimes

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme