Dr Samantha Blackburn DClinPsyc, HCPC Chartered Clinical Psychologist
About Sam Blackburn:
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in anxiety, trauma and managing difficult emotions (emotional regulation). I have worked in the NHS for over 6 years predominately with adults with long standing difficulties, including personality disorders, complex PTSD, anxiety disorders, and people with difficulties managing emotions and relationships with others.
I am HCPC and BPS registered.
I am also registered with Vitality Health Insurance to offer therapy.
How I work:
I am trained in a number of different evidence based methods of therapy including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
I also have a history of working with Acceptance Based Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Compassionate Based Therapy, and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT).
What to expect on first enquiry:
Please contact me via either email, telephone or my website for an initial enquiry. Initial enquries are free of charge and there is no obligation to book an appointment. It is an opportunity to discuss your current difficulties and what might be a helpful next step. Following this I will offer you an assessment appointment to think about your difficulties further.
The psychological approach we will use will depend on your presenting difficulties and the type of therapy you are looking for. We can discuss this on the telephone and in your initial appointment.
Please visit my website to find out more about how I work and client groups I provide for: www.samblackburnpsychology.com, or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your current needs further and make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 2011-2014 Royal Holloway University London
MSc Forensic Psychology 2007-2009 London Metropolitan University
BSc Psychology (Hons) 2001-2004 Nottingham University
Continuing Professional Development:
Mentalisation Based Therapy Training, The Anna Freud Centre, 2008
Narrative Based Exposure Therapy Training, London Trauma Service, 2013
EMDR Training Levels 1-4, EMDR Works, February 2016
Level 2 Coaching, British Triathlon Federation, 2016
Mindfulness Teacher Training, London Mindfulness Centre, August 2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sports psychology including performance anxiety, traumatic experiences, group dynamics, concentration, dealing with disappointments.
I offer sessions in Central London on Queen Victoria Street, EC4N 4SA
In the first instance, I offer a free telephone consultation to discuss your questions and arrange an assessment appointment. In this appointment, we will discuss an agreed plan for any further appointments and review this regularly.
All appointments are 50 minutes and usually weekly.
Please contact me about Group Presentations/bookings as duration and price will depend on requirements.
1-1 appointments: £90
EMDR appointments: £90
In addition to offering support with mental health difficulties, I also offer psychological support for sports and performance based difficulties.
In addition to 1-1 sessions, I offer some group based programmes, including MBCT and psycho-educational talks to organisations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability Monday evenings from 6pm. Please enquiry about other upcoming availability.
Types of client