Samantha Blackmore

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MBACP Adv Dip Couns, COSRT Sex Therapy
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Colchester, Essex, CO5
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About me

My name is Samantha Blackmore. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor in 2000, and since qualifying, have practised in a variety of locations, including GP’s Surgeries, Relate Centres and my own private practice based in Abberton. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully subscribe to their code of ethics. I also belong to the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), a body that regulates Psycho Sexual Therapists.

My training means that I can call upon several different theoretical approaches in my work with clients. My training has continuously developed and I've gained specialist Couples and Psycho Sexual Therapy skills from my work with The Relate Institute.

It is my fundamental belief that we all have the potential for growth and it is exactly this that empowers us to have a better quality of life, both in our relationships and careers. Understanding the patterns we live by gives us the potential to change the things we perhaps struggle with.

I understand that it can be difficult to go to a Counsellor. I aim to create a comfortable atmosphere in which my clients can begin to explore their difficult issues and feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Post Graduate Certificate in Psycho Sexual Therapy

2016-17 Relate Institute

Advanced University Diploma in Counselling - degree level

2006-2010 University of Hull, The Relate Institute, Doncaster

National Diploma in Counselling

1999-2002 The Life Force Centre, Colchester

National Certificate in Counselling

1998-1999 Chelmsford College, Essex

Post-graduate diploma in Supervision

2019-2020 Iron Mill College, Exeter

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psycho Sexual Therapy



£55.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£55/hr for individuals,

£50/hr for individuals under 16,

£65/hr for Psycho Sexual Therapy,

£65/hr for Couple Therapy,

£65/hr for Family therapy,

Cancellations within 48 hours will be charged at 50%; within 24 hours 100%

Fees can be paid in cash, cheque or bank transfer.

When I work

Please contact me to organise a mutually convenient time for a consultation

Further information

Most of us, if we're honest, might admit that we struggle from time to time. Perhaps our personal relationships feel like they're going in the wrong direction? Relationships with family members or work colleagues are possibly getting you down? Bereavement issues?

Counselling can help with a variety of difficulties, amongst which:

  • Low Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Couple Therapy
  • Sexual Therapy - Dysfunctions such as impotence and loss of libido
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Childhood Trauma and Abuse - how they impact the present
  • Adult Trauma and Domestic Violence

Counselling is a process in which couples or individuals have the opportunity to discuss their feelings and anxieties with a professionally qualified and accredited counsellor in a strictly confidential, non-judgemental environment.

Abberton, Colchester, Essex, CO5

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person
Home visits

I offer supervision for individuals and groups.

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Samantha Blackmore
Samantha Blackmore