My name is Samantha Blackmore. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor 20 years ago and since qualifying, have practised in a variety of locations, including GP’s Surgeries, Relate Centres and my own private practice based in both Exeter and Exmouth. 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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psycho Sexual Therapy
Concessions offered for
£50/hr for individuals,
£45/hr for individuals under 16,
£55/hr for Psycho Sexual Therapy,
£55/hr for Couple Therapy,
£60/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.
Please contact me to organise a mutually convenient time for a consultation
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
- Couple Therapy
- Sexual Therapy - Dysfunctions such as impotence and loss of libido
- 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.