Hello, my name is Samantha. As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I am able to provide professional, confidential and sensitive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to individuals and couples from a private clinic in Brentwood, Essex.
The aim of this therapy is to equip individuals with the necessary skills and coping mechanisms to deal with the problems and challenges that they face under life’s pressures. This form of therapy can help to change negative thinking patterns which keep individuals from fulfilling life goals, encourage you to be more in control of your life, develop better self esteem/self confidence, gain a clearer sense of direction and learn social, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
When individuals have challenges or problems in their lives where these negative thoughts, moods, behaviours and physiological reactions begin to impact relationships, work, quality of life and general daily functioning, now is the best time to do something about it. Some of the main areas that can be addressed include but are not exclusive to:
Anxiety (General, Social, Health)
Chronic Fatigue / Sleep problems / Insomnia
Relationships problems / Divorce / Separation
Drug / Alcohol problems
Low Self Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Self Harm / Suicidal Ideations
Work Related Stress
As a therapist I work with adults, children and young people and believe that every person is unique as a result the approach to treatment is tailored to each individuals specific needs and my training as a Psychologist allows me the flexibility to draw on a wide range of psychological theories and practice a range of therapeutic models as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy where it is deemed necessary such as Mindfulness Based Approaches.
My aim within therapy is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable to discuss the problems and challenges that you are experiencing, goals and aspirations for the future and your thoughts, feelings and behaviours attached to these.
Appointments can normally be arranged at fairly short notice and can be made at times that suit your schedule. I am also now able to offer Skype sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Additionally, being a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and British Psychology Society (BPS) I hold strongly to the principles highlighted in the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics affiliated with the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
I have carried out Short Courses in the following: Mindfullness, bullying, self harm, anger therapy, eating disorders, suicide and young people, drug and alcohol awareness, bereavement, risk assessments, psychometric assessments, dementia.
Aside from my Educational experience I have worked for both the NHS and private healthcare sector within inpatient settings and in the community. I work in a sensitive and respectful manner and adapt the way I work to the needs of the individual/couple. I am happy to see clients for short term focused therapy or longer term therapy for deeper change.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Expense can be major factor when considering therapy. I am committed to making my service as accessible as possible and keep my rates reasonable.
These sessions can be self-funded or we also accept well-known Private healthcare insurance – including Aviva Health, AXA PPP Healthcare, Cigna, Exeter Family Friendly, Groupama Healthcare, PruHealth, Simplyhealth, WPA, Beneden and Saga.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|