Samantha Jayne Byron

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BSc (hons) MBACP, UKCP
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Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5
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About me

I believe that in order for things to improve for my clients, warmth and genuine understanding are paramount. My role is to listen and encourage in an equal relationship. I work hard to listen, accept and to understand my clients. I also ensure that clients are offered a confidential and safe environment where they can explore feelings, circumstances and relationships in an open way.

I am Integrative trained, and use various techniques in helping my clients make sense of their world. My approach to therapy aims to enable clients to experience a genuine and caring relationship, where they can reach a deeper level of understanding about who they are, as well as the experiences and relationships they have had. When appropriate I use the psychodynamic model to explore how these experiences have had an impact on my clients and ways to move forward. I am careful to maintain a positive attitude and to attend sensitively and accurately to my client's needs. I am committed to providing the best for each individual.

Working with young children I use a variety of therapeutic tools, including play therapy to engage in difficult issues. I have found cognitive behavioural therapy works extremely well however the approach I use in my counselling sessions are adapted to suit my client's needs.

I OFFER FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATIONS for all adults over 18 years of age.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc Honours in Psychology
  • MBACP Registered
  • UKCP Registered
  • CRB checked
  • Numerous CPD training in working with children and adolescents.
  • Worked with pre and post bereavement
  • Currently completing my doctorate in counselling and psychotherapy (DProf)

I have worked alongside psychologists and ran a clinic for the emotional wellbeing service of a local children's charity (NHS service), supporting children dealing with bereavement, trauma and emotional / behavioural issues.

I currently see patients through the IAPT service via local GP surgeries and work with clients in the hospice setting who have been diagnosed, bereaved or pre bereavement work.

I run a private practice where I work with adults and children.

I have worked in primary schools on sensitive topics such as bullying and sexual abuse with the children's charity NSPCC.

I have worked in a large private practice in St Albans supporting children, adolescents and adults alike.

I have also previously worked in a London primary school as a school counsellor, working with children between the ages of 5-11 years.

My previous work also includes supporting people through thoughts of suicide with the Samaritans.

As well as working with adults with issues of self harm, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, I have experience of working with children with a variety of emotional and behavioural problems.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

Adults from £80 per session

I OFFER FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATIONS for all adults over 18 years of age.

When I work

Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp, online and telephone therapy available for evening appointments. FREE 15 MINUTES CONSULTATIONS

Further information

When a child tells me that they are able to sleep again after engaging in counselling sessions, or a mother has never seen her son as strong and happy, words can not explain how rewarding my work is.

Helping children with their emotional and behaviour issues is more than a job, these interventions help shape them as young adults. Giving children tools to cope in life is priceless.

Adults also need support from time to time and I endeavour to help find solutions and offer support with a wide range of presenting issues.

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have been working therapeutically for over 8 years and offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise on mental health and working with clients.

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Samantha Jayne Byron
Samantha Jayne Byron