Samantha Cairns MA, Psychotherapist, Counsellor
Whether you are struggling in your life, simply dissatisfied or looking for personal development, I believe that any desire for change holds the potential to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
I offer Psychotherapy and counselling as well as coaching with people who may be suffering as a result of past or present experiences and those reaching for new potential in their lives. Whilst I have a particular specialism in anxiety and depression, I work with people struggling with a range of issues related to, motherhood, loss, low self-esteem, abuse, chronic illness, relationship difficulties, culture shock, career crisis and those seeking personal development.
My approach is flexible depending on your needs and whether you want to work in a very focused short term way or more long term where we can look more in depth at underlying patterns. What is most important is that you find the right guide for you in a safe and non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable to share your feelings and thoughts. You can call or email me to discuss what you are looking for and to see if you would like to book a no obligation initial meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 15 years experience working privately in the UK and abroad. I hold an MA in Psychosynthsis Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling and a postgraduate training in Group Dynamics.
I am fully insured and a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.
I lecture on counselling and therapeutic courses in the UK & abroad & hold workshops on anxiety which is a particular interest of mine.
I also have a background in business working for many years facilitating change programmes and coaching managers and leaders.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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