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Samantha Colmer (MBACP) Dip In Therapeutic Counselling, Dip CBT

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
07818 727735 07818 727735

About me

Hi I’m Samantha, I believe that everyone deserves the gift of therapy. I am a passionate therapist who enjoys working with a diverse client base.

My aim is to empower people to bring about transformational change. Finding a therapist you connect with is important and therefore I offer a free 20 minute telephone conversation.

If you decide you would like to move towards therapy, we will continue with an assesment session for 50 minute's. Then on to therapy.

I work as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor. I am trained using Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt, as well as being trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (CBT)

What this means is that the therapy you receive will be bespoke to your needs, whether it’s short or long term, telephone or face to face, we will work at your pace with gentle challenge to deepen your understanding of self.

I have worked with a varied range of clients. My previous experience has mainly been with adults dealing with mental health such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction issues and eating disorders. I have spent several years working as a counsellor in criminal justice and prison's allowing me to gain a wealth of knowledge and skills. Futher work experience has been at Clouds house a private treatment centre in Whilshire.

Engaging in the therapy can be difficult for some, with this in mind I offer walking therapy and outdoor therapy to help with a more organic process.

I offer online group therapy for 6 clients or more, this is an opportunity to work with the complex process of change within us, supported and guided by others group members.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in CBT Skills & Theory
  • Certificate in Proficiency - Registered Member of the BACP
  • Certificate in working with young people
  • Certificate in Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Certificate in substance misuse awareness

Additional training;

  • Therapeutic group work
  • Families and addiction
  • Understanding and working with sexual offenders
  • Foundation, Certificate and Diploma in Welfare Studies

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Free 20 minute telephone conversation

50 minute group session £30

50 minute assessment session £40

50 minute therapeutic session £40

Reduced fees for trainee counsellors call to discuss

People on low income, the fee can be reduced, I will need proof of your benefit and I can only offer a limited number of appointment places for reduced fees at any one time.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Christchurch
Dorset
BH23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Samantha Colmer (MBACP) Dip In Therapeutic Counselling, Dip CBT

Samantha Colmer (MBACP) Dip In Therapeutic Counselling, Dip CBT