Samantha De Bono
It is quite natural to bury problems and push them to the back of our minds, but unfortunately, they have a way of seeping back into our consciousness, causing pain and unhappiness, complications or confusion. With current problems we can pretend they aren't happening, hoping that things will get sorted on their own, but again, they pop up and make it clear that they certainly ARE happening, causing hurt and discontent.
Finding the right counsellor for you can be quite daunting, but it can be made easier. I offer a free initial phone consultation so you can decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me. After all, the relationship between you and your counsellor is the most important aspect of counselling.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, Coach and Mediation Practitioner offering individual, couples and family therapy, which is safe and confidential.
Working Integratively means that I use a range of skills according to the problems and the person, taking the most effective parts of a number of approaches such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive, Behavioural and Humanistic, with a view to applying these elements to help you to look at your life from a different perspective.
I have also developed my own model which I call The Inspiration Model, it incorporates both counselling and life coaching. After working for years with people in crisis, I began to see that with using only counselling and psychotherapy, clients were at risk of getting stuck in the past and not moving forward quickly enough. I wanted clients to leave my practice feeling inspired to live their lives with new found confidence and vigour. Looking at the past is an important part of therapy, but it should only inform us, not drag us back to a place we don't want to be. That's why I began to incorporate life coaching with therapy, it allows the person/the couple or the family to begin to live for today in an informed, improved and inspired way.
People are individual and the psychological distress and trauma they suffer from are wide ranging and unique to them, that is why I do not use a ‘one size fits all’ approach to counselling, but use techniques of a range of approaches, which allows flexibility in the session to help find solutions that suit the individual or the couple.
I work from Bromley and Harley Street (although I do see clients from outside these areas). Mon-Fri 10:00am-9:00pm and Saturday (Groups) 10:00am-1:00pm.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Association for Coaching, the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and I abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with:
- Anger Management
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Childhood Abuse
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Couples Counselling
- Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D)
- Domestic Violence (Victim/Survivors)
- Drug & Alcohol Addiction
- Low Self Confidence
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Ritual Abuse
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Free 20 Minute phone consultation
One-to-One £70 per session (60 mins)
Couples £70 per session (60 mins)
Free 20 Minute phone consultation
One-to-One £165 per session (50 mins)
Couples £170 per session (50-60 mins)