Samantha Eastwood

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Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome! I'm Samantha and I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. My qualification is a Foundation Degree in Counselling, and I am a registered member of National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I started this journey a very long time ago, when my first experience having counselling as a teenager made a lasting impression. It's been a winding road, but I always knew I had a passion for helping people in the same way as she helped me all those years ago.

​Coming to counselling can feel very daunting. You may not know what to expect, or whether I can help. I offer an initial phone consultation which normally lasts around 20 minutes. This just allows us to chat and see what you need help with, and for us to decide if we can work together. Then, if we feel right for each other, we'll meet for our first session, where I'll take more details and start our work together. I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on your needs. 

​As a person-centred therapist your autonomy in our work together is paramount. You are in charge. No one knows you like you do, and my aim is to get to know who you are by asking questions, listening to your story, and gently challenging your perceptions to help me understand you better, as you learn about yourself. I'll accept you just as you are, trying to understand the world just as you see it, to find the blocks that are stopping you feeling really fulfilled. I work in a trauma informed way, and with your consent and when it is appropriate, use aspects of body based therapy in my work; guiding you to reconnect your mind and body, and helping you to understand how your body kept you safe then, and how those adaptive patterns might be disrupting your life now. 

I have experience and training in dealing with:-

  • Childhood trauma
  • Narcissistic and emotional abuse
  • Self-harm 
  • Relationship breakdowns/divorce
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Low self-esteem and confidence difficulties
  • Low mood, depression and anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Body image difficulties

If you don't see yourself in any of these, we may still be able to work together. I will always be honest if I think there may be a more suitable therapist for your needs, and do my best to point you in the right direction. Ultimately, the relationship we create together is the most important factor.  Please do contact me for an initial consultation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with Mind providing emotional support, anxiety support sessions and counselling for a wide variety of presenting issues. 

My qualification is a Foundation Degree in Counselling which encompasses the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. 

I have done additional training in:-

  • Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Intimate Partner Therapy 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

18 Oxford Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults

Key details

My therapy room is located upstairs. If you have difficulty with accessibility I can offer online sessions as an alternative.

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Samantha Eastwood
Samantha Eastwood