Samantha Elvyhart

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MSc Psych, PGC Coun, BA Phil Reg Psychotherapist & Couns.
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5EG
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

A warm welcome

Whether the problem is your life circumstances, relationships, your past, or it feels like it’s something about you, if you’re suffering and struggling, I can help you. Perhaps everything you've tried so far to improve things hasn't helped in the way you'd hoped, and you’ve run out of ideas. Perhaps you haven’t had the safe and caring environment to work through your problems, or the people you turned to haven’t quite given you what you needed. If this is you, take heart – over the past eight years I have worked with people from many different walks of life, helping them to feel better, and live happier and more fulfilled lives.

Whatever the nature of your problems, my aim is for you to arrive on a path that is less full of suffering and dysfunction. In a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space we will explore your memories, beliefs, assumptions, feelings, body sensations and style of relating. I will assist you to develop the inner resources you need to move forward.

When you take your therapeutic journey with me, I will walk the path of exploration, healing and growth with you, whatever we find on the way and wherever it takes us. I will have your back and I will stay the course with you, always holding your best interests in mind. If you’d like to have an informal chat, please get in touch.

Type of therapy I offer

My approach can be described as Integrative-Relational-Developmental.

​Integrative means...that I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches, psychological theories and research to enable me to respond flexibly to your therapeutic needs and serve your best interests.

Relational means...that I provide a therapeutic relationship that supports and fosters your healing and growth. I offer you both the opportunity to risk being yourself with me - and to discover who you can be when you feel truly accepted for who you are.

Developmental means...that I take a special interest in your early life experiences. Applying a developmental focus can bring profound, lasting change.


Essential info

  • I offer short-term (up to 20 sessions) and long term (20+ sessions) face-to-face work with adults.​​
  • Sessions last for one hour and are charged at £65.
  • Payment methods: I accept BACS (bank transfers).
  • My practice is located at The Clarendon Centre in Leamington Spa.  Ample parking is available close by.
  • ​COVID-19: I offer face-to-face work in line with government guidance.

Private healthcare: I am an approved provider of counselling and psychotherapy for AXA PPP Healthcare.


What happens when you get in touch 

  • I'll contact you and we will have a brief phone chat to discuss what brings you to therapy. We'll then arrange an assessment session (1hr) in person or via Zoom.
  • During this session, I'll ask for some key information from you and we will have a chat about what brings you to therapy. You can ask me anything you'd like to know.
  • Following the assessment session, I'll email you a copy of my therapy contract to read.
  • The following week we'll speak again in order to address any outstanding queries and decide if we want to work together.
  • If we decide to go ahead we will sign the contract and arrange an inital six sessions. I will take advance payment for the following session.
    If we decide not to work together, I will signpost you to other sources of help as appropriate.​​

Training, qualifications & experience

Formal qualifications

  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
  • PG Cert. Integrative Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy

As well as nine years' clinical practice I have over seven years' professional and academic training in counselling and psychotherapy underpinned by my lifelong commitment to learning and personal development.  I draw on a wide body of knowledge and experience including psychotherapy and counselling approaches, psychology, sociology and health research, neuroscience, body-focused practices, mindfulness and spirituality.  My philosophy studies trained me to develop an open and enquiring mind, the ability to see things from multiple perspectives and the ability to contemplate life's 'big picture' - extremely helpful in therapeutic work.  Additionally, I am no stranger to adversity; this means that I know it's possible to overcome pain and difficulty and live a much happier, fulfilled and peaceful life. ​That means I truly believe you can, too.

Professional experience

In addition to my full-time private practice, I am a director of The Clarendon Centre in Leamington Spa.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

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

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Codependence
  • Cultural issues
  • Envy, jealousy
  • Feeling emotionally/psychologically unstable
  • Guilt, shame
  • Identity issues
  • Illness and health-related issues
  • Lack of life purpose/meaning
  • Life transitions/change.

Therapies offered


£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

  • Sessions last for an hour.
  • Payment methods: I accept bank transfers.

Further information

My commitment to your safety and wellbeing

Ethical accountability: The BACP and UKCP maintain accredited registers, which contain the details of members who have met the standards of professional competence deemed by the organisation as necessary to practise competently and ethically. My clinical memberships are as follows:

UKCP (Reg.): Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy

UPCA (Accred): Clinical Member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)

MBACP: Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Insurance: I am fully insured, as is my place of practice.

​Continuing professional development (CPD):  In line with the ethical frameworks I follow, I undertake 50+ hours of CPD a year to ensure that my professional skills are up to date and continually developing.

For more information about how I work please visit my website or contact me for an informal chat.

The Clarendon Centre, Second Floor, 52-54 Regent Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5EG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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The Clarendon Centre is an old building and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

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Samantha Elvyhart
Samantha Elvyhart