Samantha Farag, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
My name is Sam and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I started my career in counselling 25 years ago working in mental health charities and educational settings. I was inspired by the ability of therapy to help others live a full and meaningful life, and so I extended my training to become a qualified psychologist.
I have been a Chartered Counselling Psychologist for over 15 years with experience of psychological assessments and therapy for adults and couples. I am also extensively trained to work with children, young people and families. My main therapeutic approaches are Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness therapies, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I have worked as a Clinical Team Leader in an NHS Talking Therapy Service, as well as working for 10 years in a private Harley Street clinic.
I have been a Course Director for an MSc in CBT, an MSc in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology on doctoral training programmes.
Currently, I am Course Director for the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a course which I designed and implemented at Goldsmiths, University of London.
THERAPY FOR ADULTS
I work with adults and couples experiencing a range of difficulties over both the long and short term. I am committed to using therapeutic work to enable us both to understand your difficulties in the context of your unique life experiences. In this way, I aim not to only reduce your symptoms or tackle surface problems but to understand their roots so that your awareness leads to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I employ an integrative therapeutic style, collaboratively working with you to tailor my approach to your particular needs. My main therapeutic approaches are Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness therapies, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
My approach to my client work has been developed through extensive training and 25 years of experience working in the NHS, charity, private sector and workplace settings.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and Accredited CBT Therapist (BABCP) and I am registered with the Health Care Professional Council and the British Psychological Society.
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
I offer short and long term therapy to children, young people and families. I employ an integrative approach focusing on the wellbeing of the child or young person, and how they can thrive within themselves, their families and their schools.
I have 25 years of experience of counselling children and young people. I have worked with children and young people within the NHS, the private sector and within charities such as Childline. I have set up a Play Therapy Service within a charity where I was employed as a Child Psychology Specialist and I have also run group workshops for parents, children and young people, and published self-help Parent Guides.
I was also Course Director of an MSc in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health.
My first career was as a Qualified Teacher within London secondary state schools and this has been an essential benefit in understanding and communicating with schools and EP's as part of therapy work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Consultant Counselling Psychologist & Associate Fellow (BPS)
- Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC)
- Accredited CBT Therapist (BABCP)
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer two clinic locations and also offer remote working via video or telephone.
The Harley Street Clinic is based at Cognacity, 54 Harley Street, London W1G 9PZ. Harley Street therapy sessions are booked directly with Cognacity. To book your first session please ring 020 3219 3080 or email. The fee at the Harley Street Clinic is £215 per session.
The South East London Clinic is based near Dulwich, SE21. If you have any questions or would like to book your first session please email me here. The fee at the SE London Clinic is £120 per session.
Children & Young People under 14 yrs of age are only treated at the SE London Clinic.