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About me

Sometimes life can feel like it is spiralling out of control.
If you feel its time to make a change in your life or you want to start to understand yourself or your situation -  that is where talking therapy can help.

You will have an opportunity to express whatever is distressing you and restricting your potential to be the person you want to be, in a confidential, non judgemental setting.
As an experienced therapist I will help you overcome anxiety, depression, PTSD and the effects these issues can have on your life and relationships.
I will also work with you to develop self awareness, explore patterns of behaviour and build confidence which will eventually lead to a happier you.

Your physical health is important to you so why not make your mental health just as important. Contact me to discuss and arrange an assessment session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to CBT skills
  • Certificate in Interpersonal Therapy
  • Anger Management training
  • Bereavement counselling training
  • Working with Dissociative Identity disorder
  • Working with Eating disorders


In addition to working in private practice I have 6 years experience, counselling individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

I have dealt with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, bereavement, relationship difficulties, domestic abuse, rape, sexual abuse, anger issues, self confidence and esteem issues.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

£40 per 1 hr session (face to face or skype)

Concessions are available for students and individuals on low income - proof required

Payment is accepted by either cash or cheque at the end of each session. Payments can also be made by Paypal or by bank transfer with prior arrangement.

Cancellations received 24 hours before your scheduled appointment will not be charged
Cancellations within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment will be charged at full cost


Sessions are available mornings, afternoons and evenings throughout the week. Please contact me to check availability Home appointments are available for those that are house bound

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and therefore abide by their ethical framework for good practice.

I have been CRB/DBS checked and therefore work with teenagers 16+ as well as adults.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people


Samantha Fessal

Samantha Fessal