Dip Couns, MBACP (Registered)
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**My practice has been adapted to be fully Covid 19 compliant. I have a limited number of face to face appointments from my practice in Ashton Under Lyne.**
I have many years' experience of offering therapy via telephone or video.
Maybe life is challenging and problematic. Do you feel like you are battling through a storm and don’t know which direction to take?
Leaning on friends and family in times of need can leave us feeling like a burden.
Calm Harbour offers you a different and experienced perspective around the concerns you have.
I offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.
Seeking help is a sign of personal strength and courage and is the first step on your journey to well-being.
*****SPECIAL OFFER...CAN YOU AFFORD TO MISS IT?*****
Do you think counselling is an expensive luxury that you cannot afford?
Are you on a long waiting list and feeling like it will never be your turn?
Have you have been putting off seeking a counsellor? Then now is the time to take that step and book your counselling sessions.
We all need help at some times in our lives and while the cost of living goes up and wages stay the same, Calm Harbour is pleased to be able to offer AFFORDABLE counselling.
Take advantage of our special offer– 6 counselling sessions for £185.00, that is just over £30 per session. A saving of £55. ( This offer does not include home visits).
***Payment for the 6 sessions is in advance, offers no refunds for cancellations and all sessions should be used within a three month period - the 6 sessions are 'banked' for you to use as you prefer.***
Calm Harbour Counselling is a comfortable, discreet and easily located practice. Offering plentiful free parking, great bus routes and close to the M60, M67 and M62 motorways, twenty minutes from the City Centre and local to Tameside, Stockport and Cheshire areas.
I am experienced in working with a number of issues, including:
- Anger Management
- Sexual issues
- P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Domestic Violence
- Relationship Problems
- Sexual Abuse
- Anger management
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am trained as an integrative counsellor which means I have studied a number of counselling models which in turn, enables me to use my skills to best meet your needs.
As part of the ethical approach to my practice, I regularly undergo supervision in line with the recommendations made by the BACP and I am committed to my own personal development and frequently attend continuing professional development training.
A client has given me his permission to share the following feedback:
"When I started my counselling sessions I was quite unsure of the process or indeed, whether I would benefit from it in any way. Within a few weeks Sam and I had built a solid understanding and were able to not only identify but also challenge and begin to overcome, some quite negative behaviours that I had been doing for a number of years. Whilst I found the sessions somewhat difficult and challenging at times, I feel that I am finally in a position where I am able to not only understand myself better, but I can actually adapt and overcome where previously I may have simply buried my head in the sand. I am now able to confidently avoid previous negative “go to” behaviours. I am happier, more content and more positive than I have been in years. I cannot recommend Calm Harbour Counselling enough."
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling For Depression
ABC Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Level 4 Safeguarding
- Confident Manager
- Crisis & Risk Training
- Personal Awareness
- Transgender Issues
- Delivering Telephone Counselling
- Responding to Clinical Risk
- Importance of good clinical record keeping - Introductory Level
- Introduction to information governance - Introductory Level
- Secure Handling of Confidential Information - Introductory Level
- Patient Confidentiality - Foundation Level
- Safeguarding Children - Child Protection Awareness - Level 1
- Drugs awareness
- Professional Boundaries
- GP Management of Depression
- Transactional Analysis - Transference (Overview)
- Certificate in Hearing Voices
- Certificate in working with Autism in counselling
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Your counsellor will offer you the space and time to discuss what is bothering you. Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and at Calm Harbour, you can choose to have as many or as few sessions as you feel you need.
How do I know you are right for me?
I offer all new clients an initial 20 minute assessment free of charge. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process and for you to decide if you feel you would be comfortable working with me.
How much does it cost?
A 50 minute face to face session is £40
Telephone counselling is £40 per 50 minute session.
Video counselling is £40 per 50 minute session.
I also offer discounted rates for block bookings, counselling students and those on certain benefits.
Please feel free to discuss your individual circumstances and needs with me.
Payment is by bank transfer, 24 hours prior to your appointment.
When I work
I offer evening appointments that are flexible to meet the needs of today's busy lifestyles.