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Samantha Goldberg, Dip Couns, MBACP (Registered)

Dukinfield SK16 & Reddish SK5
07872 334 707 07872 334 707
Dukinfield SK16 & Reddish SK5

About me

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.


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 has a comfortable, discreet and easily located office in the beautiful Grade II listed Houldsworth Mill in Reddish.  Offering plentiful free parking, great bus routes and close to the M60, M67 and M62 motorways, ten minutes from the City Centre and local to Tameside, Stockport and Cheshire areas.

I am experienced in working with a number of issues, including:

  •     Anxiety
  •     Depression
  •     Addiction
  •     Bereavement
  •     Anger Management
  •     Redundancy
  •     Sexual Orientation
  •     O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  •     P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  •     Sexual Dysfunction
  •     Domestic Violence
  •     Relationship Problems
  •     Sexual Abuse
  •     Loss
  •     Debt

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

ABC Level 4  Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Counselling For Depression at UCLAN

Professional Development

  • 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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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What happens?

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.

I also offer discounted rates for block bookings, 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.

Houldsworth Street

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I offer evening appointments that are flexible to meet the needs of today's busy lifestyles.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Samantha Goldberg, Dip Couns, MBACP (Registered)

Samantha Goldberg, Dip Couns, MBACP (Registered)