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Prof Dip MBACP

About me

Therapy involves much more than just talking over your problems with someone else. You do not need to try and battle through alone. Even if you have doubts that therapy can help, or it hasn't benefitted you in the past, perhaps the timing wasn't right, or maybe trying a new therapist or a new approach would suit you better?

Finding the right therapist is very important. Just as it is a good idea to be selective and cautious about those people close to you in your personal life, therapy is a special type of relationship that needs careful consideration. It is usually possible to gauge very quickly whether you are going to ‘click’ with someone enough that you feel a ‘relatable’ connection between the two of you. Not every therapist’s style will be your ‘cup of tea’!

It's so important to feel heard and understood.  My aim is always to empower you,  to enable you to untangle the difficulties of whatever you're facing, and move forward with your life.

I offer a 30-minute Introductory Session for £10, the cost of which is redeemable against your first full session.  

I feel that having a great deal of life experience and overcoming much adversity myself gives me a down-to-earth, relatable edge that my clients often appreciate. My aim is to provide a space for you to develop a relationship with me that is very 'real', a space where you feel comfortable and safe enough to share the things that have been bothering you. I offer therapy, life coaching, and a comprehensive range of complementary online courses. Visit my website for more information. 

Here are some of the things that clients have said about working with me:

“I would recommend Samantha as a counsellor as she is very empathetic. I find her questioning very clever, challenging and thought-provoking. I feel like she has the patience and knowledge to see me through what was a really difficult time in my life. She doesn't just 'repeat what you said' in a different way like other counsellors I have experienced. She is lovely and funny and kind”

"I can't explain the enormity or the impact you have had on me and my life. What felt like a confusing tangle of pain, frustration, anger and sadness now feels like distinct threads of emotion, each with a clear root. I'm definitely able to recognise the truth of what I am feeling and I'm a lot less confused. I am sure that I will keep my 'solidity' and be able to enjoy all the huge blessings I have in my life and not let the past steal them. Thank you for showing me that it is within my control"

“Sam is amazing - never judges, clearly listens, and has some remarkable insights into my situation. When she summarised my situation after a particular session I was really touched that she would put so much effort into trying to help me."

 - Easy-to-use Online Booking System, manage your own appointments direct from my website.

 - Therapy, Life-Coaching, & Online Courses, choose the right treatment plan for you!

I look forward to hearing from you! :)

Training, qualifications & experience

BA(Hons) English

BA(Hons) Philosophy & Psychological Studies

Prof Diploma in Counselling (Relational)

Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychologists.

IARTT (International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy) Accredited Rewind Technique Practitioner.

A Group Therapist and Counsellor since 2007, in private practice in Bristol since 2013.


  • ADHD & Neurodiversity
  • Relationship & Attachment Issues
  • Depression & Persistent Low Mood
  • Fears, Insecurities, & Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders (particularly BPD/Emotional Dysregulation)
  • Anger, Passive-Aggression, & Handling Conflict
  • Self-Worth, Empowerment, Confidence, & Assertiveness
  • Self-Destructive & Addictive Behaviours
  • Historic Trauma, PTSD, & Complex PTSD
  • Emotional Resilience, Intelligence, & Awareness
  • Troubled Childhoods & Difficult Family Dynamics
  • Stress, Burnout,  & Learning to Let Go
  • Grief, Loss, & Abandonment
  • Self destructiveness and unhealthy coping skills

Member organisations


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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Book directly online via my website

£50 per full hour (60 minutes)

£10 fee for Introductory Session, fully redeemable against first full session

15, 30, 45, 60, 90, & 120 minute sessions available

Block booking packages available:

  • 6 SESSIONS FOR £285 (5% discount)
  • 10 SESSIONS FOR £450 (10% discount)

When I work

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Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms