Samantha Halstead

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Qualified Counsellor and Registered Member of BACP.
Available for new clients
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Bridlington YO15 & Hull HU1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I am an experienced and qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Professionals (MBACP). I am a caring, kind, friendly, empathetic and supportive counsellor who will offer you the space to be heard without judgement and to be yourself. 

The feedback I have had from my previous clients are that I was caring to their individual needs, offered the space for them to be heard and supported them through their personal and relationship issues. 

I currently have personal counselling myself so I can continue to be the best counsellor I can be, and in order to ensure I am fulfilling my own personal and relationship needs. I have had personal counselling, marriage counselling, relationship counselling in the past myself and have seen first hand how much value having counselling can add to your life. 

I have experience with clients who have had counselling before and clients that have never had counselling. I believe I offer a counselling service that is integrative of your needs. My aim is to build a counselling relationship with you, offer a space where you can be heard, we can build a therapeutic relationship and I also aim to offer an environment that is non-judgemental and empathetic. 

I also offer space for clients with learning disabilities, I have previously worked with adults with learning difficulties. I have one child on the Autistic spectrum and I have another that is going through the ADHD assessment process, I also have completed courses on Autism, so I believe I have the ability to provide space for those with learning difficulties or their carers as I believe I have first hand experience of those needs. 

I also have completed relevant CPD courses on baby loss and have first hand personal experience of baby loss suffering from a miscarriage myself back in 2019 where I ended up seeking my own personal counselling to assist in my grief process. 

I am currently offering integrative counselling which is a type of counselling that takes into consideration your needs as a client, my type of counselling is person centred based but we may implement other aspects of counselling depending on your individual needs like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. I am currently offering online or phone counselling sessions throughout the UK and face to face sessions in Bridlington, East Yorkshire and will be offering in parts of Humberside in the near future. If you are not sure whether face to face or online counselling sessions would work best for you and how the type of counselling I offer may work best for you, then please get in touch for more information or an initial consultation where we can discuss. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have knowledge and training in person centred counselling/ humanistic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma,Attachment and Development theory, ethics and diversity, Mental Health Problems, Mental Health First Aid, Baby and Child loss, financial hardship and Autism Awareness (of which I have a child that is Autistic and was diagnosed early in 2023). I hold a Foundation Degree in Contemporary Approaches to counselling and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. Being a Registered member of the BACP means I am bound by their Ethics and Practice.

I have worked with a variation of clients including clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, grief and relationship difficulties. I have also worked with clients that are on probation, clients with children in the social care system, clients with learning difficulties, clients struggling with Trauma  and clients that have survived domestic and emotional abuse.


Foundation Degree in Contemporary Approaches to Counselling.

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling.

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling.

Level 2 Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace.

Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

Level 2 Understanding Autism.

Certificate in How to do Counselling Online.

Certificate in Training for Infant Loss Awareness.

Certificate in Training for Financial Hardship.

I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in order to maintain my competence to practice, maintain my skills and my knowledge. 

Additionally I receive regular monthly supervision from an Accredited BACP registered Supervisor.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Prices are currently £40 per session.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information regarding my current fees.

I offer an initial free telephone consultation in which we can discuss what your needs are and how we can work together to meet your needs and aims of counselling. Once we have agreed to work together, we can discuss how many sessions we both feel you would need and how often to we would review how the session are going and if the sessions  are still helping to meet your needs. 

All payments will need to made by bank transfer, of which will be outlined in our contract of service together.

Please note: I operate a 48 hours cancellation policy, which means if a session is missed without 48 hours notice or without reasonable explanation then the session will be chargeable.

if you have any further questions, would like to enquire or make an appointment then please feel free to contact me via email, or telephone. Please note I may not always be able to answer your call, email or message straight away but as soon as I am available I will respond to your voice message, email or message.

** PLEASE NOTE- I am not a crisis service so if you require urgent mental health support please contact the NHS on 111, your own GP, local A & E department or Samaritans charity are available 24 Hours a day on 116 123 or by messaging Samaritans SHOUT to 85258.**

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Further information

My sessions offer a counselling relationship with space for you to be heard without judgement, openly, honestly, with empathy and with compassion. I am also a registered member of the BACP which means I follow their ethical guidelines and are qualified to their required ethical standards.

Please feel free to contact me with any of your further questions by either phone or by email. Or you can find out more information on my website at

Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15

60 Bond Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Samantha Halstead
Samantha Halstead