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Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy ( Metanoia Institute / Middlesex University ) ~ in completion
  • Diploma Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling ( Metanoia Institute )

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My experience and training as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist allows me to work with wide range of psychological issues and I would be happy to discuss your personal difficulties at this time and how we may be able to work together.

Previous to my training I have 20 years experience in the healthcare industry , more specifically in the NHS and private maternity hospitals and therefore hold some key areas of additional interest in :

vaginismus |  fertility issues |  IVF journeys and support | bereavement & baby loss | pregnancy anxiety & depression | fear of childbirth (tokophobia) | emotional birth preparation | emotional birth trauma | PTSD following pregnancy or childbirth | birth reflection | supportive birth de-briefing | postnatal anxiety | postnatal depression | life re-adjustment | identity crisis | sexual issues | parenting problems | family and relationship problems ( including single parent conceptions, surrogacy, separations, co-parenting and divorce ).

Healthcare worker anxiety , stress , depression , grief , trauma, PTSD & burn out.

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£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£70 per 50 minute , weekly session

Due to the nature of the therapeutic process I dont offer fortnightly sessions.

I offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for those who can’t afford my usual charge. These are allocated on a case by case basis - please contact me for more details. 

I offer a free (scheduled) initial 15 minute telephone call for anyone wishing to ask questions or discuss the therapeutic process.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday - Friday ( weekdays from 8am )

Monday - Thurs ( evenings until 9pm )

Further information

Please note: I have now returned to face to face sessions with clients.

I am also offering sessions remotely if still needed / preferred , via video or telephone.

I work with both :

Short term ( 6 - 24 sessions ) counselling & psychotherapy

Long term ( 24 + sessions ) counselling & psychotherapy

2A Blackall Street


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Samantha Higginson

Samantha Higginson