Based in Dorset, providing integrative counselling in a non judgemental, confidential, safe space.
Samantha J Hudson qualified as a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Practitioner in 2012 and has worked predominantly with armed forces & emergency services personnel. She worked formerly as a Royal Military Police Officer, a West Midlands Police Officer and within the private security industry.
Her clients include those with trauma from terrorist attacks, war, rape, sexual assault, child abuse, incest, violent assaults and road traffic collisions. She also has experience with clients who have issues with drug addiction, alcoholism, co-dependency, coercive control, domestic violence, infidelity, divorce, homicide and suicide.
Working closely with armed forces and emergency services personnel from the UK and USA she has established an excellent reputation for making her clients feel at ease which encourages them to talk about their traumatic experience and the changes they wish to make in their lives.
She has worked with The Police Firearms Officers Association as a practitioner, and as a Keynote Speaker for SC019 (Metropolitan Police Specialist Firearms Operations), writing & running seminars in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management & Suicide Awareness.
Please enquire about the cost of sessions. Initial consultation is free and discounts can be applied depending on your circumstances.
Information Commissions Office Membership Number ZA192088
Member of The International Police Association
Training, qualifications & experience
- City & Guilds in Conflict Management 2005
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management 2012
- Anger & Aggression Management 2013
- Transactional Analysis in Relationships 2014
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2016
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling 2017
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2018
- Advanced Corporate Stress Management 2019
Voluntary Work 2014 - 2018
- EDP Drugs & Alcohol Service
- Redlands Counselling Service
Areas of counselling I deal with
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£65.00 per session
Initial consultation can be done via the telephone or in person and is free.
A discount can be applied dependent on circumstances.
Armed Forces and Emergency services personnel will automatically be offered a discount.
Samantha is a "Blue Light Champion"
" I found I could work well with Sam because, like me, she is a former soldier. As such she could understand military terminology and the typical life of a soldier. Sam also has a robust style which is unlike that of most therapists. Sam has a different style and I felt safe to express my views to her. With her help I worked through some very unpleasant childhood memories. Many of them returned spontaneously during our therapeutic sessions. Once the memories had returned, they ceased to have power. As a result, I gained confidence that meant that, at long last, I no longer felt I had my mother upon my shoulder criticising everything I did. In short, in the course of our treatment, I grew up from a youth of 16 to a mature man aged 65. Thank you Sam, for your help."
British Army Veteran October 2019
"I have known Samantha for over 35 years, she has spent all of her career paths as a commensurate professional, she is diligent and determined, enthusiastic to the core and has an ability to empathise with many communities due to her varied professions. She has more recently taken these amazing traits to new heights. Samantha committed herself a little while ago to a course of studying to open new doors - her levels of self discipline and motivation have provided her with the outcome as being a qualified Post Traumatic Stress Practitioner! As an experienced practitioner she is now serving another community and fulfilling her role in life as an amazing guardian, I have benefitted personally from her experience and recommend her without equivocation! Thank you Samantha for all that you are doing to help others!"
Police Officer September 2019
“I am a Police Officer with nearly 20 years service who as a result of some horrific incidents at work on front line response ended up on long term sick with severe PTSD. When I first started my sessions with Sam, I very much still felt in the grips of this awful disabling condition but with her help, support and wonderful open manner I felt able to safely talk about how I was feeling. Her weekly sessions and training in PTSD awareness she provided gave me the tools I needed to overcome so many obstacles. I cannot thank her enough for me now feeling the best I have done for a year and a half. Thank you Sam.”
"Through tears came laughter... I could never have coped without you. Your high professionalism allowed me to work through the trauma, enabling me to rebuild the pieces of my shattered life in the aftermath of a serious and brutal attack. I am breaking the silence... life is glorious, live it without fear! Thank you Sam."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is a pay & display car park within walking distance. Access to practice is via a lift or stairs.
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Types of client
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