About me

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 First Responders, Law Enforcement Officers, & Veterans. She worked formerly as a Royal Military Police Officer, a West Midlands Police Officer and within the private security industry as an instructor in conflict management.

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, assault, homicide and suicide.

Working closely with First Responders, Law Enforcement Officers and Veterans from both 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). She has written Continued Professional Development accredited courses in Post Traumatic Stress Awareness & 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

CPDSO Course Provider 22049

Please enquire about CPD training.

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
  • Online Counselling 2020
  • Sure, I can talk to people 2020
  • Post Traumatic Stress Awareness for First Responders, Law Enforcement & Veterans
  • Suicide Awareness for First Responders, Law Enforcement & Veterans
    • Accredited CPD Course Provider
    • Suicide Awareness
    • Post Traumatic Stress Awareness

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.

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£60.00 per counselling session

Initial consultation can be carried out via the telephone/zoom/teams

A discount can be applied dependent on circumstances.

Please email or call to enquire about CPD course costs.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am to 8pm Wed - Fri

Further information

First Responders, Law Enforcement Officers and Veterans will automatically be offered a discount.


"I found working with Samantha extremely powerful, the journey she has guided me through with care and insight has been so positive. At the start of the programme I wasn't sure what was happening, why or how to manage it but I knew where it had come from - I needed help for a problem 13 years in the making.

Not being sure what to make of the process, I felt each session was a safe space for me to revisit life events and to talk them through with someone who came across as understanding and had relevant experiences to relate to my own.

I now feel far more confident and capable to continue the healing journey with independence, I really could not see this happening without Samantha as my guide.

I thoroughly appreciate the help and support, I cannot thank you enough."

Afghan/Iraq Infantry Veteran

April 2021

“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.”

Law Enforcement Officer February 2019

Boscombe Spa

Type of session


Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is a pay & display car park within walking distance. Access to practice is via a lift or stairs.

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