Samantha Ireland (MBACP Accred) Qualified Counsellor.
John Bradley & Associates
411 Whalley Road
Clayton Le Moors
The peoples, and professionals counsellor)My name is Samantha Ireland, I am a fully accredited bacp, qualified degree level Person Centered Counsellor, Integrative Counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am a counsellor for the Health service and run my own counselling private practice in the Hyndburn area of Accrington. My service is fully insured, and privacy and confidentiality are the most important aspect in my sessions, your safe space to discuss any issues, without fear of anyone knowing about your private life.
I have studied counselling, dating back to 2006, and completed level one, two and three cpcab, counselling qualifications. Then progressing to my Degree at university. I have varied experience of working within mental health hospitals and with patience, and have worked in secure services with self-harm and personality disorders, as a nursing assistant. My Counselling hours were within Inspire, substance recovery with excellent feedback. My experience of working with people who struggle emotionally or who have sever mental health issues goes back to seventeen years, I feel, my calm, genuine personality is good for any clients who are afraid to come to counselling. I am currently a Counsellor within the NHS, with lots of up to date extensive training and regular supervision.
I have a full DBS advanced clearance to work with adults and adolescence. As as a member of the BACP, ethics and boundaries and adhering to the counselling framework are uppermost in my practice.
I am a Person Centred Counsellor, who works with a person centred approach, which is based on the relationship between the client and the counsellor. I have no say in your decisions or fixed opinions on how you should lead your life and I will remain non-judgmental, empathic and genuine within our work.
I am also qualified to use a integrative approach to counselling, that brings together specific therapies as well as brief time limited counselling. This approach is good for people who feel stuck in life or not motivated. As a therapists I use my sessions to tailor my approach to you the client, the situation that they are going through at the desired time. Each person needs to be considered as an individual and my counselling techniques will help you as the individual to deal with your issues or problems depending on your personal circumstances.
My integrative approach refers to the uniqueness of my clients personality and needs - integrating the effective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological systems within a client, as well as addressing social aspects. Essentially, integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works but tailoring therapy to their clients rather than the client to the therapy with positive outcomes.
I have lots of qualifications in counselling and experience and client hours, as well as this I have motivational interviewing qualifications, solution focused therapy qualifications and nlp skills, at degree level. I can work well with many issues as well as anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder and depression. Supporting bereaved adults and their families through grief.
My assessments up to date, have had excellent outcomes, your sessions can be monitored, and credible evidence based tools will be used for assessment and your safeguarding within your sessions.
Confidentiality is the key in my service, sessions are private, and professionals may contact me with the safety they are with an ethical, registered counsellor. I have Supervision with Accredited qualified supervisors and this helps me to further my knowledge of up to date topics.
Please email to book your initial consultation. I work in the Accrington, Burnely,Preston Office is in Accrington area. Surrounding areas but sadly not Blackburn.
I look forward to meeting you soon, please email for booking and assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained Level 1 2 and Level 3 person centred counselling award, from the awarding body CPCAB, qualifications which is a awarding body for Counselling. I progressed into my degree, studying person centred counselling and integrative brief therapy at the Blackburn University centre, this was accredited by the Lancaster university. There I intensely studied person centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. Integrative brief counselling, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, nlp and Cbt skills.
I have a Diploma in bereavement and grief Counselling.
I gained my historic experience in counselling within a well-known addiction and substance misuse organisation.
My working experience is within mental health within the NHS working on acute mental health wards and secure services. Emotional health team, working with trauma and anxiety and depression and substance misuse. I have attended courses from the BACP and within the health service adding expertise to my continuing professional development.
My counselling placement at university was with inspire recovery, substance misuse organisation.
I have worked with diverse topics of self-harm and transgender issues and sexuality problems.
My counselling work and experience to date is very varied, and my sessions can work with most concerns.
An important aspect of being a counsellor is my Continuous Professional Development, listed below is some of the training courses I have attended:
I have regular training with the BACP organisation and Counsellors network group to keep enrolled as a member.
- Mental Health Awareness
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- Self-Harm & Suicide Prevention
- Difference & Diversity
- Loss and Bereavement
- Attachment, Dissociation & Resilience
- Addiction Diploma
- NLP skills
- CBT Skills
- Eating disorders training
- Health and social care level 3
- Drugs awareness level 2
- Currently doing a Cbt online Diploma.
- Self-harm and self medicating issues training
- Chronic pain and management and recovery awareness CPD.
- Working with eating disorders.
- Generalized anxiety disorder.
- Gender issues
- perinatal training
- Early years training
- Grief diploma
- Level 1 Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills with Merit
- CPCAB Level 2 counselling skills
- CPCAB Level 3 counselling skills
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Free 30 minute initial telephone conversation Assessment. Ongoing office assessments.
Individual Counselling Session £40 ( Block bookings reduced fee £35
I can offer a safe and comfortable working environment for female or male clients. I am diverse and confidential. I have worked with family's in mental health and secure services for over seventeen years. I currently work as a Counsellor for the national health service. I feel I offer a genuine transparent service for the client.
I currently hold a full advanced DBS clearance and full insurance.
I hold sessions in my office at Accrington near to local motorways. These office environments are very confidential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available midweek in the Evenings and the Weekend Mornings for sessions. please leave a voicemail and I will return your call, Thank you
Types of client
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