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Samantha Jane Allison MBACP Couns.Dip Counsellor/Psychotherapist    Epping

Are you finding living life difficult? It’s okay not to be okay.

I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the BACP.  I can offer you a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space to listen and allow you to be you!

I will help you explore whatever is troubling you and find a way to work through it together.

Counselling takes courage and you have it, as you are here looking for a therapist. Well done, you have taken the first step, which is the hardest. You are on the way to taking control of your feelings and moving forward with your life.

I have extensive experience in working with a wide range of complex issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma, Relationship & sexual issues, LGBTQ+,  long term health conditions and more.  I am passionate and committed to working with you to resolve and work through the events in your life, which have led you to seek counselling.

I believe that therapy is a powerful tool, enabling you to have your own " life Tool box ", a valuable aid in moving forward and being better equipped for life, Your life.

Although I am a practising Person Centred therapist, I will also bring together other theoretical models to facilitate the need of each individual.  Each model may be applied to help explore a deeper understanding of where the difficulties and challenges may lay.

Therapy is not a one cap fits all and your individual needs are all different.  It is important to feel comfortable with your counsellor.  I believe that the  therapeutic relationship is the foundation and the key, in building trust and empathetic understanding in  working through your issues.

You are the expert on you! and we work together with what you feel is important, to start the journey of therapy

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

* ( CPCAB )  Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body )  Level 4  Diploma in Therapeutic counselling

* I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

* I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate

* I have  Full public Liability Insurance

* I regularly have Continued professional developments

Previous counselling experience -15 + years counselling/voluntary sector

  • Addiction - Drug and Alcohol, Eating Disorders, Sex and Love addiction, Gambling, Online Shopping.
  • Sexual health clinic
  • Victim Support
  • Crisis - Team - suicide prevention
  • Relationship / separation helpline
  • Family and sufferers of alcohol abuse
  • working within the LGBTQ+ community

Areas of CPD include -

  • Inner child work.
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Psycho dynamic
  • Cognitive Behaviour Techniques
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Currently offering counselling sessions by telephone, on-line / video call via Zoom.

I can offer flexible daytime, evening and weekend sessions.

Fees are £50:00 per 50 minute counselling session.

Payment methods are via bank transfer or cash.

Concessions currently offered for:

  1. Low Income
  2. Trainee counsellors
  3. Students
  4. NHS STAFF

Availability

Flexible: daytime, evening and weekend sessions available.

Epping
Essex
CM16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Samantha Jane Allison MBACP Dip.Couns

Samantha Jane Allison MBACP Dip.Couns