Samantha Joyce - Registered Member BACP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist

Samantha Joyce - Registered Member BACP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist

1 Little Birches
DA15 7LN


07961 145659

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About me

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak I am temporarily suspending face to face appointments and will be offering appointments by way of telephone or Whats App video calls. Thank you very much for your patience during this time.

Finding it hard to fit in a time to talk? Looking for a way forward? Welcome! l offer affordable, low cost counselling on an individual basis only to people of all ages, from young children, teenagers, adults and older adults.

I have over 12 years' experience of working with school children, support staff and teachers in both primary and secondary schools, students and adults with mental health issues. I have also worked at Bexley Life Skills Centre (BCU) and The Ellenor Lions Hospice as a volunteer counsellor.

My work with individual clients varies from short to long term counselling and although I offer counselling across a broad spectrum, I have extensive experience working with:

  • anger
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • child related issues
  • depression
  • disability issues
  • eating disorders
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • personal development
  • self esteem
  • self harm
  • suicidal thoughts

I offer flexibiity where needed in order to help with your life/work balance.

My practice is based upon an integrative approach, whereby I blend therapeutic techniques such as CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy), Gestalt, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Person Centred and Psychodynamic, according to the specific needs of each client. My aim is to encourage clients to explore their feelings, life and problems, in the hope that they will, become easier to understand.


Counselling offers you a place to explore difficulties you are having in your personal life with someone who is trained neither to judge you nor to advise you, but to explore and unlock your feelings, which may have been hidden for years. Past and present relationships will be talked about as well as your relationship with the counsellor. It may well be upsetting, but it will help you to understand more about yourself. From this you may begin to feel less confused, or to make changes in your life, or come to terms with things that can't be changed.


There are many reasons for seeking counselling. You may be feeling upset and distressed and have problems with your feelings, behaviour, thoughts and relationships. You may keep getting stuck in patterns or relationships that don't work, you may feel you lack direction or that life makes no sense. One of the main aims of counselling is to guide from us from feeling trapped and to give us a feeling of some control over our lives.


Counselling takes place in a private, non-judgmental setting so that you can feel free to share your concerns in confidence. In the initial session, you will be able to clarify the areas that you want to cover together. 


As a guide, it is normal to work together for between eight and twelve sessions. If you decide to continue beyond this, we can discuss this at any time during the consultation. Each session, normal at intervals of one week, is of 50 minutes at a regular time, although changes can always be made to suit your changing needs.


I am a qualified Counselling Psychotherapist who is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I hold an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS). I adhere to the code of ethics and practice set out by the BACP, providing confidentiality in a warm, accepting, therapeutic relationship.


A confidential counselling service is offered to all, irrespective of gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, HIV status, or because you may have been in contact with mental health services. I offer a service that is accepting clients as they are and offering non-judgmental, professional attention, care and support.

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If you would like to make an appointment to see me please:

Ring me on 07961 145659 (answerphone available) or
Text me on 07961 145659 and I will return your call/text within 12 hours

If you leave a message, please include your full name and a mobile telephone number as well as the times and days that you are available to do sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

NCFE Level 4 Diploma in Counselling 2006
BACP Accredited Counsellor 2009

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Life skills

Life coaching

Stress relating to work

Stress relating to school work or anxious about exams

My services also cover personal therapy to trainee counsellors as part of the requirement towards their professional qualification.

The premises I work from provide:-

Off street parking

Disabled access

Within walking distance from Sidcup Station and on a bus route

Areas my practice covers:

Bexley, Bromley, Catford, Chislehurst, Crayford, Dartford, Eltham, Footscray, Forest Hill, Greenwich, Hayes, Lee, Mottingham, New Eltham, Orpington, Petts Wood, Shortlands, Sidcup,


£30 - children (under the age of 18) - 50 Minute Session (including the initial consultation)

£30 - Trainees (Diploma/Degree/Masters Level counselling students completing compulsory hours)

£35 - Counselling for adults - 50 Minute Session (including the initial consultation)

Payments are made in cash, including the initial assessment session.

If you wish to do further sessions, there is a also a retainer fee of one session in advance, which is non-refundable and pays for your arranged ending session.

This is also paid at the time of the initial assessment session and secures your regular timeslot.

Further information

I offer off-street parking within a few steps from the entrance.

I am on a bus route and not far from Sidcup Railway Station (within walking distance).

Maps & Directions

Sidcup, DA15 7LN
Sidcup, DA14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

My counselling room is on the ground floor


Appointments offered are 8am til 9pm weekdays. If you wish to have an appointment outside of these days and times specified please do not hesitate to contact me.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme