Samantha Kynaston MBACP (Accred), Dip TA Counselling and Psychotherapy
I recognise that at times life can be hard and in those times it can be difficult to make positive decisions that help us to move forward. Sometimes we may hit a crisis point or just get fed up with the same ways of thinking, feeling or behaving but feel that we are unable to move forward on our own.
Working with a therapist and sharing these difficulties can give you the opportunity to discuss and explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours and find ways to change and grow. I am a strong believer in the healing nature of the therapist/client relationship and believe that the way we relate in everyday life will eventually be brought into the therapy room. This can give us the opportunity to explore your ways of relating as well as the options available to you if you wish to change.
I believe that as individuals we all have the ability to decide what is right for us - therapy is not about me telling you what to do but about us exploring together what is best for you. Everyone is unique and so it is important for me to get to know you, so we can find out what is best for you. I believe that we ourselves are responsible for our own well being and that ultimately we can decide to change should we so wish. Therapy can be challenging but also very rewarding and empowering leading to lasting change and growth.
I work with people with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, meaninglessness, death anxiety, bereavement, grief, stress, obsessional thinking and behaviours, low self esteem, low confidence, relationship issues, family issues, generalised anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder/manic depression.
I provide a safe, supportive, protective and confidential setting and work with warmth, respect and compassion.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) Accred.
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis)
BSc (Hons) psychology
HNC Music Technology
I have been working in private practice since 2008 and also have experience as a telephone counsellor.
I am in regular Supervision
I am also registered with the South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy.
I have 17 years experience as a teacher/mentor for adults and teenagers in further and higher education.
I also have an extensive background in the music industry as a professional musician, music producer and teacher.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session.
Sessions last for 50 minutes.