Samantha Lindley

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CPsychol, MBACP, HCPC Registered
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Cheltenham GL51 & Bromsgrove B61
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  • Covid 19 Update! - Due to Coronavirus Covid19 and Government instructions to work from home, I am still offering my services online. For adults, you can have therapy sessions online using either Zoom, Skype, or VSee. If you prefer another platform, please just let us know, it might be possible. You do not need a GP referral if you are self-funding, we know how difficult it is to see a GP at the moment. (If you have private health insurance you need to check arrangements with your provider.)

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist providing one-to-one therapy to adults. I treat a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties and post-traumatic stress disorder. As well as private practice I also have significant experience of working in forensic settings and the NHS in a health psychology department. I have worked in a number of areas including; palliative-care, oncology, dermatology, renal and trauma and orthopaedic.

My therapeutic approach tends to be integrative. I use a lot of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and compassion focused therapy within my therapy but always from a humanistic perspective.

Based on a trusting relationship, I work with my clients to identify collaborative goals for therapy, exploring with the client what they would like to change and how they can find more helpful ways of coping with their difficulties.

I work from the Pure Offices in Cheltenham (situated behind the Nuffield Hospital) where there is convenient parking, with light and airy consulting rooms.

Training, qualifications & experience

I undertook my professional training at Wolverhampton University and gained a MSc and Post MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy which is particularly effective for sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. I have worked in a number of settings including the NHS, forensic services and schools.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£110.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are £110 per session (50 minutes). Currently offering virtual sessions and a limited face to face clinic on a Tuesday morning into early afternoon. 

Further information

For clients in the Worcestershire area, I work from BHI Parkside located in Bromsgrove. The BHI Parkside is placed within easy reach of the M5 and M42.

Please note that I can also work from the Pure Offices (GL51 6SH) in the Gloucestershire area. I am happy to see clients at this location if it is more convenient for them.

Pure Offices, Cheltenham Office Park, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SH

BHI Parkside, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0AE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Supervision

In person

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist offering individual and group supervision.

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Samantha Lindley
Samantha Lindley