Samantha Lindley CPsychol, MBACP, HCPC Registered
- 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.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.