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About me

Counselling provides an a opportunity to talk to a professional in confidence in a non-judgemental space. At some point in our lives most of us will experience challenges and difficulties, sometimes our usual coping strategies are not enough and we need help. Sometimes a significant life event, a bereavement, divorce, loss of job or a cumulative build up of life stresses means we just can’t cope. Maybe you lack confidence and self-esteem? do you suffer with anxiety and panic? may be you are struggling in your relationships, feeling low or just feel a bit “stuck”? talking to a professional can help. Sometimes we just can’t pin point what is wrong. I believe a strong and trusting relationship between the therapist and client is key to healing and developing an insight and understanding of our problems, process painful past experiences, understanding limiting beliefs, habitual ways of thinking and gain a self-awareness and understating of how we are in our relationships with ourself and others.

Please call or email me to discuss your needs. All consultations are confidential and non-judgemental. I will suggest an initial assessment and then if you feel comfortable with me we can arrange a weekly session going forward. If I feel I am not the best person to help you I can refer/signpost you to someone more suitable.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Mindfulness CBT
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.


Additional information

£55 per session

Chiltern House Business Centre
45 Station Road

Type of session

In person
Samantha MacDonald

Samantha MacDonald