Samantha Mair CBT MBABCP
I am delighted to welcome you to my page! If you’ve arrived here, this tells me that for one reason or another you have been thinking about giving some extra care to yourself, and I’d love to be the therapist who helps you on this journey.
I am a qualified and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and I run a digital private practise within the UK. At the moment I offer therapy via video-call, telephone, or instant messaging (also known as “digital therapy”). This works well for lots of clients who have busy lifestyles and find it tricky to set aside time for self care.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of counselling / talking therapy. It helps people to understand the links between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and offers a new way of understanding emotional problems. CBT has a very clear evidence base, and is recommended as first line treatment for most common mental health problems. The type of therapy I offer has been proven to work really well, and this means that there is a really good chance that you will recover from your difficulties, and within a short timeframe too.
I want to help you to get your life on track, break out of unhelpful relationships and patterns of behaviour, and help you find meaning and satisfaction in life. Increasing your self awareness is the first step to understanding more about the problems you are encountering in your, so this is usually our starting point. I am interested in helping my clients to achieve a complete sense of well-being, so I usually include an overall assessment of your physical, mental, and spiritual health at the beginning of therapy.
How does therapy work?
During an initial consultation we will discuss what it is that you really want to get out of the whole thing, and we will start to think collaboratively about how we might tackle the problem that has brought you along. This might be a difficult relationship, or a work related problem. It could be that you feel you set your standards too high, or you feel dissatisfied and disappointed with yourself and/or others. Maybe your self-esteem or confidence is lacking, and this is having a big impact on the quality of your life by getting in the way of reaching your goals. Perhaps you are struggling with more significant clinical symptoms such as depression, OCD, or trauma. Some people aren’t quite sure what’s going on for them, but something just doesn’t feel right.
I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space, that exists solely for you, to explore what it is that’s causing difficulty for you. We will go on to explore how your past experiences impact on you in the here and now, and gain an understanding of how your current challenges developed in the first place. Once we have developed this clear picture, most of my clients gain a sense of understanding what it is that they need to work on changing in their lives that will help them get closer to living the rich and meaningful life they’ve been seeking. CBT is about learning new skills and ways of being to help you manage challenges, break free from pain and suffering, and live your best life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced therapist who has worked with both adults and children across a range of different services/contexts, including experience of working with people who are experiencing serious mental illness, in addition to people who are looking for a “lighter touch” approach, like life coaching or personal development. I will tailor your treatment package based on your individual needs.
I have worked successfully with a diverse group of clients from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have worked as a specialist autism practitioner, and have successfully treated people with intellectual disabilities. I treat a wide variety of mental health problems using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including: depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and complex trauma, relationship challenges, dysregulated mood, anger, grief, family problems, and drug/alcohol use.
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2013-2015)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (2012-2014)
- BSc with Honours in Psychology (2008-2012)
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family / Relationship issues
Initial consultation (15 minutes) FREE
Initial full assessment (60 minutes) £72
Individual therapy session (50 minutes) £66
I am formally trained to practise as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I have membership with regulatory bodies, both in the UK and Ireland. This tends to offer my clients reassurance that I am qualified to the highest of standards, that I have extensive clinical experience which has been closely monitored and supervised, and that I work within an ethical framework that focuses on your best interests at all times. What this means for you is that I only have a vested interest in you getting better, whatever that means to you!
Compliant with GDPR regulations.
Up to date with national policy.
Holds professional indemnity insurance.
Health and safety trained.
Experienced in managing risk and Safeguarding procedures.