Samantha Messer

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Dip.Couns BA (Hons) Counselling (ANXIETY COUNSELLOR)
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Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Are you feeling anxious? Panicky ? Depressed ? Not sure where your life is going ? Keep dwelling on the past ?

Hello, I am Samantha and i have felt all these things, in fact that is why i went to counselling and then trained for 6 years to be a counsellor myself due to my positive experience of therapy. Your past may be causing you to struggle,you may just feel that something is not quite right or you feel sad or confused. Counselling can assist with these feelings . Friends and family can support us enormously but it very often is helpful to have a third party professional listen without judgment and in a confidential and safe environment.
I offer some concessions please ask ask me when you call or text.
I work with all of the below but I specialise in anxiety disorders. For example:-

generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, health anxiety and any other debilitating feelings of anxiety.

If you are struggling with gender identity or sexuality these are issues i am trained in and sensitive to.

Call, text or email me to inquire about available appointments or for any other information.

I also offer home visits for those who would find it difficult to come to me.

I work with:-

  • childhood abuse
  • anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • stress
  • work related stress
  • bullying at work
  • redundancy
  • relationship problems
  • sexuality
  • loss

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at South Essex College and Essex University. I have worked with teenagers in a school environment and adults.I now run my own private practice.

BA (HONS) degree in Counselling

Diploma in therapeutic counselling, person centred and Existential

Level 2 and 3  counselling skills and theory.
I am a registered member of the BACP and undertake continued personal development.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Do you feel anxious? Wake up every morning with a churning stomach or heart pounding?

I specialize in anxiety issues and we can find ways to help you cope and feel much better.

Do you cry for no obvious reason ? Are you not enjoying things or activities you used to?

You may have low mood or depression. You do not have to live like that, We can work together to find a way through those thoughts and feelings.

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£35.00 - £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£40 for a session Monday-Fridays. Evening sessions are available. All sessions are at my home address.

I offer reduced fee sessions for students , OAP’s and the unwaged.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available 9-7 Monday to Friday and I have some availability at weekends.

Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Home visits available for anyone who would struggle to get to my premises or enter it.

Samantha Messer
Samantha Messer