Samantha Miller

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St. Albans AL1 & Rickmansworth WD3
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a humanistic counsellor, my focus is to support you in re-discovering your innate sense of goodness and wholeness. Whether your troubles are underpinned by trauma, depression or hopelessness, our work together can build an understanding of who you are and what you need in order to find the best direction for yourself. 

I am also a trainee Gestalt Psychotherapist and my focus is embedded in here and now experiences. The Gestalt (roughly translated into 'Whole') approach is often helpful in grounding ourselves in 'what is' and provides a slowing down that offers space to move beyond a fixed way of being. In other words, the invitation is to become curious about the whole of who you are and to get to know yourself in a more fluid and enriching way. 

I have a deep understanding of childhood sexual abuse and trauma originating in childhood. I appreciate the limitations such experiences can have on our adult selves and the scars these formative years leave behind. I hope to offer a relational therapeutic space which is nourishing, collaborative and interactive.  

Above all else, I am truly interested in getting to know you and your story so far. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling awarded by Metanoia institute
  • BSc (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling awarded by Middlesex University
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy awarded by Centre of excellence online
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I currently split my time between my private practice and as a bereavement assessor for a charity in West London. I also gained experience volunteering as a counsellor for both a bereavement organisation and a low cost therapy provider open to individuals from diverse backgrounds with varying issues - mostly including profoundly traumatic experiences. In addition to my most recent roles, I spent a significant amount of time working in domiciliary care where I gained a deep understanding of how to work compassionately with older adults in the later stages of their life.

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

My main focus area is trauma, which includes psychological, physical or sexual abuse, sexual or domestic violence, bereavement, bullying and witnessing of traumatic events. Equally, working with impact of traumatic experiences such as depression, anxiety and a loss of self.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My standard fee is £70 and the session duration is 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Please note, I am currently offering online/phone sessions and face to face sessions in St Albans.

Concessions available for online sessions.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Rickmansworth, WD3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Samantha Miller
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