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About me

I am a qualified Integrative-Relational Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and a registered member of the BACP. I offer short and long-term work, which takes place in-person or online via zoom. I work with adults from the age of 18. 

I understand that seeing a therapist can be daunting, so I aim to offer a friendly, safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships with honesty in a non-judgemental and empathetic space. Working in an Integrative-Relational way simply means that I use many theories and techniques within my practice, giving a pluralistic experience that is suited to each client as an individual. I will use the relationship between us to further explore the psyche, and this way of working helps promote a collaborative experience in which the client is in control of their counselling journey. 

I have experience working with a wide range of problems and concerns, having worked for the NHS and the Charity sector to offer services to a variety of people in the community. 

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to private practice, I also work as a counsellor for Express CIC, a charitable organisation that supports families affected by Autism.
I previously worked in a GP surgery supporting clients with a variety of presenting issues. 

  • BH (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling - First Class Honours - Middlesex University
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB
  • Foundation Degree in child development and behaviour - The Open University

Additional Training in:

  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Working with Trauma in a time of Trauma
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Working with Clients with Chronic Pain 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Men's mental health 

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are £60. Concessionary rates may be offered in some cases. 

When I work

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Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Samantha Mills

Samantha Mills