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 have previously worked as a counsellor for Express CIC, a charitable organisation that supports families affected by Autism. Alongside this, I 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 Clients with Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Men's mental health 

Fees

Additional information

I charge £30 for an initial session, and £60 thereafter. 

Concessionary rates may be offered in some cases. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Surbiton
Surrey
KT6

Oxshott
KT22

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Samantha Mills

Samantha Mills