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About me

I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP with experience of working with a variety of issues. As an integrative counsellor I don’t just work with one specific theory or approach but instead touch on multiple theories relative to my clients needs. In turn our therapeutic relationship is key to the work we do and therefore it is essential that you feel safe to explore any issues of your choice. I am based within York City centre currently offering counselling over the telephone or via Skype with the option for face to face sessions in the future.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have provided Counselling over the last few years at St Michaels Hospice ‘talking spaces’, which offers both general and bereavement counselling.

More recently at Mysight York I provided counselling for those with sight loss.

I currently work within the NHS as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner, assessing and treating common mental health problems.

I have been in Private Practice for a couple of years and have experience working face to face, online and via telephone.


  • MSc Counselling (integrative), University of Northampton
  • BSc Hons Psychology, University of Sunderland

Additional training

  • Working with suicide and suicide ideation
  • Bereavement
  • Rape myths and traumatic reactions
  • NHS Psychological Well-being Practitioner training

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The initial consultation (approx 30mins) is free of charge.

Further 50 minute sessions are charged at £35. Concession rates are considered on an individual basis.

Sessions are commonly scheduled weekly however there is room for flexibility.

The number of sessions are unlimited but will be reviewed every six weeks to ensure you are getting the most from our sessions.


I offer availability during evening and weekends.

Further information

How to get started...

The idea of counselling can be very daunting and so if you just want to find out more just send me a message and I will give you as much information as I can about what to expect.
If you think counselling is the right thing for you send me an email or give me a call and we can arrange an initial session (free of charge) to discuss what you would like from counselling. If you decide you want to get started we can then arrange weekly or fortnightly sessions to suit you.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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Samantha Nicholson MSc MBACP Registered Counsellor

Samantha Nicholson MSc MBACP Registered Counsellor