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Inner Solutions, Adults/Children Counsellor, CBT& Supervisor

About me

Hello, my name is Sam.
I work with Adults, Children, and Young people in  a private office in Lincoln. I am an experienced Adult/Child and Adolescent Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Hypnotherapist.

I work individually with people experiencing concerns such as:

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Co-dependency
  • Trauma/emotional distress/ PTSD
  • Relationship breakdowns/ Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Self-harm
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem, and many more concerns which you have

If you are experiencing current or past problems that may be having an impact on you, counselling will give you the time, space, and opportunity to talk about these.

What I will offer you is a confidential place to talk through worries and concerns that are affecting you. Many people seek therapy at a time in their life when they are feeling, lost, low, or vulnerable or experiencing challenges. My role as a counsellor is to give you the time you need to talk and explore how and why your feeling this way. I am committed to providing Person-centered, Integrative, Humanistic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  using a range of therapeutic techniques to meet your individual needs.

I work with children from the age of 10-18. My therapy uses a combination of tools with children, such as creative interventions, art/play therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  which allows children to express how they feel in a safe and secure environment. This can help children coping with everyday worries, such as exam stress, relationship issues with friends, family and teachers. Coping and managing self-harm, mental health concerns, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, low self-worth, lack of self-esteem, change in schools or moving home. Experienced or witnessed Domestic Abuse, Drug/Alcohol misuse, experienced trauma to name a few.

I am very passionate about the difference that can be made in early intervention in counselling children and adolescents. Therapy can support and help children to manage and cope with their current issues and concerns as well as assist them to build up resilience and develop coping strategies to use with any issues or concerns for the rest of their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a vast amount of experience and qualifications working therapeutically with Adults and children in many different settings across the U.K. This includes years delivering therapeutic support and intervention to parents and carers around domestic abuse, relationship issues, Complex needs, Mental health, trauma, suicide intervention as well as drugs and alcohol misuse. I have worked one to one and in group work with children and young people in Primary and secondary school settings. I am also train and  deliver counselling courses to Adults in a local college.

Qualifications I hold are ......

  • Advanced Level 5 Diploma in Counselling, Adults.
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Children and Young people.
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy Advanced Diploma
  • Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Assist Applied Suicide Intervention
  • Safeguarding in Children
  • Trauma-Informed practices.
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Rewind technique
  • I have also attended training courses to assist my development and knowledge at  ...
  • Supporting Children and Young people experiencing Drug or Alcohol misuse.
  • Prevent training.
  • Autism awareness training
  • Dementia  awareness training
  • CAMHS - Anti-stigma
  • CAMHS - Suicide Awareness.

Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees are ...

Counselling

Adults £50

Children £45

Couples Therapy £60 

Family Therapy £70

Clinical Supervision £60

discounted supervision for trainee counsellors. 

Hypnotherapy £50

I understand how big the first step is, So I offer a free no obligation telephone or video assessment, prior to booking to meet with you.

  • I work from a comfortable relaxing office setting, located near to the center of Lincoln with free parking. There is easy access into the building.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday- Friday 9 am - 8 pm

Further information

I provide confidential therapy to meet your individual needs, in a non judgmental, empathic  setting. I am based in a private clinic within the center of Lincoln with free parking.

I offer a free telephone consultation, no obligation assessment. I believe that it is important that we build a rapport before you trust me to work yourself or your family.

I will be guided by yourself as to how long your counselling journey will last, there isn’t a time limit put on the amount of sessions with me. We will work together to look at long term and short term goals.

I am a member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I have an up to date and current DBS as well as qualified lead in LCC Safeguarding children.

Inner Solutions Therapy, Greetwell Place, 2 Limekiln, Lincoln, Lincs, LN2 4US

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Free Parking

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I believe a supervisor should be there for you, to offer a hand of support and guide you through your journey as a therapist .

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