Samantha Pullen

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Burgess Hill RH15 & Ditchling BN6
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Sam, a qualified, experienced counsellor working in Burgess Hill, Ditchling and Haywards Heath, and serving the surrounding areas of Mid Sussex. I also provide therapy online and by telephone.

I’m passionate about supporting you to reach your full potential, to overcome the challenges you face and to find balance in your life.

I know from my own experience that life can be very challenging and seeking out the help and support you need can feel difficult, even scary. Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling to cope? Do you suffer with anxiety? Feel sad, lonely or depressed? Do you want to make changes in your life? I'm here to help you. I offer a FREE initial, no obligation telephone consultation so I can get an understanding of what has led you to counselling and you can find out more about what I do and how we could work together.

How I can help

I offer a safe, warm, confidential space where I will listen, with empathy and respect, as we begin to explore your concerns, so that you can begin to make sense and meaning of your experiences.

I won’t judge you. Instead, I will support you to look at your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that may be holding you back from making positive changes in your life.

I have lots of resources in my counselling room for working creatively if that is something that resonates with you (but it’s ok if it doesn’t!).

I won’t give you advice as my belief is that you are the person best placed to make your own decisions (although it may not feel that way right now). I will listen to you in a way that allows me to begin to understand the world through your eyes. This is one of the ways in which counselling is very different from talking to a friend or family member.

How I work

I draw on various therapeutic models including Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis (TA) in a way that’s tailored to fit you as an individual. Sometimes it’s helpful to work somatically, by bringing your awareness to your body’s response to your emotions in the here-and-now.

The sessions

How often will we meet?

We will usually meet weekly on the same day and the same time unless we have agreed otherwise.

Is the therapy room accessible?

My studio in Ditchling is accessible with adjacent parking. My office in Burgess Hill is up a flight of stairs so may not be suitable for all. Please contact me for further information.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on your goals and what you want to gain from therapy. As well as working long-term I offer short-term, solution focused therapy. We can talk about what might work best for you during our initial free telephone consultation. I usually suggest we begin in an open-ended way and review our work regularly to see if you’re getting what you want from our sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Wealden Psychology Institute.
  • TA 101 - UKATA
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling - Dr Mark Widdowson, Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation with The Link Centre
  • Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders - Professor Julia Buckroyd Training 
  • Enhanced DBS

As well as my private practice I have extensive experience working in a hospice with people who have lost loved ones, those living with a life limiting condition and people at the end of 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

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a FREE initial, no obligation telephone consultation.

Individual therapy £55

Couples therapy £80

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments from 9.00am Tues - Sat.

My last in-person appointments are Tuesday & Friday at 6.00pm and Thursday at 7.00pm. 

Further information

My studio in Ditchling has free on-site parking.

For my Burgess Hill office there is free on-street parking available in the surrounding area. Wivelsfield train station is a 15 minute walk and Burgess Hill train station is a 20 minute walk.

For my Haywards Heath office there is visitor parking and nearby free supermarket parking. Haywards Heath train station is a 2 minute walk.

I also offer therapy online and by telephone.

I offer concessionary fees for trainee counsellors and those who are struggling financially. Contact me if you would like more information.

I aim to respond to emails and messages promptly, but if you have not received a reply from me within 48 hours, please also check your spam/junk folder.

Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15

The Turner Dumbrell Workshops, Ditchling, West Sussex, BN6 8TG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My studio in Ditchling is accessible.

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Samantha Pullen
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