Samantha Purser MBACP registered, F.D Integrative Couns.
If you feel that you need support, are currently having difficulties, are facing a crisis or trauma, then counselling may be able to help. I have been counselling for 7 years and work on a full time basis, I have worked with a variety of clients and in various settings. I trained in an Integrative approach using different theories to enable me to understand how to support and help clients to find ways forward. Many clients enter therapy feeling stuck and hopeless. I can help you to move past this place and to understand what led to these feelings in the first place.
My approach is based on empathy and understanding, and each client is treated as an individual. Therapy is a very personal process and it will be tailored to you. I feel that the relationship and having true understanding is key to helping clients to change. I will aim to increase your awareness of your issues and explore what is keeping you there and look to help you move past it.
I have experience of working with many issues including, depression, relationship problems, sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, family issues, anger management, bereavement, guilt, shame and low self esteem.
I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by there ethics and code of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in counselling young people in schools and also for a charity. I have counselled in doctors surgery's, privately and also for a charity around sexual assaults and domestic abuse. I have trained as a Relate Counsellors in couples therapy.
Foundation Degree Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. (Distinction)
Shame in Therapy
Family Systemic Training
Creative Writing in Therapy
Supervision Level 6
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work in a flexible way and work both evenings and weekends. My office is based 2 miles outside of Bridgnorth in a small village called Quatford. There is plenty of parking available. Sessions last for 50 minutes and during our assessment session we will discuss your needs and look at whether we wish to work together. Sessions are normally weekly, though can be fortnightly on request. I charge £50 per session. Reduced fees may be available on request, please contact me for further details.
Concessions offered for
I offer counselling both on a one to one basis and to couples, I work with adults and young people. If you have any further questions about counselling or wish to arrange an initial meeting, please feel free to call me. I do offer concessions so please ring and ask.