Samantha Robinson MBACP- Nirvana Counselling
I am an integrated therapeutic counsellor based in Ivybridge. I normally work from a private and discreet location a few minutes walk from the town centre in Ivybridge. The therapy space is peaceful and comfortable - please see my website for pictures and details.
I've taken the time to share (below) some thoughts about my own experiences from counselling I received some years ago. It’s important to remember that as individuals we are all unique, and what worked for me may not necessarily work for you, but the following will hopefully provide you with an idea of who I am.
I'm passionate about my own personal development and I love understanding what has made me the person I am today. My own circumstances led me to seek out counselling over ten years ago. Life events had brought me to a place where I had far more questions than I had answers.
I was anxious about counselling at the beginning, and sometimes I found it hard going. Sometimes it was just a safe space for me to talk to someone that was able to listen without judgment. Over time the relationship with my therapist developed and grew; they understood me better, they knew when to challenge me and when to simply be supportive, ultimately I trusted their judgment and respected their view, and this provided the environment for my growth during this time. Our sessions were sometimes light and related to day to day events but could also be highly emotional and challenging; it was generally during these times, that I really found the answers to my questions.
After the initial period I found that counselling had become so integral to my life that I kept returning, although the frequency altered. It was always so reassuring to be able to return (to my counsellor) and pick up just where we'd left off, which would often enable me to get straight to work on whatever made me go back. Sometimes there were specific concerns, circumstances, or challenges I needed to deal with, and other times it was just a safe space for me to sit and talk... about whatever I wanted!
I believe that whatever your motivation for change is, ultimately is irrelevant, the fact you’re looking here is the most important part because you’re looking for a change and this the beginning for you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
NHS primary care counsellor working in time-limited therapy.
Private practice face to face counselling for adults.
A mental health support facilitator for a local women's group.
Volunteer for an out of hours crisis café supporting adults in or nearing a crisis, offering one to one peer support.
I am registered with the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Photos & videos
I offer a flexible service as everyone's needs differ, the number of sessions will depend on your needs.
It is so important you find the counsellor that is right for you, in light of this, the first session is a FREE 60-minute consultation, in order to allow you to decide whether my approach is right for you.
I charge £50 for a 60-minute appointment. 90-minute appointments are also available.
Payment to be at the end of the appointment. I accept credit/debit card, cash or BACS.
Discounted rates are available for student counsellors - please call to discuss.
I am experienced with working face to face with adults who are experiencing the following:
Anxiety - Generalised anxiety disorder
LGBTQ+ Gender Diversity
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Separation and divorce
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My phone is always on, although you may need to leave a message.
Types of client