Samantha Scholey (Reg MBACP)
Sometimes emotions can become too overwhelming for us to deal with alone, and too difficult to share with family or friends; this is where I can help you. I offer counselling in a safe, relaxed, confidential and pleasant environment.
I am an experienced Integrative-Relational Counsellor, which means I am not limited to one way of working. I have a broad, but thorough, range of theoretical knowledge which can be tailored to suit you, as an individual. We are all unique; therefore, difficult or challenging times can affect us all differently.
I believe early relationships have a major impact on the person that we are now, and can affect how we feel, think and behave. This is one of the reasons why I believe in supporting early relationships. I offer reduced rate counselling for women or men experiencing Post Natal Issues. If you would like further information on this service please contact me.
Counselling is about relationships: your relationships with yourself, family, friends, colleagues, and also your therapeutic relationship with your counsellor. I will work in partnership alongside you, supporting you to explore your difficulties and helping you to achieve your aims or goals.
Our counselling relationship will be non-judgemental, genuine, honest and open, which is also made safe by confidentiality. You will be listened to and respected. I will aim to understand your world as you experience it, see things from your perspective and work with you at a pace that is comfortable and safe for you. Through this shared journey comes understanding and insight, which I believe is the first step towards change or acceptance.
As an alternative to talking therapy, I can use creative exploration to meet the communication needs of each unique person.
If you feel counselling could be helpful for you, then the next step is to contact me for a consultation session.
This consultation is £20 (£30 for couples) and lasts around 60 minutes. It works as a two-way assessment, allowing you time to talk about your difficulties and what you would like to achieve from counselling, whilst also giving you chance to meet me and decide if you would like to continue working together.
There is no obligation to book any further sessions.
I believe the key to successful therapy is that client and counsellor are able to connect with each other. The relationship jointly developed between client and counsellor is at the heart of the counselling process and very important to the outcome of therapy therefore; I believe it is very important to find a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable and who you feel you can trust.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc in Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University)
- Diploma Of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University)
- NVQ3 Health and Social Care (working with children and young people).
As well as working in private practice, I have been a volunteer counsellor at the Well Women Centre. I have also worked on a voluntary basis supporting men and women experiencing domestic abuse. I have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and Autism.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
My fees are:
- £30 per 50 session for students.
- £40 per 50 minute session for individuals.
- £60 per 90 minute session for couples.
Weekend fees start from £50 per session.
Discounts are available for NHS staff. Please contact me for further information.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); therefore I adhere to their code of ethics. I am also committed to continuous professional development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 9.30am to 7.30pm. Weekend appointments may be available - please ask.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|