Samantha Shepherd (MBACP) - Integrative Counsellor
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor offering counselling to individuals in the Bristol area. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and domestic abuse.
Through offering a safe, confidential space and building a trusting relationship, I will work with you to help you gain an understanding of yourself and how you experience life, allowing you to gain self awareness and clarity. Counselling gives you a chance to pause from the chaotic world, reflect and be heard. This may be a rare opportunity and can help gain insight and compassion for yourself.
I work from a person centred core and draw from other humanistic approaches including CBT & Transactional Analysis. This allows me to work in a way that's suits your specific needs.
I believe each individual has the ability to change and grow towards their potential. My aim is to help you through insight, self awareness and understanding make the changes you want to see.
Where do the sessions take place?
I offer counselling to individuals either in the comfort of their own home, in my consulting room the BS4 area or by telephone.
Some of the issues I can help you with:
- relationship issues
- low self-esteem
- dealing with difficult feelings and emotions
- domestic abuse.
I believe the quality of the relationship is an important aspect of counselling. By providing the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence in a safe, confidential space allows the client to explore their issues and challenges at their own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor working from a person centred core, enabling me to draw from a variety of humanistic approaches including CBT and Transactional Analysis. I customise my way of working according to the needs of the individual.
- certificate in Counselling skills.
- FDSC in Counselling.
- a wide range of experience of working with domestic abuse.
As part of my training I have had my own personal therapy, so can understand how it is to enter into counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Each session lasts 50 mins and costs £40. I provide open ended counselling according to the needs of the individual.
I also have a limited number of sessions available at a reduced fee of £30 for clients who are on a low income.
Please feel free to contact me to find out more information. You can call me on: 07400 614662 or click here to send me an email.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). A professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I have regular supervision to ensure I am working ethically and therapeutically in order to maintain professional standards of practice.
- I have an enhanced DBS.
- I am fully insured.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday appointments earliest 9:30am, latest 8.00pm
Types of client