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 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 online, in the comfort of their own home in 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. This allows me to work in a way that's suits your specific needs.
- 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.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Each session lasts 50 mins and costs £45. 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.
Weekday appointments earliest 9:30am, latest 8.00pm
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.