Samantha Summerscales, Dip Couns, MBACP
Hello there. My name is Sam and I am a qualified counsellor with my own private practice in Hastings.
My experience inlcudes 5 years working with a local counselling charity seeing clients with lots of different issues on a 1-1 basis and running well-being groups.
I see clients with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, abuse, sexual abuse, childhood issues, suicidal thoughts, low confidence and self-esteem (this is not a complete guide).
I also have completed further training in and work with clients who have specifically experienced trauma and sexual assault/abuse as well as clients who have either attempted suicide or are struggling with suicidal thoughts. I am also trained and experienced in working with bereavement and loss.
Life can be challenging and distressing sometimes, and it can be difficult to know how to cope or manage difficult feelings at times. Counselling provides a space for you to talk things through with someone who is objective and non-judgemental. As a qualified counsellor I am trained to help you recognise and unravel what is going on for you. I can offer a safe and confidential space in which to explore what is troubling you. I believe that the client and counsellor working relationship is at the heart of successful therapy.
Although we can have similar experiences e.g. anxiety, relationship difficulties, abuse etc we all cope and react in our own unique way. So my way of working with each client is as different and unique as the person themselves.Please visit my website to find out more about me and how I work (www.samcounselling.me).
Beginning counselling can be daunting. I hope to give you enough information here so that you feel more informed and able to contact me for an informal conversation to discuss your situation/ to make an initial assessment appointment or to look at my website to gain further information
An initial assessment appointment is a half hour appointment and free of charge.
It is an opportunity for us to meet before deciding whether counselling with me is right for you and whether i'm the right counsellor to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and was awarded a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
I have also completed further training in bereavement, trauma, sexual assault and suicide.
I have worked for a national bereavement charity and hold a certificate in bereavement counselling.
I have previously worked for a charity counselling service for 5 years where i ran a group and saw people on a 1-1 basis.
I have also worked with the Princes' Trust and a charity for single mother's as a mentor.
I work with individuals and young adults (16yrs and upwards) and offer short-term and long-term therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The initial consultation (30 minutes) is free of charge
£40 per session 1:1 counselling (50 minutes)
£55 per session for couples counselling (1 hour)
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
There is free on-street parking and a bus stop approximately 5-10 minutes walk away.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I hold professional insurance.
If you wish to find out more about integrative counselling please visit the BACP's website http:/www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk or feel free to contact me to discuss your situation further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available for appointments during the day and evenings
Types of client