Samantha Syme-Dey MSc, BSc, Dip Coun,Dip NLP,ren,Supervisor
I am a professionally qualified and highly experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor, NLP Coach & Hypnotherapy Trained Therapist working with children, adolescents and adults. I've been qualified for 18 years. My practice is based in Liverpool, Wirral & Warrington.
Hi, my name is Sam. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I understand that looking for a counsellor can be a daunting process. I want to start by assuring you that whatever is causing you distress at the moment is something you can overcome. Sometimes talking through your concerns and being listened to can allow you to see things from a different perspective. It is often hard to do this on your own and counselling can help start this process of developing insight and self-awareness about your situation.I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, providing short and long term therapy.
Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, experiencing indefinable feelings of dissatisfaction or seeking to focus on a specific issue, I provide a safe and confidential setting in which thoughts and feelings can be discussed - free from judgement or prejudice. Through our work together, I will help you find opportunities for transformation, better communication, freedom, greater insight and enhanced fulfilment.
I offer an approach that draws on a variety of perspectives and theories (humanistic, existential and analytic) depending on your needs and sensibilities. But regardless of the chosen theoretical framework, I believe the success of therapy is primarily dependent on a secure therapeutic relationship - developed through acceptance, trust and safety.
Having worked voluntary for the Samaritans whilst studying in University I decided counselling was the path for me. Many doctors are quick to throw medication without the alternative therapies that are proven can work just as well if not better. Many of the patients I see are on prescribed medication when they present alongside with the counselling the improvements can be felt and noticed quickly. Many Patients eventually coming off the medication. On average patients require 6 sessions.
I treat all concerns:
- Relationship and sexual issues
What to expect and what I can offer
I appreciate the decision to begin therapy can evoke anxious feelings. This is completely natural and I will provide you with the space, time and support that you need to engage with your own story, in your own time and at your own pace.
Should you be interested in finding out more, please contact me for an initial phone assessment session in which we will explore what you hope to gain from therapy and address any questions or concerns you may have, all in the strictest confidence. Following this initial session, there is no obligation to continue with therapy, the decision will be solely yours to make.
Should you wish to proceed, we will then begin to meet for 50-minute sessions on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Im registered/member of British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP), Independent Practitioners (AIP) & Young People & Childrens Counsellor (CCYP) & with the GHR.
- Dip AH
- Dip HSM (Master Practitioner)
- Dip Coun.
- Cert. Counselling Children & Adolescents.
- Dip NLP
Having been qualified for 18 years I feel extremely experienced in my field.
I offer a free consultation over the phone or face to face as I feel its important that the patient I am treating feels comfortable within the sessions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Play therapy
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Wirral Clinic -
Psychotherapy/Counselling Sessions are £50 each.
Chester & Liverpool Clinic-
Psychotherapy/Counselling £60 each
All couple counselling is £60
On Average patients require 6 sessions.
Home visits/hospital visits are available for children or those with a disability or illness
I run mindworkswirral & we have a team of counsellors working within mindworks who offer
sessions for as little as £20 if needed. Please don’t hesitate to ask about this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Sunday 9-9
Types of client