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Counsellor and Psychotherapist for individuals and couples

About me

Anxious? Stuck? Trapped? Scared? Lost? Angry?

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Building a good relationship with you is key to my approach and I trust that you have built-in potential to grow and move towards fulfilment in your life.Our relationship is the vehicle for healing, learning and change and I will journey alongside you to help you understand your world by providing a safe and confidential space.This collaborative process will enable you to understand yourself more fully and find your own inner resources which will enable you to make the changes you need to restore balance, purpose and vitality to your life.I am empowering, compassionate and insightful.

My aim is to help you make sense of the past, live in the present and have hope for the future in ways that are meaningful to you. Painful situations often have their roots in the past and I hope to assist you to uncover hidden links and understand your own patterns and responses to your experiences.This may involve looking out for areas of “stuckness” and transitions which may be destabilising for you.

Counselling is not about me giving you the solutions.Only the decisions you make will empower you.Therapy is all about you.

I use therapeutic interventions in an integrated way treating every client as an individual. For some clients I may use aspects of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), time line therapy and creative processes.I will also give you tools which may help your mental health day to day.

Please take a look at my website: www.sam-walton.co.uk

You can call me on: 07859 426397 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Couples counselling
  • Mindful Resillience training
  • Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Interpersonal and counselling skills
  • Introduction to Counselling skills certificate
  • Practitioner of NLP (incorporating Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy)
  • Loss and Bereavement training (Cruse)
  • ASIST training (Applied suicide intervention skills)
  • Bachelor of Education (Degree)

I attend regular supervision.

As well as working in private practice with adults and adolescents I am a staff and student counsellor at Craven College in Skipton. I also work for Wellspring in Harrogate, facilitating a support group for teenagers. For 6 years I have worked for NSPCC delivering safeguarding workshops in schools and training up new volunteers.


Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am currently offering free coaching and stress support for NHS workers through Project 5 scheme.Sessions available immediately.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling is an investment in your most priceless resource... your long term happiness.

I charge £50 per 50 minute session
(Introductory session £30 for individuals)

Couples £65 per 1 hour session

If you would like further information about my practice or the counselling processes please telephone me on 07859 426397 in confidence. If I am unavailable at the time of your call please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Alternatively send me a text to this number or click here to send me an email.

You can also view my profile on the Evolve Counselling and Therapy Centre website.

www.evolvecounselling.co.uk

Evolve Counselling And Psychotherapy Centre, First Floor, 25a Park Square West, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2PW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples