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About me

Offering one to one counselling, I aim to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, confidential space where you can feel safe to explore and understand what it is that is causing you to feel this way.

In working with you, my focus is to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, where you will find an increasing awareness of your own strength and resource, helping to support you in the here and now, as well as going forward into the future.

If you would like to get started with counselling, please contact me securely and discreetly via email, text or phone, to discuss setting up an initial consultation.

Within this first session we'll explore you, your reasons for considering counselling and what you aim to gain from our work together.

We'll also explore more about my practice and how I am able support you as your therapist.

Going forward, if there is a mutual feeling that we can work together, we'll set up a second session, with a view to setting up regular meetings (generally on a weekly basis).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Experience

I am an experienced, professional, fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor.

As well as my own private counselling practice, I have extensive experience working within a counselling agency setting, offering support and guidance with a wide range of mental health issues.

Alongside my counselling practice, I work within a Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, helping and supporting individuals with their recovery from substance misuse, enabling them to build brighter futures for themselves.

To help and understand whether you feel I may be the right therapist for you,  here are some of the ways where I have been able to offer support and understanding through my work as a therapeutic counsellor; Anxiety, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Difficulties, Family Problems, Financial Worries, Panic Attacks, Emotional Abuse, Childhood Abuse, Low Self-Confidence, Feeling Sad, Suicidal Ideation (thoughts of Suicide) and bereavement by Suicide.

If you have a sense that I may be able to help you and would like to know more, then please contact me.

Training and Qualifications

  • CPCAB Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
  • Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Being an MBACP Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, I am committed to working within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I attend regular supervision and am committed to regular Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The fee for a 50 minute initial consultation is £25

The fee for 50 minute regular sessions is £45.

Availability

I currently have availability between the hours of 8.00am and 9.00pm Monday to Friday

Further information

Pay and Display parking is available close by at the Granville and Prospect Place Car Parks

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
23 Bath Road
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 4AS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Having difficulty in accessing counselling services, please contact me to discuss the possibility of a home visit, online or telephone counselling.

Sam Hewitt - MBACP (Reg)

Sam Hewitt - MBACP (Reg)