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About me

We can sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed with emotions and not understand why we feel this way, or even how to manage our feelings. If you're experiencing feelings of Distress, Anxiety or Depression and unable to move on from this, then maybe I can help.

I offer one to one counselling, working with a wide range of difficult and distressing emotions, specialising in anxiety and depression. I aim to provide a supportive, non-judgmental, confidential space where you can feel safe to explore and understand how to manage these feelings.

Although predominantly Person-Centred, I am able to support you in an integrative and relational way, occasionally drawing upon different counselling approaches to meet your particular needs.

I believe that understanding you as an individual, will enable me to offer the appropriate level of support, which in turn will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Here I aim to help you to find an increasing awareness of the strength and resources available from within, thus enabling you to find ways of supporting yourself within your everyday life, both mentally and emotionally.

Within our first session we'll explore what you want to get out of counselling and how I am able to support you with your needs. If there is a mutual feeling that we are able to work together, we can then arrange our next session, with a view to setting up regular meetings (generally on a weekly basis).

If you have any questions, or would like to get started with counselling, please feel free to contact me safely and discreetly via email, text or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Experience

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

I have extensive experience working within a counselling agency setting, offering support and guidance with a wide range of mental health issues.

I currently work within a school setting, offering counselling to adolescents, as well as providing additional support to parents, where required.

I also provide support within a Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, where I work with individuals, helping to support with their recovery and 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 extensive support and understanding; Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Fear, Relationship Difficulties, Financial Worries, Emotional Abuse, Childhood Abuse, Low Self Esteem, 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


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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The fee for a 50 minute initial consultation is £25

The fee for 50 minute regular sessions is £45.

Concessions offered for

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

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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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


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

Types of client

Older adults
Sam Hewitt - MBACP (Reg)

Sam Hewitt - MBACP (Reg)