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About me

Through one to one counselling, I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, confidential space where you can feel safe to explore and understand what brought you to counselling.

I'm an integrative therapist and I work with a range of modalities including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic and Somatic Therapy.

My main focus is in helping you understand how to navigate safely through life, by inviting you to explore new and alternative ideas to coping with the many experiences you've found yourself dealing with.

As your therapist, I can help you explore a range of stabilising and regulating techniques, or if need be just sit and hear you tell your story. Whether guided by you or offering support and guidance, my aim is to provide the support most suited to your individual needs.

If you'd 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 what you're looking to gain from therapy and any questions you may have on how I'm able to support you as your therapist.

Going forward, if there is a mutual feeling that we're able to work together, we'll arrange 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 Therapeutic Counsellor, currently undergoing additional training around the impact that Trauma has on the mind and body.

As well as my 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.

Aside from my counselling practice, I worked for 3 years within a Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, helping and supporting individuals with recovery from substance misuse, enabling them to build brighter futures for themselves.

To help and understand whether you feel I'm the right therapist for you,  here are some of the ways (although not exclusively) where I have been able to offer support and understanding; Anxiety, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Addiction, Emotionally Unstable Personality 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

  • Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Counselling (Ongoing training, due to complete in December 2021)
  • 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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£48.00 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

If you require parking, there is a Pay and Display close by at the Granville (SN11SG) and Prospect Place (SN13LJ) Car Parks.

Suite B
Fairview House
43 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)