Samuel Skillen

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MBACP Specialist Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Trauma, EMDR
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Offering specialist level Addiction Therapy and Treatment to address underlying reason's behind addiction to drug & alcohol. Working through psychological and emotional Trauma, anxiety and depression. Working through the pain and suffering of addiction to improve one's quality of life. Helping clients reach their abstinace goals.

Counselling allows clients to overcome triggers and take the positive steps in their recovery journey. Treatment includes working on relapse prevention techniques and challenging negative or unhelpful thought processes that may cause replace. Talking through behaviour change techniques, assessing health risks and tackling cravings and obstacles. Helping people to reduce their use of substances, reach abstinence / sobriety.

Therapy will guide those who are suffering to recover from the effects of addiction & gain control of their life. Supporting clients to enhance & maintain their motivation to change, and develop their problem-solving and coping skills. Gearing towards an overall better state of well being.

I provide a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate environment for concerned individuals. Helping client's to move forward confidently and enjoy a life free from the constraints and repercussions of drug and alcohol problems. You’ll be given support and workable recovery strategies to create lasting positive lifestyle changes, to better one's health.

Visit my website for inspirational client testimonies and recovery journey's:

Substance Misuse - Treatment and Counselling

At Caring with Compassion I use a holistic, person Centred approach to look after each client as a whole. I cover biological, psychological, social and often spiritual aspects of one’s life.

Crucially, I understand the many roots of Addiction and Trauma, and the treatment needed. I am experiencing in working with those suffer from PTSD, Anxiety, Depression.

Interventions I use include: Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention.

Anxiety and depression

Restlessness, uneasiness of mind, low moods. I am here to support those with a range of mental health conditions, dual diagnosis and other complex needs. Together working through intrusive thoughts, worries and tension to gear up towards a happier, joyful life.

Mindfulness for Relapse Prevention (MBRP)

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention techniques are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control many of our lives. Instead, replacing them with positive reactions in order for us to handle stressful situations without turning to substances to escape our problems. Focusing on the here and now.

I am a trained instructor in Mindfulness Therapy.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to make a booking.  Text, Watts App, Face Time on: 07510904873 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FA.Degree Drug And Alcohol Counselling and Treatment
  • Working with substance misuse clients for many of years, with positive results in to helping client's reach abstinence.
  • Trained instructor of Mindfulness Meditation

Member organisations

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.


£45.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to make a booking.

Free initial phone consultation

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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Samuel Skillen
Samuel Skillen