About me

Is this familiar to you? I have too many thoughts and feelings and just cannot make sense of them or feel that life has no purpose? Or even? I'm struggling to cope, make life decisions, move on or feel stuck. Do you ever feel some of your problems are getting worse rather than better and slowing you down? Does it ever feel like no one understands what you’re truly feeling?

My experience and training spans nearly over a decade in therapy. My specialist areas include relationships, abuse, depression, trauma, anger, bereavement, anxiety, drugs & substance misuse, sex, self harm, suicidal thoughts. My coaching style, tips and techniques in the dating world is insightful for many in finding good healthy and loving relationships.
I uniquely offer therapy to both individual and groups who are survivor's of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.

I hope you will find the information you are looking for here. If not please contact me on 01344 723151 and I will answer your questions.

I offer counselling sessions for individuals, couples and groups and am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In the right counselling relationship the benefits are endless.

Forever hopeful,

Shahajra ( Sam )

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP, MBACP, BA (Hons.) Degree and a Diploma in Person centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute),

AdvDip. CBT

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as such, abide to the BACP Code of Ethics, which is a framework for good practice.

Prior to training as a counsellor, I also have had a successful career in the youth service spanning over a decade. Working with gangs, young offenders, sexual health and individuals and families experincing difficulties.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diversity including Ethnical, Cultural & Spiritual.
Parenting support groups.

Coaching in -

  • Dating and Relationships
    Getting over a break up and heartbreak

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Additional information

Sliding scale from £50- £80


Monday to Friday day and evenings appointments.

Egremont (in Newbold College)
St. Marks Road
RG42 4AN


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details



Shahajra Ahmad

Shahajra Ahmad