My name is Samantha, I am a Registered Member of the BACP (Britsh Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) having completed their Certificate of Proficiency and a member of the British Psychological Society. I am an Integrative Counsellor, using techniques from different types of counselling to support you as you continue your journey, I am at heart Person-Centered, drawing on techniques from Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Solution-Focused Therapy. What this means for you is that I will strive to ensure a personal service to provide you with effective counselling depending on what you need from the session.
I have specialist experience in counselling individuals who have experienced abuse and trauma, both recently and historically.
A therapist brings much from their experiences in life, the knowledge I have gained may sometimes be useful; the wisdom I have gained is integral to my role.
My qualifications have been gained through the CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) which is a UK awarding body that is managed by professional counsellors, trainers and supervisors and approved by Ofqual. I have also studied with the Open University to gain my BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling.
I have full insurance with Holistic Counselling.
About my Appointments & Fees
One of the major barriers to seeking help is often cost. As such I operate a discretionary sliding scale with discounted rates for students, young people, the retired and those on limited incomes. Please let me know when you contact me if this may apply. For ongoing sessions, this is something we can discuss in detail at the end of your initial session.
At this time I offer the option to come to you, within 25 miles of Ferndown. This keeps my costs lower, which reduces prices.
A 50 Minute session costs £35, the first session which lasts around 30 minutes is free with no obligation.
What happens if I miss a session?
If you are able to give me 48 hours notice of your cancellation, I will not charge you for this appointment and will do my best to offer you an alternative slot that week. If you are unable to give me 24 hours notice of the cancellation, you may be charged for the missed appointment.