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How Can I Help?

Welcome! I'm Sam, or Samantha, I answer to most things! I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor working from Oxford Street Therapy Centre in Wellingborough, Northants and online. My qualification is a Foundation Degree in Counselling, and I am a registered member of National Counselling Society. . I started this journey a very long time ago, when my first experience having counselling as a teenager made a lasting impression. It's been a winding road, but I always knew I had a passion for helping people in the same way as she helped me all those years ago.

Coming to counselling can feel very daunting. You may not know what to expect, or whether I can help. I offer an initial phone consultation which normally lasts around 20 minutes. This just allows us to chat and see what you need help with, and for us to decide if we can work together. Then, if we feel right for each other, we'll meet for our first session, where I'll take more details and start our work together. I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on your needs. 

As a person-centred therapist your autonomy in our work together is paramount. You are in charge. No one knows you like you do, and my aim is to get to know who you are by asking questions, listening to your story, and gently challenging your perceptions to help me understand you better, as you learn about yourself. I'll accept you just as you are, trying to understand the world just as you see it, to find the blocks that are stopping you feeling really fulfilled. I am also a trauma informed therapist, and with your consent and when it is appropriate, use aspects of somatic or body-based therapy in my work; helping you to reconnect your mind and body, and helping you to understand how your body kept you safe then, and how those adaptive patterns might be disrupting your life now. 

I have experience and training in dealing with:-

  • Childhood trauma

  • Narcissistic and emotional abuse

  • Self-harm 

  • Relationship breakdowns/divorce

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Low self-esteem and confidence difficulties

  • Low mood, depression (including post-natal) and anxiety

  • Chronic illness

  • Body image difficulties

If you don't see yourself in any of these, we may still be able to work together. I will always be honest if I think there may be a more suitable therapist for your needs, and do my best to point you in the right direction. Ultimately, the relationship we create together is the most important factor. 

Pricing

Individuals - 50 Minute Session - £50

Intimate Partner Therapy - 60 Minute Session £65

​Concessions available to student counsellors - please contact for details. 

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