Hello my name is Sam and I am a Fully Qualified Integrative Counsellor.
My work draws on using different models; Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I have voluntarily counselled for two years, I spent one placement at Place 2 be (P2B) which is based within mainstream schools in England, so this was child based. I adored working with the children. I could address their issues through play, drawing and role-play. A truly rewarding experience for the pupil and myself as their Counsellor, I feel that I built so much trust and was highly respected off all the children that I was fortunate to counsel.
My second placement was at Women's Health in South Tyneside (WHIST). WHIST is a female only charitable organisation and extremely popular in South Shields. My clients all presented with diverse issues holding them back in life, I realise how much I was appreciated for my time when we had our final endings and their gratitude was beautiful.
My own personal counselling began when I sought Counselling, I needed to seek closure on my past as I still had underlying issues that still presented in my daily life. What I will say is that it is the best thing that I could have done! Any individual who realises that they are struggling and seeks counselling, to take the first step is the hardest but it will change your life for the better!
I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP), I also adhere to their guidance and ethical framework.
I have extensive experience in working with clients who all present with diverse needs and this is why I am qualified to use different models and theories as no two clients are the same.
I am experienced in working with clients that present with Low self-esteem, suffer anxiety, depression, menopausal symptoms, suicidal thoughts, relationship breakdowns, bereavement, social disorders, emotional abuse and neglect.
I am very keen to work with Adults and Children with or without SEN..
As your counsellor, I will always be non-judgemental, empathetic, congruent, honest and confidentiality is always kept within the counselling room. I always inform my clients that although I do not have a " magic wand", what I can tell them is that I would like to be with them on their counselling journey.
Person-Centred Therapy - Looks at the client's personal growth, client's strengths and personal identity.
Psychotherapy - This therapy can help a client when they have underlying issues buried in the unconscious, the past and need to be addressed in the present.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - This therapy looks at the client's thoughts and beliefs and helps the client look at things in a different way.
As an Integrative Counsellor I am still continuing to grow every day, I know that I love being a Counsellor and look forward to meeting new clients within the Blue Button Cafe.
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