Arnica Counselling Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision
in Shipley and Skipton, West Yorkshire

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Are you looking for a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in Bradford, West Yorkshire or Psychotherapist/Counsellor in Skipton, North Yorkshire and unsure how to select the best person for you?

If you are looking for a very experienced Counsellor in Skipton, who has over 18 years experience of working within the NHS, voluntary sector and private practice..... someone who has a passion for understanding you and your difficulties with the proven expertise and recognised qualifications to help you resolve them.... then you have come to the right place.

My name is Samantha Quinn and I work with both individuals (11 years of age upwards) and couples ....... I will treat you as unique, with individual needs – because you are important….. and receiving the correct therapeutic help is an investment in your physical and mental health. I will listen to you with compassion and without judgement to understand your difficulties, and help you overcome the emotional difficulties you have

I am really passionate about Counselling & Psychotherapy because I know it works. I have also experienced Counselling/Psychotherapy and worked through emotional difficulties, not because I had to as part of my training but because I wanted to - so I understand what it feels like to be a client and how difficult it can be at times.

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." - Nelson Mandela


There are many emotional difficulties I can help you with (this list is not exhaustive, so if unsure if I can help please get in contact) some examples are;

  • Unhappiness/Dissatisfaction
  • Stress
  • Loss/Grief/Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP)
  • Addictions (drugs,alcohol,sex,food, sugar, exercise, etc)
  • Eating issues (overeating, bulimia,anorexia)
  • Relationships
  • Work
  • Self-Harm

    I can provide you with Counselling/ Psychotherapy in Shipley - my address is under LOCATION in the menu.


  • What experience do I have as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist?

    I began my training in 1998 and have worked within the voluntary sector to begin with, then within the NHS as a Staff Counsellor at Airedale Hospital in West Yorkshire helping NHS staff members resolve their difficulties within 6 sessions - I also worked at Lynfield Mount Hospital as an Adult Mental Health Therapist, facilitating groups to help people who had a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I helped them understand their behaviour and helped them learn coping strategies.

    I have been running my own private practice as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for over 10 years, since 2006. In this time I have helped people of all ages and from all walks of life with many different emotional difficulties.

    This varied work experience has taught me many skills, which I bring into the work I do in the here and now.


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    Samantha's Qualifications & Professional Memberships

    Diploma In Supervision – October 2014 – 2015

    MA Counselling – Bradford University (2003 – 2005)

    BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychology – Bradford University (1998 – 2002)


    I am an Individual Member of BACP – MBACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and on the Accredited Register. Registered Member : 054037


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