Welcome, my name is Samantha Quinn I'm an ethical and professional Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Shipley, providing quality therapy to individuals and couples online and in person, in Saltaire in Shipley, West Yorkshire.
I have over 22 years experience providing Psychotherapy/Counselling in North Bradford, and as an online Psychotherapist Leeds to; individuals 16+ and couples from different cultures, backgrounds, genders and sexualities with varying different life experiences and symptoms. I have also obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling, which is an advanced qualification in this field. Having recently trained in the latest research and developments in many areas such as neurobiology/neuroscience and the treatment of trauma and our early relationships (attachments), anxiety, depression, chronic pain and relationships as well as addictions, it helps me be a more up-to-date, modern and effective online Psychotherapist Leeds and Counsellor in Shipley
How I Can Help You
Whether I'm working with you as an online Psychotherapist Leeds, as a Psychotherapist/ Counsellor in Shipley or providing counselling in North Bradford, I will treat you as unique with individual needs, because I understand the importance of receiving really good therapeutic help - It's an investment in your physical and mental health, both proven to be interlinked, confirmed in the latest research in neuroscience and neurobiology.
I will listen to you with non judgment and compassion, hearing about what brings you to me, about your life in the present and also the past. This helps me understand the 'whole' of you, your thoughts, feelings including your physical self and why you experience what you do. I will link all this information about you to the psychotherapeutic theories I have studied over the years so I can help you thoroughly and effectively;
As a child, our experiences with our parents/carers and our world affects how we feel and relate to others throughout the rest of our lives. Children have certain needs that need to be met by parents/carers to ensure they are healthy and rounded individuals in adulthood, for example largely emotionally and physically available parents and a 'secure base' (feeling seen, soothed, safe, secure). Dependent on if these needs were met, affect how we deal with experiences in adulthood as well as creating issues such as recurring relationship difficulties, some physical illnesses including chronic pain, anxiety, depression and addictions, to name a few. Anxiety (fear), for example, can go unnoticed until something occurs in adulthood (relationship issue, accident etc) causing increased physical symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, pains in arms, stomach upset for example. I can work with you to understand the cause of your difficulty, so it can be managed as well as resolved.
I'm really keen on what's called Psychoeducation. This is where I will regularly share with you in our work together, any information or knowledge about your symptoms, to help you understand, manage and heal. I believe this way of working with you is empowering.
As an online Psychotherapist Leeds, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Shipley, providing counselling in North Bradford, some symptoms I can help you with are; Childhood Abuse/Domestic violence, Assaults, PTSD, Anger, Relationships, Addictions (work,drugs,sex, porn, food, exercise,alcohol), Self-harm/Injure, Eating issues, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem/Confidence
Qualifications, Training & Experience
Diploma In Supervision (2014/2015)
MA Counselling (2003 – 2005)
BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychology (1998 – 2002)
I am an Individual Member of BACP – MBACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and on the Accredited Register
In 1999, my initial work experience began in the Voluntary Sector; The Womens Centre and Off The Record as well as working as a Staff Counsellor at Airedale Hospital in the NHS. I then remained in the NHS as a Groupwork facilitator at Lynfield Mount Hospital, helping people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder manage their symptoms, so they could live rather than exist.
From 2006,I began working in private practice as a counsellor in Shipley, providing counselling in North Bradford and more recently as an online Psychotherapist Leeds, and in 2013, I worked again in the NHS as a Staff Counsellor (counselling in Shipley), for Bradford District Care Trust, alongside my private practice (providing counselling in Shipley, psychotherapist near Leeds), where I provided up to 6 sessions for staff members. More recently in 2014-2015, I trained as a Clinical Supervisor, gaining a Diploma in Supervision, so being able to provide supervision to other Counsellors/Psychotherapists, which is a professional requirement for all practicing and professional therapists.
Professional Development (Additional Training)
The Couple in Mind: Working with Couples and with Individuals in a Couple
Disorganised Attachment - Origins and Repair
Applied Neuroscience Mastery Course: Advanced Strategies to Treat Complex Trauma, Anxiety, Chronic Pain & more
Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk’s Trauma Treatment Mastery Course
The Hungry Ghost - A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction - From Heroin to Workaholism
The 10 Core Principles of Effective Couples Therapy - What science tells us and beyond - Gottman
Location- Areas Nearby
As a Counsellor in Shipley, Psychotherapist near Leeds , providing Counselling in North Bradford in West Yorkshire, my office location is in walking distance of 2 train stations (Shipley and Saltaire) and local parking. The location in West Yorkshire is in easy reach of;
Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Bradford, Guiseley, Rawdon, Yeadon, Calverley, Horsforth, Apperley Bridge, Pudsey, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds.