Arnica Counselling Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision
in North Bradford near Leeds

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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become - Carl Jung

Welcome, my name is Samantha I'm a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Saltaire, Shipley and I'm passionate about Counselling & Psychotherapy because it works - it can be positively life changing.

Because of the risks of Covid, I'm currently only working remotely, via Zoom, Skype or Telephone.

I'm one of the most experienced and highly qualified Counsellors/Psychotherapists in Leeds and Bradford. I have obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling as well as over 22 years experience providing Psychotherapy/Counselling in North Bradford to; teenagers 16+, adults, and couples from different cultures, backgrounds, genders and sexualities with varying different life experiences and symptoms

As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Shipley, Bradford near Leeds 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 our physical and emotional selves are interlinked).

As a child, our experiences with the world affect how we feel and behave as well as how we relate to others throughout the rest of our lives. These experiences as a child inform our adult self, and can create issues such as recurring relationship difficulties, 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 to name a few. I can work with you to understand the cause of your difficulty so it can managed as well as resolved CLICK HERE to see how much this will cost.

"......The human psyche, like human bones, is strongly inclined to self healing. The psychotherapists job, like that of the orthopaedic surgeon, is to provide the conditions in which self healing can best take place" - John Bowlby

As mentioned, I'm really passionate about Counselling & Psychotherapy because I know it can work. Prior to training to be a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I began on my own journey of receiving therapy for depression and other difficulties caused by a traumatic childhood. I engaged in this therapy for many years, changing it completely for the better. This experience has helped me understand what it feels like to be a client and the positive change that can occur, as well as experiencing how tough it can be at times too.

"Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness "- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor near Leeds, in Shipley & Bradford as well as a Psychotherapist near Leeds, there are many emotional difficulties I can help you with (this list is not exhaustive), so if you're unsure if I can help you, please get in touch.

You may not know what you're experiencing, but you do know you're 'not you',' not right' or 'unhappy'. This is perfectly normal and can be discussed and explored in your first appointment. Some examples of symptoms I can help you with are;

  • Unhappiness/Dissatisfaction
  • Stress
  • Loss/Grief/Bereavement
  • Anxiety (fear)
  • Depression or low mood
  • 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
  • Identity and Sexuality
  • Work
  • Self-Harm/Self-Injury

I'm a Counsellor in Shipley, Psychotherapist near Leeds as well as providing Counselling in North Bradford, which is close to; Ilkley, Leeds, Rawdon, Calverley, Yeadon, Horsforth, Apperley Bridge, Pudsey - my address is under Locations in the menu - CLICK HERE
I provide Counselling near Leeds, Shipley & Bradford

How I Work - How I Can Help You

I could work with you in two ways;

1/ We could focus solely on relieving your physical and/or emotional symptoms (anxiety, depression/low mood, headaches, for example) which would help you manage day to day. Managing symptoms wouldn't remove them for good, but would help you in the short term.

2/ We could focus on relieving your symptoms (as above) as well as exploring the cause of the symptoms, this way of working is more longer term but would be helping resolve the symptoms for good, not just in the short term

As a Counsellor near Shipley, and Psychotherapist near Leeds, I also provide Counselling in North Bradford near Leeds

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