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

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There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living - Nelson Mandela

Welcome, my name is Samantha and I'm passionate about Counselling/Psychotherapy and in helping you . I'm one of the most experienced and highly qualified counsellors/psychotherapists within the Bradford and Leeds area, not only having the recognised qualifications to help you ( I have achieved a Masters Degree in Counselling), I also have over 20 years experience providing Psychotherapy/Counselling in Bradford, to adults from different cultures, backgrounds and sexualities with varying different life experiences and difficulties such as stress, depression, anxiety and abuse/trauma

My experience has been really varied, from working within the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice, as a Counsellor in Shipley, and more recently as a Counsellor in North Bradford, Psychotherapist near Leeds (as well as a Supervisor in Bradford/Leeds).

I will work with you as an individual or as a couple and I will treat you as unique, with individual needs – because you are important….. and receiving correct therapeutic help is an investment in your physical and mental health. I will work with you to identify the cause of your difficulty, as well as the symptoms so that both can be understood and resolved

As mentioned earlier, I am really passionate about Counselling & Psychotherapy because I know it can work. Having received my own personal therapy over the years and working through emotional difficulties (not because I had to as part of my training but because I wanted to) it's helped me understand what it feels like to be a client and the positive change that can occur, as well as experiencing how tough that can be at times too.

"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive, and will come forth later, in uglier ways" - Sigmund Freud

As a psychotherapist near Leeds, 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
  • Identity and Sexuality
  • Work
  • Physical Disabilities and any emotional impact (my office is wheelchair friendly)
  • Self-Harm

    I provide Counselling in North Bradford, Psychotherapy near Leeds in West Yorkshire, which is close to; Shipley, Leeds, Rawdon, Calverley, Yeadon, Horsforth, Apperley Bridge, Pudsey - my address is under Locations in the menu - CLICK HERE

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

    I began my training in 1998, working within the voluntary sector offering Counselling in Bradford, 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 facilitate their understanding of their behaviour as well as helping them learn coping strategies to ease their everyday life.

    I have been running my own private practice as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for 13 years. I've been providing Psychotherapy/Counselling in Bradford, more precisely as a Counsellor in Shipley and psychotherapist near Leeds. 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 (2014)

    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
    You can view my details on the BACP website CLICK HERE here;

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