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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.
I have over 22 years experience providing Psychotherapy/Counselling in North Bradford, Psychotherapy near 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 and I have recently trained in the latest research and developments in many areas such as neurobiology and the treatment of trauma and our early relationships (attachments), anxiety, depression, chronic pain as well as addictions so I can help you more effectively
How I Can Help You
As a Psychotherapist near Leeds and Counsellor in Shipley, 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.
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. These experiences, can create issues in adulthood 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 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 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, 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;
- Anxiety (fear)
- Depression or low mood
- 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)
- Identity and Sexuality
"Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness "- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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 therapy for many years, changing how I feel and behave 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.
I provide Counselling in Shipley, I'm a 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