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.
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;
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.
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; https://www.bacp.co.uk