Psychological Therapist & Life Coach,
Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology,
MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care,
Registered Life Coach.
MSc, BA(Hons), MAC
Samantha is an experienced Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology and Registered Life Coach. She qualified with a Master's in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care from The University of Dundee in 2008. This is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Training Course Level 1 by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
She has worked in a range of settings including the NHS Adult Psychology Services for over 6 years, private practice, and in the business sector. She is competent in delivering CBT and has continued her professional development by training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Approaches, Compassionate-Mind Therapy, and Positive Psychology. She uses a pure CBT approach or a blended approach depending on the preference and needs of each client.
She is a registered Life Coach and Full Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC). She offers cognitive behavioural therapy coaching for occupational stress and personal development. She also offers Career Coaching.
Experienced as both a CBT therapist and Coach, Samantha uses a structured and evidence-based approach to work with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, OCD, PTSD, phobias, panic, stress, low mood, low self-esteem, depression, post-natal depression, abnormal grief reaction, and sleep problems amongst others.
Her specialist areas of interest are in anxiety, stress, low mood, and low self-esteem. Samantha often works with clients who have experienced stressful or traumatic events in their lives and who feel they are no longer coping. By using evidence-based techniques she helps her clients find ways of managing and overcoming difficult and unpleasant feelings and emotions.
Samantha offers a reduced rate for self-funding clients. Samantha's clinic times are on a Monday evening (£100 assessment, thereafter £80 per session). Samantha is currently offering both online and face-to-face sessions.