A private and professional space for you as an individual (16+), or as a couple.
Hi, I’m Samantha and I provide warm, friendly, ethical and professional Counselling & Psychotherapy online and in person to teenagers 16+, adults and couples in Saltaire in Shipley, West Yorkshire.
Why should you choose me to help you? Well, I’m really passionate about Counselling and Psychotherapy because it can change your life, from your outlook, perspective, thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can become the best version of you. I’ve had the privilege over these many years helping others change their life to how they wanted, so I know this process works, so if you choose to work with me, you won’t be disappointed. To read me about me, my experience, qualifications and training please click here.
I have over 22 years experience of providing Psychotherapy & Counselling in North Bradford, Online Psychotherapy near Leeds to people of all genders, sexualities, cultures, backgrounds and different life experiences. Not only am I very experienced, I’m also highly qualified, having a Masters Degree in Counselling to offer you.
I’ve also recently trained in the most recent and up-to-date research and developments in counselling/psychotherapy so I can help you more effectively. To read me about me, my experience, qualifications and training please click here.
” The truth about our childhood is stored up in our bodies, and lives in the depths of our souls. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings can be numbed and manipulated, our perceptions can be shamed and confused, or our bodies tricked with medication. But our souls never forgets. And because we are one, one whole soul in one body, some day, our body will present it’s bill” Alice Miller.
For further information on my services:
Anxiety Management; learn to understand the cause, the effects on your brain and nervous system and how to manage the symptoms, leading to a happier life.
How I Can Help You
As an Online Psychotherapist near Leeds and Counsellor in Shipley, how I will help you will be a life long investment in your mental and physical health, both proven to be interlinked through the brain and nervous system.
It takes great courage and strength asking for help, it can be nerve wracking thinking about talking to someone you don’t know as well as it feeling a pressure choosing the ‘right’ person to help you. I don’t underestimate how difficult this can be for some, so I offer a free 15 minute telephone or Zoom meeting so you can ask me any questions to ease any concerns you have. You can contact me by text, email or telephone call to arrange this, my contact details are at the top of my website.
Payment must be made by bank transfer at least 48 hours before the appointment to secure it.
Once you’ve had an initial appointment with me, there is no obligation or expectation from me that you arrange another appointment, but it is important to me that you receive the help you deserve.
For further information on my services:
I’m really keen on what’s called
Psychoeducation. This is where I will
regularly share with you in our work together, any information or knowledge about your experiences and symptoms to help you understand, manage and heal. I believe this way of working with you is empowering.
As an online Psychotherapist Leeds, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Shipley, providing counselling in North Bradford, some symptoms I can help you with are: fear and overthinking, feeling low, unconfident or negative about yourself, anger, difficulties in relationships, harming yourself, being harmed by others as an adult or child, a reliance on alcohol/drugs/sex/food/exercise/ etc.
Prior to my training, I began having my own long term therapy, which is really important. This in depth personal development, along with my qualifications, experience, being registered with BACP and monthly supervision, is really important in my ability to help you.
In 1999, my initial work experience began in the Voluntary Sector; The Womens Centre and Off The Record as well as working as a Staff Counsellor at Airedale Hospital in the NHS. I then remained in the NHS as a Groupwork facilitator at Lynfield Mount Hospital, helping people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder manage their symptoms, so they could live rather than exist.
From 2006,I began working in private practice as a counsellor in Shipley, providing counselling in North Bradford and more recently as an online Psychotherapist Leeds, and in 2013, I worked again in the NHS as a Staff Counsellor (counselling in Shipley), for Bradford District Care Trust, alongside my private practice (providing counselling in Shipley, psychotherapist near Leeds), where I provided up to 6 sessions for staff members. More recently in 2014-2015, I trained as a Clinical Supervisor, gaining a Diploma in Supervision, so being able to provide supervision to other Counsellors/Psychotherapists, which is a professional requirement for all practicing and professional therapists.
Professional Development (Additional Training)
Recovering from serious experiences in your life
Low confidence or self-esteem
Anger at self or others
Stress,Fear & Overthinking
Childhood mistreatment including physical,sexual,
A reliance on sex,work,drugs,
Feelings of loss or
Harming of yourself or others
Rape or sexual assaults of all genders
“I have been working with Samantha on and off since 2014 – always picking up our sessions again when I hit a personal crisis or a crossroads in my life. Recently I started again, committed to challenging long-standing patterns of thought and behaviour while my life is in a good place. I cannot recommend her enough. She has helped me move from a very dark headspace to the strong woman I am today. And the lightbulbs in my head just keep coming. Invaluable.”
Jen, Bradford (2020)
“I really am so grateful for your help, it has literally changed my life!”
Ellie, Leeds (2019)
“I’d just like to thank you again for your guidance over the last few months. You’ve been so kind and patient with me and you’ve really helped me to understand myself and the reasons I feel the way I do. I think I’ve still got a way to go and thanks to you I feel I can build up the strength to react differently when faced with certain ‘triggers’.”
Sue, Bradford (2019)
“Many thanks for your help over the past couple of months. Those nine sessions have made a really big difference and I think it was money well spent.”
Stuart, Leeds (2019)
“Thank you Samantha, you have helped us in ways we couldn’t have imagined. We have a long road ahead but you have given us the tools to be able to recognise any changes before they escalate.”
G & D, Leeds (2018)
“You have helped me achieve a level of peace I would never have thought possible in a time this turbulent, and you are incredibly talented at what you do.”
“I feel so different to when I first came to you. I feel I’ve chosen one of the best out there.”
Tim, Bradford (2018)
“Thank you so much, it’s been worth every penny.”
Diane, Skipton (2016)
“I can’t remember if I ever told you, but thank you so much, I can’t tell you how much you helped me when I needed it.”
Adrian, Bradford (2016)
“I have passed on your details to a friend who is seeking a Psychotherapist in Bradford…. Thank you for your help when I saw you last year, I’m still doing well.”
Peter, Leeds (2015)
“I would recommend Sam anytime. She was really warm and friendly (and normal!!) and helped me gain clarity.”
Paul, Skipton (2014)