Samantha Quinn

BA(Hons), MA, DipSup

ARNICA COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & SUPERVISION


Helping Adults & Couples Reach Their Full Potential

Heart Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling in Shipley UK, Online and International

From Surviving to Thriving

Welcome, I’ve provided Inclusive Counselling & Psychotherapy to many diverse Adults and Couples of West Yorkshire for over 20 years and I’m really passionate about my work because it can be life transforming, from your outlook, perspective, thoughts, feelings and behaviours, helping you become your best version of you, whatever your needs and goals.

If you are quietly struggling with how you feel and think, you’re regularly stressed, fearful, angry, low in mood/depressed or uncomfortable in a relationship, maybe you’re recognising certain patterns in your relationships, or you’ve been treated badly in your past / experienced some form of childhood mistreatment and you can’t escape the memories/feelings/thoughts as much as you try.

“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 soul never forgets. And because we are one, one whole soul in one body, some day, our body will present its bill” Swiss Psychoanalyst Alive Miller

I will work with you linking your present symptoms and experiences to your past experiences, helping understanding, healing and change. Appointments are weekly or fortnightly only, I also offer a free 15 minute Zoom meet.

For more information on how I work, select Services in the taskbar.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you

Welcome

How I Can Help You


As an Online Psychotherapist near Leeds and Counsellor in Shipley, proving Counselling in Shipley UK Online and Internationally, how I will help you will be a life long investment in your mental and physical health both proven to be interlinked. I also provide Relationship Counselling in Shipley UK .

Reaching out…….

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, so I offer a free 15 minute telephone or Zoom meeting so you can meet with me and ask me any questions to ease any concerns you have. You can contact me through social media, Whatsapp, text, email or telephone call to arrange this, my contact details are at the top of my website.

What to Expect…………

Changing our thoughts, feelings, behaviours takes time, unfortunately there are no quick fixes. It’s understandable you wish for quick healing and transformation, but this can never be promised or achieved. You can expect some small steps in a short space of time, but everyone is different with different life experiences and symptoms.

For further information on my services as a Counsellor in Shipley UK and International:

Psychoeducation

As a Counsellor in Shipley UK, Online and International as well as Relationship Counsellor in Shipley UK, Online and International, 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. This way of working is empowering by increasing your awareness, helping you make changes and heal. Feedback from clients has informed me it really helps.

I would never label or pathologize you (treat you or your symptoms as abnormal), and I respect that you may have a diagnosis that they may like, which helps in some way (I am aware of the different diagnosis). We would take this into consideration in our work together.

As an online Psychotherapist Leeds, Counsellor Shipley UK and International, 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.

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Qualifications

  • DipSup- Diploma in Supervising Counsellors/Psychotherapists (2015)
  • MA- Masters Degree in Counselling (2003-2005)
  • BA(Hons) – Degree in Counselling & Psychology (1998-2002)
  • I am on the Accredited Register of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

My Experience, Qualifications & Training

Prior to my training, I began having my own long term therapy, which is really important, as is regularly checking and questioning my own thoughts and unconscious bias. This in depth personal development, along with my qualifications, experience, adhering to BACP’s ethical standards and quality monthly supervision, is really important in my ability to help you.

Since 1999, I’ve been training and working in West Yorkshire. I’ve worked for many years in the NHS as a Staff Counsellor and Adult Mental Health Therapist, and in the last 16 years in Private Practice.


Continuing Professional Development 2020/2021

  • The Couple in Mind: Working with Couples and with Individuals in a Couple
  • Disorganised Attachment – Origins and Repair
  • Applied Neuroscience Mastery Course: Advanced Strategies to Treat Complex Trauma, Anxiety, Chronic Pain & more
  • Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk’s Trauma Treatment Mastery Course
  • The Hungry Ghost – A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction – From Heroin to Workaholism-Gabor Mate
  • The 10 Core Principles of Effective Couples Therapy – What science tells us and beyond – Gottman & Gottman
  • Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems – Frank Anderson
  • Somatic Experiencing – Peter Levine
  • Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity – Meg-John Barker

Stress

Recovering from serious experiences in your life

Low mood

Relationship Difficulties

Low confidence or self-esteem

Anger at self or others

Stress,Fear & Overthinking

Unhappiness

Childhood mistreatment including physical,sexual,

emotional harm

A reliance on sex,work,drugs,

alcohol,exercise,food

Feelings of loss or

bereavement

Harming of yourself or others


Rape or sexual assault

Domestic violence

Identity or Sexuality

Get in touch

Contact me if you have any questions about how counselling/pychotherapy works, or to arrange an initial appointment. This will help us discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming, whether it could be helpful for you and if I’m the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07399879016 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


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