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About Sammi

CPsychol, MNCP [Registered]

PGCE, MSc, BSc.Hons

APT Dip DBT

Mental health support with me is vastly different; your child is placed in the driving seat. I believe that an individual already has the ability to heal and bounce back therefore, the focus needs to be on the lived experience of your child. I use a combination of psychological and counselling approaches to achieve therapeutic goals.

I am here to offer guidance and advice of my own; I am not here to tell your child what to do, but rather show what could be done and then for your child to make a decision for yourselves.

"Therapy and the healing journey are unique; not everyone’s experience of therapy is the same." - Sammi

There are some popular misconceptions about counselling/therapy such as: “you have to be crazy to have therapy” or “you have to be suicidal” or “you have to have a diagnosis”. I can assure you, all of these are untrue – therapy is about having someone walk alongside you in your healing journey, to pick you up when the going gets tough and to part with expert knowledge to help your child continue to walk life's journey.

I operate my practice within moral and ethical codes; therefore you can be assured that by working with me, your child will:

  • Be listened to without judgement

  • Allowed time and space to come to your own conclusions

  • Help to work on building healthier relationships

  • Offered suggestions to positively develop your psychological health

  • Help to build up a toolbox of coping strategies and knowledge

  • Provide psychological tools to help recover from and be more resilient to problems or issues

My Approach

I work in a integrative way. This means I use a variety of psychological and counselling modalities to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people. I mainly use attachment-based, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, existential, mindfulness-based therapy, and humanistic. This means I can offer support and guidance succinctly than one or two modalities.

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My Qualifications

BSc Hons Psychology 

MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Non-Violent Resistance Informed Practitioner

Circle of Security Facilitator

My Experience

Inpatient mental health adult wards 

Inpatient mental health child/young person wards

Psychological therapies provision for children of school-age 

Primary care for adults in the community 

Psychological therapies provision for over 18s

Children's safeguarding social services in a local authority

Teacher in Further Education and Higher Education


My Training 

Information Governance and Data Awareness

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Domestic Violence

Post-natal depression

Client-led decision making

Suicide Prevention

Trauma Informed Practice

Safeguarding

My Memberships

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with British Psychological Society
Member of National Council of Psychotherapists (MNCP - Registered)

I go above and beyond to help your child overcome obstacles and build stronger emotional resiliency.  

Get in touch with me today to start your child's journey

 
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