My name is Sam and I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I started my career in counselling 25 years ago working in mental health charities and educational settings. I was inspired by the ability of therapy to help others live a full and meaningful life, and so I extended my training to become a qualified psychologist.
I have been a Chartered Counselling Psychologist for over 15 years with experience of psychological assessments and therapy for adults and couples. I am also trained in occupational, personality and ADHD testing and assessments.
My main therapeutic approaches are Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness therapies, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I have worked as a Clinical Team Leader in an NHS Talking Therapy Service, as well as a working for 10 years in a private Harley Street clinic.
I have been a Course Director for an MSc in CBT, an MSc in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology on doctoral training programmes.
Currently I am Course Director for the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a course which I designed and implemented at Goldsmiths, University of London.
THERAPY FOR ADULTS
I work with adults and couples experiencing a range of difficulties over both the long and short term. I am committed to using therapeutic work to enable us both to understand your difficulties in the context of your unique life experiences. In this way, I aim to reduce your symptoms and tackle present problems to increase your current wellbeing but also to understand their roots so that your awareness leads to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I employ an integrative therapeutic style, collaboratively working with you to tailor my approach to your particular needs. My main therapeutic approaches are Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness therapies, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
My approach to my client work has been developed through extensive training and experience working in the NHS, charity, private sector and workplace settings.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and Accredited CBT Therapist (BABCP) and I am registered with the Health Care Professional Council and the British Psychological Society.
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Please note, I am only working with young people 16 years and over due to the nature of online working. I offer short and long term therapy to children, young people and families. I employ an integrative approach focusing on the wellbeing of the child or young person, and how they can thrive within themselves, their families and their schools.
I have worked with children and young people within the NHS, the private sector and within charities such as Childline. I have set up a Play Therapy Service within a charity where I was employed as a Child Psychology Specialist and I have also run group workshops for parents, children and young people, and published self-help Parent Guides.
I was also Course Director of an MSc in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health.
My earlier career was as a Qualified Teacher within London secondary state schools for 7 years and this has been an essential benefit in understanding and communicating with schools and EP's as part of therapy work.
LOCATIONS & FEES
Due to Covid-19 I am conducting all sessions via Zoom, Skype, or telephone until further notice.
The Harley Street Clinic is based at Cognacity, 54 Harley Street, London W1G 9PZ. Harley Street therapy sessions are booked directly with Cognacity. To book your first session please ring 020 3219 3080 or email email@example.com. Sessions are charged at £215. Most insurers accepted.
The South East London Clinic is based near Dulwich, SE21. If you have any questions or would like to book your first session, please click the Book Assessment link below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Contact form.
Fee are £130 per session for self-pay. Fees for those with health insurance are £130 + administration fees dependent on insurance provider. I am approved by AXA PPP, Cigna, Aviva, WPA, BUPA, Vitality, Simply Health.
Due to being online only currently, I am only treating young people aged 16 years or older.
Payment is also available via most major insurance companies, including Bupa, AXA, Vitality Health, Cigna, Aviva, and WPA.