“Tailor the therapy to the person.”
Hello, my name is Samantha Ireland and I am an integrative counsellor, officially accredited by the BACP. I specialise in integrative counselling, solution focused brief therapy and tailor my approach to suit every individual client for the best outcomes. As well as this, I have years of experience with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy, techniques which are clinically proven to assist with a whole host of emotional obstacles. I am currently a counsellor for the NHS.
What problems can I help you with?
The range of issues I have experience with includes: anxiety, depression, substance misuse and recovery, trauma, self harm, mental health, abuse, and bereavement. In addition, I can also assist with any barriers in your life that are preventing you from reaching your full potential (such as weight issues, smoking or other general problems). I have an empathetic, genuine approach to counselling and many past clients have held this in high regard as a crucial part of why they were able to be so successful following their therapy.
You’re in experienced hands.
I started training as a counsellor back in 2004, taking the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) route to counselling qualifications. I gained both a Level 2 and Level 3 award from CPCAB, qualifications which many counsellors lack. From there, I progressed into studying integrative therapy at university and intensively studied Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Within the NHS, I have over nine years of experience as a nursing assistant, specialist services member and now as a counsellor. I am also fully accredited by the BACP.
Working in care sectors for a number of years is where I have gained critical experience dealing with patients on psychiatric wards and secure services. I also have years of voluntary work experience with a recognised substance misuse company, counselling vulnerable people suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Recognised and insured.
I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), as well as the CPCAB. These accreditations are hugely important as they are evidence of the hundreds of hours I have spent with patients, treating them ethically and within the confines of a rigidly-tested, nationally recognised framework. I am fully indemnity insured and also carry public liability insurance.Book a free assessment now »
A neutral, comfortable environment.
My counselling space is designed to be a calming, safe location for you to express and discuss your emotions, free from judgement. Everything from the colours of the walls to the seating arrangement has been specifically selected to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Only in a safe, relaxed environment can we begin to truly explore our issues in a healthy way.