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Sophie Samuel
, Counsellor
 in London

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Sophie Samuel
Sophie Samuel

When we have a problem we often want to talk to someone who is not going to judge us. Talking to friends or family you may be afraid of what they might think or be worried about upsetting them. They may also have their own agenda about what you should do. This can make it hard to be completely honest or open about what is happening and block our ability to fully understand what is going on.

Seeing a trained counsellor is an opportunity to speak to someone who will not judge you and will seek to understand you. Over time you can build a trusting relationship with them where they can offer a more impartial point of view. It is my belief that it is the quality of this relationship between the counsellor and client that helps us to marshal our own resources to find a resolution or make changes.


Background & Qualifications

In my practice I work with clients who come with a wide range of issues and from diverse backgrounds. I currently work as a psychotherapist at the Recover Clinic for women with eating disorders as well running my private practice. I have also worked as a counsellor in the NHS and for the charity Woman's Trust.

I have completed the four taught years of a UKCP accredited Masters in Person-Centred psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute. I am now on the Masters dissertation year and working towards UKCP accreditation. I also have a MA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. I have further expertise in trauma and the criminal justice system including conducting research into the impact of childhood maltreatment on brain development at University College London (UCL).

My Specialisms

I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety and bereavement . I have specialised experience in working with young adults, women's issues, domestic violence, trauma, eating disorders and childhood abuse.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I am person-centred psychotherapist. I believe that the quality and strength of the relationship between client and therapist is at the centre of promoting change.

When we are fully listened to and understood without judgement we are able to make sense of ourselves and empowered to see the way forward. This is what I offer in therapy. My aim is to help clients feel safe enough to talk about why they are there, and then work together to make the changes they seek. I have a great belief in people's own capacity to grow and to change.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £40 per 50 minutes
Counselling Skype/Telephone £40 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

The initial assessment session is free. I am also open to discussing concessions with people who are on a low-income or retired.


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