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My name is Sami

Finding a therapist is as much about the person as their experience, please read on to find out a little more.

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For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to work in mental health. However, the only representations I saw when I was younger were older men holding a clipboard with their clients on a Chaise Longue, asking "…and how did this make you feel?"

My interest in psychology and mental health only grew when I decided to study Criminology at University, gradually becoming more interested by how people's background, their relationships and their stories can impact the person they are today. After graduating I began an MSc in Counselling Psychology. By going on this journey, it allowed me to discover the therapist I wanted to be, and I knew I could support others who were on their own personal journey.

For me, the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of how I work, and this is why I endeavour to show up as my full authentic self in every session and I'll encourage you to do the same. By doing this in a real and down to earth way, I hope to build trust, nurture openness and break down the stigmas that often come with psychotherapy.

 

Therapy can be tough mentally, emotionally and physically too. This is why I also believe that laughter and joy are an integral part of therapy, so I strive to hold space for these in our sessions.

Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of settings, such as supportive housing for people struggling with mental health difficulties, male and female prisons, a bereavement charity and the NHS. I feel so privileged to have seen such a variety of clients and supported them with the challenges they bring. Hopefully this gives you the confidence in me to offer you the support you need too.

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 Areas of Expertise ​

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Relationships

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Pregnancy and Baby Loss

  • Life Transitions

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Low Self-Worth

  • Childhood Experiences

  • Trauma 

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • Abuse

  • Bereavement/Grief

  • Loss

  • Anything relevant to your experience

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