Addiction Counsellor and Psychotherapist: Samuel Robinson

About Sam

Sam is a Cognitive Psychotherapist, Trauma-informed Counsellor, Specialist Addictions Therapist, Group Psychotherapist and specialist in Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction disorders. Over the past 4 years Sam has worked in several therapeutic residential treatment centres and clinical settings including The Küsnacht Practice, the world’s most exclusive treatment clinic for addiction and mental health presentations in Zurich. He has formed a specialism of intensive therapeutic work treating emotional, mental and addiction presentations. Alongside Sam’s private therapy practice here in Bristol, he works as a Consultant Addiction Psychotherapist advising clinics worldwide in the development and implementation of individualised evidence-based treatment for addictions and co-occurring mental health presentations.Sam Robinson February 2022

Sam is trained and experienced in delivering 1:1 and group psychotherapy, as well as therapeutic and educational support for families dealing with addictions and mental health presentations.

Registration with Professional Bodies

Sam is an Advanced Practitioner Member with Addiction Professionals (AP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

How can Sam help you?

Sam has experience of working with adults with a wide range of challenging life situations. Such as difficulties relating to low mood, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, self-critical thinking, substance and alcohol addictions, psychotic disorders (referral from a psychiatrist is needed), addiction recovery development, difficulties in the family and life altering career issues. He has extensive experience of working with individuals who have experienced psychological trauma and how this impacts life in the form of long-standing behavioural and relational difficulties.

Therapeutic Approach

Sam focuses on helping clients find solutions to life’s problems they experience in the here and now. You will work to initially focus on helping you find actionable solutions that can positively impact current difficulties. The focus is on how to get you feeling better. Then when you are ready move onto exploring more challenging life experiences that created deeper belief systems and negative thought processes leading to you needing therapy.

Sam’s therapy style is goal focused, imaginative and solution orientated. Sam looks at therapy like teamwork. You’ll work together to create a plan that offers direction and guidance through your difficulties and create a safe place for you to explore and understand how upsetting and challenging past experience present themselves and influence the here and now.

If you want to a more intensive, change focused approach, Sam has designed a structured a change driven intensive therapy programme focused on getting you feeling better, while empowering you to understand and regain control over what has been negatively impacting your life. Please get in touch to find out more.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Trauma-informed Practice.
  • Specialist therapies in the treatment of addictions.
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Systemic theory and practice in families with addictions
  • Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress reactions in Psychosis.

Sessions and Fees

Addictions Therapy – £85 | 50 minutes

General Counselling – £75 | 50 minutes

Family Sessions (Addiction in the family) – £125 | 90 minutes

Group Therapy – £125 per month

Covers weekly Group Therapy | 80 minutes

Starting in Bristol on 20th October 2022

Starting online Summer 2022

Trainee Counsellors (online) at £55 | 50 minutes

Contact details

To find out more, or to book an initial consultation, please contact Sam via email or phone who would be happy to any questions or discuss what you need.


m: 07407 324916


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Counselling Psychologist: Dr Jess Haskins (Walker)


I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with HCPC (PYL36844) as a Practitioner Psychologist. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years with all kinds of client groups. I work from an integrative, relational perspective.Jess Walker

This means I am trained in a number of different modalities, and will develop a therapeutic approach that meets your individual needs, with an underlying ethos of developing a positive relationship with you through which to effect change. Modalities I have experience in include:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion focused therapy
  • Brief solution-focused therapy
  • Addictions therapy
  • Mindfulness

As well as working as a counselling psychologist, I am a freelance research consultant, a lecturer in Psychology for the Open University, and I provide training and clinical supervision to workplaces and individuals. Over the last 15 years I have worked in varied psychology and therapy roles including forensic psychology services, homelessness and complex needs (Second Step), addictions (with adults and young people, both residential and community based), NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services, SANEline (a mental health telephone support service), psychotherapy services with children in Mexico, and mentor services for early career researchers.

I am very interested in how the attachments we have formed in our early life may shape our future relationships, and how later positive attachments can help us find the strength to overcome problems.

This understanding informs the work I do with many clients. I also use many positive psychology strategies that can help us overcame shame, despair and difficulty. I see learning to be kind to the self as an important part of empowering change from within, and use many techniques that can help you with this.

Getting started

Healthy relationships can have a big impact on emotional wellbeing. I  therefore offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me, providing a safe space for you to work through your issues. I will work with you to decide on a course of action that we both feel will best help you make positive changes in whatever areas are most concerning you.

One of the most important factors in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist, no matter which type of therapy they offer. Therefore it might help you to try out a few therapists first to see what suits you. I offer an initial session at a reduced rate of £35 for us to see
how we feel about working together, with no obligation to continue. Ongoing sessions are charged at £85.

The sessions

Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now, or we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past. I will be led by you and your needs.

As I am trained in a variety of modes, I am able to use a range of techniques tailored to your specific needs. Whatever we do together, we will go at your pace. It can take time to feel safe enough to let someone in, so I don’t expect you to tell me everything straight away! We will work together – you are the expert in your experience, and I will be there to facilitate you in understanding yourself better so that you can live a more fulfilling, less stressful life. I understand that talking about your issues can feel quite challenging at times.

Sometimes you will feel enlightened after sessions. Other times you may feel a little exhausted. This is completely normal and all part of the process of change.

Contact and further information

07444 686246